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Check out our upcoming events in the events calendar:
» www.bookshop.se/events

Tips for a Safe & Merry Slow Christmas

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Let’s have ourselves a Safe and Merry Slow Christmas

Here’s what we’re doing to make this a Safe & Slow Christmas!
(Perhaps with even more time for reading...)

SAFE BROWSING in the shops:

  • COME BY when the shop is less busy to avoid crowding. (Google Maps’ feature ”Popular Times” can help you plan your shop visits, to us and to other shops.)
  • NO NEED TO RUSH. Let’s make this a Safe and Uncrowded Slow Christmas. For everyone’s safety and comfort, we limit the number of customers in the shop at the same time.
  • PROTECTIVE SCREEN at the cashier’s desk.
  • HAND SANITIZERS by the entrance and the cashier (help yourself and help protect each other).
  • REMINDERS in place to remind us all to keep a caring distance and to keep carrying on!
  • SANTA GOT IT WRONG? If the gift recipient doesn’t love your gift, you can exchange it all the way to Valentine’s Day! (Please don’t write Happy Xmas Bobby in it, make sure it’s in good nick and save the receipt.)
  • LAST DAY for special orders: from the US by Lucia, and from the UK by Dec 16th.

WE’LL MAKE IT EASY for you:

  • WANT HELP TO SHOP for dad/aunt/niece/johan/laura/your rugby team? We can and will help. Contact us with your requirements and we will help you chose the perfect bookish gift!
  • SEND DIRECTLY to the gift recipient? We sure can do, and we’ll gift wrap it for you and send any greeting along with it.
  • WRAP IT UP! We can wrap your orders up for you, ready to be picked up or sent to you or a gift receiver (with your greeting).
  • GIFT VOUCHERS have always been a gift of choice. This year it’s also a sign of caring & safety. » www.bookshop.se/giftvouchers
  • A BOOK CLUB subscription is the gift that keeps on giving – a surprise every month for a quarter, half a year, or an entire year! For yourself or a loved one. » www.bookshop.se/bookclub
  • QUICK PICK-UP at the shop with Swish pre-payment (as fast as the swishing sound...)
  • SIDEWALK DELIVERY of orders (just let us know).
  • BOOKBIKE delivery if you are self-isolating (and live nearby the Uppsala shop).

WE’RE JUST A MESSAGE AWAY!

  • CAN’T VISIT? Just get in touch for recommendations, to order or reserve books, for mailorder delivery or pick-up. Email or send a facebook message and we’ll help you out. 

Get in touch by email to uppsala@bookshop.se or stockholm@bookshop.se, or send us a message on facebook messenger:
» Uppsalam.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop
» Stockholmm.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm

THANKS for your continued support – we couldn’t exist without your kind patronage. We have LOTS of interesting titles in stock – and we can still order in – so do get in touch or drop by responsibly and partake of our literary cornucopia! 

Safe & Slow Christmas 2020 – Order now

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Order now for a Safe & Slow Christmas 2020

Get your orders in now for a Slow & Safe Christmas 2020!

We have 18.653 titles in stock, but if we don't have your book in stock we can still order in.

Last date to order from the US by Lucia, and from the UK by Dec 16th.

Get your orders in by email to uppsala@bookshop.se or stockholm@bookshop.se, or send us a message on facebook messenger:

» Uppsala: m.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop

» Stockholm: m.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm

Order Stina’s Advent Calendar

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Order Stina’s Advent Calendar

Oh dear! Due to an unforeseen interest in Stina’s Advent Calendar, we simply are not able to accommodate all of you with a calendar! (If you’ve already placed an order, you’re in.)

We are absolutely over the moon and overwhelmed with all the interest you’ve shown in ordering, but unfortunately we have to draw the line somewhere – before we run out of both tea and books for this time!

Thanks again, and so sorry if you haven’t been able to order a calendar this year. We hope to return with a brand new advent calendar next year, and hopefully we will be better prepared then. And of course you are more than welcome to visit the shop or write to ask and ask for gift ideas for yourself or someone you want to spoil a little bit extra.

Happy Christmas, and stay safe!
/Stina and all the English Bookshop book elves

Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us

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Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us

We had an overwhelming (but safe) birthday last week! Thank you everyone who sent greetings, flower, love, orders and good cheer! And orders!

Our 100 limited edition Celebration Packages sold out in less than 8 hours!!! We’re posting them to Portugal, London, Michigan and other hotspots of bookish warm feelings. (They look slightly less charming packed up – but it’s the flat-pack idea – you can reassemble them when you get them!)

Thanks for ALL your support these first 25 years – let’s do another 25! You keep us going!
/Jan, Christer and the best bookshop staff in the known universe

Psst! Have a look in our birthday guest book and read all the lively greetings – and why not add your own!
www.bookshop.se/25years

Celebrating 25 years in the service of books!

Celebrating 25 years

UPPSALA | Wednesday 18th November 2020

Today the bookshop celebrates 25 years in the service of books (and book lovers) – that’s a quarter of a century!

Thank you everyone for making these first 25 years possible. From the very first day we opened the first shop in Uppsala on the chilly November banks of the River Fyris it’s been completely true that we do what we do in an ongoing conversation with you – our customers – and none of this would have been possible without your continued support. We may feel a bit older now, but we’re seriously happy. Thanks.

This last year has been a seriously strange year, but the way you have rallied around us makes us both proud happy and somewhat bashful…. You’ve come running – by phone, email, foot, bike, car, social media – to express your concern and support and – to place your orders and join the bookclub. This has carried us through the pandemic hitherto. Thank you.

If things had been less irregular we would have thrown a big party but as it is we’ll have to move that to next year sometime. But do check out the guest book and if you can – stop by the shop and say hello. We’re here for you, safely, now and in future.

SIGN THE GUEST BOOK – SEND A BIRTHDAY GREETING! Send a birthday greeting or share a memory of the bookshop – in social media or in our birthday guest book. Read more at www.bookshop.se/25years

(Feel free to tell the world that your favourite bookshop is celebrating a quarter of a century – use the tag #englishbookshop25 in the socials)

Celebration Package to celebrate 25 years

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Limited Edition 25 year Celebration Package

*** Sorry, the limited edition celebration packages are now sold out (gone like hotcakes!) ***

To celebrate the fact that it’s 25 years today since we opened the Uppsala shop we have produced a limited edition 25th Anniversary Celebration Package for you lovely people!

It contains a very pretty Anniversary Mug (only 100 made!), a Penguin Black Classic (a different one in each package!) – stamped with the bookshop stamp and hand dated, a bag of our English Bookshop Blend tea (made by our friends at Tehörnan Uppsala and hand decorated for the occasion by them!), a souvenir postcard with our friend Jonas Bok & Bild's marvellous artwork of our bookshop corner – plus a celebration card numbered from 1 to 100.

We only have the 100 Celebration Packages and we only turn 25 once – so make sure you get yours! Buy it at the bookshop in Uppsala, or order yours on the link below for pick-up or have it sent to you. (We’re doing all we can to avoid crowding and to keep everyone safe and comfortable.) They’re priced at 250:- each and are for bookshop lovers only. You know who you are. :-)

 

Mega-release Tuesday – Nov 17th

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Mega-bookrelease Nov 17th

BOOK RELEASES | Tuesday 17th Nov 2020

Tomorrow is our birthday but TODAY is November Mega Book Release Day – check out these beauties and get in immediate touch to reserve YOUR copies before we run out!

(We tried to combine these four into one book but it was just odd so we let them stay separate. Probably for the best.)

Online storytelling with Claudia – Saturday 14th November

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Online Storytelling with Claudia

ONLINE | Saturday 14th November at 11:00

Join us online for a fun storytelling from the Uppsala bookshop with Claudia! This time Claudia reads from a book about books – favourite books! – and a book about living in two homes.

Tune in and join in online on Saturday at 11:00 (or watch the replay anytime later):

 
Books in this storytelling:
Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Living with Mum and Living with Dad: My Two Homes by Melanie Walsh.

Online talk with Jennifer Niven

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Online talk with Jennifer Niven

ONLINE | Thursday 12th Nov at 19:00

Jennifer Niven, international best-selling author of All the Bright Places, in conversation with culture writer Johanna Lundin.

Join us for an exclusive online interview to learn everything about Jennifer’s brand-new YA novel Breathless – and all sorts of other interesting stuff! The conversation will be held in English.

Live on Thursday 12th November at 19:00

Watch the interview live on Facebook & Youtube (or catch the replays later):
» watch on Facebook 
» watch on Youtube 

» order personally signed copies here

In partnership with Bibliotek Uppsala

Books of the Month – December 2020

Favel Parrett
There Was Still Love
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Jacqueline Harpman
I Who Have Never Known Men
Paperback

Classic of the month

Trisha Ashley
The Christmas Invitation
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Sharon Blackie
Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Nancy Spain
Death Goes on Skis
Paperback

Mystery of the month

John Galligan
Bad Axe County
Paperback

Noir of the month

K. Eason
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Chloe Neill
The Bright and Breaking Sea
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Jennifer Roberson
Life and Limb
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

David Yoon
Super Fake Love Song
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Gaia Vince
Transcendence
Paperback

– How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – November 2020

Abi Daré
The Girl with the Louding Voice
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Paperback

Classic of the month

Irenosen Okojie
Nudibranch
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Annie Lyons
Eudora Honeysett is Quite Well, Thank You
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Bella Ellis
The Vanished Bride
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Trevor Wood
The Man on the Street
Paperback

Noir of the month

Laura Lam
Goldilocks
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Katharine Duckett
Miranda in Milan
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

M. H. Boroson
The Girl with the Ghost Eyes
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Mikki Daughtry
All This Time
Paperback

Mikki Daughtry & Rachael Lippincott

Teen/YA of the month

Megan Phelps-Roper
Unfollow
Paperback

– A Journey from Hatred to Hope

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – October 2020

Ayisha Malik
This Green and Pleasant Land
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Sinclair Lewis
Babbitt
Paperback

Classic of the month

Deborah Eisenberg
Your Duck is My Duck
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Rachel Winters
Would Like to Meet
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Vera Morris
The Ship of Death
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Alan Trotter
Muscle
Paperback

Noir of the month

Rob Hart
The Warehouse
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Emily Tesh
Silver in the Wood
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Ry Herman
Love Bites
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Leah Johnson
You Should See Me in a Crown
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Developed in cooperation with:

Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther