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.

Books of the Month – November 2019

Keith Gessen
A Terrible Country
Paperback

General fiction of the month

Maria Edgeworth
Castle Rackrent
Paperback

Classic of the month

Samanta Schweblin
Mouthful of Birds
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Peter Maughan
The Cuckoos of Batch Magna
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Rafael Bernal
The Mongolian Conspiracy
Paperback

Noir of the month

Steven Erikson
Rejoice
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Wray Delaney
The Beauty of the Wolf
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Edward Willett
Worldshaper
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Sarah Farizan
Here to Stay
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

John Sellars
Lessons in Stoicism
Hardback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – October 2019

Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
Address Unknown
Paperback

General fiction of the month

Oliver Goldsmith
The Vicar of Wakefield
Paperback

Classic of the month

Lucia Berlin
Evening in Paradise
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Dominick Donald
Breathe
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Alan Parks
Bloody January
Paperback

Noir of the month

Sam J. Miller
Blackfish City
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Ann Leckie
The Raven Tower
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Sara Hanover
The Late Great Wizard
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Charlotte Nicole Davis
The Good Luck Girls
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Fergal Keane
Wounds – A Memoir of War and Love
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

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

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