Author reading – Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews, author reading at the English Bookshop, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Canadian author Miriam Toews will visit The English Bookshop in Gamla stan, Stockholm, Saturday 31 March at 2 pm. She will read from her latest novel Irma Voth.

Miriam Toews was born in a small Mennonite town in Manitoba, Canada. She has published four novels and a memoir of her father. She has won numerous literary awards. Los Angeles Times says:

'Toews takes her place alongside Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler as the loveliest quintet of Canadian writers'

The stories in her novels A Complicated Kindness and Irma Voth both take place in Mennonite communities and depict the strict, religious everyday life and the agonies of the protagonists.

 

Storytelling for children in the the Stockholm English Bookshop

Storytelling at The English Bookshop 31 March at 11 am.
Welcome all 3-6 year olds for storytelling with Philip.
No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

Magic changes – Story Time at The Uppsala English Bookshop

Amazing things happen in stories. We all know that, don’t we? Cinderella goes to the ball in a pumpkin and Sleeping Beauty gets a wake-up kiss. But have you heard about Chip the guinea-pig who grows red hair and starts to sing? What about Marlon the monster who grows a noo-noo tree and Louis who learns to play football?

Come and listen to the magic.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 18th March, at the English Bookshop.

Reading Group - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Reading Group - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn WardWelcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book Salvage the Bones. 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 130:-. (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 March 14th / Thu March 15th at 7 pm
Stockholm: Tue March 20th / Wed March 21st at 7 pm

Jane Austen with magic? Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal

No this is not one of those mashups, like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This is an original story, but with the setting, story-line and style heavily inspired by the works of Jane Austen. Except it's set in an alternate Regency period where magic is an art generally practiced by educated women.

Reading Group - The Stars in the Bright Sky by Alan Warner

xWelcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book – The Stars in the Bright Sky by Alan Warner. 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 130:-. (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 15th / Thu Feb 16th at 7 pm
Stockholm: Wednesday Feb 22nd at 7 pm

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.

Books of the Month – August 2020

Julia Phillips
Disappearing Earth
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Richard Hughes
A High Wind in Jamaica
Paperback

Classic of the month

Bryan Washington
Lot: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Laura Kemp
Under a Starry Sky
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Douglas Skelton
Thunder Bay
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Kwei Quartey
The Missing American
Paperback

Noir of the month

Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Sower
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Kira Jane Buxton
Hollow Kingdom
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Grady Hendrix
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Daven McQueen
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Lemn Sissay
My Name is Why
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – July 2020

Natalie Haynes
A Thousand Ships
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Angela Thirkell
Wild Strawberries
Paperback

Classic of the month

Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Jenny Oliver
The Summer We Ran Away
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Allison Montclair
The Right Sort of Man
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Kathleen Kent
The Dime
Paperback

Noir of the month

John Crowley
Engine Summer
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Jamie Lee Moyer
Brightfall
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Tim Powers
Alternate Routes
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Justin A. Reynolds
Opposite of Always
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Anne Glenconner
Lady in Waiting
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2020

Jessica Francis Kane
Rules for Visiting
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Nan Shepherd
The Quarry Wood
Paperback

Classic of the month

Helen DeWitt
Some Trick - Thirteen Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Beth Corby
Where There’s a Will
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Doug Johnstone
A Dark Matter
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Patrick Hasburgh
Pirata
Paperback

Noir of the month

George R. Stewart
Earth Abides
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Alix E Harrow
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Cassandra Khaw
Hammers on Bone
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Sophie Gonzalez
Only Mostly Devastated
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Developed in cooperation with:

Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther