Winners of signed Rushdies!

The answers to the "Signed Salman Rushdie" competition were Lewis Shiner (remember, we should all be reading him....) and Ptosis. 

The lucky winners are Therese Granlund and Johan Anglemark! Congratulations! Get in touch for desired ink.

Pondering the Bookers

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I've been reading nothing but Booker nominees for the last 8 weeks. I managed to read 8 of the 13 nominees and was lucky enough to finish the entire shortlist. It's been an interesting journey into many different worlds; from suburban Australia to a prison garden shed in Canada; from revolutionary America to jewish life in modern London; from the end of Jamaican slavery to airport bars at Gatwick; from backpacking in Lesotho to Egyptian grave excavations in the 1920s... Amazing how much thought has gone into all these works of fiction.

New Competition! Signed Salman Rushdie!

We are running a competition on our Facebook page. Price is a signed copy of Luka and the Fire of Life - signed by the very man himself.

Mario Vargas Llosa - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010

Mario Vargas LlosaThe Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".

Mario Vargas Llosa - in the bookshop

Jan's Summer Reading

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What I've been reading...

      

Next weekend the Uppsala shop is moving!

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We have been in our current location for almost 9 years and have now outgrown them. Sales are excellent (thanks guys!) so we feel this is now the right move for us.

But don't worry! We're not moving far, the new place is 25 meters west of the old one; it's actually in the same building but on the corner. Bigger, better, but just as nice.

The actual move will happen during next weekend, most of it during the Saturday. A lot of you have been kind enough to offer to come help out, which is really amazing of you. We do have the best customers. If you do want to help out, let us know beforehand so we can plan for food and such.

So, wish us good luck and we rely on your forebearance as the start-up will undoubtedly be a bit messy.

Jan, Christer & minions

Books of the Month – August 2022

Sarah Hall
Burntcoat
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Elizabeth Hardwick
Sleepless Nights
Paperback

Classic of the month

Lorraine Lorraine Brown
The Paris Connection
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Anthony Veasna So
Afterparties
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Jane Pek
The Verifiers
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Peter Papathanasiou
The Stoning
Paperback

Noir of the month

Vonda N. McIntyre
Dreamsnake
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Helen Oyeyemi
Peaces
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Rachel Lynn Solomon
We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

James Crowden
Cider Country
Paperback

– How an Ancient Craft Became a Way of Life

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – July 2022

Tracey Lange
We Are the Brennans
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

L. P. Hartley
The Go-Between
Paperback

Classic of the month

Jill Shalvis
The Friendship Pact
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Choi Eunyoung
Shoko’s Smile
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

J.M. Hall
A Spoonful of Murder
Paperback

Mystery of the month

William McIlvanney & Ian Rankin
The Dark Remains
Paperback

Noir of the month

Caroline Hardaker
Composite Creatures
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Carl Thomas
Threadneedle
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Jenna Evans Welch
Love & Gelato
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Joe Keohane
The Power of Strangers
Paperback

– The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2022

Jessie Cave
Sunset
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Louisa May Alcott
Little Women
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Holly McCulloch
The Mix-Up
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Louise Kennedy
The End of the World is a Cul de Sac
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Ian Moore
Death and Croissants
Paperback

Mystery of the month

*Join the Crime reading group at the pub

M. P. Wright
Heartman
Paperback

Noir of the month

Erin K. Wagner
An Unnatural Life
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Shelley Parker-Chan
She Who Became the Sun
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Emily Barr
Ghosted
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Margalit Fox
The Confidence Men
Paperback

– How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – May 2022

Elif Shafak
The Island of Missing Trees
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Edward Abbey
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Paperback

Classic of the month

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