Join the Crime Reading Group

Join the Crime Reading Group


Reader of mystery novels?
Lover of crimes?

Join the Crime Reading Group in Uppsala! We meet once a month to discuss a mystery novel, either a more hard-boiled, noir kind of book (Tough Crime), or a more classic crime (British Crime). Leading the discussions is author James van Loon.

On Monday 24 April we’re dissecting Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg and on Monday 22 May we discuss what’s making A High Mortality of Doves by Kate Ellis fly. (The novel that is, the doves aren’t flying anywhere...)

Sign up at the bookshop.

Books of the Month – April 2017

Mark Thompson – DustJulia Chapman – Date with DeathMelissa Ginsburg – Sunset CityVic James – Gilded CageBrenda Cooper – Edge of DarkLaura Bickle – Nine of StarsBecky Albertalli – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens AgendaIris Murdoch – A Severed HeadHope Jahren – Lab GirlAnnie Proulx – Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for April!

General Fiction: Mark Thompson – Dust

Classic: Iris Murdoch – A Severed Head

British Crime: Julia Chapman – Date with Death

Tough Crime: Melissa Ginsburg – Sunset City

Fantasy: Vic James – Gilded Cage

Science Fiction: Brenda Cooper – Edge of Dark

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Laura Bickle – Nine of Stars

Teen reading: Becky Albertalli – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Non-Fiction: Hope Jahren – Lab Girl

Short Story Collection: Annie Proulx – Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories

Click Read more to... eh, read more in the title presentations.

Nordic Noir Talks: Meet Carin Gerhardsen

Meet Carin Gerhardsen

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 6th April at 18:30

Meet Carin Gerhardsen on Thursday – if you dare…

Meet Carin Gerhardsen on Thursday 6th April in our Stockholm shop. We say ’if you dare’ only because she’s literally been killing off people in southern Stockholm for years in her Hammarby novels (to be fair she’s been solving the crimes as well with a little help from Detective Inspector Conny Sjöberg and his murder investigation team at the Hammarby police).

Meet Carin at our first Nordic Noir Talk on Thursday 6th April at 18:30 at the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at or at the Stockholm bookshop

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at
Next up in the series is Jens Lapidus on April 27th.

Release Party for Two Thirds North 2017

Release party Two Thirds North 2017

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 5th April at 19:00

Literature! Music! Snacks and refreshments! 

It must be the release party for TWO THIRDS NORTH, Stockholm University's journal of international literature! 

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 1st April at 10:00

Breakfast Talk: Craft and Book Discussion with Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee, a multiple award-winning British novelist, wants to talk to you about literature! Join us in the Stockholm shop for a breakfast talk.

Maggie has written eleven books and was the first female chair of the Royal Society of Literature. A long-time creative writing teacher, Maggie is currently working with Stockholm University’s creative writing students. 

In this talk Maggie will be reading from some of her more recent work and answering all your best writerly and readerly questions.

Advance tickets 60:- (includes coffee/tea and a light breakfast) available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at

Nordic Noir Talks in Stockholm

Nordic Noir Talks Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Starting April 6th

We are extremely proud to announce NORDIC NOIR TALKS in our Stockholm shop – a series of talks on Nordic Noir and Scandinavian Mystery with some of the most well-known Swedish crime writers.

First out is Carin Gerhardsen on April 6th, followed by Jens Lapidus on April 27th.

Advance tickets available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at

» Read more about the entire series and all the authors at

World Poetry Day in Uppsala

World Poetry Day 21st March

UPPSALA | Tuesday 21st March at 19:00. Free.

with Guests of Honour from the SoCal underground poetry scene!

DAVID McINTIRE (Los Angeles)

Come celebrate the power of poetry with us on Unesco’s dedicated World Poetry Day. International & local poets performing. Night headed by Chris, David and Armine from the LA poetry scene.

Anisur Rahman • Dennis Renfors • Sara Lessing 
Linnea Kjellberg • Sam Kessel • Henry Bowers
Kajsa Ragnarsson • Jessica Rose Middleton • and guests

Be there or be hopelessly rectangular!

Storytime in Uppsala

Storytime - Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA | Saturday 18th March at 11:00

How many babies should a tall man have?
(Twelve, it would seem.)

How many names should those babies have?
(Two, in this case.)

How annoying is to be copied by three gull chicks?

Developments of these brief answers at Storytime, eleven o’clock, Saturday 18th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Talk Lois Banner: Garbo, Monroe and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

Talk Lois Banner – Garbo. Monroe and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

UPPSALA | Wednesday 15th March at 19:00

Lois Banner, visiting Fulbright professor in American Studies, gives a talk about two iconic film stars:

and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

Drawing from her best-selling biography of Marilyn Monroe and current work on Greta Garbo, she will evaluate the lives and careers of these two iconic film stars. She will take a feminist perspective, focusing on their self-creation, their innovative politics, and their ultimate failure.

Wednesday 15th March at 19:00 
Tickets 60:-, incl. refreshments.
Limited number of seats, buy your ticket in the bookshop today!

Meet Andy Griffiths – Australia’s most popular children’s author


Meet Andy Griffiths

UPPSALA | Saturday 11th March at 15:00

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world! Just about anything can happen there, and it does. And it keeps growing bigger and bigger and BIGGER…

Hot in Mystery – 22 March 2018

Elizabeth George
The Punishment She Deserves (Lynley #17)
Jacqueline Winspear
To Die But Once (Maisie Dobbs #14)
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Abir Mukherjee
A Necessary Evil

New in Non-Fiction – 22 March 2018

Dan Jones
The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God's Holy Warriors
Caroline Elton
Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors
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Julia Crowe
My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords
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New in SF & Fantasy – 9 March 2018

Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor – Four Stories from the TARDIS
Yaba Badoe
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
David Weber
A Call to Vengeance (Manticore Ascendant #3)
Tristan Palmgren
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Tangled Lands

New in Fiction – 1 Feb 2018

Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13
Ahmed Saadawi
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Jojo Moyes
Still Me
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Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Jenny Colgan
The Endless Beach
Joanna Cannon
Three Things About Elsie
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New in Sci-Fi - 1 Feb 2018

Douglas Adams
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
Pierce Brown
Iron Gold (Red Rising #4)
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Ian McDonald
Luna: Wolf Moon (# 2)

Hot & New – 15 Dec 2017

Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express and other Hercule Poirot Mysteries
Isabel Allende
In the Midst of Winter
Philip Wilkinson
Phantom Architecture
Gayle Forman
Leave Me
Jerry Scott
What Was That All About? 20 Years of Our Favorite Zits Strips and Stories
David Weber
Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington #14)

Stina recommends – 29 Nov 2017

Katherine Webb
The Hiding Places
Stephanie Garber
Kat Howard
Roses and Rot
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Hot & New this week – 24 Nov 2017

Christopher Hitchens
Last Interview: And Other Conversations
Walter Isaacson
Leonardo Da Vinci

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