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

Monday, 9 June 2014

Independent Booksellers Week 2014 - Tim Butcher

We are holding a sale during during this year's Independent Booksellers' Week - and are also giving away a free proof of your choice with any full-price book you buy!

Tim Butcher is giving an illustrated talk about The Trigger on Thursday 3 July at 7pm in Woodstock Methodist Church, tickets £5.

Tim Butcher is a journalist, broadcaster and the author of Blood River and Chasing the Devil, accounts of his journeys in Africa. The Trigger tells the story of Gavrilo Princip, the teenage assassin who killed Archduke Ferdinand and started the First World War - born penniless, he trekked through Bosnia and Serbia to attend school. As he crossed lines of faith, nationalism and empire he gradually became radicalised. Tim Butcher uncovers new details about Princip and the book has been widely praised:
William Boyd: ‘A fascinating study of one of those rare individuals whose act of violence changed the history of the world. An incisive, shrewd, wholly compelling investigation’
Norman Stone: ‘A splendid book. It takes its place among classics of Balkan history’
Andrew Roberts: ‘This is first class history and in a year swamped with First World War centenary books it’s the one you should read first’
The talk by Barbara Trapido planned for June 28 has been postponed.

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