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Nahal Ghanbari

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Nahal Ghanbari studies children's and youth literature, and spends a lot of time reading fiction or watching TV-series, preferably of the fantastic kind. She resides in Uppsala and likes to be opinionated. You can also find her at www.owlandpussycat.se

Event

Release: 99 Peculiarities of American Presidents

Book release: 99 Peculiarities of American Presidents

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 5th Oct at 18:00

This year we are facing one of the most unusual presidential election campaigns in the world´s only remaining super power. But who said that this has been an unique event?

Please join us in the Stockholm shop as Professor Wilhelm Engström, president of the Swedish British Society, presents his new book; ”99 Peculiarities of American Presidents”.

This book will reveal amongst other peculiarities that one president was a furry mutton‑chopped chief executive who made pronouncements from his bathroom, another who graduated from being a hangman to President, another who compared work in the White House to travails in other less salubrious establishments, not to mention the President who was approached to run for the office by both sides.

Wilhelm Engström, on this day just back from the United States, will be introducing his new book as well as giving some fresh reflections on the momentum of the current presidential campaign. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Please let us know if you are planning to attend this interesting evening; email us at stockholm@bookshop.se or call 08-790 55 10.

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 24th September at the English Bookshop in Uppsala

Have you ever... Wanted to be left alone?
Met anyone who's a pirate?
Wanted to find a fruit bat?

At Storytime we will discover some people who have!
This Saturday at 11 o'clock, at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Join us for KulturNatten 2016 in Uppsala

Program KulturNatten 2016

UPPSALA | Saturday 10th Sept 

Celebrate Culture Night with us! We start already at 11:00 (am) with Storytelling for Children. At 18:00 Ola Larsmo presents his new novel on emigrated Swedes in the slums of S:t Paul, Minnesota (in Swedish). Last out is Helena Dahlgren with 100 horrors at 19:30.

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Culture Night Storytelling in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 10th Sept at 11:00

Would you rather go to bed or have a mighty rumpus?
Would you rather be kissed by a monster or eaten by a friend?
Would you rather eat a frog or a cake?

These and other important questions to be explored at story time, at eleven o’clock, Saturday 10th September at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere Max and Bird by Ed Vere Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Would you rather? by John Birningham

Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg


Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 7th September at 18:30

How did Raoul Wallenberg die?

The Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, known for rescuing tens of thousands of jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, was detained by the Soviets in 1945 and subsequently disappeared. According to the official story, released by the Soviet Union in 1957, Wallenberg had died of a heart attack ten years earlier.

We are thrilled to welcome Nigel Bance, the British investigative journalist who was given unprecedented access to the account of what actually happened to Wallenberg. In Moscow, in 2002, Bance viewed the never-before-seen archives of Colonel General Ivan Serov, the notorious chief of the KGB. Inside was a veritable feast of WW2 and Cold War intelligence secrets including detail on Serov’s investigation into Wallenberg’s arrest, interrogation and subsequent execution.

Join us for this unique talk in the Stockholm bookshop, where Nigel Bance will discuss his recently published book The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg. In it, he meticulously pieces together every aspect on Serov’s secret investigation into Raoul Wallenberg’s death.

Evening Talk:
Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg
Stockholm: Wednesday 7th September at 18:30
Free of charge

For more information on the book or the author please visit:
www.theliquidationofraoulwallenberg.com

The author talk is free of charge and there's no need to RSVP – but feel free to follow this facebook-event for news and updates.

Meet Linda Olsson in the Stockholm shop


Linda Olsson – The Blackbird Sings at Dusk

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 23rd August at 18:30

Evening Talk: Linda Olsson in conversation with Dorotea Bromberg

Stockholm Tuesday 23 August at 18:30
Ticket 50 kr (includes refreshments) available to purchase in the Stockholm shop

Linda Olsson is the author of several novels, and she writes in both English and Swedish. She was born in Sweden, but has since lived in Kenya, the UK, Singapore and Japan before settling in Auckland, New Zealand. Linda's first novel, the critically acclaimed Let me Sing You Gentle Songs (Astrid & Veronica in the US), was published in 2006 and became an instant bestseller in both New Zealand and Sweden.

We are thrilled to welcome you all to our very first author event of the season, where Linda Olsson will discuss her new novel The Blackbird Sings at Dusk. Linda will be in conversation with her Swedish publisher Dorotea Bromberg. The event is a collaboration with Brombergs Bokförlag, and the book will be available in both Swedish and English.

Don't miss this very exciting talk on literature, belonging and writing in two different languages! The conversation is in English.

Visit Linda Olsson’s website: www.lindaolsson.net

New Zeland publisher Penguin Books NZ: www.penguin.co.nz

Swedish publisher Brombergs: www.brombergs.se

Midnight release – Harry Potter #8 The Cursed Child

Midnight release at the English Bookshop in Uppsala and Stockholm– Harry Potter #8 The Cursed Child

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 30th July

Come, queue up for the book event of the year! A new Harry Potter story released on Sunday 31st July 01:01 CET, and the shops are open! (The doors open on Saturday 30th July at 23:59 in both Uppsala and Stockholm.)

*** UPDATE ***
All copies in the first shipment are now reserved, so only pre-booked copies will be on sale at the events. More copies are coming in after the weekend, book your copy now! (Email us at uppsala@bookshop.se or stockholm@bookshop.se )

Doors will open at 23:59, the book is released at 01:01. (In Uppsala the festivities will begin already at 20:00 outside the shop.)
Do join us for the release event even if this first delivery of books is booked. It’s going to be lots of fun!
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The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, this is a new play written by Jack Thorne. The book is The Official Script Book (Rehearsal Edition) of the West End play. It is not a novel but is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series.

Dress up as your favourite character (fabulous prizes), eat pasties and tea, have fun while waiting to be among the first to see the book.

The Uppsala Slug Club will join us to celebrate this fabolous event in the Uppsala shop, with readings and all sorts of fun things!

MultiCon will join and add to the fun in the Stockholm shop.

Contact the Uppsala or Stockholm Shop to pre-book your copy now, to make sure you don't miss out. One way to do this is by sending us an e-mail with your name and phone number (or email address), and we'll make sure that a copy is reserved for you.

Saturday 30th July from 23:59 in Uppsala and from 23:59 in Stockholm. In Uppsala the festivities will begin outside the shop already at 20:00.

Link to the Uppsala event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1214648338546574/

Link to the Stockholm event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737607856511169/

Japanese Poetry Game Night in Stockholm

Lets play Ogoola Karuta

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 2nd June 18:30–20:30

Welcome to play the Ogoola Karuta Poetry Game – an English version of the Japanese game Karuta.

A game about listening and finding FAST what you are listening to in the cards you will pick. Grab the correct cards before the others do in order to win! Known as an intellectual martial arts game in Japan. The cards have famous poetry quotes on them but no prior knowledge is needed!

No entrance fee but we have limited space – please let us know if you are planning to join! Sign up at the Stockholm shop. Japanese tea and crackers will be served.

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 7th May in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 7th May at 11:00

Harry is lost in the fog.
Heather keeps falling in the water.

Soggy stories at the last time we meet before the summer.

Story time at eleven o’clock, Saturday 7th May at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Heather Fell in the Water by Doug MaCleod and Craig Smith Hog in the Fog by Julia Copus and Eunyoung Seo

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 23rd April in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 23rd April at 11:00

Cats do lovely things.
And yucky things.
And some things that make us laugh.

Stories about marvellous moggies and their feline foibles and at eleven o’clock, Saturday 23rd April at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Cat Dreams by Ursula K Le Guin and S.D.Schindler Dave by Sue Hendra and Liz Pichon

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