Resistance is Futile

Resistance is Futile by Jenny ColganWhen Dr Connie MacAdair is offered a post-doc fellowship at Cambridge University promising two years of uninterrupted time to focus solely on her own research, sans teaching, she simply cannot turn it down. It almost seems too good to be true and, as it turns out, it is. Once she arrives, she realises that she has been placed in a bunker-like compound with five other mathematicians and, once she has signed a sinister confidentiality agreement, given a long sequence of numbers they’re expected to search for any viable patterns. To begin with, it simply seems like lengthy and tedious work, but eventually they figure out that, whatever the sequence says, it seems to originate from somewhere in outer space. Earth has come into contact with extraterrestrial life and it’s up to them to figure out what the message holds.

Books of the month for February

General Fiction: Anna North – The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

British Crime: Michelle Birkby – The House at Baker Street

Tough Crime: David Levien – Signature Kill

Science Fiction: Martin Leicht, Isla Neal – Mothership

Fantasy: Jacey Bedford – Winterwood

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Jennifer Estep – Cold Burn of Magic

Classic of the Month: Edgar Allan Poe – The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales

Teen reading: Lisa Williamson – The Art of Being Normal

Anna North – The Life and Death of Sophie StarkMichelle Birkby – The House at Baker StreetDavid Levien – Signature Kill (Frank Behr #4)Martin Leicht, Isla Neal – Mothership Jacey Bedford – Winterwood Jennifer Estep – Cold Burn of Magic: Black Blade #1Edgar Allan Poe – The Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other TalesLisa Williamson – The Art of Being Normal

Special Shakespeare Reading Group in Stockholm

Shakespeare Special at Bio Rio in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 25th February

We are starting a new and exciting collaboration in Stockholm with Bio Rio. When they broadcast The National Theatre’s production of As You Like It, we welcome you to a special Reading Group meeting, at Bio Rio. We’ll read the play, and meet to discuss it as usual. Coffee, food and drinks will be available to purchase from the cafe and restaurant at Bio Rio.

If you would then like to watch the live broadcast play afterwards, you'll receive a 25% discount on your theatre ticket! One of the participants will also have the chance to win a Cinema Menu for two.

See below for details on booking and tickets:

Harry Potter Night 2016: A Night of Spells!

Harry Potter Night 2016: A Night of Spells

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Thursday 4th February 2016

Once again, it’s that time of year when muggles and wizards meet to celebrate one of the greatest wizards in modern time: Harry Potter!

Read all about the activities in the Uppsala and Stockholm shops, and how to secure a ticket, below.

Books of the month for January

General FictionMarlon James A Brief History of Seven Killings

British Crime: Vaseem Khan – The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

Tough Crime: Hester Young – The Gates of Evangeline

Science Fiction: Jean Johnson – The Terrans

Fantasy: Holly Black – White Cat

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Amber Benson – The Witches of Echo Park

Classic of the Month: H. G. Wells – The Time Machine

Teen reading: Lance Rubin – Denton Little's Deathdate

Marlon James – A Brief History of Seven KillingsVaseem Khan – The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector ChopraHester Young – The Gates of EvangelineJean Johnson – The Terrans: The First Salik War Book 1Holly Black – White CatAmber Benson – The Witches of Echo Park: An Echo Park Coven NovelH. G. Wells – The Time MachineLance Rubin – Denton Little's Deathdate

Christmas Hours at the bookshops

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Christmas Hours at the bookshops

With less than a week to go before Christmas, we're giving Santa a helping hand: longer Christmas shop hours at the bookshops!

<-- Check the shops' hours in the yellow left column.

And we're happy to help Santa with some recommendations too!

Booksigning with Billy Bob Buttons

Billy Bob ButtonsUPPSALA | Saturday 12th December at 13:00

Billy Bob Buttons, author of The Gullfoss legends and the exciting Tor trilogy will do a signing with us on Saturday the 12th – don’t miss!

» Billy Bob Buttons' titles in the webshop

Christmas Storytelling for Children

Christmas Storytelling

UPPSALA | Saturday 12th December at 11:00

Welcome to an extra Christmas themed storytelling in the Uppsala shop – with a brand new reader! We’re very happy to introduce Luci, all the way from Australia.

No need to book a seat, just show up and join the fun! Bring your kids and their friends.

Books of the month for December

General Fiction: Lily King – Euphoria

British Crime: Karen Perry – Only We Know

Tough Crime: Paul Doiron – Poacher's Son

Science Fiction: Linda Nagata – The Red: First Light

Fantasy: Susan Murray – The Waterborne Blade

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Jonathan Wood – Yesterday's Hero

Classic of the Month: Jerome K. Jerome – Three Men in a Boat

Teen reading: Nicola Yoon – Everything, Everything

Lily King – EuphoriaKaren Perry – Only We KnowPaul Doiron – Poacher's SonLinda Nagata – The Red: First LightSusan Murray – The Waterborne BladeJonathan Wood – Yesterday's HeroJerome K. Jerome – Three Men in a BoatNicola Yoon – Everything, Everything

Storytelling for Children, 28th November at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

A pony can go to the beach. And take her friends too.
But an elephant is not allowed on the bus.

Exploring recreation and regulation in the last story time of 2015.
Eleven o’clock, on Saturday 28th November at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Noni the Pony goes to the beach by Alison Lester

You can’t take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman

Noni the Pony goes to the beach by Alison Lester You can’t take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman

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