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

Books of the month for September

General Fiction: Paul Beatty – Sellout

British Crime: David Ashton Mistress of the Just Land

Tough Crime: Neal Griffin – Benefit of the Doubt

Fantasy: James A. Moore – Seven Forges

Science Fiction: Bennett Coles – Virtues of War

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Jonathan Wood – No Hero (#1)

Teen reading: Sophie Kinsella – Finding Audrey

Classic of the Month: Sinclair Lewis – It Can't Happen Here

Non-Fiction: Margaret Forster – My Life in Houses


Paul Beatty – SelloutDavid Ashton - Mistress of the Just Land: A Jean Brash Mystery 1Neal Griffin – Benefit of the Doubt James A. Moore – Seven ForgesBennett Coles – Virtues of WarJonathan Wood – No Hero (#1)Sophie Kinsella – Finding AudreySinclair Lewis – It Can't Happen HereMargaret Forster – My Life in Houses

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

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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:

New Zeland publisher Penguin Books NZ:

Swedish publisher Brombergs:

Books of the month for August

General Fiction: Melissa Harrison – At Hawthorn Time

British Crime: Robert Thorogood – A Meditation on Murder

Tough Crime: Craig Johnson – The Cold Dish

Fantasy: Tiffany Trent – The Unnaturalists

Science Fiction: Becky Chambers – Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Sarah Kuhn – Heroine Complex

Teen reading: David Owen – Panther

Classic of the Month: John Milton – Paradise Lost

Non-Fiction: Edmund  de Waal – White Road, The: A Pilgrimage of Sorts


Melissa Harrison – At Hawthorn Time Robert Thorogood – A Meditation on MurderCraig Johnson – The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1)Tiffany Trent – The UnnaturalistsBecky Chambers – Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Sarah Kuhn – Heroine Complex David Owen – PantherJohn Milton – Paradise LostEdmund  de Waal – White Road, The: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

Win a signed Harry Potter book!

Win a signed Harry Potter book

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | 31st July–5h August

Yes it’s true! You could win a signed copy of the new Harry Potter story, signed by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

Count the jelly beansCount the jelly beans:  Visit one of our shops and guess the number of beans in the jar by the till. Fill in the contest form and hand in. No purchase necessary.

Contest rules: No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Contest period July 30th–August 5th. Winner announced on August 6th. If several entries have the correct number, the winner will be chosen by randomized draw (using


Book cover: Artwork ™ & © HPTP. Harry Potter ™ WBEI

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 or )

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!

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:

Link to the Stockholm event:

Books of the month for July

General Fiction: Kate Clanchy – Meeting the English

British Crime: William Sutton  Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square

Tough Crime: David Black – Fast Shuffle

Fantasy: Jon Skovron – Hope & Red

Science Fiction: Weston Ochse – Ninefox Gambit

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Cathy Clamp – Forbidden (Sazi)

Teen reading: Clare Furniss – The Year of the Rat

Classic of the Month: Wilkie Collins – Dream Woman

Non-Fiction: Thomas Harding – The House by the Lake


Kate Clanchy – Meeting the EnglishWilliam Sutton – Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square David Black – Fast ShuffleJon Skovron – Hope & RedWeston Ochse – Ninefox GambitCathy Clamp – Forbidden (Sazi)Clare Furniss – The Year of the RatWilkie Collins – Dream WomanThomas Harding – The House by the Lake

N.K. Jemisin – The Fifth Season

N.K. Jemisin; The Fifth SeasonThe world is ending. It has ended before, and it will end again. In N.K. Jemisin’s sixth novel The Fifth Season, Father Earth himself is the enemy, rupturing the world’s only continent through quakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis and storms every couple of decades and sending its people into chaos as a result.

The Geek Feminist Revolution – by Kameron Hurley

The Geek Feminist Revolution – by Kameron HurleyThe Geek Feminist Revolution is an essay collection by science fiction and fantasy author Kameron Hurley about feminism, geek culture, narrative and writing. Dedicated to Joanna Russ, the collection is an oftentimes personal inquiry into the genres we, as feminists, both love and hate.

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