Bookstock Venues

Bookstock Venues… our partners and your hosts!

Where Bookstock Author Events Take Place

Most author events take place in historic buildings around Woodstock’s lovely Green, within three minutes’ walk to the center of Woodstock village, with its unique shops and superb dining.

Bookstock has grown immensely over the last 11 years. But the Village and its venues remain the same size. So, it is possible that some sessions will fill quickly and it will be up to  the discretion of each venue manager to deal with the overflow. In some venues standees may be admitted but some may have to close the doors when all seats are taken. Please be patient and try to get to your chosen event early. All venues have handicap access, just ask for directions.

Norman Williams Public Library
10 on The Green

For over one hundred years the Norman Williams Public Library has made books and other materials available to area residents. Circulation has grown to over 60,000 items loaned, one of the highest figures per capita of all Vermont libraries. The NWPL Board of Trustees is committed to continuing the long history of progress in order to meet the informational, cultural enrichment, and life-long learning needs of the members of its community. In that spirit they welcome authors and guests each year to the Bookstock events featured in their magnificent Mezzanine.

Woodstock History Center
26 Elm Street

The Woodstock History Center strives to share and preserve the history of the Woodstock area, engage in local history education, serve as a resource center for historical research, and create signature events and programs. The historical house and grounds are open to the public and it also has been a welcoming venue for authors during Bookstock weekend.

North Chapel
7 Church Street

In the spirit of its mission to have a positive impact on the world around us, the North Universalist Chapel Society, known in Woodstock as North Chapel, welcomes the guests of Bookstock to experience the authors and poets who will present in this beautiful house of worship.

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
31 on The Green

The Town Hall Theatre – the primary venue for Pentangle Arts – is busy 250 days per year presenting a diverse selection of vibrant events, such as Bookstock authors, and serves more than 20,000 patrons annually. Since its opening on October 12, 1900 the building has served as the centerpiece of cultural excellence for both the town and the surrounding communities. Originally known as Woodstock Opera House it featured a large banquet hall on its first floor and a Victorian style Opera House on the second. At the time, it was considered as “the best that could be found in similar buildings in Boston or any other cultural center”.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
69 Old River Rd

At Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park you can walk under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation. This is a story of stewardship, of people taking care of places – sharing an enduring connection to land and a sense of hope for the future. Bookstock sessions take place in The Forest Center, a classroom and meeting space, it is the first building in the National Park system constructed entirely with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood.

2095 Pomfret Rd

Every year Artistree Gallery, a few miles up the road in South Pomfret, hosts a Friday evening opening reception with a unique exhibition of Book Art called UnBound. It’s become a tradition you won’t want to miss. See schedule for time. (Photo: an example of Book Art at Artistree Gallery’s “UnBound”!)