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Bokmässan 2020 – Online Book Fair


Online Book Fair 2020

Saturday 26 September 2020

Meet author online at our online book festival

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th Sept | online

Saturday 26th: MEET AUTHORS ONLINE in online conversations, ask questions in Q&A, join online coffee klatches & order signed copies in our online book fair! See below for schedule and live stream links. 

Fri 25h–Sun 27th: SHOP 3for2 on everything in our special book fair shop, a curated selection handpicked by our staff. We’ve also added some beautiful classics, children’s books, non-fiction series AND lovely literary tote bags! See below.


3for2 in our book fair shop

BOOK FAIR SPECIAL OFFER (Ends Sun 27th Sept at 23.00)

3 for 2 on everything in our special book fair webshop (open Friday–Sunday), on a curated selection of titles picked by the book lovers in our staff, just for you. Recommendations you can trust!

» visit our virtual bookfair stand at www.englishbookfair.se

SCHEDULE for Live Streams (Sat 26th Sept)

(event times are in Swedish time, CEST)

David Nicholls

14:00 David Nicholls (UK) – in conversation with Daniel Ogden, lecturer at Uppsala university.
British author of the hugely successful One Day. Sweet Sorrow is his most recent novel. (The nicest man you’ll ever meet.)

» view livestream on facebook
» view livestream on youtube
» order signed books

Meet Jenny Colgan

15:15 Jenny Colgan (Scotland) – in conversation with Stina Björkelid, book lover at The English Bookshop.
Scottish bestselling author of almost 40 novels of feelgood fiction and science fiction – including 500 Miles From You. (Lives in a castle and has won Celebrity Mastermind!)

» view livestream on facebook
» view livestream on youtube
» order signed books 

Jasper Fforde

16:30 Jasper Fforde (UK) – in conversation with Linnéa Anglemark, lecturer at Uppsala university.
Award winning British author of novels like The Eyre Affair and The Constant Rabbit noted for their great literary references and wordplay. (He is the grandson of Joseph Retinger!)

» view livestream on facebook
» view livestream on youtube
» order signed books

Lev Grossman

17:45 Lev Grossman (US) – in conversation with Sara Bergmark Elfgren, author, writer, playwright.
American writer most known for his Magician novels which were turned into the hugely successful HBO TV series. (He’s been in lockdown with young children since March!)

» view livestream on facebook
» view livestream on youtube
» order signed books 

Liz Hand

19:00 Liz Hand (US) – in conversation with Lasse Winkler, book trade journalist.
American award winning writer and critic. Her novels about crime solving Cass Neary have received universal praise and The Book of Lamp and Banners is her latest one. (Liz is a patron saint of The English Bookshop.)

» view livestream on facebook
» view livestream on youtube
» order signed books

Dirk Wittenborn

20:15 Dirk Wittenborn (US) – in conversation with Jan Smedh, co-founder The English Bookshop.
American screenwriter and novelist, most recently of The Stone Girl. (His novel Fierce People was turned into a film in 2005. )

» view livestream on facebook
» view livestream on youtube
» order signed books

KulturNatten 2020 goes digital


KulturNatten goes digital

UPPSALA (and the World) | Saturday 12th September

KulturNatten (CultureNight) in Uppsala goes digital this year! Join us online as we bring the world to Uppsala, and Uppsala to the world, in our online events on Saturday 12th September!

Events are broadcast on both facebook and youtube.
Click ”Read more” for links to archived livestreams.

Harry Potter 40th Birthday Contest Winners


Harry Potter 40 – winners announcement

As Harry Potter turned 40 recently (time sure flies!) we announced a birthday contest, and over 100 of you entered! We’ve been eagerly awaiting the courier delivery with prizes to arrive (corona speed...).

We are happy to now announce the First Prize winner and four consolation prize winners! (Winners with correct answers were randomly drawn using randomizer.org)

First prize is a beautiful Harry Potter tote bag (and we’ve put some surprises in the bag as well) and the winner is... *drumroll*... Igor T from Uppsala! Congratulations!

The four consolation prizes go to:
Alexandra B from Sala
Katarzyna B from Gdynia, Poland
Karin J from Uppsala
Ylva H from Uppsala

All winners have been contacted.

If you’re curious about the correct answers, click to read more:

Harry Potter 40th Birthday Contest


Harry Potter 40th Birthday Contest

** The contest is now closed. Keep your eyes open for the winner announcement later this week. Thanks to everyone that participiated in celebrating Harry’s birthday. **

Today, July 31st, Harry Potter turns 40! We’re celebrating the occasion with a Birthday Contest! Answer 10 questions and you might be one of  the lucky winners of great surprise prizes from Bloomsbury Publishing!

Visit one of our bookshops to fill in a contest form, or enter online at the link below.

Contest closes on Saturday 1st August when shops close, and online at midnight.

Just say ”Hi!” to order or check availability


Just contact us for orders or requests

It’s easy peasy to order (or check availability in shops) – just contact us! Send an email, send a message on facebook or give us a call. (See below for local contact details)

• Know what you’re looking for? Just let us know in an email or a message and we’ll help you out.

• Don’t know exactly what you're looking for? Let us be your personal human algorithm – we’ll help you find the right titles with our personal touch. It’s like having a personal shopper, for reading experiences!

• Welcome to browse and search our web database as well – note though that stock status might not be completely up to date (and only shows the Uppsala shop’s stock).

• No need to create an account online and do the shopping cart dance – just email or message us with your wants & needs. Let’s get personal!

Say Hi! to your local bookshop

Uppsala (and for mailorders further afar)
– email: uppsala@bookshop.se
– send facebook message: m.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop
– visit facebook page: @UppsalaEnglishBookshop
– call 018-10 05 10

– email: stockholm@bookshop.se
– send facebook message: m.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm
– visit facebook page: @EnglishBookshopSthlm
– call 08-790 55 10

What can we do for you today? Let us know.

The Bookshop Band Lockdown Book Show – live on facebook!


The Bookshop Band Lockdown Book Show

Every Friday at 21:30 – Live on facebook!

Live from their home in Wigtown – The Bookshop Band Lockdown Book Show! A concert of book-recommendations for lockdown reading.

Watch the show live on our facebook pages every Friday at 21:30 Swedish time (or archived any time) :
» Uppsala www.facebook.com/UppsalaEnglishBookshop/live
» Stockholm www.facebook.com/EnglishBookshopSthlm/live

Online talk: Presidential Election amidst Pandemics & Protests


Online talk: Presidential Election amidst Pandemics and Protests

ONLINE | Wednesday 17th June at 19:00

How is the president of the United States elected?

And what impact will the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have on the election this year? And how will the Black Lives Matter movement and protests affect the election?

Join us online in this live stream to discuss these and other questions with guest expert Daniel Ogden. Talk followed by Q&A session – put your questions in the live comments during the broadcast.

Watch the replay on facebook or on youtube

Support Auction – the Nostalgia edition


Support Auction – the Nostalgia edition

Join our Support Auction – the Nostalgia edition.

In November it will be 25 years since we opened The English Bookshop in Uppsala. Our first location – as many of you remember – was on the second story of an old tannery in a courtyard by the river Fyris. Not the ultimate location for a shop perhaps, but you guys found us anyway and we survived.

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