Shop Hours for Ascension Day 2018

Shop hours for Ascension Day

Ascension day | Thursday 10th May

On Ascension Day (Kristi Himmelsfärdsdag) on Thursday both our shops are open 12–16. Welcome.

Stockholm shop turns ten!

Celebrating 10 years in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 8th May

Today, May 8th, our shop in Stockholm turns 10 – come celebrate with us! 10% off everything in the Stockholm shop until Sunday.

On a sunny Thursday in May ten years ago, Carolyn Cassady of immense beat (and other) fame, cut the green ribbon and inaugurated our shop in Old Town in Stockholm. Today, May 8th, marks the ten year anniversary of the shop opening in Stockholm.

Book&Pint: The Fall Guy – James Lasdun

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Book&Pint: The Fall Guy – James Lasdun

UPPSALA | Wednesday 25th April at 19:00

Fancy a pint and an exciting read?
Join the book discussion at the pub!

BOOK & PINT – book discussions at the pub.

Join us at the pub to discuss the noir book The Fall Guy by James Lasdun.

Release party: Two Thirds North 2018

Release party for Two Thirds North 2018

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 19th April at 19:00 

Join us for the release party for the 2018 issue of TWO THIRDS NORTH, Stockholm University’s journal of international literature!
 
If you have a craving for international literature then you should come for an evening of live readings and literary discussions at the Stockholm bookshop.
 
Buy a copy of the journal and get it signed by the authors while you chat with the writers, editors, and professors of Stockholm University’s creative writing program.
 

In this year’s issue you will find fiction and poetry by 31 contributors under the headings of The Maelstrom’s Current, Where Are You Now?, Love and its Discontents, What Else in the End?, and finally And Yet, And Yet. Also an edited and commented draft showing the process of editing, followed by a conversation between author and editor. In this year’s issue you will also find an interview with author Mark Haddon.

 
The band Mister Ferrari will do a short acoustic set, performing songs from their upcoming debut album.
 
Light snacks and refreshments served.
 
Thursday 19th April at 19:00. Free!
Feel free to like&share this facebook event – bring a friend or two!
 

We’re the Bookstore of the Year 2018

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International Excellence Award – Bookstore of the Year 2018

London Book Fair | April 10th 2018

We won the Bookstore of the Year award at the London Book Fair!

Book&Pint: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore - Matthew Sullivan

Book&Pint: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore – Matthew Sullivan

UPPSALA | Tuesday 27th March at 19:00

Fancy a pint and an exciting read?
Join the book discussion at the pub!

Meet Raymond E. Feist

Meet Raymond E. Feist

UPPSALA | Sunday 29th April at 17.00

MEET RAYMOND E. FEIST in conversation with Steven Savile

Raymond E. Feist, the legendary author of the Riftwar trilogy, is visiting the bookshop to present his new book King of Ashes, first in the new Firemane Saga. In conversation with Steven Savile, followed by Q&A and a signing.

Sunday 29th April at 17.00
Free but ticketed event – get your free ticket at the bookshop today. Limited number of seats.

Var är brudarna? Talk & Reading by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

Var är brudarna? Reading & Talk by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne

UPPSALA | Thursday 22nd March at 19:00

Var är brudarna?
Where are the Irish Women Writers? Here they come!

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day (a little late) and Women’s History Month with Irish author Éilís Ní Dhuibhne! (Click to read more)

Talk: Daniel Ogden on dystopias and utopias

Talk by Daniel Ogden on dystopias and utopias

UPPSALA | Tuesday 13th March at 19:00

TALK: Fahrenheit 451 and Other Troubling Tales

Guest speaker Daniel Ogden looks at the complex worlds of dystopias and utopias with ­examples from modern and classic literature.

Tuesday 13th March at 19.00. Tea and cake served.
Tickets 60 kr. Limited number of seats, please buy your ticket in advance.

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Best bookshop in the world?

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Bookstore of the Year 2018 award

BIG NEWS!
It was just announced that we’re one of three finalists for Bookstore of the Year 2018 – an award handed out annually by the London Bookfair and the UK Publishers Association for the very best bookshop outside the UK. That’s a fairly big chunk of the world!

Winner announced on April 10th at a ceremony at the London Book Fair.

» Press release from the London Book Fair

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

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