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Meet Linda Olsson in the Stockholm shop


Linda Olsson – The Blackbird Sings at Dusk

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 23rd August at 18:30

Evening Talk: Linda Olsson in conversation with Dorotea Bromberg

Stockholm Tuesday 23 August at 18:30
Ticket 50 kr (includes refreshments) available to purchase in the Stockholm shop

Linda Olsson is the author of several novels, and she writes in both English and Swedish. She was born in Sweden, but has since lived in Kenya, the UK, Singapore and Japan before settling in Auckland, New Zealand. Linda's first novel, the critically acclaimed Let me Sing You Gentle Songs (Astrid & Veronica in the US), was published in 2006 and became an instant bestseller in both New Zealand and Sweden.

We are thrilled to welcome you all to our very first author event of the season, where Linda Olsson will discuss her new novel The Blackbird Sings at Dusk. Linda will be in conversation with her Swedish publisher Dorotea Bromberg. The event is a collaboration with Brombergs Bokförlag, and the book will be available in both Swedish and English.

Don't miss this very exciting talk on literature, belonging and writing in two different languages! The conversation is in English.

Visit Linda Olsson’s website: www.lindaolsson.net

New Zeland publisher Penguin Books NZ: www.penguin.co.nz

Swedish publisher Brombergs: www.brombergs.se

Win a signed Harry Potter book!

Win a signed Harry Potter book

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | 31st July–5h August

Yes it’s true! You could win a signed copy of the new Harry Potter story, signed by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

Count the jelly beansCount the jelly beans:  Visit one of our shops and guess the number of beans in the jar by the till. Fill in the contest form and hand in. No purchase necessary.

Contest rules: No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Contest period July 30th–August 5th. Winner announced on August 6th. If several entries have the correct number, the winner will be chosen by randomized draw (using random.org).

 

Book cover: Artwork ™ & © HPTP. Harry Potter ™ WBEI

Midnight release – Harry Potter #8 The Cursed Child

Midnight release at the English Bookshop in Uppsala and Stockholm– Harry Potter #8 The Cursed Child

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 30th July

Come, queue up for the book event of the year! A new Harry Potter story released on Sunday 31st July 01:01 CET, and the shops are open! (The doors open on Saturday 30th July at 23:59 in both Uppsala and Stockholm.)

*** UPDATE ***
All copies in the first shipment are now reserved, so only pre-booked copies will be on sale at the events. More copies are coming in after the weekend, book your copy now! (Email us at uppsala@bookshop.se or stockholm@bookshop.se )

Doors will open at 23:59, the book is released at 01:01. (In Uppsala the festivities will begin already at 20:00 outside the shop.)
Do join us for the release event even if this first delivery of books is booked. It’s going to be lots of fun!
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The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, this is a new play written by Jack Thorne. The book is The Official Script Book (Rehearsal Edition) of the West End play. It is not a novel but is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series.

Dress up as your favourite character (fabulous prizes), eat pasties and tea, have fun while waiting to be among the first to see the book.

The Uppsala Slug Club will join us to celebrate this fabolous event in the Uppsala shop, with readings and all sorts of fun things!

MultiCon will join and add to the fun in the Stockholm shop.

Contact the Uppsala or Stockholm Shop to pre-book your copy now, to make sure you don't miss out. One way to do this is by sending us an e-mail with your name and phone number (or email address), and we'll make sure that a copy is reserved for you.

Saturday 30th July from 23:59 in Uppsala and from 23:59 in Stockholm. In Uppsala the festivities will begin outside the shop already at 20:00.

Link to the Uppsala event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1214648338546574/

Link to the Stockholm event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737607856511169/

Happy Midsummer!


Happy Midsummer

Midsummer is here and the bookshops will be closed for a few days for midsummer celebrations – so stock up on your midsummer’s reading today. (Reading is fortunately an every-kind-of-weather activity…).

The Uppsala shop will be closed Friday and Saturday, and the Stockholm shop Friday–Sunday.

Have a great Midsummer weekend, wherever you are.
We’ll be back in business again after the holidays.

Birthday Party in Stockholm

Birthday Party 1 year on Södermalm in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 11th June

It’s time for a Birthday Party – and you’re invited! Saturday 11th June we’ll celebrate one year in Sofo in Stockholm with all day festivities in the Stockholm shop!

Special Birthday Offers all day (3-for-2 on everything!) and a full on Birthday Party from 17:00 with drinks, snacks, games and of course BOOKS!

The music event Make Musik STHLM will go on all day in Sofo, so we’ll have some amazing bands playing just outside of the shop.

Bring your friends and family and join us to celebrate the bookshop, and to get your hands on our curated selection of brilliant summer reads!

Japanese Poetry Game Night in Stockholm

Lets play Ogoola Karuta

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 2nd June 18:30–20:30

Welcome to play the Ogoola Karuta Poetry Game – an English version of the Japanese game Karuta.

A game about listening and finding FAST what you are listening to in the cards you will pick. Grab the correct cards before the others do in order to win! Known as an intellectual martial arts game in Japan. The cards have famous poetry quotes on them but no prior knowledge is needed!

No entrance fee but we have limited space – please let us know if you are planning to join! Sign up at the Stockholm shop. Japanese tea and crackers will be served.

Breakfast Talk: John O’Farrell on There’s Only Two David Beckhams

Breakfast Talk John O’Farrell on There's Only Two David Beckhams

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 26th May at 09:00

We are thrilled to invite you to a truly British morning in the Stockholm bookshop – John O’Farrell is joining us for breakfast all the way from London to discuss his latest novel There’s Only Two David Beckhams

Breakfast Music: 3 Women with Sofie Livebrant

3 Women – Sofie Livebrant on Dickinson, Winterson, and Boye

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 12th May at 09:00

Welcome to a new take on our popular Breakfast Talk series in the Stockholm shop – Breakfast Music!

Breakfast Talk: Meet Bill Clegg

Breakfast Talk: Bill Clegg on Did You Ever Have A Family

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 20th April 09:00

We are thrilled to introduce New York writer Bill Clegg, who will join us for breakfast in the Stockholm shop to discuss his bestselling debut novel Did You Ever Have a Family. Bill is one of New Yorks foremost literary agents, and the author of two previous memoirs.

Did You Ever Have a Family was longlisted for both The National Book Award and The Man Booker Prize. An elegant and heartrending story about a terrible tragedy, it’s also an unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core the book is a celebration of family – the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

Breakfast Talk: Ruby Jand on Shakespeare

Breakfast Talk: Ruby Jand on Shakespeare Calling

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 21st April 09:00

Who is Hamlet? Is Lady Macbeth really evil? Can Caliban really be a twitchy speeded Goth freak? What’s so interesting about Lady Blanche, Lucius, Queen Margaret, Cassius, Paulina, Emilia, Celia...?

These questions sent the new Bardolator Ruby Jand on a journey of exploration into the world of Shakespeare. On this morning, Ruby will discuss what Shakespeare means to us today, present some views on his life and plays, and read excerpts from her newly released book Shakespeare Calling.

Breakfast Talk: Ruby Jand on Shakespeare Calling
Thursday 21st April at 09:00
Advance tickets 30:- (incl. breakfast roll) available for purchase at the Stockholm shop. Get yours today.

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