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, 3 January 2015

Horse - Katrina Porteous

The first parcel I unwrapped this year was an exquisitely wrapped little bundle from Katrina Porteous containing two of her limited-edition (only 200 numbered copies) of Horse. It is the work of three artists – Katrina’s sound poem about the Uffington White Horse, written for a BBC Radio 3 commission in 2011 with computer pioneer and composer Peter Zinovieff, illustrated with details from a series of specially commissioned prints by Olivia Lomenech Gill and three complete prints. The book contains a CD of the recording of a performance of Horse, an interview with Zinovieff and an afterword by Katrina about the writing of the piece – it costs £50. I am tempted to keep both but they are for sale and if anyone would like to buy a very special present...
Katrina was one of the highlights when she read with Liz Berry at our poetry festival in November and has offered to come again in early October. We will let you know if we manage to put something together – in the meantime do come and admire the book.
Happy New Year!

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