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

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Spring talks from The Woodstock Bookshop

We have two series of talks this spring. After a gap for rest and resuscitation in January we are starting the new year with Writers at the White Horse, informal talks by writers in the skittle alley of the White Horse pub at Stonesfield. We are very grateful to John at the White Horse for letting us use the Barn. It is already used for White Horse Live, monthly concerts featuring local and visiting musicians - it has a lovely atmosphere and a bar, so you can arrive early, have a drink and meet other people in the area who belong to book groups or enjoy reading.
Writers at the White Horse opened last year with a talk by Barbara Trapido about her work (it was a conversation, but I didn't say much!) - we started again with screenwriter and novelist Mark Mills on Tuesday 4th February. Mark writes literary thrillers, novels that keep you up half the night because you just have to turn one more page...
The following week, on Tuesday 11 February, Oxford author Robert Lipscombe spoke about his remarkable new novel The English Project, a novel printed as a beautifully illustrated newspaper in 144 lightweight tabloid pages.