Book sale!

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We have the most amazing book sale tomorrow in the Uppsala shop!
We're doing a 3 for 2 campaign on things we love:

  1. The entire Penguin Great Ideas series!
  2. The entire brand new Penguin Mini Modern Classics series!
  3. All of the cloth-bound classics from Penguin that Coralie Bickford-Smith has designed (our favourite designer!!!) INCLUDING the new Fitzgerald editions!!!
  4. A selection of other titles. Everything at 3 for 2, cheapest book free!

Doors open Wednesday 10 am as usual... Do not miss out...

Helena is here!

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We at The English Bookshop are very proud to announce that Helena D. of Bokhora and Dark Places fame, will start blogging with us occasionally.

Read her reviews at Helena's Blog!

Meet the author of Freedom from Conscience – Melanie’s Journey

Moon Over Manifest by Clare VanderpoolMeet the author at The English Bookshop in Gamla Stan at the book signing on Saturday, February 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Michael Cross in the bookshop

Reading Group February - The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell

Welcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book. During the evening we’ll talk about the book and enjoy each other’s company as well as a nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake. And you get 10% discount on everything! The cost is only 50:- + book 114:-. (Oh, that includes the delicious cake as well!) Limited number of participants (max 10), so talk to the book- sellers and book your seat today.

Uppsala: Wed Feb 23 & Thurs Feb 24 at 7 pm
Stockholm: Tuesday Feb 22 at 7 pm

The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell in the bokoshop

Download the poster for the Reading Group

What I read on my Zanzibar vacation!

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Well, I managed six novels during the trip, four of them set in Zanzibar! It was quite tricky to track down novels set in Zanzibar, and I unfortunately failed to find any written by zanzibari authors. The only zanzibari author I could find was the Booker shortlisted Abdulrazak Gurnah, but none of his novels are set in Zanzibar! So I wound up with:

Winners announced! –the Kevin MacNeil competition

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by  Kevin MacNeilKevin MacNeil is from the Isle of Lewis, which in gaelic is Leòdhas. Lewis is half of Lewis & Harris (Leòdhas agus na Hearadh) which is part of the Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). So the answer we were fishing for was Leòdhas. And the winners are: Veronica S in Täby and Merimbe in Lund! Congratulations!

Kevin MacNeil in the bookshop

Pick up your order in Uppsala or Stockholm

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When ordering from the web bookshop you can now easily choose if you want to pick up your oder in the Uppsala or Stockholm bookshop.

New Competition! Win a copy of Kevin MacNeil's new book!

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by  Kevin MacNeil

A few years ago Caledonian author Kevin MacNeil was writer-in-residence at the local uni, and it's been a while since we heard from him. But now he's back with his new novel A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde, and we have two signed copies to raffle off. Just e-mail us the answer to this question: What is the Gaelic name of Mr MacNeil's island of origin?

Kevin MacNeil in the bookshop

The winner in our fabulous Kat von D competition announced!

A very scientificly minded blindfolded intern has pulled a name from the hat and the winner is..... Emelie G.!! Congratulations Emelie! (The intern's name is Ruddy. He's a very good intern.) (and the correct answer was Katherine Drachenberg)

Kat von D in the bookshop
www.katvond.net

Ideas for Christmas and winter reading

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If you're in the mood for a bit of Christmas and winter reading, we've got lots of ideas for you, from Dickens and The Grinch to cosy Christmas crimes! Here are some suggestions.

Night Before Christmas Clement C. Moore, Eric Puybaret (Ill.)   War of Gifts, A (An Ender Christmas Story)  Orson Scott Card Hogfather (Discworld #20) by Terry Pratchett  Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth (A Louie Knight Mystery #4)  Malcolm Pryce

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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