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Follow our Advent Calendar on facebook

Follow our Advent Calendar with a daily special offer (and a great gift tip), every day until Christmas on our facebook pages:

Uppsala: facebook.com/UppsalaEnglishBookshop
Stockholm: facebook.com/EnglishBookshopSthlm

»We’re the merry, merry men of the midnight sun,
We work for Santa and have a lot of fun,
With a hi-hi-ho and a hi-hi-hey,
We better hurry up, tomorrow’s Christmas Day…«

Release: ”Glass Town” – Steven Savile

Release ”Glass Town” – Steven Savile

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 5h Dec at 18:30 Free

There's always been magic in our world
We just needed to know where to look for it 

Join us for the official release party of Steven Savile’s latest book: GLASS TOWN in the Stockholm shop.

Presentation and reading by Steven, interview and Q&A, signing and partying! Snacks & refreshments served! 

Steven Savile is an international sensation, selling over half a million copies of his novels worldwide and writing for cult favourite television shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate.

Now, he is finally making his US debut with Glass Town, a brilliantly composed novel revolving around the magic and mystery lurking in London:

Author visit: Chris Jagger - ”Escorting the Monarch”

Author visit ”Escorting the Monarch” - Chris Jagger

STOCKHOLM | Monday 4th Dec at 17:00–18:00

Chris Jagger presenting and signing ”Escorting the Monarch – We Lead Others Follow”

Escorting the Monarch tells as close to an official history of the Special Escort Group (SEG) as one could hope for. Formed in 1952 and charged to protect HRH Queen Elizabeth, as well as visiting heads of state, terrorist prisoners, and priceless property – the group has an incredible history.

Son of a retired SEG officer, Chris builds on thorough archival research and privileged anecdotes gleaned from private interviews with former members of this world-class team.

Poetry Game Night in Stockholm

Poetry Game Night in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 30th Nov at 18:30

ビギン!Let’s play! Join us on Thursday for a Poetry Game Night – we’ll play an English version of the ancient (and action-packed) Japanese poetry game Karuta. 

Karuta is known as an intellectual martial arts game in Japan – but no prior knowledge is needed for our game night! No need to know Japanese, or even English poetry – just grab the correct cards before the others do in order to win!

Fun for all – and you could win a gift certificate to the Japanese restaurant Blue Light Yokohama in Sofo!

Free – bring family and friends!

Read more on the facebook events page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/139675673357548/

Celebrating 22 years in Uppsala!

22 years in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 18th November 2017

On 18th November 1995, the Uppsala English Bookshop opened on the upper floor in a green wooden building from 1826, right on the river Fyris in the middle of historic Uppsala.

And today we celebrate 22 years in Uppsala! We couldn’t have made it without you, our customers, friends and family – so a big thanks goes out to you all. And thank you for making the bookshop the Shop of the Year 2017 in Uppsala!

What happens after #metoo?

What happens after #metoo?

STOCKHOLM | Friday 24th Nov at 18–20

We’re proud to be hosting the launch for We Need to Talk – solidarity and survivorship.
A book about what happens after #metoo by award-winning spoken word artist Agnes Török.

This is a free event, open to all. 10% of proceeds from the book are donated to organisations working to end sexual violence and support victims and survivors.

Come for the poetry reading, and the panel discussion of what to do after #metoo. Stay for the mingle, snacks and chance to support the great work of FATTA, Föreningen Tillsammans and Stjärnjouren - Sundbybergs Tjejjour among others. Refreshments, merchandise and books sold.

WE NEED TO TALK
is a call to arms.
A voice in the silence.
The beginnings of a plan on How To Change Everything.
Let’s start right now.

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Release: 99 Americanisms that Captured the World

Release 99 Americanisms that Captured the World

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 16th Nov at 18:00

”…two countries divided by a common language”

Join us and the Swedish-British Society in the Stockholm shop for the release of 99 Americanisms that Captured the World – the latest book by the President of the Swedish-British Society, Professor Wilhelm Engström, and his co-author Dr Fergal Donnelly

The authors will expand on ”…two countries divided by a common language”, a bon mot normally attributed to Oscar Wilde. It sounds innocuous enough to our ears, as do ’reliable’, ’influential’ and ’lengthy’, which all inspired loathing when they first crossed the Atlantic. 

Understanding the game of linguistic and cultural differences can make the course of business run more smoothly, but even if we learn each other’s language there is still a natural barrier that keeps our two worlds apart. 

Find out more at the book release event on November 16th.
Snacks and refreshments will be served. Free event.

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Girls’ Night in the bookshop

Girls’ Night in the city and the bookshop

UPPSALA | Thursday 9th Nov all night 19–21

Girls’ Night in Uppsala City. We’re open 19–21. Book recommendations by Else & Shirin. Get personal reading recommendations & great tips for Christmas. Win a gift certificate! A cosy night, with snacks & refreshments.
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Tjejkväll i Uppsala city torsdag 9 nov 19–21. På The English Bookshop har vi ”Boktipsarkväll med Else & Shirin”: Få personliga rekommendationer och perfekta julklappstips. Vinn presentkort! Mys, snacks & förfriskningar. Extraöppet hela tjejkvällen 19–21.

Stockholm shop closed Monday 6th Nov

Stockholm shop closed Monday 6th November

STOCKHOLM | Monday 6th November

The Stockholm shop is closed on Monday 6th November due to ventilation works (getting fresh air in, yay!) On Tuesday and Wednesday the shop will open at noon (to give the repairmen all morning to work on the vents).

Shop Hours for the Allhelgona weekend

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Peaceful Allhelgona weekend

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM 

We wish you peaceful Allhelgona weekend and a pleasant last days of the autumn school leave.

Our bookshops are open as on a normal weekend (almost…):

UPPSALA Fri 10–18.30, Sat 10–16, Sun 12–15.
STOCKHOLM Fri 11-18, Sat 11-16, Sun 12-16.

The Stockholm shop is CLOSED on MONDAY 6th Nov though, due to ventilation works (getting fresh air in!) and open at noon on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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