Who was Will? A talk on Shakespeare

Who was Will - a talk on Shakespeare

UPPSALA | Sunday 24th April 16:00

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 400 year anniversary, we proudly present:

Who was Will? – a talk on Shakespeare

Come and listen to the knowledgeable Richard Glover as he gives a talk on Shakespeare, his life and times, and throw some light on some of the myths and mysteries surrounding the Bard. Afterwards we’ll indulge in tea and renaissance style cake!

Sunday 24th April at 16:00 in the Uppsala bookshop
Tickets 80:- (incl. tea and cake) available to purchase from the bookshop

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 9th April at the English Bookshop in Uppsala

A lamb who is nearly a Kangaroo.
A wolf who doesn’t fancy school.

Who do we think we are?
Why do we go to school?

Questions of identity and conformity at eleven o’clock, Saturday 9th April at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Whiffy Wilson. The wolf who wouldn’t go to school by Caryl Hard and Leonie Lord The Lamb-a-roo by Diana Kimpton and Rosalind Beardshaw

Books of the month for April

General Fiction: Nell Zink – Wallcreeper

British Crime: James Marrison – The Drowning Ground

Tough Crime: John Clarkson – Among Thieves

Science Fiction: Matthew de Abaitua – The Destructives 

Fantasy: Marc Turner – When the Heavens Fall

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Daniel José Older – Half-Resurrection Blues

Classic of the Month: Flannery O'Connor – Wise Blood

Teen reading: Frances Hardinge – The Lie Tree

Non-Fiction: Chris Wright – No More Worlds to Conquer: Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time - and What They Did Next

 

Nell Zink – WallcreeperJames Marrison – The Drowning Ground (Guillermo Downes #1)John Clarkson – Among ThievesMarc Turner – When the Heavens Fall (Chronicles of Exile #1) Matthew de Abaitua – The DestructivesDaniel José Older – Half-Resurrection BluesFlannery O'Connor – Wise BloodFrances Hardinge – The Lie TreeChris Wright – No More Worlds to Conquer: Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time - and What They Did Next

The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard For some reason, fantasy dealing with Christian angel mythology and particularly Lucifer and fallen angels has always appealed to me as an idea, but it’s not often that any of it is actually good. Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology, Clive Barker’s The Scarlet Gospels and Andrew E. Maugham’s Convivium are all examples of novels dealing with those themes that are not necessarily bad but have left a lot to wish for. The House of Shattered Wings is not a perfect book, but when it comes to taking on angel mythology, Aliette de Bodard succeeds where most other authors seem to fail.

Breakfast Talk with Liam Callanan


Breakfast Talk Liam Callanan on Listen

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 30th March at 09:00

Liam Callanan is an American author and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His novels include the critically acclaimed The Cloud Atlas and All Saints.

Join us for a cosy and informal breakfast meeting in the shop, where Liam will discuss and read from his latest book Listen & Other Stories, a fascinating collection of short stories. The Los Angels Times has called his writing ’masterful’.

Get your ticket in the Stockholm bookshop, limited seating.

Liam Callanan on Listen
Wednesday 30th March at 09:00 
Advance tickets 30 kr (including coffee/tea and breakfast roll) available to purchase in the Stockholm shop.

Happy Easter - Easter Shop Hours

Enjoy Easter, read a book

Happy Easter! The best way to enjoy Easter is of course with a book. Or many.

Stock up on påskekrim (and other reading) at the shops. Our Easter shop hours are:

Uppsala shop
Good Friday 25th: open 12–15
Easter Eve (Sat) 26th: open 10–16
Easter Day (Sun) 27th & Easter Monday 28th: closed.

Stockholm shop
Good Friday 25th: open 12–16
Easter Eve (Sat) 26th: open 11–16
Easter Day (Sun) 27th: open 12–16
Easter Monday 28th: open 12–16

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 26th March in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 26th March at 11:00

We are going dotty about dots and crazy about cousins at storytime this week.
Come and see what all the fuss is about!

Eleven o’clock, Saturday 26th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

  • Lots of Dots by Craig Frazer
  • Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins by Mairi Hedderwick

Lots of Dots by Craig Frazer Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins by Mairi Hedderwick

Lena Andersson on Wilful Disregard


Lena Andersson on Wilful Disregard

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 23rd March at 18:30

We are delighted to welcome Lena Andersson to the Stockholm shop to celebrate the publication of the English paperback edition of her novel Wilful Disregard.

Few people will have missed the enormous success of the August Prize winning novel Wilful Disregard (Egenmäktigt förfarande). The book also received international acclaim, with The Guardian calling it ’funny, wise and extraordinary’.

On this evening she will be in conversation with Thomas Henley, bookseller at the Stockholm bookshop. The conversation is in English.

Advance tickets 50:- (incl. glass of wine). Tickets on sale at The English Bookshop in Stockholm. Get yours today.

Sherlock Holmes Adventure Trail

Sherlock Holmes Adventure Trail

UPPSALA | Sunday 20th March at 15:00

The game is afoot! Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to follow the clues around Uppsala and solve their latest mystery.

Dress up in your best Victorian garb, grab your deerstalker and magnifying glass and get going! When we’re all tired and cold from a walk in the thick fog, tea and cake will be served in the shop, along with a talk on the subject of ”May I marry Sherlock ­Holmes” by the expert on all things sherlockian: Morgan Malm

Prizes for best costume (Victorian & in-character!) and best solved puzzles.

Adventure Trail begins at 3 o’clock, tea and talk at 17.30. 
Trail starts and ends at the bookshop on Svartbäcksgatan 19.

Get your ticket today! Limited number of sleuths and seats.
Tickets 80:-, incl tea/coffee/cake.

Mystery Writing Workshop 2016

Mystery Writing Workshop

UPPSALA | Starting Mon 21st March

Do you have an unpublished script lying in a drawer, or a great idea for a crime novel?

Join our popular Mystery Writing Workshop to help your wish come true.

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