Afraid? Me? What of?

Are you afraid of spiders? What about bottom-biting bog monsters? Or
vampire neighbours? How about a huge squawking baby vulture in the
middle of the night?

Come and hear stories about a scared knight, a lonely spider and other
amazing creatures at 1pm on Saturday 11th February.

Final Days by Gary Gibson

Final Days by Gary Gibson

You might like this book if you enjoy:

  • action-filled thriller type plots
  • time travel
  • science fiction stories with philosophical implications, but not too much
  • doom and apocalypse

Keep reading if you would like to know my thoughts on Final Days in a context of hard science fiction. 

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year, The English Bookshop (2011) We want to wish all our friends and customers a great 2012 and thank you for 2011 which has been by far the best year for The English Bookshop in our entire 16 year history. Never before have we sold so many books, never before have we had so many great conversations with customers, read so many great books or had so much fun.

And it all comes down to you.
So from all of us at the shop(s):
Thank You for making sure we'll be around to see another year.
Together we will make it even better.
You all rock. (In a literary, sophisticated way, of course.)

…All I want for Christmas is a happy ending…

Christmas is coming: the geese are getting fat.

But that’s not all that’s happening.

Tyler is searching for an angel that looks just right. Sam is worried about polar bears. Dylan and Bronwen hear a ghost on Christmas Eve. But what about Bradley? He is setting a trap for Santa!

Come for yuletide yarns where things end well (except for the goose) at 1pm on Sunday 4th December.

Doctor Who Night 23/11!

Doctor Who Event

Welcome to a Doctor Who Evening at The English Bookshop! 
This is your opportunity to meet other whovians in Uppsala,
and discuss doctors and companions and your favourite
books and episodes.
Lots happening during the evening:
A TALK about the Doctor Who books

Storytelling in Uppsala 5/11

Storytelling for ChildrenFamilies are where we live. What is yours like? Small or big? Calm or noisy? Can a family tell too many jokes or have too much money? Come to the English Bookshop and hear about a family with aunties that kiss too much, a bad family that gets better and another with a girl who won’t eat her tomatoes.

Bring your family at 1pm on Saturday 5th November for a giggle.

  • Master Money the Millionaire, Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop, Master Track's Train and Mr Creep the Crook all by Allan Ahlberg
  • No more Kisses for Bernard by Niki Daly (Not in the bookshop at time of writing. Please, use our BookFinder service)
  • I will not ever never eat a tomato by Lauren Child

Halloween reads

Don't miss Helena Dahlgren's new blog - Halloween reads!

Look! There's a lion in the library! – Storytelling in Uppsala 23/10

Storytelling for ChildrenLook! There's a lion in the library! A tiger in a picture! A pig playing a trumpet! What's going on? Come and find out at story time this Sunday with Hannah and Rosie, 1 o'clock on 23rd October in the English Bookshop, Uppsala.

Upcoming Storytelling at The Uppsala English bookshop during the autumn of 2011:
Saturday, 5th November at 1pm

Julian Barnes wins The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011!

Congratulations to Julian Barnes for winning the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel "The Sense of an Ending"!

Dame Stella Rimington, Chair of the 2011 judges, made the announcement at the awards dinner at London's Guildhall and she comments: "Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending has the markings of a classic of English Literature. It is exquisitely written, subtly plotted and reveals new depths with each reading."

Beat Thing! – video from Kulturnatten i Uppsala

Recording form the Beat Thing! performance during Kulturnatten in Uppsala, in The Uppsala English Bookshop. Also see the recording from their performance at the bookshop in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.

Ann and Samuel Charters performs Beat Thing! – a performance/reading of Beat literature. Jan from the bookshop presented, assisted by Elias Castegren on the bass.

The program was:

New Titles – 28 November 2018

Joyce Carol Oates
Hazards of Time Travel
Hardback
Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass Collector's Edition (#1)
Hardback
Matthew Reinhart
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts
Hardback
Christa Faust
Killing Joke, The (Batman)
Trade Paperback

Gary Phillips (DC Comics Novels)

James Lovegrove
Firefly - Big Damn Hero
Hardback

Nancy Holder

Carolyn Wells
Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club)
Hardback
Sujatha Gidla
Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
Paperback
Peter Frankopan
The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World
Hardback
Kirsty Stonell Walker
Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang: Fifty Makers, Shakers and Heartbreakers from the Victorian Era
Hardback
Oscar Wilde
In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings
hardback
A Treasury of Best-loved Fairy Tales (Leatherbound Classics)
Hardback
Geoffrey West
Scale: The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies
Paperback

New Titles – 22 November 2018

Jonathan Lethem
The Feral Detective
Trade Paperback
George R.R. Martin
Fire and Blood
Hardback
J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
Hardback
Brandon Sanderson
Skyward (#1)
Trade Paperback
Jeffrey Archer
Heads You Win
Hardback
Lee Child
Past Tense (Jack Reacher #23)
Trade Paperback
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon The Art of War & Power
Hardback
Noam Chomsky
Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissolution
Trade Paperback
Venki Ramakrishnan
Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
Hardback
Robert Jobson
Charles At Seventy : Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams
Hardback
Michelle Obama
Becoming
Hardback
Hamish McKenzie
Insane Mode: Inside Tesla and Elon Musk's Mission to Save the World
Trade Paperback

New Titles – 1 November 2018

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Books of Earthsea (Complete Illustrated Edition)
Hardback

Charles Vess (ill.)

Peter Ackroyd
Dominion (History of England vol. 5)
Trade paperback
Stephen Fry
Heroes
Trade paperback
David Baldacci
Long Road to Mercy (Atlee Pine)
Trade paperback
Gyles Brandreth
Have You Eaten Grandma?
Trade paperback
Lucinda Riley
The Moon Sister (Seven Sisters #5)
Trade paperback

New Titles – 19 October 2018

Alan Moore
Jerusalem
Trade Paperback
Cecelia Ahern
Roar (Stories)
Trade Paperback

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