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!

Ebooks at The English Bookshop

Your favourite bookshop partners with the world's largest and most versatile ebookseller Kobo in Canada.

This means that by following the link from our ebook-page, The English Bookshop will get a commission on everything you buy without it costing you anything extra.


Téa Obreht wins the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction!

Congratulations to Serbian/American author Téa Obreht for winning the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction with her debut novel The Tiger's Wife!

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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