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Reading: Meet Nick Holdstock from Edinburgh

Reading Nick Holdstock Thursday 3rd Aug in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 3rd August at 18:30. Free!

Nick Holdstock will visit us from Edinburgh to read from his novel The Casualties. Join us for this interesting evening event. Free. 

In The Casualties, a man recounts the final weeks of his neighborhood in Edinburgh before the apocalyptic event that only a few of the eccentric residents will survive.

The Casualties explores how we see ourselves, our past and our possible futures. It asks the biggest question: How can we be saved?

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Party - Histories of the Future - Aug 5th


Signing and Mingling Party - Histories of the Future

UPPSALA | Saturday 5th August from 18:00

We are proud to be able to welcome you to a Signing & Mingling Party with authors & guests from Reception Histories of the Future – a conference on byzantinisms, speculative fiction, and the literary heritage of medieval empire.

Meet & mingle with the guests and authors, get their books and have them signed. Drinks & refreshments. Free!

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Find your summer reading in Books of the Month for July

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Summertime is indeed reading time. If you need to restock your reading pile, we’ll be open every day all summer to help you find your next book.

In fact, we have quite a few great reads in this month’s Books of the Month-pick. Check out the list below, and then check them out at the shop :-)

Modern Fiction – Classics – Short stories

MODERN FICTION
The End We Start From – Megan Hunter
A story of new motherhood in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made dangerous and unstable, its people forced to become refugees. Startlingly beautiful, The End We Start From is a gripping novel that paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening. And yet, though the country is falling apart around them, this family’s world – of new life and new hope – sings with love. (Film rights sold to Benedict Cumberbatch’s production company!)
Hardback 165:-

CLASSICS
The Man Who Loved Children – Christina Stead
’This crazy, gorgeous family novel is one of the great literary achievements of the twentieth century. I carry it in my head the way I carry childhood memories; the scenes are of such precise horror and comedy that I feel I didn't read the book so much as live it’ – Jonathan Franzen.
Our Classics Summer Read – join the reading group in August!
Paperback 165:-

SHORT STORIES
Multitudes – Lucy Caldwell
Multitudes is the beautiful debut story collection from the acclaimed, prize-winning novelist and playwright Lucy Caldwell.

From Belfast to London and back again the eleven stories explore the many facets of growing up – the pain and the heartache, the tenderness and the joy, the fleeting and the formative – or ’the drunkenness of things being various’. Stories of longing and belonging, they culminate with the heart-wrenching and unforgettable title story.
Paperback 130:-

British Crime – Tough Crime


BRITISH CRIME
The Riviera Express – T P Fielden
Murder on the Riviera Express… 
’TP Fielden is a fabulous new voice and his dignified, clever heroine is a compelling new character. This delicious adventure is the first of a series and I can’t wait for the next one.” – Daily Mail
Paperback 130:-

TOUGH CRIME
The Innocents – Ace Atkins
The extraordinary new novel in the New York Times-bestselling author’s acclaimed series about the real Deep South – ’a joy ride into the heart of darkness’ (Washington Post)
Paperback 150:-

Science-Fiction – Fantasy – Urban Fantasy

SCIENCE FICTION
United States of Japan – Peter Tieryas
Decades ago, Japan won the Second World War. Americans worship their infallible Emperor, and nobody believes that Japan’s conduct in the war was anything but exemplary. Nobody, that is, except the George Washingtons – a shadowy group of rebels fighting for freedom. 

United States of Japan is a powerful book, unsettling at times surreal and hypnotic. There s a bit of Philip K. Dick in here, and Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, but Peter Tieryas is his own voice, a talented author, somebody to keep an eye on for sure.
Paperback 150:-

FANTASY
Queen of Blood – Sarah Beth Durst
Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow… But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans.

”Mythopoeic Award-winner Durst (Chasing Power) launches her Queens of Renthia series with a stellar and imaginative tale...In addition to a solid cast of characters and great political intrigue, Durst delivers some fascinating worldbuilding, and the spirits are malevolent, cunning, wild, and mysterious antagonists.” (Publishers Weekly)
Paperback 99:-

URBAN FANTASY/PARANORMAL
Poison City – Paul Crilley
’A sarcastic, demon-fighting cop with magic dragon tattoos and an alcoholic talking dog as a sidekick... Poison City is everything you never knew you wanted in a book.” – Krysten Ritter
Paperback 150:-

Teen/Young Adult – Non-Fiction (Biographies)

TEEN/YOUNG ADULT
One of Us is Lying – Karen McManus
One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high school thriller.
Paperback 130:-

NON-FICTION (Biography)
A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in a Skip –  Alexander Masters
Unique, transgressive and as funny as its subject, A Life Discarded has all the suspense of a murder mystery. Written with his characteristic warmth, respect and humour, Masters asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap.

A Life Discarded is a biographical detective story. In 2001, 148 tattered and mould-covered notebooks were discovered lying among broken bricks in a skip on a building site in Cambridge. Tens of thousands of pages were filled to the edges with urgent handwriting

‘If Masters investigations feel like a Paul Auster detective story, there are also traces of Alan Bennet and Barbara Pym seeping through the Cambridge hedges … It’s not life affirming – Masters isn’t slick or pompous enough for that – but life-probing, pushing at the boundaries of empathy and understanding.’ – The Sunday Times
Paperback 150:-

Smiley is back in September

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Cover A Legacy of Spies – John le CarréCOVER REVEAL | Release in September

We are delighted to reveal the cover for A Legacy of Spies, the new novel from global bestselling author John le Carré. Release date: September 7th. Put in your pre-order today! (Hardback and trade paperback)

Meet Johan Theorin and discover the four (deadly) seasons of Öland

Nordic Noir Talks – Johan Theorin

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 6th July at 18:30

The Öland Quartet – dark mystery novels with some supernatural overtones, which mainly take place on the Swedish island of Öland; a small island in the Baltic Sea and a sunny and popular place for tourists to visit in the summer. In the winter however, the island is dark and cold and very few people live there.

The quartet covers the four seasons on the island. The stand-alone psychological thriller The Asylum takes place on the Swedish west coast.

Meet Johan Theorin at the Nordic Noir Talk in the Stockholm shop. Tickets 60:- (incl. refreshments) available at the Stockholm shop or online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-theorin

Titles by Johan Theorin

Nordic Noir Talk: Meet Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin

Nordic Noir Talks: Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 15th June at 18:30

Sweden – a haven of tranquility and benevolence or a cesspit of corruption and dastardly deeds? One thing’s for sure: it has captured the imagination of crime fiction enthusiasts around the world. From the pretty little coastal villages in the south to the wide open expanses of the north, Sweden has become the setting for some of the most intriguing crime writing in modern time.

Prepare for a spine-chilling adventure as we investigate the famous people and places that have made Sweden a crime fiction wonderland together with Anita Shenoi (author of several books on Sweden) and Gabriella Ullberg Westin (author of the Swedish crime series Murders in Hudiksvall).

Advance tickets 60:- (incl. refreshments) are available at the bookshop or online from www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-sweden

Limited seating – get your ticket today.

Release Party: Parallel Lines – Steven Savile

Release Party: Parallel Lines – Steven Savile

UPPSALA | Monday 12th June at 19:00

Release Party & Author Interview

Steven Savile (author of our Tough Crime Book of the Month) and James van Loon in a literary conversation about Savile’s new book Parallel Lines. Feel free to join in and ask your own questions!

Release Party for Parallel Lines. Author reading, signing and mingling. Welcome to join the party!

Author signing: Ann Leckie, Kameron Hurley, Katherine Arden

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Signing

UPPSALA | Friday 26th May at 16:00

We are proud to welcome authors from Kontur 2017, this year’s national SF and Fantasy convention that is held in Uppsala!

Meet and greet and get your books signed by:
Ann Leckie, author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning series Imperial Radch.
Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion, The Geek Feminist Revolution, and many more.
Katherine Arden, author of The Bear and the Nightingale.

Nordic Noir Talk: Meet Viveca Sten


Meet Viveca Sten – Nordic Noir Talks

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 30th may at 18:30

The Sandhamn Murders series makes us wonder: What secrets can an idyllic island hide…

The enormously popular series by Viveca Sten has been made into a successful TV miniseries that has been broadcast around the world and more than 4 million copies of her books have been sold. The third book in the series, Guiltless, is to be published just before the talk.

Meet Viveca on Tuesday 30th May at 18:30 in the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-sten or at the Stockholm bookshop

Visit Viveca Sten's website at www.vivecasten.com

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir
Next up in the series are Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin on June 15th.

The Sandhamn Murders in English

New in Fiction 13 June 2017

Aravind Adiga
Selection Day
Paperback
Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad
Paperback
Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Hardback

New in Sci-Fi 13 June 2017

Cixin Liu
The Wandering Earth (Stories)
Trade Paperback
Becky Chambers
A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2)
Paperback
Emma Geen
The Many Selves of Katherine North
Paperback

New Non-Fiction 9 May 2017

Dave Anthony
The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History
Hardback
Anna Keay
Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth
Paperback
Tiffany Dufu
Drop the Ball: Expect Less from Yourself, Get More from Him, and Flourish at Work & Life
Trade Paperback

New HOT titles 9 May 2017

Haruki Murakami
Men Without Women: Stories
Hardback
Paula Hawkins
Into the Water
Hardback
Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Paperback

New in Sci-Fi 6 April 2017

Elizabeth Moon
Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace #1)
Paperback
Steve Rasnic Tem
Ubo
Trade Paperback
Kim Stanley Robinson
New York 2140
Trade Paperback

New in Fantasy 6 April 2017

Space Wolves (Warhammer)
Paperback
Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays
Hardback

New in Fiction 6 April 2017

Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13
Hardback
Dawn O’Porter
The Cows
Trade Paperback
Manuel Gonzales
The Regional Office is Under Attack!
Paperback

New in Fiction 31 March 2017

Rick Moody
Hotels of North America
Paperback
Alain Mabanckou
Black Moses
Hardback
Beth Lewis
The Wolf Road
Paperback

New Fiction 20170103

Lucy Dillon
All I Ever Wanted
Paperback
Keith Stuart
A Boy Made of Blocks
Paperback
Chinelo Okparanta
Under the Udala Trees
Paperback

New Art 20161117

Where's Banksy?: Banksy's Greatest Works in Context
Hardback
Chuck Palahniuk
Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color
Hardback
Diana Gabaldon
Outlander Colouring Book
Trade Paperback

New Non-Fiction 20161117

Marra, Peter , Santella, Chris
Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
Hardback
Ron Chernow
The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of A Remarkable Jewish Family
Trade Paperback
Wieland, Karin , Frisch, Shelley
Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives
Trade Paperback

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