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.

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

Books of the Month – September 2020

Tola Rotimi Abraham
Black Sunday
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

John Hersey
Too Far to Walk
Paperback

Classic of the month

Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Fabulous
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Richard Roper
Something to Live For
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Jim Kelly
The Great Darkness
Paperback

Mystery of the month

John McMahon
The Good Detective
Paperback

Noir of the month

Lindsay Ellis
Axiom’s End
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

K. J. Parker
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Kevin Hearne
Ink & Sigill
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Christina Hammonds Reed
Black Kids
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Catrina Davies
Homesick
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2020

Julia Phillips
Disappearing Earth
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Richard Hughes
A High Wind in Jamaica
Paperback

Classic of the month

Bryan Washington
Lot: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Laura Kemp
Under a Starry Sky
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Douglas Skelton
Thunder Bay
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Kwei Quartey
The Missing American
Paperback

Noir of the month

Octavia E. Butler
Parable of the Sower
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Kira Jane Buxton
Hollow Kingdom
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Grady Hendrix
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Daven McQueen
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Lemn Sissay
My Name is Why
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

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

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

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