Welcome to The Woodstock Bookshop

The shop opened in May 2008 and is on the main road in Woodstock, just next to the bus stop. We can supply most books to order by the next day and have several thousand books in stock: to order books ring or email the shop. We have a large selection of children's books and are happy to advise and recommend. We can also supply second-hand and out-of-print titles. We offer discounts for school orders and for book clubs and have a free local delivery service.

We were on the regional shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year in 2009, 2013 and 2017, and listed in the recent Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.

BOOK GROUPS
Two monthly book groups take place at the bookshop - a poetry group, initially formed to read collections submitted for the annual T S Eliot Prize and now following a slightly wider brief; and a book group focusing more on fiction. Both are open to everyone but occasionally space is limited - please contact us for details.

BOOKSHOP TALKS
We hold a series of informal talks and readings throughout the year. If you buy any book at the talk the cost of the ticket will be deducted. Please ring or email to book a place - early booking advisable.

The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Shortlisted for Independent Bookshop of the Year!

The Woodstock Bookshop has been shortlisted for the third time for this award - such an honour to be on the list. It seems there are only 894 independent bookshops left in the country. No wonder so many people come in and say, 'Ah, a bookshop!' as if they were encountering a snuff shop or something equally antiquated.

There is nothing antiquated about us or any of the other shops on the shortlist - for the full account of the prize and the shortlisted shops see here. It is an honour to be in such company. I have been to many of the shops on the list and they are so good - the LRB bookshop is a particular favourite of mine, I go every time I am in London and envy their space and eat their cakes. My best sort of holiday would be a bookshop crawl.