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, 8 May 2009

Working conditions

Merle was here yesterday afternoon. She is spending some time here finding out whether working in a bookshop is as nice as she imagined. While she was sitting on the beanbag checking off a delivery and I was pottering round on the computer a woman came in, looked around, and said : 'How lovely. What bliss. Just the two of you, piles of books and NO MEN.'
We do occasionally have men. Some even work here...

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