Anybody interested in winning a signed copy of Coraline?

Neil Gaiman's Coraline (the McKean edition) Yes it's true: we have copy of Neil Gaiman's Coraline (the McKean edition) signed by Mr Gaiman himself!

In order to win this there are three things you should do... Find the rules on our Facebook page

Best bookshop on the net? Vote for us!!!

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Exciting! We are one of only six bookshops to be nominated for Best bookshop on the net! by Svensk bokhandel.

The criterias they suggest you consider for the bookshop website are:

  • Which one is best at communicating with the world?
  • Which of the sites give you the best sense of what kind of bookstore they are?
  • In short, which one makes you the most curious?

We can win this but only if you vote for us! Spread the word. You can vote for 10 days only.

Vote here!
Read more here!

Thanks!

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

If you prefer your thrillers dark and literary with a big side order of intricate twists and achingly real characters, but have yet to read a book by Gillian Flynn, I have one word for you. Congratulations! See, it is my firm belief - and I have the likes of Stephen King on my side here - that contemporary crime just doesn't get any better than Flynn. Her first two novels, Sharp Objects and Dark Places, are not only two of the best crime novels I've read this decade - but also two of the best books, full stop. Now, do I have your attention?

Storytelling in The English Bookshop Stockholm 5th May

Storytelling with Philip at Lilla Nygatan 11, 5th May, 11 am. Welcome all children 3-6 years old!

The game’s afoot!

Sherlock Holmes evening in The Uppsala English Bookshop

Join us for an evening of Sherlockian interest and discussions. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters through the ages, and his popularity never seems to lessen.

One of Sweden’s foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle will give a talk entitled May I Marry Sherlock Holmes?, there will be all sorts of books and merchandise on display and for sale, not to mention that there will also be tea with scones and cake.

When?
Thursday the 26th of April, 7 pm

Where?
The English Bookshop, Svartbäcksgatan 19, Uppsala How much? 50 kr

Why?
Elementary, dear reader; because you know you want to!

Sherlock Holmes in the bookshop
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Wild and cross

Have you ever been cross with your teddy?

Katie Morag was so cross that she threw hers into the choppy sea! Then she wished that she hadn’t. What can you do with a wild brother? Would you rescue your sister from goblins? These and more moral dilemmas for children and their grown-ups.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 22nd April, at the English Bookshop.

Author reading – Karin Altenberg

We are delighted to announce that author Karin Altenberg will be visiting The English Bookshop, Stockholm on Thursday evening, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Karin Altenberg will be reading from her book Island of Wings, recently nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 -celebrating the best in women's international fiction.
All are welcome. There is no cost.

Karin Altenberg in the bookshop

Karin Altenberg

Author reading – Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews, author reading at the English Bookshop, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Canadian author Miriam Toews will visit The English Bookshop in Gamla stan, Stockholm, Saturday 31 March at 2 pm. She will read from her latest novel Irma Voth.

Miriam Toews was born in a small Mennonite town in Manitoba, Canada. She has published four novels and a memoir of her father. She has won numerous literary awards. Los Angeles Times says:

'Toews takes her place alongside Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler as the loveliest quintet of Canadian writers'

The stories in her novels A Complicated Kindness and Irma Voth both take place in Mennonite communities and depict the strict, religious everyday life and the agonies of the protagonists.

 

Storytelling for children in the the Stockholm English Bookshop

Storytelling at The English Bookshop 31 March at 11 am.
Welcome all 3-6 year olds for storytelling with Philip.
No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

Magic changes – Story Time at The Uppsala English Bookshop

Amazing things happen in stories. We all know that, don’t we? Cinderella goes to the ball in a pumpkin and Sleeping Beauty gets a wake-up kiss. But have you heard about Chip the guinea-pig who grows red hair and starts to sing? What about Marlon the monster who grows a noo-noo tree and Louis who learns to play football?

Come and listen to the magic.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 18th March, at the English Bookshop.

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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