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 – November 2022

Dawnie Walton
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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J. L Carr
A Month in the Country
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Helly Acton
The Shelf
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Ada Moncrieff
Murder at the Theatre Royale
Paperback
Gregory Galloway
Just Thieves
Paperback
Nathan Tavares
A Fractured Infinity
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Rachel Griffin
The Nature of Witches
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Jesse Q. Sutanto
Well, That Was Unexpected
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

David Damrosch
Around the World in 80 Books
Paperback

– A Literary Journey

Non-Fiction of the month

Jeremy Atherton Lin
Gay Bar – Why We Went Out
Paperback

Books of the Month – October 2022

Claire Keegan
Small Things Like These
Hardback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House
Paperback

Classics of the month

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Josie Silver
One Night on the Island
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Tom Hindle
A Fatal Crossing
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Chris Whitaker
We Begin at the End
Paperback

Noir of the month

Brendan P. Bellecourt
Absynthe
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Alexandra Bell
The Winter Garden
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Melinda Salisbury
Her Dark Wings
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Warren Ellis
Nina Simone’s Gum
Paperback

– A Memoir of Things Lost and Found

Non-Fiction of the month

Imogen Binnie
Nevada
Paperback

Books of the Month – September 2022

Sara Nisha Adams
The Reading List
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Barbara Comyns
Our Spoons Came From Woolworths
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Clare Pooley
The Authenticity Project
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Trent Dalton
Love Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Janice Hallett
The Twyford Code
Paperback
Chris Offutt
The Killing Hills
Paperback

Noir of the month

Cat Rambo
You Sexy Thing
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Sue Lynn Tan
Daughter of the Moon Goddess
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Zoulfa Katouh
As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Stanley Tucci
Taste
Paperback

– My Life Through Food

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2022

Sarah Hall
Burntcoat
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Elizabeth Hardwick
Sleepless Nights
Paperback

Classic of the month