Reading groups

Online Reading Groups – join in from home

Our reading groups are informal and relaxed occasions where we get together to discuss the book of the month (that we’ve read before the meeting).

Under normal circumstances, we meet up in our cozy bookshops and enjoy a proper brew and some cake, but in these pandemic times we are meeting up online, for everyone’s safety and comfort. That also means that you can join the meetings even if you’re not a local to Uppsala or Stockholm. Welcome to join in from the comfort of your home, wherever you find yourself!

We are currently running five regular reading groups between our two shops: Modern Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and a Crime reading group (”Book&Pint” – that under normal circumstances meet up at a local pub in Uppsala).

Each meeting is a separate event, so there’s no need to commit to an entire semester of reading groups. Join us when you have the time, and the book of the month interests you.

How do I get invitations to upcoming reading groups?

The best way to keep informed of upcoming reading groups is to sign up to the newsletter from one of our shops (Uppsala or Stockholm) and check the boxes for the reading groups you are interested in. You’ll then get invites to upcoming reading group meetings for those reading groups. Sign up for the newsletter on: www.bookshop.se/newsletter

You can also keep an eye out on our events calendar here on the website: www.bookshop.se/events

How do I sign up for a meeting?

Just get in touch with the shop hosting the meeting and sign up. Or drop in if you’re a local. The group fee can be paid in the shop or by Swish. (And if you can’t come to the shop to buy the book, just let us know and we’ll sort it.)

The Uppsala shop
email: uppsalaevents@bookshop.se • tel 018-10 05 10
facebook-messenger: m.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop

The Stockholm shop
email: stockholm@bookshop.se • tel 08-790 55 10
facebook-messenger: m.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm


Reading Group titles in April 2021

Online reading group meetings for April

(Remember, all meetings are held online for now – so you can join any meeting regardless of the shop hosting the meeting.)

Modern Fiction: Scabby Queen – Kirstin Innes
Uppsala: Wednesday 28th April at 19:00  [Read the email invite]
Stockholm: Thursday 29th April at 18:30  [Read the email invite]

Classics: A House and Its Head – Ivy Compton-Burnett
Uppsala: Tuesday 27th April at 19:00  [Read the email invite]
Stockholm: Tuesday 27th April at 18:30  [Read the email invite]

Sci-Fi: The Word for World is Forest – Ursula K. Le Guin
Uppsala: Tuesday 27th April at 19:15  [Read the email invite]
Stockholm: Wednesday 21st April at 19:00  [Read the email invite]

Fantasy: The Midnight Bargain – C. L. Polk
Uppsala: Wednesday 28th April at 19:00  [Read the email invite]
Stockholm: Wednesday 28th April at 19:00 [Read the email invite(joint meeting with the Uppsala shop) 

Crime: Salt Lane – William Shaw
Uppsala: Monday 26th April at 19:00  [Read the email invite]
Stockholm: Monday 26th April at 19:00 (join he Uppsala meeting, read email invite above)

Sign up by getting in touch with the shop hosting the meeting and we’ll reserve an online seat for you!

Find out more about these reading group titles, and all the other titles in this month’s Book of the Month selection, on the front page.

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