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Storytelling for Children – Sat 13 Nov

Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 13th November at 11:00. Free!

Time for stories and tales in both bookshops on Saturday! Join Nancy in the Uppsala shop and Angie in the shop in Stockholm for a morning of stories and magic.

Author event ”A Daughter of the King”


Author event: A Daughter of the King – Catherine Pettersson

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 4th Nov at 18.00. Free!

FRANCE, 1668. Jeanne Denot boards a ship bound for Quebec – one of 800 women sent by Louis XIV to the New World known as ”Daughters of the King”. Onboard the ship she assumes a false identity. But who or what is she escaping?

Meet Catherine Pettersson as she presents a tale of betrayal and redemption. A journey of a thousand miles starts with betrayal...

Fifteen years ago, her mother unceremoniously handed her a binder filled with articles about her family and one “famous” relative in particular (at least famous in his small town in Indiana). His name: Peter Surprise. In one article, she found a throwaway line: “Peter Surprise’s great grandmother was A Daughter of the King.” This mention was the catalyst for writing the book.

Thursday 4th November at 18.00
Free event – welcome! Snacks & refreshments.

Visit Catherine’s website: www.catherinepettersson.com

 

Halloween Stories for Children

Halloween Stories for Children

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 30th October at 11:00. Free!

Spooky stories and tales for children (3–7 years old) read by Angie in Stockholm and Denny in Uppsala. Both events start at 11.00 – no need to sign-up, just show up and join the fun. If your dare...

UPPSALA Saturday 30th Oct at 11:00 with Denny [facebook-event]
STOCKHOLM Saturday 30th Oct at 11-12 with Angie [facebook-event]

Release ”Raft of Leaves”

Anthology release ”Raft of Leaves”

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 20th Oct 18.00–20.00 Free!

ANTHOLOGY RELEASE – Stockholm Writers Group (SWG) presents: Raft of Leaves – on Aging, Death and Foreignness.

One thing the pandemic has taught us is the importance of community, especially for people living far from their birthplaces.

Raft of Leaves may be just what we – survivors of the pandemic – need to read now. Not pandemic literature per se, this anthology features previously unpublished work by Marti Parker, a founding member of SWG, and work by fourteen other writers.

In memory of Marti Parker.

Wednesday 20th October 18.00–20.00 in the Stockholm shop
Free event – welcome! Snacks & refreshments.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, we kindly ask you to stay at home if you’re not feeling well, and remind everyone about the special recommendations in place for non-vaccinated adults.

Event ”FIKA – Made in Sweden”

Event ”Fika – Made in Sweden”

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 14 Oct at 18:00 Free!

”FIKA – Made in Sweden” – a conversation over fika

A conversation about the Swedish fika culture – how coffee and pastry is the Swedish way to relax, celebrate and solve problems in every conceivable private and public sphere, from the kitchen table to the Parliament.

Stina Almroth, author of the award-winning book Fika – Made in Sweden, in conversation with Helene Crosfield, President of the Swedish British Society.

Thursday 14th October at 18:00
Free event – fika is served :-)

Welcome to sign up by email (just so we can estimate the fika) at: stockholm@bookshop.se (or send a facebook message)

For everyone’s safety and comfort, we kindly ask you to stay at home if you’re not feeling well, and remind everyone about the special recommendations in place for non-vaccinated adults.

Finding Home – signing with author Jason Erwin

Signing ”Finding Home”

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 28th August from 11.00

Finding Home – Arty & Sam’s Desert Adventure is a climate change adventure book for children – a colourful way to introduce your child to climate change and wildlife!

Meet the author Jason Erwin at the Stockholm bookshop this Saturday and get your signed copy of the book.

When their little oasis dries up, Arty and Sam must leave. But, where will they go?

Follow the unlikely companions in their journey through the rolling desert. Pitfalls await as they search for a new home. Will vibrant, new friends help them in time?

The New Nomads – Event with Felix Marquardt


The New Nomads – author event with Felix Marquardt

STOCKHOLM | Friday 27th August at 17:30. Free!

We’re excited to welcome Felix Marquardt to the Stockholm shop on Friday 27th August for a book presentation and signing! Outdoor event in the backyard behind the bookshop (Rain? The event moves inside, limited seating inside – pandemic precautions in place.)

Welcome to listen to him presenting his new book The New Nomads – How the Migration Revolution is Making the World a Better Place.

In conversation with Therese Larsson Hultin, SvD Foreign Affairs Analyst.

What if migrants, rather than the point of contention they have become, were the key to bridging the divide of our polarized politics?

In our collective consciousness, the term ‘migration’ conjures up ­images of hordes of refugees fleeing ‘their’ country, escaping on rafts and coming to invade ‘ours’. And immigration is viewed as a problem to be solved.

We’ve got it all wrong.

”Homegrown Hate” – author talk with Sara Kamali

”Homegrown Hate” – online author event with Sara Kamali

ONLINE | Wednesday 5th May at 19:00 Free

Who are the American citizens – White nationalists and ­militant Islamists – perpetrating acts of terrorism against their own country? What are their grievances and why do they hate? How can this trans­national peril be effectively addressed?

To better understand current events and threats, Sara Kamali outlines in her book Homegrown Hate the organizations and beliefs of domestic terrorists in the US and how to counter their attacks on democracy.

Meet author Sara Kamali online on May 5th in conversation with journalist Leonidas Aretakis to discuss these issues. Order personally signed books at the event.

Read more – live stream links & signed books orders:

Harry Potter Book Night 2021

Harry Potter Book Night Thursday 4 February 2021

ONLINE | Thursday 4th Feb at 19.00

Welcome to Diagon Alley – now featuring The English Bookshop!

Due to the pandemic, the publisher has postponed the official Harry Potter Book Night celebrations until June 24th. Well, for us in Sweden that’s the day before Midsummer... And we’re not letting a pandemic stop us from celebrating Harry Potter on the ”right” day, right? So this year we'll do an online version instead, and we do have something special waiting for you:

A live talk by founder of Uppsala Slug Club Karolina Andersdotter about Harry Potter in Seven Languages: a linguistic odyssey through known and unknown languages, followed by a Q&A and (technology willing) a short online quiz.


Watch the archived replays here:
» watch live on facebook
» watch live on youtube

Click Read more to test your knowledge in a quiz! 

Midsummer in the bookshop

Happy Midsummer!

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Midsummer Weekend

We wish you a happy and sunny Midsummer Weekend with lots of fun, sun, and lazy reading. Stay safe and don’t forget the sunscreen!

The Uppsala shop is closed on Midsummer’s Eve (Fri 19th) and Midsummer’s Day (Sat 20th), open on Sunday 12–16 as usual.

The Stockholm shop is closed all Midsummer Weekend, Friday 19th–Sunday 21st.

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