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.
Monday, 25 November 2013
Alice Oswald talking about Memorial
Those of you who came to hear Alice Oswald at the Woodstock poetry festival might enjoy seeing a little clip of her reciting the final section here, and also a fascinating interview with David Morley (who read the following day), when she was given the Warwick Prize. She talks about bringing a poem to life - 'the god passes through the room when you get a poem alive...when you hear it in a room something quite supernatural happens' -which is perhaps the best description of what did happen when she gave us Memorial.