Celebrating 22 years in Uppsala!

22 years in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 18th November 2017

On 18th November 1995, the Uppsala English Bookshop opened on the upper floor in a green wooden building from 1826, right on the river Fyris in the middle of historic Uppsala.

And today we celebrate 22 years in Uppsala! We couldn’t have made it without you, our customers, friends and family – so a big thanks goes out to you all. And thank you for making the bookshop the Shop of the Year 2017 in Uppsala!

What happens after #metoo?

What happens after #metoo?

STOCKHOLM | Friday 24th Nov at 18–20

We’re proud to be hosting the launch for We Need to Talk – solidarity and survivorship.
A book about what happens after #metoo by award-winning spoken word artist Agnes Török.

This is a free event, open to all. 10% of proceeds from the book are donated to organisations working to end sexual violence and support victims and survivors.

Come for the poetry reading, and the panel discussion of what to do after #metoo. Stay for the mingle, snacks and chance to support the great work of FATTA, Föreningen Tillsammans and Stjärnjouren - Sundbybergs Tjejjour among others. Refreshments, merchandise and books sold.

WE NEED TO TALK
is a call to arms.
A voice in the silence.
The beginnings of a plan on How To Change Everything.
Let’s start right now.

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Release: 99 Americanisms that Captured the World

Release 99 Americanisms that Captured the World

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 16th Nov at 18:00

”…two countries divided by a common language”

Join us and the Swedish-British Society in the Stockholm shop for the release of 99 Americanisms that Captured the World – the latest book by the President of the Swedish-British Society, Professor Wilhelm Engström, and his co-author Dr Fergal Donnelly

The authors will expand on ”…two countries divided by a common language”, a bon mot normally attributed to Oscar Wilde. It sounds innocuous enough to our ears, as do ’reliable’, ’influential’ and ’lengthy’, which all inspired loathing when they first crossed the Atlantic. 

Understanding the game of linguistic and cultural differences can make the course of business run more smoothly, but even if we learn each other’s language there is still a natural barrier that keeps our two worlds apart. 

Find out more at the book release event on November 16th.
Snacks and refreshments will be served. Free event.

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Girls’ Night in the bookshop

Girls’ Night in the city and the bookshop

UPPSALA | Thursday 9th Nov all night 19–21

Girls’ Night in Uppsala City. We’re open 19–21. Book recommendations by Else & Shirin. Get personal reading recommendations & great tips for Christmas. Win a gift certificate! A cosy night, with snacks & refreshments.
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Tjejkväll i Uppsala city torsdag 9 nov 19–21. På The English Bookshop har vi ”Boktipsarkväll med Else & Shirin”: Få personliga rekommendationer och perfekta julklappstips. Vinn presentkort! Mys, snacks & förfriskningar. Extraöppet hela tjejkvällen 19–21.

Books of the Month for November 2017

Discover the Books of the Month for November – there’s something for everyone!

Books of the Month – Fiction- Classics - Short Stories

MODERN FICTION
Selection Day – Aravind Adiga

A moving and beautifully observed novel, of adolescence, ambition and self-realization, of fathers and sons, set in contemporary Bombay, by the Man Booker Prize winning author of The White Tiger and Last Man in Tower.

Merlin - the man, the myth, the legend. Book launch

Book launch The Wrathful Traveller – Rhuddem Gwelin

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 9th Nov at 18:30

Welcome to the launch of Rhuddem Gwelin’s latest book The Wrathful Traveller – the Merlin Chronicles Volume 2.

The evening will begin with some reflections by the author on the role the legendary Merlin has played in the historical battle between magic and the ever-more powerful church. She will then read excerpts from the novel to show how Merlin is cast into the madness of the Crusades.

Why Shakespeare? Talk with Ruby Jand


Why Shakespeare? Talk with Ruby Jand

UPPSALA | Tuesday 7th Nov at 19:00

WHY SHAKESPEARE? Shakespeare Calling with Ruby Jand

Who is Hamlet? Is Lady Macbeth really evil? Can Caliban really be a twitchy speeded Goth freak? Why are Shakespeare’s characters so interesting to us even today – 400 years after his death?

Author visit: Brian Kimberling – Snapper

Meet Brian Kimberling

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 19th October at 18:30

A birdwatcher’s guide to the human heart – an unconventional coming of age story from an unforgettable new voice that will appeal to fans of David Vann and Annie Proulx.

With wry humour and real freshness, Snapper charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him.

Brian Kimberling grew up in Evansville, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University. As a student he was involved in a major study of songbirds, an experience central to his first novel, Snapper. Subsequently he taught English in the Czech Republic, Mexico, and Turkey. He now lives in England.

Meet Brian in the Stockholm shop on Thursday 19th October at 18:30
Tickets 30:-. Get your ticket today!

Books of the Month for October 2017

Discover the Books of the Month for October – there’s something for everyone!

Modern Fiction – Classics – Short Stories

MODERN FICTION
Transit – Rachel Cusk
In the wake of family collapse, a writer and her two young sons move to London. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a number of transitions – personal, moral, artistic, practical – as she endeavours to construct a new reality for herself and her children.

”Page-turningly enthralling and charged with the power to move” – Guardian
» Paperback 150:-


CLASSICS
The Whisperer in Darkness and other tales – H.P. Lovecraft
The most important US horror writer since Edgar Allan Poe and a big influence on nearly every major figure in the genre after his day.
» Paperback 130:-

SHORT STORIES
Rotten Row – Petina Gappah
It is just after nine o’clock in the morning. Gidza will die in exactly forty-three minutes and thirteen seconds.

’Rotten Row’ is the Criminal Division of Harare, and the courts and the unfortunates who pass through them are the subjects of this mesmerising collection of stories.

”Does for Harare now what Dickens did for Victorian London, with lethal comic relish and rage” – Observer
» Paperback 150:-

British Mystery – Tough Crime

BRITISH MYSTERY
Death in Profile – Guy Fraser-Sampson
The genteel façade of London’s Hampstead is shattered by a series of terrifying murders, and the ensuing police hunt is threatened by internal politics, and a burgeoning love triangle within the investigative team. Pressurised by senior officers desperate for a result a new initiative is clearly needed, but what?

Praised by fellow authors and readers alike, this is a truly original crime story, speaking to a contemporary audience yet harking back to the Golden Age of detective fiction. Intelligent, quirky and mannered, it has been described as ’a love letter to the detective novel’.
» Paperback 130:-


TOUGH CRIME
Dr. Knox – Peter Spiegelman
Dr Adam Knox returns from the war in Afghanistan a little rougher, a little wiser, and a lot more inclined to kick it to the ones at the top. The ones in charge...

”Dr Knox portrays an all-new Los Angeles, rendered in a wild, all-new style. It's a crackerjack crime novel; everything pop-pop-pops and lures you deeper and deeper into Peter Spiegelman's luminous vision. It's a thrilling book” – James Ellroy
» Paperback 150:-

Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Urban Fantasy

SCIENCE FICTION
Cold Welcome (Vatta's Peace #1) – Elizabeth Moon
Admiral Ky Vatta should return to her childhood home a war hero, but on the way her shuttle is downed by sabotage.

Marooned in a hostile landscape it'll take every bit of wit, skill and luck she can muster to lead her fellow survivors to safety, knowing that the mysterious enemies who destroyed the ship are on the hunt, and may have an agent in the group ready to finish the job at any moment. And was the sabotage an attempt on Ky's own life, or someone else's?

Nebula-Award-winner Elizabeth Moon triumphantly returns to science fiction with this space opera adventure, perfect for fans of Lois McMaster Bujold, James S. A. Corey and Star Wars.
» Paperback 150:-


FANTASY
Roses and Rot – Kat Howard
Imogen and her sister Marin escape their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, whether it be art or love in this critically acclaimed debut novel from ”a remarkable young writer” (Neil Gaiman, American Gods).

What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of?

» Paperback 175:-


URBAN FANTASY
Strange Magic: An Essex Witch Museum Mystery – Syd Moore

Rosie Strange doesn’t believe in ghosts or witches or magic. No, not at all. It’s no surprise therefore when she inherits the ramshackle Essex Witch Museum, her first thought is to take the money and run.
Still, the museum exerts a curious pull over Rosie.

‘Confident, down-to-earth Essex girl Rosie is an appealing character, and there is plenty of spooky fun in this spirited genre mashup.’ – Guardian

» Paperback 150:-

Teen / Young Adult – Non-Fiction (Biographies)

TEEN / YOUNG ADULT
Never Say Sometimes – Adi Alsaid
Never date your best friend.
Always be original.
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken…

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be clichés so they even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school.
» Paperback 130:-


NON-FICTION (Biographies)
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood – Trevor Noah
The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

One of the comedy world’s brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

» Paperback 150:-

Discover the poetry of Emily Dickinson

The Poets light but Lamps - Ann-Marie Vinde

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 12th October at 18:30

The Poets light but Lamps
New poems in Swedish by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
 
Only a limited number of Dickinson’s poems were known to her contemporaries. Today she has long been recognized as one of America’s greatest poets.
 
”Poeter tänder bara lampor/The Poets light but Lamps” is Ann-Marie Vinde’s second collection of translations of Dickinson poems. Like her first one, ”Min flod flyter mot dig/My River runs to thee”, it is bilingual and annotated.
 
Ms Vinde will read from her new volume and provide some background.
 
Thursday 12th October at 18:30
Tickets 30:-. Get your ticket today at the Stockholm bookshop!

Books of the Month – September 2020

Tola Rotimi Abraham
Black Sunday
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

John Hersey
Too Far to Walk
Paperback

Classic of the month

Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Fabulous
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Richard Roper
Something to Live For
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Jim Kelly
The Great Darkness
Paperback

Mystery of the month

John McMahon
The Good Detective
Paperback

Noir of the month

Lindsay Ellis
Axiom’s End
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

K. J. Parker
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Kevin Hearne
Ink & Sigill
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Christina Hammonds Reed
Black Kids
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Catrina Davies
Homesick
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2020

Julia Phillips
Disappearing Earth
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Richard Hughes
A High Wind in Jamaica
Paperback

Classic of the month

Bryan Washington
Lot: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Laura Kemp
Under a Starry Sky
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Douglas Skelton
Thunder Bay
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Kwei Quartey
The Missing American
Paperback

Noir of the month

Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Sower
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Kira Jane Buxton
Hollow Kingdom
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Grady Hendrix
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Daven McQueen
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Lemn Sissay
My Name is Why
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – July 2020

Natalie Haynes
A Thousand Ships
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Angela Thirkell
Wild Strawberries
Paperback

Classic of the month

Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Jenny Oliver
The Summer We Ran Away
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Allison Montclair
The Right Sort of Man
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Kathleen Kent
The Dime
Paperback

Noir of the month

John Crowley
Engine Summer
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Jamie Lee Moyer
Brightfall
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Tim Powers
Alternate Routes
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Justin A. Reynolds
Opposite of Always
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

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