Woodstock's Book FairChuck and Edie, your hosts at the October Country Inn  want you to know that Woodstock is putting up the tents on the Town Green for Bookstock, the Woodstock bookfair, and literary festival. Bookstock supports cultural richness and diversity.  It also celebrates the arts. New England is home to many talented writers representing diverse genres.   There are national Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners. There are also emerging young writers and those who have found their compelling voice at midlife. Bookstock encourages appreciation for good writing.  And encourages other artistic endeavors by introducing residents and visitors of all ages to writers, musicians and artists.

A Woodstock bookfair celebrating the arts.

Donald Hall reads poetry

Local poet Donald Hall reads some of his work.

This year, the Woodstock bookfair is a three day event held on July 27, 28 & 29. Events are all free, and most events take place in historic buildings around the Woodstock Green, a short walk from the center of Woodstock village.  In addition, ArtisTree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret, hosts the opening reception, as well as the UnBound exhibition of book art. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park hosts a writing workshop and presentation. 

Bookstock workshop

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This Vermont bookfair hosts two book sales at once. Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) offers a selection of vintage books of interest to both serious and casual collectors. In addition, NWPL and the North Universalist Chapel Society collaborate to put together an extraordinary used book fair. Thousands of quality secondhand books are available at yard sale prices under a tent on the Green, carefully arranged by genre and topic. Check out the schedule at www.bookstockvt.org.