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.
BOOK GROUPS AND BOOKSHOP TALKS
are both suspended during the pandemic. We hope to start again as soon as it is safe to do so.
WOODSTOCK POETRY FESTIVAL
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.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
We held a meeting of the shop book group last night at which we discussed Muriel Spark's A Far Cry from Kensington. A few people couldn't quite see the point of it but most found it hilarious. Spark writes with a very light wit which led to a good discussion about humour in fiction. I have one customer who asks each time she comes in whether there isn't something funny she could read and my mind always goes totally blank. We came up with a few titles as a group and mused on the recent discussion of humour following Howard Jacobson's Booker win. There is an interesting article here by Frances Wilson, one of the Booker judges.