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 Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.

are both suspended during the pandemic. We hope to start again as soon as it is safe to do so.

The bookshop started and runs Woodstock Poetry Festival, a completely independent festival that has now been running for 8 years.

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

Twitter: @WoodstockBooks

Friday, 15 May 2009

Independent Foreign Fiction Prizewinner

The Armies by Colombian author Evelio Rosero has won the 2009 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize - it is the second time translator Anne McLean has won the prize. The Armies is set in a village in the remote mountains of Colombia and follows the story of a retired schoolteacher who stays in his village as other people gradually leave to escape the war. Rosero is a major writer and The Armies has been hailed as 'one of the most important Latin American novels of the last few years'.

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