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Happy Holidays!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Read

TODAY Wednesday the 23rd of December (the day before Santa pays his visit to Sweden!) our bookshops are open until 18.00. (Then we take Christmas Eve and Day off for celebrations and relaxation.)

Didn’t have time to buy the book? Use our pretty ”intention gift card” (and send us an email with your order). Download and print the intention card here:

Gift Vouchers can be ordered online anytime and we can deliver them to you by email, to print out or to forward to the recipient. Give the gift of choice at

Our Book Club is our curated selection of monthly surprises, from 11 different categories – there’s something for everyone! Gift 3 months, half a year, or an entire year of great reads! Order a subscription online and we’ll email you a nice digital give-away card to pass on to that someone special. Gift a monthly surprise (or sign up for yourself) at

Happy Holidays & Merry Reading!
/Santa’s little helpers at the bookshop

PS. The bookshops open again after the holidays on Boxing Day, Saturday the 26th of December.

Holiday Hours at the shops


Welcome in through the shop doors, Santa

It’s easier to come in through the door, Santa... And we keep longer shop hours until Christmas to make it easier for both you and Santa to visit.

For everyone’s safety & comfort, we do ask you to help us limit the number of customers in the shop at one time. Too many in the shop? Please have a (distanced) seat in the chairs outside and have a rest until someone leaves.

If you can’t visit the shop, do contact us so we can assist you remotely instead. Email the shop or send a message on facebook messenger:
– Uppsala:
– Stockholm:

Holiday hours at the shops

Weekdays 10–19
Saturday 10–17
Sunday 12–17

Wed 23rd: 10–18
Christmas Eve & Day: closed
Boxing Day 26th: 10–17

Weekdays 10–18.30
Saturday 11–17
Sunday 12–17

Wed 23rd: 10–18
Christmas Eve & Day: closed
Boxing Day 26th: 12–16

Xmas Crime Pack


Xmas Crime Pack

’Tis the time season to find whodunnit…

Xmas Crime Pack

There was so much call for our handpicked Advent Calendars earlier this month that we decided to do one more special for Christmas!

We have 42 packs of classic cosy Christmas Crime Reading – 2 books in each package along with a 50 g bag of exquisite tea from our friends at Tehörnan – all wrapped up and ready.

(If you were one of the people who bought the Crime Advent Calendar earlier this might not be for you since there could be some overlapping. Makes an awfully nice gift though!)

These packs are priced at 350:- (plus postage if you want them sent to yourself or gift it to someone else) and the contents are a surprise (all picked by Stina!) so you can treat yourself or a friend with this succulent and seasonal parcel.

Mind you – we only have 42 packs – so get your orders in swiftly!

Swish-a-Book from Santa


Swish-a-Book from Santa

SWISH-A-BOOK from Santa to a friend (or yourself). Santa’s helpers standing by to wrap up your gift, add your greeting and send it off.

All books in Santa’s offer are 100:-/each if you pick up your order at one of our shops, and 120:-/each if you want them sent to yourself or a gift recipient. (Within Sweden only though.) Valid until midnight Sunday 13th Dec and while stock lasts.

Payment by Swish (or online card payment if you don’t have Swish). If you pick up your order at one of our bookshops, you can also pay at the shop.

Simply your books on the form below, let us know where to send them and any greeting to send along with them.

» Order Swish-a-Book from Santa on

In co-operation with HejaUppsala and Uppsala Citysamverkan: Julkalender 2020

Tips for a Safe & Merry Slow Christmas


Let’s have ourselves a Safe and Merry Slow Christmas

Here’s what we’re doing to make this a Safe & Slow Christmas!
(Perhaps with even more time for reading...)

SAFE BROWSING in the shops:

  • COME BY when the shop is less busy to avoid crowding. (Google Maps’ feature ”Popular Times” can help you plan your shop visits, to us and to other shops.)
  • NO NEED TO RUSH. Let’s make this a Safe and Uncrowded Slow Christmas. For everyone’s safety and comfort, we limit the number of customers in the shop at the same time.
  • PROTECTIVE SCREEN at the cashier’s desk.
  • HAND SANITIZERS by the entrance and the cashier (help yourself and help protect each other).
  • REMINDERS in place to remind us all to keep a caring distance and to keep carrying on!
  • SANTA GOT IT WRONG? If the gift recipient doesn’t love your gift, you can exchange it all the way to Valentine’s Day! (Please don’t write Happy Xmas Bobby in it, make sure it’s in good nick and save the receipt.)
  • LAST DAY for special orders: from the US by Lucia, and from the UK by Dec 16th.


  • WANT HELP TO SHOP for dad/aunt/niece/johan/laura/your rugby team? We can and will help. Contact us with your requirements and we will help you chose the perfect bookish gift!
  • SEND DIRECTLY to the gift recipient? We sure can do, and we’ll gift wrap it for you and send any greeting along with it.
  • WRAP IT UP! We can wrap your orders up for you, ready to be picked up or sent to you or a gift receiver (with your greeting).
  • GIFT VOUCHERS have always been a gift of choice. This year it’s also a sign of caring & safety. »
  • A BOOK CLUB subscription is the gift that keeps on giving – a surprise every month for a quarter, half a year, or an entire year! For yourself or a loved one. »
  • QUICK PICK-UP at the shop with Swish pre-payment (as fast as the swishing sound...)
  • SIDEWALK DELIVERY of orders (just let us know).
  • BOOKBIKE delivery if you are self-isolating (and live nearby the Uppsala shop).


  • CAN’T VISIT? Just get in touch for recommendations, to order or reserve books, for mailorder delivery or pick-up. Email or send a facebook message and we’ll help you out. 

Get in touch by email to or, or send us a message on facebook messenger:

THANKS for your continued support – we couldn’t exist without your kind patronage. We have LOTS of interesting titles in stock – and we can still order in – so do get in touch or drop by responsibly and partake of our literary cornucopia! 

Safe & Slow Christmas 2020 – Order now


Order now for a Safe & Slow Christmas 2020

Get your orders in now for a Slow & Safe Christmas 2020!

We have 18.653 titles in stock, but if we don't have your book in stock we can still order in.

Last date to order from the US by Lucia, and from the UK by Dec 16th.

Get your orders in by email to or, or send us a message on facebook messenger:

» Uppsala:

» Stockholm:

Uppsala phone line out of order


Uppsala phone is out of order

*** PHONE SERVICE HAS BEEN RESTORED, thanks for your patience! ***

The Uppsala phone line and usual phone number is unfortunately *still* out of order. Until our phone provider get their act together, please use these other means of getting in touch:

email the shop at:

– send a message on the facebook page:

message directly on facebook messenger:

or drop by the shop if you have the possibility.

Sorry about the inconvenience, we’re hoping to *finally* get it fixed soon. 

Order Stina’s Advent Calendar


Order Stina’s Advent Calendar

Oh dear! Due to an unforeseen interest in Stina’s Advent Calendar, we simply are not able to accommodate all of you with a calendar! (If you’ve already placed an order, you’re in.)

We are absolutely over the moon and overwhelmed with all the interest you’ve shown in ordering, but unfortunately we have to draw the line somewhere – before we run out of both tea and books for this time!

Thanks again, and so sorry if you haven’t been able to order a calendar this year. We hope to return with a brand new advent calendar next year, and hopefully we will be better prepared then. And of course you are more than welcome to visit the shop or write to ask and ask for gift ideas for yourself or someone you want to spoil a little bit extra.

Happy Christmas, and stay safe!
/Stina and all the English Bookshop book elves

Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us


Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us

We had an overwhelming (but safe) birthday last week! Thank you everyone who sent greetings, flower, love, orders and good cheer! And orders!

Our 100 limited edition Celebration Packages sold out in less than 8 hours!!! We’re posting them to Portugal, London, Michigan and other hotspots of bookish warm feelings. (They look slightly less charming packed up – but it’s the flat-pack idea – you can reassemble them when you get them!)

Thanks for ALL your support these first 25 years – let’s do another 25! You keep us going!
/Jan, Christer and the best bookshop staff in the known universe

Psst! Have a look in our birthday guest book and read all the lively greetings – and why not add your own!

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