Visiting Woodstock

We encourage out-of-town visitors to spend the weekend in our beautiful town, enjoying other attractions such as Billings Farm and Museum (which hosts “Hay Day” on that Saturday), the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, and the Calvin Coolidge Historical Site in nearby Plymouth. And some of our Bookstock venues, such as the Norman Williams Public Library and the Woodstock History Center, are worth a more extended visit. For more information on other events happening around Woodstock, visit the Chamber of Commerce website.

Every year, the Vermont Antique Dealers’ Association holds its annual show at Union Arena in Woodstock during the same weekend as Bookstock. Book lovers who also appreciate fine antiques can enjoy both events. See their website, for complete information.

Woodstock village is filled with unique and locally owned shops.  We have superb cafes and restaurants, and fresh local produce is sold at area farmstands and farmers’ markets.

For lodging information, we encourage you to contact one of the fine inns that have offered to host Bookstock presenters: The Ardmore Inn, On the River Inn, the Woodstock Inn, Charleston House, Deer Brook Inn, Jackson House,  The Applebutter Inn, and The Shire Woodstock.  You’ll find links to their websites in the list of Bookstock sponsors on our home page. Or contact the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce for more information.


There is limited parking, nearly all of it metered, in Woodstock village.  We suggest that you park just outside the village, either at the Billings Farm and Museum on Rt. 12 north, or in the lot between Village Hardware and Pizza Chef on Rt. 4 just east of the village. PLEASE NOTE: There is NOT a shuttle service from the Pizza Chef lot this year. It is a 15-minute walk into the village.  There are also lots in Woodstock’s east end (on the north side of Rt. 4, between the Shire Motel and Mobil station), and behind the Woodstock elementary school (off South St., Rt. 106 south).