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

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!

Ebooks at The English Bookshop

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This means that by following the link from our ebook-page, The English Bookshop will get a commission on everything you buy without it costing you anything extra.


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...

Books of the Month – October 2021

Bryan Washington
Memorial
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Sylvia Townsend Warner
Summer Will Show
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Sophia Money-Coutts
Did You Miss Me?
Trade Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Brandon Taylor
Filthy Animals
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Robert Goddard
The Fine Art of Invisible Detection
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Jonathan Ames
A Man Named Doll
Paperback

Noir of the month

Jay Posey
Every Sky A Grave
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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T. L. Huchu
The Library of the Dead
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom of the Wicked
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Shappi Khorsandi
Kissing Emma
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Mohsen Zaldi
A Dutiful Boy
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – September 2021

Celia Laskey
Under the Rainbow
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Isabel Colegate
The Shooting Party
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Fiona Gibson
The Dog Share
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Paul McVeigh (ed)
The 32
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices

Candas Jane Dorsey
The Adventures of Isabel
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Dirk Wittenborn
The Stone Girl
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Linden Lewis
The First Sister
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month*

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Susanna Clarke
Piranesi
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Kalynn Bayron
This Poison Heart
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

David Levithan & Jennifer Niven
Take Me With You When You Go
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Merlin Sheldrake
Entangled Life
Paperback

How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2021

Kate Reed Petty
True Story
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Bernice L. McFadden
Sugar
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Sue Moorcroft
Under the Italian Sun
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Mary South
You Will Never Be Forgotten
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Alex Pavesi
Eight Detectives
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Halley Sutton
The Lady Upstairs
Paperback

Noir of the month

Stark Holborn
Ten Low
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Hannah Whitten
For the Wolf
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Jadie Jang
Monkey Around
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

T J Klune
The Extraordinaries
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month