A Foreign Country

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Charles Cumming is simply the best of the new generation of English spy novelists. This was riveting. Great read.

Summertime, Story-time 20th May

The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook. Shirley Hughes

The days are getting long and light. School will be over soon. Stories about gardens, the seaside, camping and warm evenings outdoors should get us ready for the holidays, even if it’s raining outside.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 20th May, at the English Bookshop.

Anybody interested in winning a signed copy of Coraline?

Neil Gaiman's Coraline (the McKean edition) Yes it's true: we have copy of Neil Gaiman's Coraline (the McKean edition) signed by Mr Gaiman himself!

In order to win this there are three things you should do... Find the rules on our Facebook page

Best bookshop on the net? Vote for us!!!

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Exciting! We are one of only six bookshops to be nominated for Best bookshop on the net! by Svensk bokhandel.

The criterias they suggest you consider for the bookshop website are:

  • Which one is best at communicating with the world?
  • Which of the sites give you the best sense of what kind of bookstore they are?
  • In short, which one makes you the most curious?

We can win this but only if you vote for us! Spread the word. You can vote for 10 days only.

Vote here!
Read more here!

Thanks!

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

If you prefer your thrillers dark and literary with a big side order of intricate twists and achingly real characters, but have yet to read a book by Gillian Flynn, I have one word for you. Congratulations! See, it is my firm belief - and I have the likes of Stephen King on my side here - that contemporary crime just doesn't get any better than Flynn. Her first two novels, Sharp Objects and Dark Places, are not only two of the best crime novels I've read this decade - but also two of the best books, full stop. Now, do I have your attention?

Storytelling in The English Bookshop Stockholm 5th May

Storytelling with Philip at Lilla Nygatan 11, 5th May, 11 am. Welcome all children 3-6 years old!

The game’s afoot!

Sherlock Holmes evening in The Uppsala English Bookshop

Join us for an evening of Sherlockian interest and discussions. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters through the ages, and his popularity never seems to lessen.

One of Sweden’s foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle will give a talk entitled May I Marry Sherlock Holmes?, there will be all sorts of books and merchandise on display and for sale, not to mention that there will also be tea with scones and cake.

When?
Thursday the 26th of April, 7 pm

Where?
The English Bookshop, Svartbäcksgatan 19, Uppsala How much? 50 kr

Why?
Elementary, dear reader; because you know you want to!

Sherlock Holmes in the bookshop
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Wild and cross

Have you ever been cross with your teddy?

Katie Morag was so cross that she threw hers into the choppy sea! Then she wished that she hadn’t. What can you do with a wild brother? Would you rescue your sister from goblins? These and more moral dilemmas for children and their grown-ups.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 22nd April, at the English Bookshop.

Author reading – Karin Altenberg

We are delighted to announce that author Karin Altenberg will be visiting The English Bookshop, Stockholm on Thursday evening, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Karin Altenberg will be reading from her book Island of Wings, recently nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 -celebrating the best in women's international fiction.
All are welcome. There is no cost.

Karin Altenberg in the bookshop

Karin Altenberg

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.

 

Books of the Month – April 2021

Kirstin Innes
Scabby Queen
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Ivy Compton-Burnett
A House and Its Head
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Poppy Alexander
The Littlest Library
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Souvankham Thammavongsa
How to Pronounce Knife
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

William Shaw
Salt Lane
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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S. A. Cosby
Blacktop Wasteland
Paperback

Noir of the month

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Word for World is Forest
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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C. L. Polk
The Midnight Bargain
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Gareth Hanrahan
The Gutter Prayer
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Phil Stamper
As Far as You’ll Take Me
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Patrick Freyne
OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – March 2021

Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Nella Larsen
Quicksand & Passing
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Anna Bell
The Man I Didn’t Marry
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Rion Amilcar Scott
The World Doesn’t Require You
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Caroline Dunford
A Death at the Hospital
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Stephen King
Later
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Sarah Pinsker
A Song for a New Day
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Melissa Albert
Tales From the Hinterland
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Hannah Mathewson
Witherward
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Namina Namina
The Gilded Ones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Sophy Roberts
The Lost Pianos of Siberia
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – February 2021

Clare Beams
The Illness Lesson
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Janet Frame
Owls Do Cry
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Miranda Dickinson
Our Story
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Naomi Ishiguro
Escape Routes
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Charlie Hodges
Vanishing Act
Paperback

Mystery of the month

John Straley
The Big Both Ways
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Chana Porter
The Seep
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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M.A. Carrick
The Mask of Mirrors
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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D.J. Butler
The Cunning Man
Paperback

D.J. Butler & Aaron Michael Ritchley

Urban Fantasy of the month

Wibke Brueggemann
Love is for Losers
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

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