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.

Storytelling for Children – in the Uppsala bookshop 18/9

Storytelling for ChildrenThe summer holidays are over and weren't they wonderful?
But how fantastic to pick up our pencils and books again as school starts! Come and hear stories about holiday fun and starting back at school, suitable for children and their adults."

First story telling is the 18th September at 13 o'clock in The Uppsala English Bookshop.

Video - British & Celtic Folk Music

Helena and Fredrik will takes you on a journey through British and Celtic folk music. Recorded during the Kulturnatt 2011 in the Uppsala English Bookshop.

Video - Beat Thing! in Gamla Stan Stockholm

Ann and Samuel Charters visited us on September 8 2011 at the English Bookshop in Gamla Stan Stockholm and held the first of two performances  of Beat Thing! – a performance/reading of Beat literature with the assistance of Björn Lundqvist on the bass. Christer from the bookshop presented.

The program was:

In Gamla Stan: The Queens of Scotland

11/9 The Queens of Scotland 15 o'clock in Gamla Stan.

Glaswegian writers Karen Campbell & Helen Fitzgerald, strong fresh voices of the current generation of Scottish authors, visit The English Bookshop for a reading and Q&A. Karen Campbell has written four of the strongest police novels to emerge from the UK in the last decade. Helen Fitzgerald has written six astounding novels that defy definition with their unorthodox portrayals of women.

Tips for Christmas

Michelle Obama
Becoming
Hardback
Tana French
The Wych Elm
Trade paperback
Bob Woodward
Fear: Trump in the White House
Hardback
George R.R. Martin
Fire and Blood
Hardback
Tessa Hadley
The Past
Paperback
John Shirley
Eclipse (A Song Called Youth #1)
Paperback
Rebecca West
The Return of the Soldier
Paperback
Todd Lockwood
The Summer Dragon (Evertide #1)
Paperback
Lisa McInerney
The Blood Miracles
Hardback

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

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