Release: ”Glass Town” – Steven Savile

Release ”Glass Town” – Steven Savile

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 5h Dec at 18:30 Free

There's always been magic in our world
We just needed to know where to look for it 

Join us for the official release party of Steven Savile’s latest book: GLASS TOWN in the Stockholm shop.

Presentation and reading by Steven, interview and Q&A, signing and partying! Snacks & refreshments served! 

Steven Savile is an international sensation, selling over half a million copies of his novels worldwide and writing for cult favourite television shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate.

Now, he is finally making his US debut with Glass Town, a brilliantly composed novel revolving around the magic and mystery lurking in London:

Author visit: Chris Jagger - ”Escorting the Monarch”

Author visit ”Escorting the Monarch” - Chris Jagger

STOCKHOLM | Monday 4th Dec at 17:00–18:00

Chris Jagger presenting and signing ”Escorting the Monarch – We Lead Others Follow”

Escorting the Monarch tells as close to an official history of the Special Escort Group (SEG) as one could hope for. Formed in 1952 and charged to protect HRH Queen Elizabeth, as well as visiting heads of state, terrorist prisoners, and priceless property – the group has an incredible history.

Son of a retired SEG officer, Chris builds on thorough archival research and privileged anecdotes gleaned from private interviews with former members of this world-class team.

Poetry Game Night in Stockholm

Poetry Game Night in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 30th Nov at 18:30

ビギン!Let’s play! Join us on Thursday for a Poetry Game Night – we’ll play an English version of the ancient (and action-packed) Japanese poetry game Karuta. 

Karuta is known as an intellectual martial arts game in Japan – but no prior knowledge is needed for our game night! No need to know Japanese, or even English poetry – just grab the correct cards before the others do in order to win!

Fun for all – and you could win a gift certificate to the Japanese restaurant Blue Light Yokohama in Sofo!

Free – bring family and friends!

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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.

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

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?

Hot in Mystery – 22 March 2018

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

New in Non-Fiction – 22 March 2018

Dan Jones
The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God's Holy Warriors
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
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor – Four Stories from the TARDIS
Yaba Badoe
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
David Weber
A Call to Vengeance (Manticore Ascendant #3)
Tristan Palmgren
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Tangled Lands

New in Fiction – 1 Feb 2018

Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13
Ahmed Saadawi
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Jojo Moyes
Still Me
Trade Paperback
Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Jenny Colgan
The Endless Beach
Joanna Cannon
Three Things About Elsie
Trade Paperback

New in Sci-Fi - 1 Feb 2018

Douglas Adams
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
Pierce Brown
Iron Gold (Red Rising #4)
Trade Paperback
Ian McDonald
Luna: Wolf Moon (# 2)

Hot & New – 15 Dec 2017

Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express and other Hercule Poirot Mysteries
Isabel Allende
In the Midst of Winter
Philip Wilkinson
Phantom Architecture
Gayle Forman
Leave Me
Jerry Scott
What Was That All About? 20 Years of Our Favorite Zits Strips and Stories
David Weber
Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington #14)

Stina recommends – 29 Nov 2017

Katherine Webb
The Hiding Places
Stephanie Garber
Kat Howard
Roses and Rot
Trade Paperback

Hot & New this week – 24 Nov 2017

Christopher Hitchens
Last Interview: And Other Conversations
Walter Isaacson
Leonardo Da Vinci

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