Join the Crime Reading Group

Join the Crime Reading Group

UPPSALA

Reader of mystery novels?
Lover of crimes?

Join the Crime Reading Group in Uppsala! We meet once a month to discuss a mystery novel, either a more hard-boiled, noir kind of book (Tough Crime), or a more classic crime (British Crime). Leading the discussions is author James van Loon.

On Monday 24 April we’re dissecting Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg and on Monday 22 May we discuss what’s making A High Mortality of Doves by Kate Ellis fly. (The novel that is, the doves aren’t flying anywhere...)

Sign up at the bookshop.

Books of the Month – April 2017

Mark Thompson – DustJulia Chapman – Date with DeathMelissa Ginsburg – Sunset CityVic James – Gilded CageBrenda Cooper – Edge of DarkLaura Bickle – Nine of StarsBecky Albertalli – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens AgendaIris Murdoch – A Severed HeadHope Jahren – Lab GirlAnnie Proulx – Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for April!

General Fiction: Mark Thompson – Dust

Classic: Iris Murdoch – A Severed Head

British Crime: Julia Chapman – Date with Death

Tough Crime: Melissa Ginsburg – Sunset City

Fantasy: Vic James – Gilded Cage

Science Fiction: Brenda Cooper – Edge of Dark

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Laura Bickle – Nine of Stars

Teen reading: Becky Albertalli – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Non-Fiction: Hope Jahren – Lab Girl

Short Story Collection: Annie Proulx – Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories

Click Read more to... eh, read more in the title presentations.

Nordic Noir Talks: Meet Carin Gerhardsen

Meet Carin Gerhardsen

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 6th April at 18:30

Meet Carin Gerhardsen on Thursday – if you dare…

Meet Carin Gerhardsen on Thursday 6th April in our Stockholm shop. We say ’if you dare’ only because she’s literally been killing off people in southern Stockholm for years in her Hammarby novels (to be fair she’s been solving the crimes as well with a little help from Detective Inspector Conny Sjöberg and his murder investigation team at the Hammarby police).

Meet Carin at our first Nordic Noir Talk on Thursday 6th April at 18:30 at the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-gerhardsen or at the Stockholm bookshop

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir
Next up in the series is Jens Lapidus on April 27th.

Release Party for Two Thirds North 2017

Release party Two Thirds North 2017

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 5th April at 19:00

Literature! Music! Snacks and refreshments! 

It must be the release party for TWO THIRDS NORTH, Stockholm University's journal of international literature! 

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 1st April at 10:00

Breakfast Talk: Craft and Book Discussion with Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee, a multiple award-winning British novelist, wants to talk to you about literature! Join us in the Stockholm shop for a breakfast talk.

Maggie has written eleven books and was the first female chair of the Royal Society of Literature. A long-time creative writing teacher, Maggie is currently working with Stockholm University’s creative writing students. 

In this talk Maggie will be reading from some of her more recent work and answering all your best writerly and readerly questions.

Advance tickets 60:- (includes coffee/tea and a light breakfast) available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at www.billetto.se/breakfast-maggie-gee

Nordic Noir Talks in Stockholm


Nordic Noir Talks Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Starting April 6th

We are extremely proud to announce NORDIC NOIR TALKS in our Stockholm shop – a series of talks on Nordic Noir and Scandinavian Mystery with some of the most well-known Swedish crime writers.

First out is Carin Gerhardsen on April 6th, followed by Jens Lapidus on April 27th.

Advance tickets available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at billetto.se

» Read more about the entire series and all the authors at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir

World Poetry Day in Uppsala

World Poetry Day 21st March

UPPSALA | Tuesday 21st March at 19:00. Free.

WORLD POETRY DAY
with Guests of Honour from the SoCal underground poetry scene!

CHRIS VANNOY (San Diego)
DAVID McINTIRE (Los Angeles)
ARMINE IKNADOSSIAN (LA)

Come celebrate the power of poetry with us on Unesco’s dedicated World Poetry Day. International & local poets performing. Night headed by Chris, David and Armine from the LA poetry scene.

Anisur Rahman • Dennis Renfors • Sara Lessing 
Linnea Kjellberg • Sam Kessel • Henry Bowers
Kajsa Ragnarsson • Jessica Rose Middleton • and guests

Be there or be hopelessly rectangular!

Storytime in Uppsala

Storytime - Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA | Saturday 18th March at 11:00

How many babies should a tall man have?
(Twelve, it would seem.)

How many names should those babies have?
(Two, in this case.)

How annoying is to be copied by three gull chicks?
(Extremely.)

Developments of these brief answers at Storytime, eleven o’clock, Saturday 18th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Talk Lois Banner: Garbo, Monroe and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

Talk Lois Banner – Garbo. Monroe and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

UPPSALA | Wednesday 15th March at 19:00

Lois Banner, visiting Fulbright professor in American Studies, gives a talk about two iconic film stars:


GRETA GARBO, MARILYN MONROE, 
and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

Drawing from her best-selling biography of Marilyn Monroe and current work on Greta Garbo, she will evaluate the lives and careers of these two iconic film stars. She will take a feminist perspective, focusing on their self-creation, their innovative politics, and their ultimate failure.

Wednesday 15th March at 19:00 
Tickets 60:-, incl. refreshments.
Limited number of seats, buy your ticket in the bookshop today!

Meet Andy Griffiths – Australia’s most popular children’s author

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Meet Andy Griffiths

UPPSALA | Saturday 11th March at 15:00

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world! Just about anything can happen there, and it does. And it keeps growing bigger and bigger and BIGGER…

Books of the Month – July 2019

Lex Coulton
Falling Short
Paperback

Modern Fiction pick of the month

Ann Radcliffe
A Sicilian Romance
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Anjali Sachdeva
All the Names They Use for God
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

Gillian Galbraith
The End of the Line
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

Edgar Cantero
This Body’s Not Big Enough For the Both of Us
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Özgür Mumcu
The Peace Machine
Paperback

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Alex Stewart
A Fistful of Elven Gold
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Richard Kadrey
The Grand Dark
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Rory Power
Wilder Girls
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Rose McGowan
Brave
Paperback

Non-Fiction/Biography pick of the month

Hot & New – 8 April 2019

Suzy Hansen
Notes on a Foreign Country
Paperback

An American Abroad in a Post-American World

Mike Ripley
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Paperback

The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to the Eagle Has Landed

Laura Freeman
The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite
Paperback
Arkady Martine
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan)
Trade paperback
James S. A. Corey
Tiamat’s Wrath (Expanse #8)
Trade paperback
Susan Hill
The Comforts of Home
Paperback

DCS Simon Serailler #9

New Titles – 31 January 2019

Bridget Collins
The Binding
Hardback
James Marlon
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Trade Paperback
Jin Yong
A Bond Undone
Trade Paperback

Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 2

Jane Harper
The Lost Man
Trade Paperback
Mick Finlay
The Murder Pit
Paperback

(An Arrowood Mystery 2)

Elly Griffiths
The Stone Circle
Trade Paperback

(Ruth Galloway #11)

Peter May
The Man With No Face
Trade Paperback
Miriam Darlington
Owl Sense
Paperback
David Weber
Through Fiery Trials
Hardback

(Safehold #10)

Dav Pilkey
Brawl of the Wild
Hardback

(Dog Man #6)

Malala Yousafzai
We Are Displaced
Trade Paperback

My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

S. A. Chakraborty
The Kingdom of Copper
Trade paperback

(Daevabad Trilogy #2)

Tips for Christmas

Michelle Obama
Becoming
Hardback
Tana French
The Wych Elm
Trade paperback
Bob Woodward
Fear: Trump in the White House
Hardback
George R.R. Martin
Fire and Blood
Hardback

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