Stockholm bookshop

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.

Breakfast Talk with Liam Callanan


Breakfast Talk Liam Callanan on Listen

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 30th March at 09:00

Liam Callanan is an American author and professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. His novels include the critically acclaimed The Cloud Atlas and All Saints.

Join us for a cosy and informal breakfast meeting in the shop, where Liam will discuss and read from his latest book Listen & Other Stories, a fascinating collection of short stories. The Los Angels Times has called his writing ’masterful’.

Get your ticket in the Stockholm bookshop, limited seating.

Liam Callanan on Listen
Wednesday 30th March at 09:00 
Advance tickets 30 kr (including coffee/tea and breakfast roll) available to purchase in the Stockholm shop.

Happy Easter - Easter Shop Hours

Enjoy Easter, read a book

Happy Easter! The best way to enjoy Easter is of course with a book. Or many.

Stock up on påskekrim (and other reading) at the shops. Our Easter shop hours are:

Uppsala shop
Good Friday 25th: open 12–15
Easter Eve (Sat) 26th: open 10–16
Easter Day (Sun) 27th & Easter Monday 28th: closed.

Stockholm shop
Good Friday 25th: open 12–16
Easter Eve (Sat) 26th: open 11–16
Easter Day (Sun) 27th: open 12–16
Easter Monday 28th: open 12–16

Lena Andersson on Wilful Disregard


Lena Andersson on Wilful Disregard

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 23rd March at 18:30

We are delighted to welcome Lena Andersson to the Stockholm shop to celebrate the publication of the English paperback edition of her novel Wilful Disregard.

Few people will have missed the enormous success of the August Prize winning novel Wilful Disregard (Egenmäktigt förfarande). The book also received international acclaim, with The Guardian calling it ’funny, wise and extraordinary’.

On this evening she will be in conversation with Thomas Henley, bookseller at the Stockholm bookshop. The conversation is in English.

Advance tickets 50:- (incl. glass of wine). Tickets on sale at The English Bookshop in Stockholm. Get yours today.

Thank You-sale continues: Green Dot Treasure Hunt!

Green dot treasure hunt

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Mon 29th Feb – Sun 6th March

We had so much fun with the Thank You-sale last week, that we wanted to thank you even more. So the Thank You-sale continues for one more week with a Green Dot Treasure Hunt!

Green dot treasure hunt

All books you can find in our shops that have the green dot are rare treasures. Find any three of them and we will give you the most expensive one for free! Yes, you heard right:

3 for 2 on all books with green dots
– and the most expensive book is for free!

It’s a deluxe book treasure hunt, and what can beat that? The treasure hunt ends at the end of Sunday March 7.

Happy Hunting!

Thank You-sale: 3 for 2 on everything all weekend

Thank You-sale: 3 for 2 all weekend

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Fri 26th – Sun 28th February

Thank you

Last year we sold more books than ever before. Again.

So we thought we’d throw a Thank You-sale. Because it is you, our friends and customers, who keep making this happen.

Don’t miss the Thank You-sale this weekend, Friday 26th – Sun 28th February!

3 for 2 on everything in the shop. Except furniture. And staff. In-shop cash or card purchases only. An amazing offer not combinable with less amazing offers. (It’s amazing enough already.) Amazingly 3 for 2 translates also into 6 for 4, or 9 for 6, or… ah, you get the idea.

Once again, thank you for making the bookshop a living meeting place for booklovers!

/Your friends at The English Bookshop

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.

The English Bookshop celebrates 20 years

The English Bookshop celebrates 20 years

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 18th November

20 years - 20 percent off everythingSince The Uppsala English Bookshop first opened up its doors to the public that November day in 1995, a lot has happened: bigger (and bigger!) venue, a second shop opened in Stockholm, several reading groups and ­becoming a natural part of daily life in Uppsala.

On Wednesday 18th November we kick off the celebrations with 20% off everything and extra late opening hours with anniversary parties in both the Uppsala and Stockholm shops. Drop in at any time after six to mingle, enjoy snacks, drinks, and extra festivities.

The anniversary 20% discount is valid all day Wednesday in Stockholm, and all week until Sunday in the Uppsala shop.

The anniversary celebrations continue all week in Uppsala with: 
Tea and cake daily! • Goodie bags! • Surprises! • Quizzes! • Fabulous prizes! • Special offers!

Come and help us make our 20th anniversary an event to remember!

Breakfast Talk: Ann-Marie Vinde on Emily Dickinson

Breakfast Talk: Ann-Marie Vinde on Emily Dickinson

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 26 Nov 09:00
Breakfast Talk: Ann-Marie Vinde on Emily Dickinson
(tickets for sale in the Stockholm bookshop)

What could be better than poetry and breakfast on a cold November morning?

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