Tomas Tranströmer – The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011

Tomas TranströmerWith the wording "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality" – Tomas Tranströmer is awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011.

Tomas Tranströmer in the bookshop

Are bears scary or cuddly? - Storytelling in Uppsala 9/10

Storytelling for ChildrenAre bears scary or cuddly? Dogs can be a man’s best friend but what happens when there are no men around? Come and hear about animals that are toys, pets and beasts at story-time with Hannah and Rosie at 1 o’clock on 9th October at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone – Book launch in Gamla Stan

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Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone  by Lyons, M. S.Thursday 6 October at 7pm we're hosting a book launch in our shop in Gamla stan. M. S. Lyon we'll read from and talk about her debut novel Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone, loosely based on the author's experiences in Swinging London in the sixties. Snacks and drinkies served.

Book launch!

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Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone  by Lyons, M. S.Tomorrow Saturday, 1/10, at 6pm we're hosting a book launch in the shop. M. S. Lyon we'll read from and talk about her debut novel Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone, loosely based on the author's experiences in Swinging London in the 60's. Snacks and drinkies served.

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Competition time! Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes - The Sense of an EndingThis time the price is a signed copy of the new Julian Barnes novel - The Sense of an Ending. Jan has read this and says it's a wonderful book. And it's shortlisted for the Booker prize. So, quite a treat. If you live within the KoS and send us an e-mail at info@bookshop.se with the answer to this question before end-of-month September, you might be the lucky winner!

Under what pen-name did Julian Barnes write four Private Eye-novels; and why did he pick that particular name?

Our signing schedule at the Gothenburg book fair!

Our signing schedule for the Gothenburg book fair,
Stand C04:29 !

Friday
14.00 Nathan Larson
15.00 Peter Temple
15.30 Miral al-Tahawy

Saturday
11.00 Sebastian Junger
12.00 Peter Temple
14.00 Salim Bachi
14.30 M. S. Lyons
15.00 Nathan Larson
16.30 Siobhan Parkinson
17.00 Lionel Shriver

Video - The Queens of Scotland

Karen Campbell reads from her book After the Fire and is interviewed by Carina Burman.
Helen Fitzgerald reads from her book The Donor  and is interviewed by Helena Dahlgren.

Recorded in The Uppsala English Bookshop during "Kulturnatten" 10/9 in Uppsala.

Special Opening Hours in Uppsala 20-26/9!

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Half the staff are off to the ever exciting Gothenburg Book Fair this week, which means that the shop in Uppsala will have slightly adjusted opening hours from Tuesday 20/9 to Monday 26/9:

Monday - Friday: 11-18
Saturday: 11-15
Sunday: 12-15

Just so we can unpack the recently arrived boxes of books and give you the best service there is - as usual!

The Restoration Game

The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeodTo summarise: I think you might like this book if you

  • like Ken MacLeods earlier work
  • are interested in history, or big political questions
  • want realistic female protagonists (not superwomen)
  • enjoy reality leakage and sense of wonder in your fiction

Through most of The Restoration Game you can safely allow yourself to believe that you are reading a kind of contemporary spy thriller, although kind of light on the action and violence and heavy on the personal history of the geek girl protagonist Lucy.

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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