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Reading in the age of a pandemic

Reading in the age of a pandemic

Worried about running out of reading material during the pandemic?

We’re open as usual and are observing all precautionary recommendations. You are most welcome to pop in and talk and browse and shop (as most of you still do, if this weekend was any indication!) We’re all in this together, you are not alone.

If however you feel that you want a book or two, and are uncertain about how risky venturing outside is for you as an individual (or if you’re self-isolating for not feeling well), we do have a couple of options:

1. Use our regular mail order option. Call, email or message us on facebook (send a message rather than post comment) and we will post you the books with an invoice. (If you want to make sure the book fits in your mailbox so you won’t have to go pick it up somewhere – pick a thin one! You can ask us.)

2. Our extra pandemic option – if you happen to live in our neighbourhood – contact us and let us know what you want and we will stop by with your delivery. You can pay by swish (preferred) or invoice. We’re not charging for this option – it’s a service to our locals. Cycling distance.

Stay strong, read a book and remember your local bookshop is thinking of you.

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Reminder: Philosophy Reading Group

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Reminder Philosophy Reading Group

This is just a reminder for those already signed up for the Philosophy reading group (that was previously cancelled due to the storm Ciara, and rescheduled). The reading group is fully booked.

Stockholm Monday 2nd March at 18:30
Uppsala Tuesday 3rd March at 19:00

Book Sale 2020

Book Sale Friday 28th–Saturday 29th Feb 2020

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Friday 28th + Saturday 29th Feb 2020

Sooo… what are we doing for the book sale this year?

Well – you don’t want to miss this – it’s Friday and Saturday this week in the shops ONLY. 3 for 2 on everything! (And 6 for 4, 9 for 6, and so on...)

Why not take some time off and bring a friend (or two) for a super cool actual book sale?

Happy Book Sale Hauls!

BOOK SALE Friday 28th–Saturday 29th Feb 2020.

Talk: The Dystopian World of Gilead

The Dystopian World of Gilead – talk by Daniel Ogden

UPPSALA | Sunday 8th March at 17:00. Ticketed.

Talk by Daniel Ogden:
The Dystopian World of Gilead
in Margaret Atwood’s ”The Handmaid’s Tale” and ”The Testaments”

Daniel Ogden is an expert on literary dystopias and utopias. Join us on the International Women’s Day, March 8th, as he talks about the dystopian world of Margaret Atwood’s books about Gilead: The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments.

”For a long time we were moving away from Gilead.
Then we started going back towards it”
– Margaret Atwood

Celebrate the International Women’s Day at the bookshop!

Sunday 8th March at 17.00
Tickets 70:- (incl. tea & cake). Get your ticket at the bookshop today – limited number of seats.

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Leap Day Literary Conversation: Liz Hand + Niklas Natt och Dag

Leap Day Literary Conversation: Liz Hand + Niklas Natt och Dag

UPPSALA | Saturday 29th Feb at 18:00. Ticketed.

Leap Day Literary Conversation:
Elizabeth Hand & Niklas Natt och Dag

Stockholm 1793 meets Chicago 1915

Stockholm phone working again

Stockholm landline phone number working again

STOCKHOLM

Just a quick heads-up that the regular landline phone number to the Stockholm shop is now functional again. Welcome to call us on 08-790 55 10.

Reading for Children: Finding Home – a climate change adventure book

Reading for Children – ”Finding Home”

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 15th Feb at 11.00. Free!

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?

Author Jason Erwin reads from his book Finding Home – Arty & Sam’s Desert Adventure. Beautifully illustrated by Ida Andersson.

Learning tip: The book is a colourful way to introduce your child to climate change and wildlife!

Stockholm: Saturday 15th February at 11.00.
Free – bring your friends, kids and grown-ups.

Harry Potter Book Night 2020 in Uppsala

Harry Potter Book Night in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Thursday 6th February at 19.00. Tickets 70:-

Harry Potter Book Night – The Triwizard Tournament

Dress up in your best Harry Potter-inspired gear, and join us for some Triwizard tournament fun!

An enlightening talk by Malin Axeling on the topic What Harry Potter Taught Us, a fiendishly difficult quiz (or is it?), fantastic cake, costume competition, and fabulous prizes!

Thursday 6th February at 19.00
Tickets 70:-. Get your ticket at the bookshop today – limited number of seats!

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Talk: Mats Målqvist – ”Proud to be a Siphilile Woman”

Talk Mats Målqvist

TALK & AUTHOR VISIT
”Proud to be a Siphilile Woman” - Mentor Mothers in Eswatini
by Mats Målqvist

Mats Målqvist, Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University talks about the Siphilile Maternal and Child Health organisation, how a change in social structures can lower child mortality, and about his new book about the foundation of this project.

Signed Book Contest Winners

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Winners Reveal

And the winners are...

From the almost 200 entries to our signed book contest we have drawn the lucky winners using Random.org and their random sequence generator that uses ”atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs” (sounds impressive, doesn’t it).

As far as possible, we have matched the winners up with their preferred titles, but depending on the place in the draw there might be a surprise...

All winners have been notified by email. Congratulations and enjoy your new books!

The correct answers, you ask?

Q1. In what year did Ayatollah Khomeini issue a fatwa on one of Salman Rushdie’s previous novels?
1. 1989

Q2. Which of the authors you can win has given this writing advice: “You should write the fast stuff slow and the slow stuff fast.”
x. Lee Child

Q3. What was the name of Jeanette Winterson’s 2011 autobiography?
2. Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

Q4. Robert Harris’s brother-in-law is:
1. Nick Hornby

Q5. The 2005 Ian McEwan novel Saturday is set in a building based on his own home, situated in which London district?
2. Fitzrovia

Congratulations to:
Anton K in Stockholm
Malin V in Boden
Jan H in Uppsala
Sebastian A in Stockholm
Maartje K in Stockholm
Jenna in Upplands Väsby
Caroline in Vellinge
Jonas O in Järvsö
Stalin V in Stockholm
Stephen P in St. Louis
Philip H in Upplands Väsby
Aland K in Uppsala
Nina C in Uppsala
Andreina F in Uppsala
Dorian V in Stockholm
Christina L in Järlåsa
Malin T in Uppsala
Emma H in Mörrum
Eva-Maria N in Umeå
Sofia W in Bålsta
Matthias in Enebyberg
Emelie G in Uppsala
Therese L in Lund
Cristina P in Stockholm
Anna P in Stockholm
Marina D in Uppsala
Anjana R in Stockholm

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