Books of the Month for January 2018

A new year, a new month, a new selection of great reads!
Discover the Books of the Month for January – there’s something for everyone!

Books of the Month – Fiction- Classics - Short Stories

MODERN FICTION
My Name is Leon – Kit de Waal

Epiphany Shop Hours

Epiphany Shop Hours

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | January 5th–7th

The Uppsala shop:

Twelfth Night / Trettondagsafton
Friday 5th Jan 10-17

Epiphany / Trettondagen
Saturday 6th Jan 12-17

Sunday 7th Jan open as usual 12–16.

The Stockholm shop:
 
Twelfth Night / Trettondagsafton
Friday 5th Jan 11–17
 
Epiphany / Trettondagen
Saturday 6th Jan 12–16
 
Sunday 7th Jan open as usual 12–16. 

Poetry Night with Ahu Smith & Linda Ghaderi

Poetry Night with Ahu Smith and Linda Ghaderi

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 14th Dec at 18:30. Free.

A Search for Belonging in Flesh and Soul 
with Ahu Smith & Linda Ghaderi

Take time out from the Christmas frenzy for an evening with poets Ahu Smith and Linda Ghaderi.

Poetry reading and talk about life, belonging, and digging in the dirt for meaning.

Come in, warm up, the kettle will be on

Welcome to an evening of poetry!

» Visit Ahu’s site Authentic Traveler
» Visit Linda’s site LindaGhaderi.com

Click Read more for a presentation of the poets

Signing: Lagom by Lola A Åkerström

Signing ”Lagom” by Lola A Åkerström

UPPSALA | Saturday 16th Dec at 13:00

As the Swedish proverb goes, ”Lagom är bäst” (The right amount is best). ”Lagom” sums up the Swedish psyche and is a way of living that promotes harmony. Full of insights and beautiful photographs, this authentic guide will help you make small, simple changes to your everyday life – whether that’s your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home – so you can have a happier, more ­balanced way of living.
 
Award-winning writer and photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström has photographed and dispatched from roughly 60 countries for various publications. Read more about her and view her photos at www.lolaakinmade.com
 
”Lagom – The Swedish Secret of Living Well” makes a great gift for native Swedes, expats, and international friends alike.
 
Click to Read more (including an interview with Lola)
 

Books of the Month for December 2017

Discover the Books of the Month for December – there’s something for everyone!

Books of the Month – Fiction- Classics - Short Stories

MODERN FICTION
Lincoln in the Bardo – George Saunders

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Follow our Advent Calendar on facebook

Follow our Advent Calendar with a daily special offer (and a great gift tip), every day until Christmas on our facebook pages:

Uppsala: facebook.com/UppsalaEnglishBookshop
Stockholm: facebook.com/EnglishBookshopSthlm

»We’re the merry, merry men of the midnight sun,
We work for Santa and have a lot of fun,
With a hi-hi-ho and a hi-hi-hey,
We better hurry up, tomorrow’s Christmas Day…«

Release: ”Glass Town” – Steven Savile

Release ”Glass Town” – Steven Savile

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 5h Dec at 18:30 Free

There's always been magic in our world
We just needed to know where to look for it 

Join us for the official release party of Steven Savile’s latest book: GLASS TOWN in the Stockholm shop.

Presentation and reading by Steven, interview and Q&A, signing and partying! Snacks & refreshments served! 

Steven Savile is an international sensation, selling over half a million copies of his novels worldwide and writing for cult favourite television shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate.

Now, he is finally making his US debut with Glass Town, a brilliantly composed novel revolving around the magic and mystery lurking in London:

Author visit: Chris Jagger - ”Escorting the Monarch”

Author visit ”Escorting the Monarch” - Chris Jagger

STOCKHOLM | Monday 4th Dec at 17:00–18:00

Chris Jagger presenting and signing ”Escorting the Monarch – We Lead Others Follow”

Escorting the Monarch tells as close to an official history of the Special Escort Group (SEG) as one could hope for. Formed in 1952 and charged to protect HRH Queen Elizabeth, as well as visiting heads of state, terrorist prisoners, and priceless property – the group has an incredible history.

Son of a retired SEG officer, Chris builds on thorough archival research and privileged anecdotes gleaned from private interviews with former members of this world-class team.

Poetry Game Night in Stockholm

Poetry Game Night in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 30th Nov at 18:30

ビギン!Let’s play! Join us on Thursday for a Poetry Game Night – we’ll play an English version of the ancient (and action-packed) Japanese poetry game Karuta. 

Karuta is known as an intellectual martial arts game in Japan – but no prior knowledge is needed for our game night! No need to know Japanese, or even English poetry – just grab the correct cards before the others do in order to win!

Fun for all – and you could win a gift certificate to the Japanese restaurant Blue Light Yokohama in Sofo!

Free – bring family and friends!

Read more on the facebook events page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/139675673357548/

Celebrating 22 years in Uppsala!

22 years in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 18th November 2017

On 18th November 1995, the Uppsala English Bookshop opened on the upper floor in a green wooden building from 1826, right on the river Fyris in the middle of historic Uppsala.

And today we celebrate 22 years in Uppsala! We couldn’t have made it without you, our customers, friends and family – so a big thanks goes out to you all. And thank you for making the bookshop the Shop of the Year 2017 in Uppsala!

Books of the Month – September 2019

John Lanchester
The Wall
Paperback

General Fiction of the month

Frances Fanny Burney
Evelina
Paperback

Classic of the month

Kimberly King Parsons
Black Light: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Sarah Ward
The Shrouded Path
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Laird Barron
Blood Standard
Paperback

Noir of the month

Mary Robinette Kowal
The Calculating Stars
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Vita Nostra
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Wendy Trimboli
The Resurrectionist of Caligo
Paperback

& Alicia Zaloga
Urban Fantasy of the month

Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Jorge Carrión
Against Amazon: Seven Arguments / One Manifesto
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2019

Madeline Miller
Circe
Paperback

General Fiction pick of the month

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Alexia Arthurs
How to Love a Jamaican: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

T. E. Kinsey
A Quiet Life in the Country
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

James A. McLaughlin
Bearskin
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Amal el-Mohtar
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Paperback

& Max Gladstone

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Peter McLean
Priest of Bones
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Suyi Davies Okungbowa
David Mogo, Godhunter
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Paperback

Non-Fiction pick of the month

Samuel Miller
A Lite Too Bright
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Books of the Month – July 2019

Lex Coulton
Falling Short
Paperback

Modern Fiction pick of the month

Ann Radcliffe
A Sicilian Romance
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Anjali Sachdeva
All the Names They Use for God
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

Gillian Galbraith
The End of the Line
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

Edgar Cantero
This Body’s Not Big Enough For the Both of Us
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Özgür Mumcu
The Peace Machine
Paperback

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Alex Stewart
A Fistful of Elven Gold
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Richard Kadrey
The Grand Dark
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Rory Power
Wilder Girls
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Rose McGowan
Brave
Paperback

Non-Fiction/Biography pick of the month

Hot & New – 8 April 2019

Suzy Hansen
Notes on a Foreign Country
Paperback

An American Abroad in a Post-American World

Mike Ripley
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Paperback

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