Competition time!

Plugged by Eoin ColferA while back I read a gloriously violent and very acerbic short story called Taking on PJ by the Irish children's book author Eoin Colfer (of Artemis Fowl fame). This was decidely a new track in his career! I liked it. And now he's followed through (on the insistance of Ken Bruen...) and has written a full-length noir novel called Plugged about an Irish ex-military working as a bouncer at a strip-club in New Jersey. Well. You get the idea.

We have a signed copy to raffle out. Just e-mail us the answer to this question: What does Eoin rhyme with? before May 31 11pm! Within the realm only, as per usual...

Storytelling for Children! – in the Stockholm bookshop 30/4

Storytelling for Children - Saturday April 30th at 11 (2011)  Saturday April 30th at 11 (2011)

Welcome all 2-6 year olds for storytelling with Philip. No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.


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Author Reading: John Gilmour – Sweden, the Swastika and Stailn

Author Reading - John Gilmour – Sweden, the Swastika and StailnTuesday April 19 at 6.30pm John Gilmour will hold a talk on The Swedish Experience in the Second World War. This should be really interesting so do not miss out!

A new voice joins our on-line family!

Anna Davour blog about Fantastic fiction & SF | The Uppsala English BookshopToday we are proud to introduce Anna Davour who will be blogging about Fantastic Fiction and SF!

Read her first post on Death from the Skies!
Feel free to comment and make her feel welcome!

Time for another competition!

Deborah Harkness debut novel A Discovery of WitchesWe have a signed copy of Deborah Harkness debut novel A Discovery of Witches to give away. This book has been much talked about as a grown-up Twilight or Harry Potter. Throw in a dash of the Da Vinci Code and you've got a very exciting read!

So if you want to win a signed copy, send us an e-mail with the answer to this question before April 5; The author Deborah Harkness is a historian, but she's also a prominent blogger in the field of imbibables. Which one in particular does she blog about? (Entries within the KoS only.)

And the winners of the The Crippled God competition are....

The signed copies of The Crippled God goes to the winners: Johan G and Andreas A!!

Messrs H and Anglemark who did not win but did manage to figure out the correct answer without clues are given special kudos and 10% off at a purchase of their choice. Just say the code word (the name of the Douglas Adams character played by Richard Vernon in 1981...)

Orange Prize for Fiction 2011 Longlist

The Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing throughout the world.
Orange Prize for Fiction 2011 

The 2011 longlist:

Competition for signed copies of the new Steven Erikson!!!!

Steven Erikson, The Crippled GodYes it's true, we have two copies of The Crippled God to give away to the deserving. The question this time is: the author's father is from a beautiful Swedish town. What is the name of this town?

E-mail your replies to no later than March 21! Competition open only within Sweden and winners will be announced on the web site. Good luck!

The Crippled God by Steven Erikson in the bookshop

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