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

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Poetry at The Woodstock Arms with Tower Poetry

We had such a full house on wednesday. 75 people poured into The Woodstock Arms, in spite of the rain and the wind and Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott read so well. Unfortunately I was by the door welcoming people and selling books, so I didn't take a photo of them from the front. Here is something taken, I think, by the barman while Daljit was reading, which gives an idea of the atmosphere.
There is clearly an audience in Woodstock for poetry which is a good thing because we are currently organising a poetry weekend for October 9-11 - details will be posted here as soon as they are finalised.

Sunday 29 August

The shop will be shut today but is open Monday 30 August from 1-4.30 pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Woodstock Independent Literature Festival tickets

Tickets are now on sale - if you want to book you should ring the box office on 01865 305305. For full details of the programme this year see here.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Family Workshops at The Oxfordshire Museum

Put aside two dates early next term - we are holding family workshops in the Coach House at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock on Sundays 26 September and 3 October at 3pm. Both will last around an hour. This is in collaboration with Creative Art Gallery who are holding an exhibition of children's book illustrations ('Art You Grew Up With' - 100 years of illustration and animation) from 9th October to 7th November.
Sunday 26 September, Katie Cleminson
Katie is a writer and illustrator - she won the Best Emerging Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards 2009 with her first book Box of Tricks. Her latest book is Wake Up! Join Katie for a family workshop for children aged 3-7 and their parents at the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock at 3pm - learn how to draw bears, elephants, dancing rabbits and more...
Sunday 3 October, Sue Heap
Sue Heap is one of our best illustrators. Author of many books for young children, among them the wonderful Cowboy Baby, she has also worked as an illustrator with Nick Sharratt. Join Sue for a family drawing session to celebrate The Big Draw. All ages welcome, particularly 5-11: everyone will be drawing together...

Places for both days must be booked in advance through The Woodstock Bookshop: children £3, accompanying adults free.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Shop Book Group

The meeting arranged for this wednesday 11 August is postponed - many apologies. The next meeting will be on wednesday 15 September in the shop at the usual time of 7.30pm and we will be discussing Ragtime by E L Doctorow.
The book group meets monthly, usually on the second wednesday of the month. It is an open and varied group and currently has around 12 members, most of whom attend most meetings. If anyone is interested in joining please contact me at the shop - there is no charge and we give 10% discount for any book group orders - as we do for all book clubs. Books discussed so far include A Scattering; Lorrie Moore's short stories; To Kill a Mockingbird; The Razor's Edge; the Orange prize shortlist; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - quite an eclectic mix...