Philosophy Special Theme Reading Group

Philosophy reading group: Would you kill the fat man?

STOCKHOLM Monday 8th Oct | UPPSALA Tuesday 9 Oct

WOULD YOU KILL THE FAT MAN?
The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong

Welcome to join this special theme philosophy reading group, facilitated by Madeleine Hyde. There will be a meeting in Uppsala as well as in Stockholm.

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Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story


Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 18th Sept at 18.00
(please note *Tuesday*, a previous post stated the wrong weekday)

Author visit: DAVID CHRISTIAN, author of
Origin Story – A Big History of Everything

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.

How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction?

Big History creator David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale.

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Culture Night at the bookshop

Celebrate KulturNatten at the bookshop

UPPSALA | Saturday 8th September

Celebrate KulturNatten at the bookshop!

11.00 Storytelling for Children with David

18.00 Ann Charters on Tranströmer
Ann will talk about her new book Two Widows See Their Poets Sleeping, of poetry, her friendship with Tomas Tranströmer, and his funeral.

19.00 Reading, writing, and the books that inspire
A conversation between Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Helena Dahlgren on literature, horror, the joy of reading and the pleasures and hardships of writing.

Saturday 8th September. Free! 

Talk: The Literary Importance of August – Daniel Ogden

Talk: The Literary Importance of August – Daniel Ogden

UPPSALA | Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 19.00

Join us for this interesting talk by Daniel Ogden on the literary importance of August.

Tickets 60:- (incl tea & cake).
Get your ticket at the bookshop today. Limited number of seats.

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Join the new Non-Fiction reading group

Non-Fiction reading group: I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell

UPPSALA | Wednesday 29th August 2018 at 19.00

You wanted to discuss non-fiction books – we listened! Welcome to join the new Non-Fiction reading group in Uppsala. Our first book is I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell, a memoir that shows that life can be just as dramatic as fiction.

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Summer Book Box Competition

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Summer Book Box Competition

Enter in the Big Summer Book Box Competition – now also with private accounts!

”Where are you reading today?” Snap a picture of where you’re reading today (a reading selfie if you’d like or just of your special place) and share it with us on social media. You could win one of FIVE great Book Boxes, curated by us and chosen from the best summer recommendations by Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, TOR.com och LittleBrown. Each box contains 4 great books each (or more).

Click ”Read more” to read the competition instructions!

Author Talk: Alan Judd on MI6

Author Talk: Alan Judd on MI6

UPPSALA | Thursday 7th June at 19.00

Author Talk: ALAN JUDD on MI6
– the fascinating story of the launch of the British Secret Intelligence Service

Alan Judd, former soldier and diplomat, now renowned writer of spy thrillers and non-fiction will visit us to talk about MI6 and the fascinating and unique history of the launch of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service through the unusual life of its founder, Mansfield Cumming.

Thursday 7th June at 19.00
Ticket 60:- Get your ticket at the bookshop today. 
Refreshments and snacks. Limited number of seats.

Author Talk: Burkina Faso – Nothing Will Be As Before

Author Talk: Nothing will be as before

UPPSALA | Tuesday 29th May at 19.00

Author Talk: NOTHING WILL BE AS BEFORE

Join us for professor Sten Hagberg’s knowledge­able and inspiring talk about a changing ­Burkina Faso, as the country makes a break with its authoritarian past.

Nothing Will Be As Before is the result of ethnographic research on socio-­political transformations in Burkina Faso. With the popular insurrection in October 2014 that ousted President Blaise Compaoré from power, this country marks a break with its authoritarian past. Burkina Faso is engaged in democratic renewal, at the same time as political continuity is evident.

Tuesday 29th May at 19:00
Free, but sign up at the bookshop (limited seating) or by email: uppsalaevents@bookshop.se

Refreshments & snacks served.

In co-operation with Uppsala Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala University.

GDPR - New EU regulation

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GDPR in effect from May 25th 2018

By now you are probably sick and tired of hearing of GDPR, so we’ll be brief:

We will continue to protect your privacy and personal data – you don’t need to do anything.

If you want to know more:

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation that will come into effect on May 25th 2018. It replaces the previous Swedish law ”Personuppgiftslagen”. For you as a customer that means even stronger protection of your personal data and gives you more control over its use.

» Read more about how we handle and protect your privacy and personal data

Doctor Who Night – Monsters & Villains

Doctor Who Night – Monsters & Villains

UPPSALA | Thursday 17th May at 19:00

DOCTOR WHO NIGHT – Monsters & Villains
Monsters galore when Sweden’s leading Who-expert Kristina Rudbjer delves into the world of Cybermen, Weeping angels, Daleks, Azorbaloffs and all manner of mysterious creatures throughout the last 55 years.

Dress up as your ­favourite monster or villain – or character!
Fabulous prizes to be won.

When: Thursday 17th May at 19:00
Where: The English Bookshop, Uppsala
How much: 60 kr – including tea & cake! Get your ticket today.
Why: to have fun, meet whovians and learn new, fun stuff about monsters!

Limited number of participants – get your ticket at the bookshop today!

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. (Delivery July 15th)

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

Anne Glenconner
Lady in Waiting
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2020

Jessica Francis Kane
Rules for Visiting
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Nan Shepherd
The Quarry Wood
Paperback

Classic of the month

Helen DeWitt
Some Trick - Thirteen Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Beth Corby
Where There’s a Will
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Doug Johnstone
A Dark Matter
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Patrick Hasburgh
Pirata
Paperback

Noir of the month

George R. Stewart
Earth Abides
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Alix E Harrow
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Cassandra Khaw
Hammers on Bone
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Sophie Gonzalez
Only Mostly Devastated
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Mo Moulton
Mutual Admiration Society
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – May 2020

Kevin Barry
Night Boat to Tangier
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Nancy Mitford
Wigs on the Green
Paperback

Classic of the month

Kristen Roupenian
Cat Person and Other Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Cathy Bramley
A Patchwork Family
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Rennie Airth
The Decent Inn of Death
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Tim MacGabhann
Call Him Mine
Paperback

Noir of the month

Martin L. Shoemaker
Today I Am Carey
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Gods of Jade and Shadow
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Margaret Killjoy
The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Liz Lawson
The Lucky Ones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Developed in cooperation with:

Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther