Harry Potter Book Night 2021

Harry Potter Book Night Thursday 4 February 2021

ONLINE | Thursday 4th Feb at 19.00

Welcome to Diagon Alley – now featuring The English Bookshop!

Due to the pandemic, the publisher has postponed the official Harry Potter Book Night celebrations until June 24th. Well, for us in Sweden that’s the day before Midsummer... And we’re not letting a pandemic stop us from celebrating Harry Potter on the ”right” day, right? So this year we'll do an online version instead, and we do have something special waiting for you:

A live talk by founder of Uppsala Slug Club Karolina Andersdotter about Harry Potter in Seven Languages: a linguistic odyssey through known and unknown languages, followed by a Q&A and (technology willing) a short online quiz.


Watch the archived replays here:
» watch live on facebook
» watch live on youtube

Click Read more to test your knowledge in a quiz! 

Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Read

TODAY Wednesday the 23rd of December (the day before Santa pays his visit to Sweden!) our bookshops are open until 18.00. (Then we take Christmas Eve and Day off for celebrations and relaxation.)

Didn’t have time to buy the book? Use our pretty ”intention gift card” (and send us an email with your order). Download and print the intention card here: www.bit.ly/santaiscomingsoon

Gift Vouchers can be ordered online anytime and we can deliver them to you by email, to print out or to forward to the recipient. Give the gift of choice at www.bookshop.se/giftvouchers

Our Book Club is our curated selection of monthly surprises, from 11 different categories – there’s something for everyone! Gift 3 months, half a year, or an entire year of great reads! Order a subscription online and we’ll email you a nice digital give-away card to pass on to that someone special. Gift a monthly surprise (or sign up for yourself) at www.bookshop.se/bookclub

Happy Holidays & Merry Reading!
/Santa’s little helpers at the bookshop


PS. The bookshops open again after the holidays on Boxing Day, Saturday the 26th of December.

Holiday Hours at the shops

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Welcome in through the shop doors, Santa

It’s easier to come in through the door, Santa... And we keep longer shop hours until Christmas to make it easier for both you and Santa to visit.

For everyone’s safety & comfort, we do ask you to help us limit the number of customers in the shop at one time. Too many in the shop? Please have a (distanced) seat in the chairs outside and have a rest until someone leaves.

If you can’t visit the shop, do contact us so we can assist you remotely instead. Email the shop or send a message on facebook messenger:
– Uppsala: m.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop
– Stockholm: m.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm

Holiday hours at the shops

UPPSALA
Weekdays 10–19
Saturday 10–17
Sunday 12–17

Wed 23rd: 10–18
Christmas Eve & Day: closed
Boxing Day 26th: 10–17

STOCKHOLM
Weekdays 10–18.30
Saturday 11–17
Sunday 12–17

Wed 23rd: 10–18
Christmas Eve & Day: closed
Boxing Day 26th: 12–16

Xmas Crime Pack

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Xmas Crime Pack

’Tis the time season to find whodunnit…

Xmas Crime Pack

There was so much call for our handpicked Advent Calendars earlier this month that we decided to do one more special for Christmas!

We have 42 packs of classic cosy Christmas Crime Reading – 2 books in each package along with a 50 g bag of exquisite tea from our friends at Tehörnan – all wrapped up and ready.

(If you were one of the people who bought the Crime Advent Calendar earlier this might not be for you since there could be some overlapping. Makes an awfully nice gift though!)

These packs are priced at 350:- (plus postage if you want them sent to yourself or gift it to someone else) and the contents are a surprise (all picked by Stina!) so you can treat yourself or a friend with this succulent and seasonal parcel.

Mind you – we only have 42 packs – so get your orders in swiftly!
» ORDER YOUR XMAS CRIME PACK at www.bit.ly/xmascrimepack

Tips for a Safe & Merry Slow Christmas

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Let’s have ourselves a Safe and Merry Slow Christmas

Here’s what we’re doing to make this a Safe & Slow Christmas!
(Perhaps with even more time for reading...)

SAFE BROWSING in the shops:

  • COME BY when the shop is less busy to avoid crowding. (Google Maps’ feature ”Popular Times” can help you plan your shop visits, to us and to other shops.)
  • NO NEED TO RUSH. Let’s make this a Safe and Uncrowded Slow Christmas. For everyone’s safety and comfort, we limit the number of customers in the shop at the same time.
  • PROTECTIVE SCREEN at the cashier’s desk.
  • HAND SANITIZERS by the entrance and the cashier (help yourself and help protect each other).
  • REMINDERS in place to remind us all to keep a caring distance and to keep carrying on!
  • SANTA GOT IT WRONG? If the gift recipient doesn’t love your gift, you can exchange it all the way to Valentine’s Day! (Please don’t write Happy Xmas Bobby in it, make sure it’s in good nick and save the receipt.)
  • LAST DAY for special orders: from the US by Lucia, and from the UK by Dec 16th.

WE’LL MAKE IT EASY for you:

  • WANT HELP TO SHOP for dad/aunt/niece/johan/laura/your rugby team? We can and will help. Contact us with your requirements and we will help you chose the perfect bookish gift!
  • SEND DIRECTLY to the gift recipient? We sure can do, and we’ll gift wrap it for you and send any greeting along with it.
  • WRAP IT UP! We can wrap your orders up for you, ready to be picked up or sent to you or a gift receiver (with your greeting).
  • GIFT VOUCHERS have always been a gift of choice. This year it’s also a sign of caring & safety. » www.bookshop.se/giftvouchers
  • A BOOK CLUB subscription is the gift that keeps on giving – a surprise every month for a quarter, half a year, or an entire year! For yourself or a loved one. » www.bookshop.se/bookclub
  • QUICK PICK-UP at the shop with Swish pre-payment (as fast as the swishing sound...)
  • SIDEWALK DELIVERY of orders (just let us know).
  • BOOKBIKE delivery if you are self-isolating (and live nearby the Uppsala shop).

WE’RE JUST A MESSAGE AWAY!

  • CAN’T VISIT? Just get in touch for recommendations, to order or reserve books, for mailorder delivery or pick-up. Email or send a facebook message and we’ll help you out. 

Get in touch by email to uppsala@bookshop.se or stockholm@bookshop.se, or send us a message on facebook messenger:
» Uppsalam.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop
» Stockholmm.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm

THANKS for your continued support – we couldn’t exist without your kind patronage. We have LOTS of interesting titles in stock – and we can still order in – so do get in touch or drop by responsibly and partake of our literary cornucopia! 

Safe & Slow Christmas 2020 – Order now

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Order now for a Safe & Slow Christmas 2020

Get your orders in now for a Slow & Safe Christmas 2020!

We have 18.653 titles in stock, but if we don't have your book in stock we can still order in.

Last date to order from the US by Lucia, and from the UK by Dec 16th.

Get your orders in by email to uppsala@bookshop.se or stockholm@bookshop.se, or send us a message on facebook messenger:

» Uppsala: m.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop

» Stockholm: m.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm

Order Stina’s Advent Calendar

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Order Stina’s Advent Calendar

Oh dear! Due to an unforeseen interest in Stina’s Advent Calendar, we simply are not able to accommodate all of you with a calendar! (If you’ve already placed an order, you’re in.)

We are absolutely over the moon and overwhelmed with all the interest you’ve shown in ordering, but unfortunately we have to draw the line somewhere – before we run out of both tea and books for this time!

Thanks again, and so sorry if you haven’t been able to order a calendar this year. We hope to return with a brand new advent calendar next year, and hopefully we will be better prepared then. And of course you are more than welcome to visit the shop or write to ask and ask for gift ideas for yourself or someone you want to spoil a little bit extra.

Happy Christmas, and stay safe!
/Stina and all the English Bookshop book elves

Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us

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Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us

We had an overwhelming (but safe) birthday last week! Thank you everyone who sent greetings, flower, love, orders and good cheer! And orders!

Our 100 limited edition Celebration Packages sold out in less than 8 hours!!! We’re posting them to Portugal, London, Michigan and other hotspots of bookish warm feelings. (They look slightly less charming packed up – but it’s the flat-pack idea – you can reassemble them when you get them!)

Thanks for ALL your support these first 25 years – let’s do another 25! You keep us going!
/Jan, Christer and the best bookshop staff in the known universe

Psst! Have a look in our birthday guest book and read all the lively greetings – and why not add your own!
www.bookshop.se/25years

Celebrating 25 years in the service of books!

Celebrating 25 years

UPPSALA | Wednesday 18th November 2020

Today the bookshop celebrates 25 years in the service of books (and book lovers) – that’s a quarter of a century!

Thank you everyone for making these first 25 years possible. From the very first day we opened the first shop in Uppsala on the chilly November banks of the River Fyris it’s been completely true that we do what we do in an ongoing conversation with you – our customers – and none of this would have been possible without your continued support. We may feel a bit older now, but we’re seriously happy. Thanks.

This last year has been a seriously strange year, but the way you have rallied around us makes us both proud happy and somewhat bashful…. You’ve come running – by phone, email, foot, bike, car, social media – to express your concern and support and – to place your orders and join the bookclub. This has carried us through the pandemic hitherto. Thank you.

If things had been less irregular we would have thrown a big party but as it is we’ll have to move that to next year sometime. But do check out the guest book and if you can – stop by the shop and say hello. We’re here for you, safely, now and in future.

SIGN THE GUEST BOOK – SEND A BIRTHDAY GREETING! Send a birthday greeting or share a memory of the bookshop – in social media or in our birthday guest book. Read more at www.bookshop.se/25years

(Feel free to tell the world that your favourite bookshop is celebrating a quarter of a century – use the tag #englishbookshop25 in the socials)

Celebration Package to celebrate 25 years

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Limited Edition 25 year Celebration Package

*** Sorry, the limited edition celebration packages are now sold out (gone like hotcakes!) ***

To celebrate the fact that it’s 25 years today since we opened the Uppsala shop we have produced a limited edition 25th Anniversary Celebration Package for you lovely people!

It contains a very pretty Anniversary Mug (only 100 made!), a Penguin Black Classic (a different one in each package!) – stamped with the bookshop stamp and hand dated, a bag of our English Bookshop Blend tea (made by our friends at Tehörnan Uppsala and hand decorated for the occasion by them!), a souvenir postcard with our friend Jonas Bok & Bild's marvellous artwork of our bookshop corner – plus a celebration card numbered from 1 to 100.

We only have the 100 Celebration Packages and we only turn 25 once – so make sure you get yours! Buy it at the bookshop in Uppsala, or order yours on the link below for pick-up or have it sent to you. (We’re doing all we can to avoid crowding and to keep everyone safe and comfortable.) They’re priced at 250:- each and are for bookshop lovers only. You know who you are. :-)