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!

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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!

David Lodge Competition!

Yes! We have a signed copy of his latest book A Man of Parts to raffle off! If you want to be the lucky winner just email us at info@bookshop.se with your answer to this question: What colour are Mr Lodge's eyes? Answers in before end of day June 14, contestants within the kingdom only.

Good luck!

Ascension Day & National Day Closed

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In observance of local statutes and traditions the Shops will remain closed Thursday June 2, and Monday June 6. We are however open as usual Friday through Sunday. Welcome!

Storytelling this Sunday!

This Sunday in Uppsala, bring your 3-6 year olds and come listen to Hannah read stories. 1pm.

Boys in peril!

Competition time!

Plugged by Eoin ColferA while back I read a gloriously violent and very acerbic short story called Taking on PJ by the Irish children's book author Eoin Colfer (of Artemis Fowl fame). This was decidely a new track in his career! I liked it. And now he's followed through (on the insistance of Ken Bruen...) and has written a full-length noir novel called Plugged about an Irish ex-military working as a bouncer at a strip-club in New Jersey. Well. You get the idea.

We have a signed copy to raffle out. Just e-mail us the answer to this question: What does Eoin rhyme with? before May 31 11pm! Within the realm only, as per usual...

Storytelling for Children! – in the Stockholm bookshop 30/4

Storytelling for Children - Saturday April 30th at 11 (2011)  Saturday April 30th at 11 (2011)

Welcome all 2-6 year olds for storytelling with Philip. No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

 

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Author Reading: John Gilmour – Sweden, the Swastika and Stailn

Author Reading - John Gilmour – Sweden, the Swastika and StailnTuesday April 19 at 6.30pm John Gilmour will hold a talk on The Swedish Experience in the Second World War. This should be really interesting so do not miss out!

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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