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We’re turning twentyone – 21% off in the shops

Turning 21 - 21% off Friday and Saturday

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Friday 18th–Saturday 19th November

Twenty one years ago... 

...on the 18th day of the dark month of November, a small bookshop opened up in the loft of an old tannery by the river Fyris in Uppsala.

Today two bookshops serve a community of booklovers in two cities. This is cause for celebration! 21% OFF ON EVERYTHING in both our bookshops on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November.

Welcome in to the bookshops to celebrate!

Have breakfast with Tao Lin

Breakfast Talk with Tao Lin in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 16th November at 09:00

Breakfast Talk:Tao Lin in conversation with Elis Burrau 
Advance tickets 30 kr (including coffee/tea and breakfast roll). Get your ticket in the bookshop today or book your seat by email: stockholm@bookshop.se

Tao Lin is an American novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer, and artist. He has published three novels, several books of poetry, short stories and novellas. His latest novel is Taipei, now being published in Swedish by Constant Reader. In it, New Yorker Paul navigates between the art and literary scenes of Manhattan, and Taipei in Taiwan, confronting his family roots.

Tao Lin is considered one of the main figures of the literary movement called Alt Lit, where social media and internet are used as tools for writing, publishing and literary talks.

Tao Lin will be in conversation with poet and writer Elis Burrau, literary editor at Nöjesguiden.

Get your ticket at the bookshop today or book a seat by email.

”Lin's writing is reminiscent of early Douglas Coupland, or early Bret Easton Ellis, but there is also something going on here that is more profoundly peculiar, even Beckettian . . . deliciously odd” – Guardian

Podcast party at the Stockholm shop

Pod party and live recording

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 26th Oct 17:00–19:00

Ever wondered how a podcast is made? Join us in the bookshop for a ”live” recording of the wonderful Swedish book podcast ”En förbannad podd – en podd om böcker och andra tidsfördriv” by Sofia and Katta.

Come join us on Wednesday 26th October from 17:00 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast. We will celebrate the anniversary with drinks and snacks and a special recording of the podcast live from our cosy bookshop. Live podcasting from 17:30.

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Celebrate #bookshopday 8th October

Bookshopday on Saturday 8th October

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 8th October

Saturday 8th October is #BOOKSHOPDAY – a celebration of the local independent bookshop and all it brings to the local community!

Visit us on Saturday and join the celebration. We have soooo many new titles to tempt you with ;-)

Or join our instagram photo competition and you could win a book bag designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith!

Enter the instagram photo competition and the bag could be yours! Capture the essence of a really good local bookshop in an image, post it on instagram and tag it with:

#bookshopday #ilovemybookshop @bookshop_se

Post your photo by Sunday 9th Oct at the latest. Your instagram profile needs to be public to enter the competition. Good luck!

Author reading: Lyn Coffin - The First Honeymoon

Author reading: Lyn Coffin – The First Honeymoon

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 8th Oct at 10:00

Lyn Coffin is the award winning author of 30 books. Lyn will be reading stories from her short story collection “The First Honeymoon” which is being reissued by Iron Twine Press. The event is free and starts nice and early at 10:00 on Saturday 8th October.

”The edginess of Joyce Carol Oates; the ability, like John Updike, to extract human drama from the mundane, the suburban, the often-overlooked common experience; the twisting of form to the service of story, a la Alice Munro; the poeticism of Virginia Woolf; the quirk and off-beat humor of Richard Brautigan—all these elements come together in Lyn Coffin’s distinctive style.”

Release: 99 Peculiarities of American Presidents

Book release: 99 Peculiarities of American Presidents

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 5th Oct at 18:00

This year we are facing one of the most unusual presidential election campaigns in the world´s only remaining super power. But who said that this has been an unique event?

Please join us in the Stockholm shop as Professor Wilhelm Engström, president of the Swedish British Society, presents his new book; ”99 Peculiarities of American Presidents”.

This book will reveal amongst other peculiarities that one president was a furry mutton‑chopped chief executive who made pronouncements from his bathroom, another who graduated from being a hangman to President, another who compared work in the White House to travails in other less salubrious establishments, not to mention the President who was approached to run for the office by both sides.

Wilhelm Engström, on this day just back from the United States, will be introducing his new book as well as giving some fresh reflections on the momentum of the current presidential campaign. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Please let us know if you are planning to attend this interesting evening; email us at stockholm@bookshop.se or call 08-790 55 10.

Breakfast Talk with Nell Zink in Stockholm


Breakfast Talk with Nell Zink

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 13th Sept at 09:00

Welcome to our first breakfast talk of the season!

Called one of 2014’s most exciting debutant by The Guardian, at the age of 50, Nell Zink is no ordinary writer. Her debut novel The Wallcreeper, which she started writing for the American novelist Jonathan Franzen during their correspondence, was named one of 100 notable books by The New York Times that year. Her second book Mislaid was longlisted for the National Book Award.

Nell was brought up in rural Virginia and has worked in the construction, pharmaceutical, and software industries. In the ’90s she founded an indie rock fanzine, and her writing has also appeared in n+1. She is now a translator living in Germany.

Don’t miss having breakfast with this extraordinary writer, coffee/tea and a breakfast roll is included as usual!

Get your ticket at the Stockholm bookshop today. Tickets 30:- (coffee/tea and a breakfast roll included).

Talk: Merlin – the man, the myth, the magic

Talk: Merlin - the man, the myth, the magic

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 1st Sept at 18:30

Join us in the Stockholm bookshop for an evening talk on Merlin – the man, the myth, the magic.

Stay on after the talk to mingle with Rhuddem Gwelin (also known as Ruby Jand, author of Shakespeare Calling) and celebrate the publication of her new fantasy novel The Nature of Things: Volume 1 in the Merlin Chronicles.

Free. » More information 

Jenny Offill signing in Stockholm

Book signing with Jenny Offill

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 30th August at 15:30

THIS JUST IN: Jenny Offill is doing a book signing in the Stockholm bookshop Tuesday 30th August at 15:30!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Jenny Offill in our shop for a last minute secret signing!

Jenny Offill's first novel Last Things was published in 1999, and she is also the author of several brilliant picture books for children.

Her book Dept. of Speculation (2014), a dazzling exploration of a young Brooklyn marriage, became one of the industry’s most talked about and a favorite among readers and reviewers alike. The Boston Globe described it as ’[Q]uietly smashing . . . A book so radiant, so sparkling with sunlight and sorrow, that it almost makes a person gasp.’

We hope to see you in the Stockholm shop for this unique meet-the-author opportunity!
No need to RSVP, just show up!

Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg


Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 7th September at 18:30

How did Raoul Wallenberg die?

The Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, known for rescuing tens of thousands of jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, was detained by the Soviets in 1945 and subsequently disappeared. According to the official story, released by the Soviet Union in 1957, Wallenberg had died of a heart attack ten years earlier.

We are thrilled to welcome Nigel Bance, the British investigative journalist who was given unprecedented access to the account of what actually happened to Wallenberg. In Moscow, in 2002, Bance viewed the never-before-seen archives of Colonel General Ivan Serov, the notorious chief of the KGB. Inside was a veritable feast of WW2 and Cold War intelligence secrets including detail on Serov’s investigation into Wallenberg’s arrest, interrogation and subsequent execution.

Join us for this unique talk in the Stockholm bookshop, where Nigel Bance will discuss his recently published book The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg. In it, he meticulously pieces together every aspect on Serov’s secret investigation into Raoul Wallenberg’s death.

Evening Talk:
Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg
Stockholm: Wednesday 7th September at 18:30
Free of charge

For more information on the book or the author please visit:
www.theliquidationofraoulwallenberg.com

The author talk is free of charge and there's no need to RSVP – but feel free to follow this facebook-event for news and updates.

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