The History of Hallowe’en in Uppsala


The History of Halloween

UPPSALA | Thursday 3rd Nov at 19:00

Trick or treat or Jack o’lantern? Witches abroad or all saints? 

Satisfy your curiosity as well as your longing for storytelling when Sara Lilja Visén and Stina Björkelid guide you through the history of Hallowe’en, with the help of stories and poems from days of yore to present days. 

There will also be time for the audience to read a few of their favourite ghost stories. 

Don’t be shy, don’t be scared – join us for a night of hauntings and horrors in the safety of the bookshop!

Date: Thursday 3rd November
When: 19:00 (the spooky hour...)
Where: The English Bookshop, Uppsala
How much: 80 kr, tea and cake included.

Book your seat now – remaining tickets sold at the door.

Horror reading group with Helena

Horror reading group with Helena

UPPSALA | Wednesday 9th November

How about some haunting horror for Halloween? Join our horrific suspenseful theme reading group in the Uppsala bookshop. 

Together with Helena Dahlgren (author of 100 Hemskaste) we’ll talk about Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House (and other scary things). Nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake as usual. Book is in stock, sign up at the bookshop and book your seat (limited number of participants).

» More info

Podcast party at the Stockholm shop

Pod party and live recording

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 26th Oct 17:00–19:00

Ever wondered how a podcast is made? Join us in the bookshop for a ”live” recording of the wonderful Swedish book podcast ”En förbannad podd – en podd om böcker och andra tidsfördriv” by Sofia and Katta.

Come join us on Wednesday 26th October from 17:00 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast. We will celebrate the anniversary with drinks and snacks and a special recording of the podcast live from our cosy bookshop. Live podcasting from 17:30.

» Read more in the facebook event

Scary storytime in Uppsala


Scary storytime for Children

UPPSALA | Saturday 22nd October at 11:00

Why do some things scare me but they don’t scare my friend? What are you scared of? Being swept out to sea? Going on a trip? Losing something? 

At story time on Saturday 22 October we’ll hear about how sometimes scary things aren’t that scary after all.

Welcome all 3–6 year olds for storytelling in the Uppsala bookshop!

Creative Writing Workshop with James van Loon

Creative Writing Workshop

Do you want to write the next bestseller? There’s a trend in new novels: the word girl is in their titles. The 'Girl' in the title is more than a marketing or branding trend, but also another writing voice. We will explore this voice and writing technique with 4 novels as well as the writing you will do in this creative writing workshop with James van Loon.

Celebrate #bookshopday 8th October

Bookshopday on Saturday 8th October

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 8th October

Saturday 8th October is #BOOKSHOPDAY – a celebration of the local independent bookshop and all it brings to the local community!

Visit us on Saturday and join the celebration. We have soooo many new titles to tempt you with ;-)

Or join our instagram photo competition and you could win a book bag designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith!

Enter the instagram photo competition and the bag could be yours! Capture the essence of a really good local bookshop in an image, post it on instagram and tag it with:

#bookshopday #ilovemybookshop @bookshop_se

Post your photo by Sunday 9th Oct at the latest. Your instagram profile needs to be public to enter the competition. Good luck!

Yucky story-time in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 8th October at 11:00

Some things are just yucky, right? Your friend’s wobbly tooth hanging on by a string? Blergh!
Cleaning your room? Yergh!

Yucky story-time at 11 o’clock on Saturday 8th October at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Wibble Wobble My Loose Tooth by Miriam Moss and Joanna Mockler Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells

Author reading: Lyn Coffin - The First Honeymoon

Author reading: Lyn Coffin – The First Honeymoon

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 8th Oct at 10:00

Lyn Coffin is the award winning author of 30 books. Lyn will be reading stories from her short story collection “The First Honeymoon” which is being reissued by Iron Twine Press. The event is free and starts nice and early at 10:00 on Saturday 8th October.

”The edginess of Joyce Carol Oates; the ability, like John Updike, to extract human drama from the mundane, the suburban, the often-overlooked common experience; the twisting of form to the service of story, a la Alice Munro; the poeticism of Virginia Woolf; the quirk and off-beat humor of Richard Brautigan—all these elements come together in Lyn Coffin’s distinctive style.”

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.

Books of the month for October

General Fiction: Jonathan Coe – Number 11

British Crime: Steve Burrows – A Siege of Bitterns

Tough Crime: Brian Panowich – Bull Mountain

Fantasy: Natasha Pulley – The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Science Fiction: James P. Smythe – Way Down Dark

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Amanda Downum – Dreams of Shreds and Tatters

Teen reading: David Arnold – Kids of Appetite

Classic of the Month: Christopher Isherwood – Mr Norris Changes Trains

Non-Fiction: Kim Barker – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

 

Jonathan Coe – Number 11 Steve Burrows – A Siege of Bitterns (Birder's Mystery #1) Brian Panowich – Bull MountainNatasha Pulley – The Watchmaker of Filigree StreetJames P. Smythe – Way Down Dark (Australia #1)Amanda Downum – Dreams of Shreds and TattersDavid Arnold – Kids of Appetite Christopher Isherwood – Mr Norris Changes Trains Kim Barker – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

New Crime/Mystery – 13 June 2018

Kent Harrington
Last Ferry Home
Trade Paperback
Janet Evanovich
Dangerous Minds
Paperback
Charles Cumming
The Man Between
Hardback

New Non-Fiction – 7 May 2018

Duncan Larcombe
Prince Harry: The Inside Story
Paperback
Lisa Samson
Epitaph for the Ash: In Search of Recovery and Renewal
Hardback
Ben Fogle
English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather
Paperback

New Fiction – 7 May 2018

Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Paperback
Neel Mukherjee
A State of Freedom
Paperback
Rowan Coleman
The Summer of Impossible Things
Paperback

Even more new Non-Fiction – 7 May 2018

Caitlin Doyle
Unicornucopia: The Little Book of Unicorns
Hardback
Dean Burnett
The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why
Trade Paperback
Jenni Murray
A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection
Paperback

Hot & New – 12 April 2018

Andrew Wilson
A Talent For Murder
Paperback
Madeline Miller
Circe
Hardback
Stefan Bollman
Women Who Read Are Dangerous
Hardback
Irivine Welsh
Dead Man’s Trousers
Hardback
Jo Nesbø
Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Trade Paperback
Alexander McCall Smith
The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Hardback

Hot in Mystery – 22 March 2018

Elizabeth George
The Punishment She Deserves (Lynley #17)
Hardback
Jacqueline Winspear
To Die But Once (Maisie Dobbs #14)
Trade Paperback
Abir Mukherjee
A Necessary Evil
Paperback

New in Non-Fiction – 22 March 2018

Dan Jones
The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God's Holy Warriors
Paperback
Caroline Elton
Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors
Trade Paperback
Julia Crowe
My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords
Trade Paperback

New in SF & Fantasy – 9 March 2018

Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer
Paperback
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor – Four Stories from the TARDIS
Hardback
Yaba Badoe
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
Paperback
David Weber
A Call to Vengeance (Manticore Ascendant #3)
Hardback
Tristan Palmgren
Quietus
Paperback
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Tangled Lands
Hardback

New in Fiction – 1 Feb 2018

Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13
Paperback
Ahmed Saadawi
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Paperback

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