Author Talk: The Three Wells of Screenwriting – Matthew Kalil

Author talk: The Three Wells of Screenwriting – Matthew Kalil

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 22nd Sept at 10.30

Saturday Morning Author Talk by writer and director Matthew Kalil,
author of The Three Wells of Screenwriting

Discover Your Deep Sources of Inspiration

Do you ever wonder where your story ideas come from? Discover your hidden wells of endless creativity and use them to write highly original scenes, characters, and adventures.

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Non-Fiction reading group: Factfulness – Hans Rosling

Non-Fiction reading group: Factfulness – Hans Rosling

UPPSALA |  Thursday 27th Sept at 19.00

In September, our new Non-Fiction reading group will be discussing Factfulness –  Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling.

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Philosophy Special Theme Reading Group

Philosophy reading group: Would you kill the fat man?

STOCKHOLM Monday 8th Oct | UPPSALA Tuesday 9 Oct

WOULD YOU KILL THE FAT MAN?
The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong

Welcome to join this special theme philosophy reading group, facilitated by Madeleine Hyde. There will be a meeting in Uppsala as well as in Stockholm.

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Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story


Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 18th Sept at 18.00
(please note *Tuesday*, a previous post stated the wrong weekday)

Author visit: DAVID CHRISTIAN, author of
Origin Story – A Big History of Everything

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.

How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction?

Big History creator David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale.

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Culture Night at the bookshop

Celebrate KulturNatten at the bookshop

UPPSALA | Saturday 8th September

Celebrate KulturNatten at the bookshop!

11.00 Storytelling for Children with David

18.00 Ann Charters on Tranströmer
Ann will talk about her new book Two Widows See Their Poets Sleeping, of poetry, her friendship with Tomas Tranströmer, and his funeral.

19.00 Reading, writing, and the books that inspire
A conversation between Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Helena Dahlgren on literature, horror, the joy of reading and the pleasures and hardships of writing.

Saturday 8th September. Free! 

Talk: The Literary Importance of August – Daniel Ogden

Talk: The Literary Importance of August – Daniel Ogden

UPPSALA | Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 19.00

Join us for this interesting talk by Daniel Ogden on the literary importance of August.

Tickets 60:- (incl tea & cake).
Get your ticket at the bookshop today. Limited number of seats.

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Join the new Non-Fiction reading group

Non-Fiction reading group: I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell

UPPSALA | Wednesday 29th August 2018 at 19.00

You wanted to discuss non-fiction books – we listened! Welcome to join the new Non-Fiction reading group in Uppsala. Our first book is I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell, a memoir that shows that life can be just as dramatic as fiction.

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Summer Book Box Competition

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Summer Book Box Competition

Enter in the Big Summer Book Box Competition – now also with private accounts!

”Where are you reading today?” Snap a picture of where you’re reading today (a reading selfie if you’d like or just of your special place) and share it with us on social media. You could win one of FIVE great Book Boxes, curated by us and chosen from the best summer recommendations by Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, TOR.com och LittleBrown. Each box contains 4 great books each (or more).

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Author Talk: Alan Judd on MI6

Author Talk: Alan Judd on MI6

UPPSALA | Thursday 7th June at 19.00

Author Talk: ALAN JUDD on MI6
– the fascinating story of the launch of the British Secret Intelligence Service

Alan Judd, former soldier and diplomat, now renowned writer of spy thrillers and non-fiction will visit us to talk about MI6 and the fascinating and unique history of the launch of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service through the unusual life of its founder, Mansfield Cumming.

Thursday 7th June at 19.00
Ticket 60:- Get your ticket at the bookshop today. 
Refreshments and snacks. Limited number of seats.

Author Talk: Burkina Faso – Nothing Will Be As Before

Author Talk: Nothing will be as before

UPPSALA | Tuesday 29th May at 19.00

Author Talk: NOTHING WILL BE AS BEFORE

Join us for professor Sten Hagberg’s knowledge­able and inspiring talk about a changing ­Burkina Faso, as the country makes a break with its authoritarian past.

Nothing Will Be As Before is the result of ethnographic research on socio-­political transformations in Burkina Faso. With the popular insurrection in October 2014 that ousted President Blaise Compaoré from power, this country marks a break with its authoritarian past. Burkina Faso is engaged in democratic renewal, at the same time as political continuity is evident.

Tuesday 29th May at 19:00
Free, but sign up at the bookshop (limited seating) or by email: uppsalaevents@bookshop.se

Refreshments & snacks served.

In co-operation with Uppsala Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala University.

Books of the Month – September 2019

John Lanchester
The Wall
Paperback

General Fiction of the month

Frances Fanny Burney
Evelina
Paperback

Classic of the month

Kimberly King Parsons
Black Light: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Sarah Ward
The Shrouded Path
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Laird Barron
Blood Standard
Paperback

Noir of the month

Mary Robinette Kowal
The Calculating Stars
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Vita Nostra
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Wendy Trimboli
The Resurrectionist of Caligo
Paperback

& Alicia Zaloga
Urban Fantasy of the month

Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Jorge Carrión
Against Amazon: Seven Arguments / One Manifesto
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2019

Madeline Miller
Circe
Paperback

General Fiction pick of the month

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Alexia Arthurs
How to Love a Jamaican: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

T. E. Kinsey
A Quiet Life in the Country
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

James A. McLaughlin
Bearskin
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Amal el-Mohtar
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Paperback

& Max Gladstone

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Peter McLean
Priest of Bones
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Suyi Davies Okungbowa
David Mogo, Godhunter
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Paperback

Non-Fiction pick of the month

Samuel Miller
A Lite Too Bright
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

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

Developed in cooperation with:

Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther