Signed Book Contest Winners

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Winners Reveal

And the winners are...

From the almost 200 entries to our signed book contest we have drawn the lucky winners using Random.org and their random sequence generator that uses ”atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs” (sounds impressive, doesn’t it).

As far as possible, we have matched the winners up with their preferred titles, but depending on the place in the draw there might be a surprise...

All winners have been notified by email. Congratulations and enjoy your new books!

The correct answers, you ask?

Q1. In what year did Ayatollah Khomeini issue a fatwa on one of Salman Rushdie’s previous novels?
1. 1989

Q2. Which of the authors you can win has given this writing advice: “You should write the fast stuff slow and the slow stuff fast.”
x. Lee Child

Q3. What was the name of Jeanette Winterson’s 2011 autobiography?
2. Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

Q4. Robert Harris’s brother-in-law is:
1. Nick Hornby

Q5. The 2005 Ian McEwan novel Saturday is set in a building based on his own home, situated in which London district?
2. Fitzrovia

Congratulations to:
Anton K in Stockholm
Malin V in Boden
Jan H in Uppsala
Sebastian A in Stockholm
Maartje K in Stockholm
Jenna in Upplands Väsby
Caroline in Vellinge
Jonas O in Järvsö
Stalin V in Stockholm
Stephen P in St. Louis
Philip H in Upplands Väsby
Aland K in Uppsala
Nina C in Uppsala
Andreina F in Uppsala
Dorian V in Stockholm
Christina L in Järlåsa
Malin T in Uppsala
Emma H in Mörrum
Eva-Maria N in Umeå
Sofia W in Bålsta
Matthias in Enebyberg
Emelie G in Uppsala
Therese L in Lund
Cristina P in Stockholm
Anna P in Stockholm
Marina D in Uppsala
Anjana R in Stockholm

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Enter our Christmas Signed Book Contest

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Christmas Signed Book Contest 2019

Enter our Christmas Signed Book Contest and you could win author signed books!

10 titles, 26 copies, all signed by the authors!

Just answer 6 easy questions and you’re in the draw. Fill in a contest form in any of our shops in Uppsala or Stockolm. Or fill in the form online on the link below (you’ll miss the Christmas atmosphere of a bookshop though...).

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Final storytelling of the year

Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 7th Dec at 11:00. Free!

Welcome all children 2–6 years old to storytime in our bookshops. Join us for the last storytelling of the year.

No need to sign up, just show up and join the fun! Bring a friend!

Author visit & tasting: In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar

In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar – Christmas Special

UPPSALA | Saturday 14th Dec 12.00–16.00
STOCKHOLM | Sunday 15th Dec 12.00–16.00

Welcome to an author visit from Alaine Handa, whose fascination with Swedish “fika” made her try loads of recipes for chokladbollar.

Come and sample the Christmas specials, some of her favourites and see her ­collection of the very best varieties in her cookbook In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar. Yummy!

Get your copy here, have it signed and get baking!
Your Christmas fika will never be the same again ;-)

Free – bring family & friends!

Author visit: Risto Pakarinen – ”Someday Jennifer”

”Someday Jennifer” – Risto Pakarinen

UPPSALA | Tuesday 3rd December at 19.00 Free, but ticketed!

»What if the only way forward is to go back?«

Author Visit & Reading
Risto Pakarinen – author of ”Someday Jennifer”

Risto Pakarinen, author and one-time wanna-be hockey agent, reads from his book and talks about the serendipitous way from idea and script to finding a literary agent and publication – in Canada!

Someday Jennifer is a feelgood book about a middle-aged man who wants to escape his miserable life and go back in time. And he figures out a way to do it in a quick and efficient way. Once back in the 1980s, he goes looking for Jennifer, his first love.

Tuesday 3rd December at 19.00

Free – but ticketed. Get your ticket at the bookshop today! (Or contact the bookshop to reserve a ticket if you can't make it to the shop before the event.)

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Kids' event: How does the brain work?

Kids event – How does the brain work?

UPPSALA | Saturday 30th November at 11.00

KIDS’ EVENT – ”How Does the Brain Work?”
Fantastic Facts for Kids – Release Party & Reading

A book about the brain for children! In the book you will find out more about how the brain works, what nerve cells are and how they talk to each other, the different parts of the brain and what they do. Most importantly you’ll find out that the brain wants to be used and that it gets better the more you use it!

Meet author Klas Kullander, a professor at Upp­sala University. He sure knows a thing or two about the brain!

Release party • Reading/Storytelling

Welcome all kids! Free, bring a friend! Fika!

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Talk: A Death in the Rainforest – Don Kulick

A Death in the Rainforest – Don Kulick

UPPSALA | Thursday 14th Nov at 19:00. Tickets 50:-

Author Visit & Talk – Don Kulick:
A DEATH IN THE RAINFOREST
How a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea


Don Kulick is an anthropologist who has spent some 30 years visi­ting an isolated community in Papua New Guinea trying to learn the language and the culture, making friends, but also dodging ambushes and witnessing deep changes to the villagers’ way of life.

Listen to him talking about his experiences and learn more about a very different way of life – maybe one on the brink of extinction.

Time Magazine named his book one of their 32 Books You Need to Read This Summer, and National Geographic put it on their Best Travel Books of Summer list.

Tickets 50:- Get your ticket at the bookshop today! (or contact the shop to reserve a ticket)

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Author visit & reading: Bryan Furuness – ”Do Not Go On”

Author visit: Bryan Furuness

UPPSALA | Wednesday 6th Nov at 18.30. Free!

Author Visit & Reading:
Bryan Furuness – Do Not Go On

”The witness protection program is supposed to be a fresh start, but for the newly inducted Easterday family, it’s more like a personal apocalypse…”

Book release & Talk: Shining in the Dark – Hans-Åke Lilja

Shining in the Dark – Hans-Åke Lilja

UPPSALA | Tuesday 5th November at 19.00. Tickets 70:-

Book release & Talk:
Shining in the Dark – Hans-Åke Lilja on Stephen King

Our Hallowe'en week continues with a special author visit: Hans-Åke Lilja presents his new book Shining in the dark and lets us know everything we ever wanted to know about Stephen King, and loads of other great horror writers and stories.

Talk: Ghost and the World They Inhabit – Daniel Ogden

Talk Daniel Ogden – Ghosts and the Worlds They Inhabit

UPPSALA | Thursday 31st October at 19.00. Tickets 70:-

Celebrate Hallowe'en at The English Bookshop!

Listen to Daniel Ogden talk about Ghosts and the Worlds They Inhabit: A look at ghost stories in English literature through the ages, and afterwards enjoy tea and ghostly cake, and maybe look at our collections of ghost stories and other suitable spooky reads.

Thursday 31st October at 19.00
Advance tickets 70:-available at the bookshop. Tea and cake included. Get your ticket today!

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Books of the Month – April 2020

Anna Hope
Expectation
Paperback

Fiction of the month
(soon in stock!)

Patricia Grace
Potiki
Paperback

Classic of the month

Nicole Flattery
Show Them a Good Time
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Beth O’Leary
The Flatshare
Paperback

FeelGood of the month
NEW CATEGORY!

Sulari Gentill
A Few Right Thinking Men
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Tracy Clark
Broken Places
Paperback

Noir of the month

Suzanne Palmer
Finder
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Rachel Atwood
Walk the Wild with Me
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Irene Radford
A Spoonful of Magic
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Sheena Kamal
Fight Like a Girl
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Sinéad Gleeson
Constellations
Paperback

– Reflections From Life

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – March 2020

Chloe Aridjis
Sea Monsters
Paperback

Fiction of the month

Jean Toomer
Cane
Paperback

Classic of the month

Julia Armfield
Salt Slow
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

C. M. Elliott
Sibanda and the Rainbird
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Glen Erik Hamilton
Mercy River
Paperback

Noir of the month

Valerie Valdes
Chilling Effect
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month.

Adrian Tchaikovsky
Made Things
Paperback

Fantasy of the month.

A. J. Hackwith
The Library of the Unwritten
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month.

Becky Albertalli
Yes No Maybe So
Paperback

Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed.
Teen/YA of the month.

Mark Boyle
The Way Home
Paperback

Tales from a life without technology.
Non-Fiction of the onth.

Books of the Month – February 2020

Jenny McCartney
The Ghost Factory
Paperback

Fiction of the month

George Eliot
Silas Marner
Paperback

Classic of the month

Elizabeth Hand
Fire
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Sam Hurcom
A Shadow on the Lens
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Garry Disher
Bitter Wash Road
Paperback

Noir of the month

Arkady Martine
A Memory Called Empire
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Luke Arnold
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Dan Stout
Titanshade
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Natalie C. Anderson
Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Caroline Criado Perez
Invisible Women
Paperback

Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.
Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – January 2020

Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones and The Six
Paperback

General Fiction of the month

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