Stockholm bookshop

Author visit: Max Porter in conversation with Lasse Winkler

Max Porter - Grief is the Thing with Feathers

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 5th November at 19:00 (ticketed event)

We are super excited about this visit in the Stockholm shop – this author’s first novel completely blew our socks off! His name is Max Porter, and he’s a senior editor at Granta Books and Portobello Books. He previously managed an independent bookshop and won the Young Bookseller of the Year award. We’ve invited him from London to come and discuss his debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers.

Breakfast Talk with Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina

STOCKHOLM Breakfast Talk, Saturday 24th October at 10:00

Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. In April 2014, Time magazine included Wainaina in its annual TIME 100 as one of the ”Most Influential People in the World”. Earlier that year, as a response to a series of anti-gay laws being passed in Africa, Wainaina had publicly announced that he was gay, publishing a short story titled ”I am a homosexual, Mum”.

Mini-festival in the Stockholm shop

Jen Campbell and Marie Phillips

The Stockholm shop invites you to a September mini festival. Author Jen Campbell is visiting for an exciting, bookshop themed evening talk on Thursday 10th September, and novelist Marie Phillips will join us for our next Breakfast Talk on the morning of the 11th. Tickets are for sale in the Stockholm shop, please find all info below.

Ann Charters on The Beats and The Blues

Ann Charters on The Beats and The Blues

Don’t miss one of the foremost authorities on the Beats, doing a special talk at The English Bookshop in Stockholm.

We are thrilled to welcome Ann Charters, a retired professor of English at The University of Connecticut and a patron saint of the bookshop, who on this night will discuss The Beats and The Blues. There will also be an exclusive book sale of the late music historian, writer and producer Sam Charter’s books.

Ann published her critically acclaimed biography of Jack Kerouac in 1973 and it’s never been out of print since. In addition to this, she has edited the Portable Jack Kerouac, The Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac 1940-56 & 1957-69, and several volumes on the Beat Generation.

Tickets 50:- (includes a drink). Get your ticket at the Stockholm bookshop today! 

Book launch at the Stockholm shop

Book launch The Second Child and Night Flares

Book Launch in the Stockholm shop:

Jon Stenhugg and Robert Pacholik are launching their latest books at The English Bookshop in Stockholm. Join us for the Launch Party, meet the authors and mingle.

Wednesday 12th August at 17-19
Free - No need to RSVP

Take this opportunity to listen to Swedish-based author Jon Stenhugg relate the backstory behind his new crime thriller, The Second Child.

Meet Ben Aaronovitch

Meet Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch is the British mastermind of the critically acclaimed Rivers of London-series, following the young Metropolitan Police Officer Peter Grant in the supernatural, underground world of London. Aaronovitch has also written for television, including two Doctor Who serials.

Join us in the Uppsala or Stockholm shop to hear Aaronovitch discuss fantasy, writing and his latest novel Foxglove Summer. There will of course be plenty of time for questions and signings!

UPPSALA Wednesday 5th August at 19.00.
Tickets 20:-.

STOCKHOLM Thursday 6th August at 10.00 (the first in a series of Breakfast talks at the Stockholm bookshop).
Tickets 30:- (incl a light breakfast)

Get your tickets at the bookshop today, seating is limited.

Book Launch at The English Bookshop Stockholm – Making Headlines by Simon Linter

Simon Linter is launching his first novel Making Headlines at The English Bookshop Stockholm SOFO, Södermannagatan 22. Come and meet Simon, listen to a short reading form his book and have your book signed.

Follow the exploits of hackneyed local TV news reporter, Chris Wilkinson, as he plots to make his own news story to boost his ego and further his career. He gets more than he bargained for...

Simon Linter is launching his first novel Making Headlines at The English Bookshop Stockholm SOFO, Södermannagatan 22. Come and meet Simon, listen to a short reading form his book and have your book signed.

Wednesday June 24th at 17.00
Refreshments will be served. No rsvp, just show up.

Also by Simon Linter: How I Learnt to Stop Missing England and Love the Herring or A Decade in Sweden

Making Headlines by Simon Linter How I Learnt to Stop Missing England and Love the Herring or A Decade in Sweden by Simon Linter

Ogoola Game Night at the Stockholm shop May 7th

Ogoola Game Night

Welcome to a game playing evening in the Stockholm bookshop. We'll play the Ogoola Karuta Poetry Game– an English version of the Japanese game Karuta.

Thursday May 7th at 7pm. No entrance fee, but limited space.
Drop by the Stockholm shop and sign up, or email

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!

Program: Introduction of the game / Short rule explanation Trials / ”Genpei-gassen” (the Genpei war) / Intermission with Japanese tea and crackers / Tournament with a prize.

Visit for more info on the game

Thank-You-Sale! What a sale it was! And year.

Thank you for making our Thank you-sale last weekend (Fri Feb 27–Sun March 1) a huge success. And for making last year amazing. 2014 we sold more books than we ever had before. Once again, thanks.

 The English Bookshop Uppsala, Stockholm Old Town – Thank-You-Sale. People we love you. 

Author Visit in Stockholm: Dimitry Léger - Feb 18

Author Visit Dimitry Léger Sthlm Feb 18, 2015 

Author visit in the Stockholm shop: Meet Dimitry Elias Léger, author of the novel God Loves Haiti, in a literary conversation with Stefan Ingvarsson. We are happy to welcome you to this conversation and author reading of the novel that will be published in early February. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday Feb 18th at 19.00 in the Stockholm shop. 
Free event, limited seating – reserve your spot today.

Sign up at the Stockholm bookshop or email

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