And the winners of the The Crippled God competition are....

The signed copies of The Crippled God goes to the winners: Johan G and Andreas A!!
Congratulations!!

Messrs H and Anglemark who did not win but did manage to figure out the correct answer without clues are given special kudos and 10% off at a purchase of their choice. Just say the code word (the name of the Douglas Adams character played by Richard Vernon in 1981...)

Orange Prize for Fiction 2011 Longlist

The Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing throughout the world.
Orange Prize for Fiction 2011 

The 2011 longlist:

Competition for signed copies of the new Steven Erikson!!!!

Steven Erikson, The Crippled GodYes it's true, we have two copies of The Crippled God to give away to the deserving. The question this time is: the author's father is from a beautiful Swedish town. What is the name of this town?

E-mail your replies to info@bookshop.se no later than March 21! Competition open only within Sweden and winners will be announced on the web site. Good luck!

The Crippled God by Steven Erikson in the bookshop

Reading Group – The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Reading group 2011 MarchWelcome 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 98:-. (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: March 22nd / 23rd / 24th at 7 pm
Stockholm: March 29th / 30th at 7 pm

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake in the bookshop
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Storytelling for Children! - in the Uppsala bookshop

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Storytelling for Children 2011 March, The Uppsala English BookshopThis Sunday at 1pm in the Uppsala shop, Hannah will read stories in English for children aged 3 to 6.

Sunday March 6th at 13
Sunday March 27th at 13 

Great Fun!

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

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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:

New Titles – 31 January 2019

Bridget Collins
The Binding
Hardback
James Marlon
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Trade Paperback
Jin Yong
A Bond Undone
Trade Paperback

Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 2

Jane Harper
The Lost Man
Trade Paperback
Mick Finlay
The Murder Pit
Paperback

(An Arrowood Mystery 2)

Elly Griffiths
The Stone Circle
Trade Paperback

(Ruth Galloway #11)

Peter May
The Man With No Face
Trade Paperback
Miriam Darlington
Owl Sense
Paperback
David Weber
Through Fiery Trials
Hardback

(Safehold #10)

Dav Pilkey
Brawl of the Wild
Hardback

(Dog Man #6)

Malala Yousafzai
We Are Displaced
Trade Paperback

My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World

S. A. Chakraborty
The Kingdom of Copper
Trade paperback

(Daevabad Trilogy #2)

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

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