Reading groups

Online Reading Groups – join in from home

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

We meet up again in our cosy bookshops and enjoy a proper brew and some cake. (Or at the pub, in the case of the Crime reading group in Uppsala.)

We will of course still keep the meetings as safe as possible, with more distance than before, and a limited number of participants.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, if any of us show the least bit of symptoms we’ll stay at home. We also remind everyone about the special recommendations in place for non-vaccinated adults.

We are currently running four regular reading groups that meet up in the bookshops in Uppsala and Stockholm: Modern Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction, and a Fantasy reading group.

In Uppsala, we also have a Crime reading group (”Book&Pint”) that 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 for 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:

You can also keep an eye out on our events calendar here on the website:

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: • tel 018-10 05 10

The Stockholm shop
email: • tel 08-790 55 10

Reading group titles in August

Reading group meetings in August

Modern Fiction: Burntcoat – Sarah Hall
Uppsala: Wednesday 31 August at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Wednesday 31 August at 18:30  [read email invite]

Classics: Sleepless Nights – Elizabeth Hardwick
Uppsala: Monday 29 August at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Tuesday 30 August at 18:30  [read email invite]

Sci-Fi: Dreamsnake – Vonda N. McIntyre
Uppsala: Tuesday 23 August at 19:15  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Wednesday 24 August at 19:00  [read email invite]

Fantasy: Peaces – Helen Oyeyemi
Uppsala: Tuesday 30 August at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Thursday 25 August at 18:30  [read email invite]

Crime: The Stoning – Peter Papathanasiou
Uppsala: Monday 29 August at 19:00 at the pub  [read email invite]

Sign up by getting in touch with the shop hosting the meeting and we’ll reserve a 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.