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 – July 2020

Natalie Haynes
A Thousand Ships
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Angela Thirkell
Wild Strawberries
Paperback

Classic of the month

Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Jenny Oliver
The Summer We Ran Away
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Allison Montclair
The Right Sort of Man
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Kathleen Kent
The Dime
Paperback

Noir of the month. (Delivery July 15th)

John Crowley
Engine Summer
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Jamie Lee Moyer
Brightfall
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Tim Powers
Alternate Routes
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Justin A. Reynolds
Opposite of Always
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Anne Glenconner
Lady in Waiting
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2020

Jessica Francis Kane
Rules for Visiting
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Nan Shepherd
The Quarry Wood
Paperback

Classic of the month

Helen DeWitt
Some Trick - Thirteen Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Beth Corby
Where There’s a Will
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Doug Johnstone
A Dark Matter
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Patrick Hasburgh
Pirata
Paperback

Noir of the month

George R. Stewart
Earth Abides
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Alix E Harrow
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Cassandra Khaw
Hammers on Bone
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Sophie Gonzalez
Only Mostly Devastated
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Mo Moulton
Mutual Admiration Society
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – May 2020

Kevin Barry
Night Boat to Tangier
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Nancy Mitford
Wigs on the Green
Paperback

Classic of the month

Kristen Roupenian
Cat Person and Other Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Cathy Bramley
A Patchwork Family
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Rennie Airth
The Decent Inn of Death
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Tim MacGabhann
Call Him Mine
Paperback

Noir of the month

Martin L. Shoemaker
Today I Am Carey
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Gods of Jade and Shadow
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Margaret Killjoy
The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Liz Lawson
The Lucky Ones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

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