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.

In Gamla Stan: Beat Thing

The 8/9 at 19 o'clock we are holding the Beat Thing event at the bookshop in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.

An evening of diverse Beat Generation writing performed by Ann Charters (beat generation scholar and the first biographer of Jack Kerouac) and Sam Charters (eminent jazz/blues historian and biographer). This program was performed last year at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

KulturNatten i Uppsala 2011 – Events at The English Bookshop

 

KulturNatten i Uppsala 2011 – Events at The English BookshopDuring the KulturNatten Uppsala 10th of September, we will arrange three events in our Uppsala Bookshop (at Svartbäcksgatan 19):
British & Celtic Folk Music! – 3 to 4 pm
The Queens of Scotland! –  5 to 7 pm
Beat Thing! –  7:30 to 9 pm  

Reading Group – Ours are the streets by Sunjeev Sahota

Ours are the streets by Sunjeev Sahota

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. (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: August 31 and September 1 at 7 pm
Stockholm: September 7 at 7 pm

Ours are the Streets by Sunjeev Sahota in the bookshop

Man Booker Prize 2011 Longlist

The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction - the ‘Man Booker Dozen' - was announced on Tuesday 26th of July. A total of 138 books were considered for the longlist, 13 made the list. They are:

Meet Nathan Larson, the author of Dewey Decimal System, August 4th

Nathan Larson; THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEMMeet Nathan Larson at the English Bookshop in Stockholm Gamla stan (Lilla Nygatan 11, Old Town)  at 7 pm. August 4. He'll talk and read from his book (his first reading outside  North America). There will time for a chat and book signing also.

Do join Natan at his event Facebook page.

Nathan Larson in the bookshop

New George RR Martin on sale at midnight!

Tonight at 00.01 we open the shop especially to start selling the new long-awaited novel by George R R Martin; A Dance With Dragons. If you've prebooked your copy; stop by and pick it up so you can start reading immediately! Don't miss out!

Helena blogs about her summer reading!

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What does your list look like? Read Helena's here

Superb Summer Reads

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Here is a small selection of books that are perfect for the beach and hammock, or a cozy sofa on a rainy day. They are not listed in any particular order - just have your pick and dive in!

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

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