Meet David Levithan – online author event

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Online author event Wed 12 May – David Levithan

ONLINE | Wednesday 12th May at 19:00 Free

In his latest novel”The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother)” – David Levithan takes young readers on a twisting journey through truth, reality, and fantasy and belief.

Join us online for a talk about his books and writing, live from New York, in conversation with culture writer Johanna ­Lundin. Conversation in English.

Catch the replay here: 
» watch on facebook
» watch on youtube

This author event is in partnership with Bibliotek Uppsala

”Homegrown Hate” – author talk with Sara Kamali

”Homegrown Hate” – online author event with Sara Kamali

ONLINE | Wednesday 5th May at 19:00 Free

Who are the American citizens – White nationalists and ­militant Islamists – perpetrating acts of terrorism against their own country? What are their grievances and why do they hate? How can this trans­national peril be effectively addressed?

To better understand current events and threats, Sara Kamali outlines in her book Homegrown Hate the organizations and beliefs of domestic terrorists in the US and how to counter their attacks on democracy.

Meet author Sara Kamali online on May 5th in conversation with journalist Leonidas Aretakis to discuss these issues. Order personally signed books at the event.

Read more – live stream links & signed books orders:

Meet Mackenzi Lee – online author event

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Online author event – Mackenzi Lee

ONLINE | Thursday 15th April 19:00 Free!

Mackenzi Lee is the international best-selling author of This Monstrous Thing, the Montague Siblings and the Loki series.

Join us online on Thursday 15th April at 19.00 for a talk about her books and writing, live from Salt Lake City, in conversation with culture writer Johanna Lundin. The conversation will be in English.

Live on facebook and youtube:
» watch on facebook
» watch on youtube

» Order personally signed books by Mackenzi Lee

Click READ MORE for more information

Easter Signed Book Contest 2021

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Easter Signed Book Contest 2021

The World | Easter 2021

A BOOKSHOP EASTER EGG! Enter our Easter Signed Book Contest – answer the online quiz and you have a chance to win one of these 13 fabulous books, all signed by the author. (No April’s Fool joke!)

The contest is open from Maundy Thursday 1st April at 09.00 and closes on Easter Monday 5th April 2021 at 23.59.

The contest is now closed.

Easter Shop Hours 2021

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Happy Easter! Easter Shop Hours at the shops

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Easter 2021

Our shops are open all of Easter weekend – welcome in to stock up on ”påskekrim” (Easter Crime) and other eggciting reads.

The Uppsala shop
Good Friday 2nd April  12–16
Easter Eve 3rd April  10–16
Easter Sunday 4th April  12–16
Easter Monday 5th April  12–16

The Stockholm shop
Good Friday 
2nd April  12–16
Easter Eve 
3rd April  11–16
Easter Sunday 
4th April  12–16
Easter Monday 
5th April  12–16

Harry Potter Book Night 2021

Harry Potter Book Night Thursday 4 February 2021

ONLINE | Thursday 4th Feb at 19.00

Welcome to Diagon Alley – now featuring The English Bookshop!

Due to the pandemic, the publisher has postponed the official Harry Potter Book Night celebrations until June 24th. Well, for us in Sweden that’s the day before Midsummer... And we’re not letting a pandemic stop us from celebrating Harry Potter on the ”right” day, right? So this year we'll do an online version instead, and we do have something special waiting for you:

A live talk by founder of Uppsala Slug Club Karolina Andersdotter about Harry Potter in Seven Languages: a linguistic odyssey through known and unknown languages, followed by a Q&A and (technology willing) a short online quiz.


Watch the archived replays here:
» watch live on facebook
» watch live on youtube

Click Read more to test your knowledge in a quiz! 

Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Read

TODAY Wednesday the 23rd of December (the day before Santa pays his visit to Sweden!) our bookshops are open until 18.00. (Then we take Christmas Eve and Day off for celebrations and relaxation.)

Didn’t have time to buy the book? Use our pretty ”intention gift card” (and send us an email with your order). Download and print the intention card here: www.bit.ly/santaiscomingsoon

Gift Vouchers can be ordered online anytime and we can deliver them to you by email, to print out or to forward to the recipient. Give the gift of choice at www.bookshop.se/giftvouchers

Our Book Club is our curated selection of monthly surprises, from 11 different categories – there’s something for everyone! Gift 3 months, half a year, or an entire year of great reads! Order a subscription online and we’ll email you a nice digital give-away card to pass on to that someone special. Gift a monthly surprise (or sign up for yourself) at www.bookshop.se/bookclub

Happy Holidays & Merry Reading!
/Santa’s little helpers at the bookshop


PS. The bookshops open again after the holidays on Boxing Day, Saturday the 26th of December.

Holiday Hours at the shops

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Welcome in through the shop doors, Santa

It’s easier to come in through the door, Santa... And we keep longer shop hours until Christmas to make it easier for both you and Santa to visit.

For everyone’s safety & comfort, we do ask you to help us limit the number of customers in the shop at one time. Too many in the shop? Please have a (distanced) seat in the chairs outside and have a rest until someone leaves.

If you can’t visit the shop, do contact us so we can assist you remotely instead. Email the shop or send a message on facebook messenger:
– Uppsala: m.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop
– Stockholm: m.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm

Holiday hours at the shops

UPPSALA
Weekdays 10–19
Saturday 10–17
Sunday 12–17

Wed 23rd: 10–18
Christmas Eve & Day: closed
Boxing Day 26th: 10–17

STOCKHOLM
Weekdays 10–18.30
Saturday 11–17
Sunday 12–17

Wed 23rd: 10–18
Christmas Eve & Day: closed
Boxing Day 26th: 12–16

Xmas Crime Pack

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Xmas Crime Pack

’Tis the time season to find whodunnit…

Xmas Crime Pack

There was so much call for our handpicked Advent Calendars earlier this month that we decided to do one more special for Christmas!

We have 42 packs of classic cosy Christmas Crime Reading – 2 books in each package along with a 50 g bag of exquisite tea from our friends at Tehörnan – all wrapped up and ready.

(If you were one of the people who bought the Crime Advent Calendar earlier this might not be for you since there could be some overlapping. Makes an awfully nice gift though!)

These packs are priced at 350:- (plus postage if you want them sent to yourself or gift it to someone else) and the contents are a surprise (all picked by Stina!) so you can treat yourself or a friend with this succulent and seasonal parcel.

Mind you – we only have 42 packs – so get your orders in swiftly!
» ORDER YOUR XMAS CRIME PACK at www.bit.ly/xmascrimepack

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! 

Books of the Month – September 2021

Celia Laskey
Under the Rainbow
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Isabel Colegate
The Shooting Party
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Fiona Gibson
The Dog Share
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Paul McVeigh (ed)
The 32
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices

Candas Jane Dorsey
The Adventures of Isabel
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Dirk Wittenborn
The Stone Girl
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Linden Lewis
The First Sister
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month*

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Susanna Clarke
Piranesi
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Kalynn Bayron
This Poison Heart
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

David Levithan & Jennifer Niven
Take Me With You When You Go
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Merlin Sheldrake
Entangled Life
Paperback

How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2021

Kate Reed Petty
True Story
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Bernice L. McFadden
Sugar
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Sue Moorcroft
Under the Italian Sun
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Mary South
You Will Never Be Forgotten
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Alex Pavesi
Eight Detectives
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Halley Sutton
The Lady Upstairs
Paperback

Noir of the month

Stark Holborn
Ten Low
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Hannah Whitten
For the Wolf
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Jadie Jang
Monkey Around
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

T J Klune
The Extraordinaries
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Bonnie Tsui
Why We Swim
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – July 2021

Sarah Elaine Smith
Marilou is Everywhere
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the Month

Denton Welch
In Youth is Pleasure
Paperback

Classic of the month

Jessica Ryn
The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Emma Cline
Daddy (Stories)
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Emma Rous
The Perfect Guests
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Emily Beyda
The Body Double
Paperback

Noir of the month

Emily Skrutskie
Bonds of Brass
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Garth Nix
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Zoraida Córdova (ed.)
Vampires Never Get Old
Paperback

Tales with Fresh Bite (collection)

Urban Fantasy of the month

Lisa Williamson
First Day of My Life
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month