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Release party: Lagom

Release: Lagom – The Swedish Secret of Living Well

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 12th Sept at 18:30

Release for ”Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well” by Lola A Åkerström

As the Swedish proverb goes, ‘Lagom är bäst’ (The right amount is best). ”Lagom” sums up the Swedish psyche and is a way of living that promotes harmony. Full of insights and beautiful photographs, this authentic guide will help you make small, simple changes to your everyday life – whether that’s your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home – so you can have a happier, more ­balanced way of living.

Award-winning writer and photographer Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström has photographed and dispatched from roughly 60 countries for various publications. Read more about her and view her photos at www.akinmade.com

Bring a friend and explore the Swedish concept of ”lagom”!

Celebrate KulturNatten at The English Bookshop

Celebrate Culture Night at the bookshop

UPPSALA | Saturday 9th September

Celebrate KulturNatten at The English Bookshop! All events are free!

11:00–11:30
Storytelling for Children with Hannah

18:00–19:30
Meet award-winning Irish author Lisa McInerney

20:00–21:30
Mattias Boström & Sherlock

Click to read more about the evening events below

Author signing: Lisa McInerney in Stockholm

Signing: Lisa McInerney in Stockholm


STOCKHOLM | Saturday 9th Sept at 13:00

Meet Lisa McInerney! The Irish debut novelist Lisa Mc­Inerney became a major literary figure in the English-speaking world by winning both the prestigious Desmond Elliot award and the Baileys (formerly Orange) Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2016 for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies.

Her latest novel is The Blood Miracles.

(You can also meet Lisa in Uppsala in a KulturNatten event in our Uppsala shop at 18:00 on Sept 9th.)

Author reading: Judith Bourque – Robes of Silk, Feet of Clay

Robes of Silk, Feet of Clay – Judith Bourque

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 7th Sept at 18:30

The true story of a love affair with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Indian Guru. In the book Robes of Silk, Feet of Clay author Judith Bourque describes the unexpected love affair that developed with Maharishi when she went to India as a young woman to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. 

Meet Judith Bourque in this reading/signing at the Stockholm shop. Free.

Releasefest Orkidépojken

Releasefest Orkidépojken

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 29th August from 18:00

We are proud to host the release party of long-time bookshop friend and blogger Helena Dahlgren's debut novel Orkidépojken in our Stockholm shop! Welcome to this free release event. (Swedish-speaking event, as the book is in Swedish. Details below.)

Our Sofo shop is turning two!

Sofo shop turning two! 3-for-2 on everything

STOCKHOLM | Fri 18th–Sun 20th

Our Stockholm shop in Sofo is TURNING TWO! This is cause for celebration!

SPECIAL OFFER 3–for–2 on everything in the Stockholm shop all weekend, Friday 18th – Sunday 20th (shop open late).

The neighbourhood festival NYTORGSFESTEN is also on all weekend; music & festivities all over the neighbourhood until late. The bookshop also stays open late, so do come by for a fun evening in Sofo!

The famous jazz club Fasching celebrates 40 years on Saturday with concerts in Vitabergsparken, and on Saturday night Södermalm is hosting the festive midnight running event Midnattsloppet.

Welcome to a very special weekend in Sofo!

Writing Workshop with Gillian Polack

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Writing Workshop with Gillian Polack

UPPSALA | Wed 16th August

Workshop in writing fantasy and historical fiction with Australian author, historian and narrative specialist Gillian Polack.

Let Gillian Polack guide you through some interesting questions of culture and other unintentional markers and inspire you to use new knowledge and research when writing both fantasy and historical fiction.

Books of the Month for August 2017

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Discover the Books of the Month for August – there’s something for everyone!

Modern Fiction – Classics – Short stories

MODERN FICTION
The Comet Seekers – Helen Sedgwick
One Day meets The Time Traveler’s Wife in this spellbinding, magical debut novel about love, loss, hope and heartbreak that shows us that for each of us, the world can be as lonely or as beautiful as the comets that illuminate the skies above us. Roisin and Francois first meet in the snowy white expanse of Antarctica. And everything changes.
Paperback 130:-

CLASSICS
Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town – Stephen Leacock 
Affectionately combining both the idyllic and ironic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a colourful, imaginative, and thoroughly entertaining portrait of small town Ontario. It's a brilliant satire about small towns, small-town people, and small-town occurrences. Life in Mariposa is never dull or ordinary.
Paperback 155:-

SHORT STORIES
The Best Place on Earth – Ayelet Tsabari
These eleven spellbinding stories often focus on Israel’s Mizrahi Jews, featuring mothers and children, soldiers and bohemians, lovers and best friends, all searching for their place in the world.
Paperback 150:-

British Crime – Tough Crime

BRITISH ISLES CRIME
The City in Darkness – Michael Russell
Christmas 1939. In Europe the Phoney War hides carnage to come. In Ireland Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie keeps tabs on Irishmen joining the British Forces. It's unpleasant work, but when an IRA raid on a military arsenal sends Garda Special Branch in search of guns and explosives, Stefan is soon convinced his boss, Superintendent Terry Gregory, is working for the IRA…
Paperback 150:-

TOUGH CRIME
The Disappeared – Anthony J. Quinn
Irish journalist Quinn’s fiction debut kicks off a series featuring Northern Ireland police inspector Celcius Daly. This first installment manages to both entertain and enlighten, taking decades of sectarian violence that preceded present-day calm and using this as the background for a suspenseful whodunit.
Paperback 130:-

Science-Fiction – Fantasy – Urban Fantasy

SCIENCE FICTION
Red Rising – Pierce Brown
Darrow is a Helldiver. A pioneer of Mars.Born to slave beneath the earth so that one day, future generations might live above it.He is a Red – humankind’s lowest caste. But he has something the Golds - the ruthless ruling class - will never understand. He has a wife he worships, a family who give him strength. He has love. And when they take that from him, all that remains is revenge…
Paperback 130:-

FANTASY
Age of Myth – Michael J. Sullivan
Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.
Paperback 120:-

URBAN FANTASY/PARANORMAL
Strange Practice – Vivian Shaw
Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited the family's highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. She treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies.

It's a quiet, supernatural-adjacent life, until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice, and her life.
Paperback 130:-

Teen/Young Adult – Non-Fiction

NON-FICTION
Another Day in the Death of America – Gary Younge
24 hours. 8 states. 10 young lives lost to gun violence. A sharp portrait of America, painted in blood. ”Utterly gripping” – Naomi Klein.
Paperback 150:-

TEEN / YOUNG ADULT
History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera
Griffin has lost his first love in a drowning accident. Theo was his best friend, his ex-boyfriend and the one he believed he would end up with. Now, reeling from grief and worsening OCD, Griffin turns to an unexpected person for help. Theo's new boyfriend. But as their relationship becomes increasingly complicated, dangerous truths begin to surface. Griffin must make a choice: confront the past, or miss out on the future...
Paperback 130:-

Reading: Meet Nick Holdstock from Edinburgh

Reading Nick Holdstock Thursday 3rd Aug in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 3rd August at 18:30. Free!

Nick Holdstock will visit us from Edinburgh to read from his novel The Casualties. Join us for this interesting evening event. Free. 

In The Casualties, a man recounts the final weeks of his neighborhood in Edinburgh before the apocalyptic event that only a few of the eccentric residents will survive.

The Casualties explores how we see ourselves, our past and our possible futures. It asks the biggest question: How can we be saved?

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Party - Histories of the Future - Aug 5th


Signing and Mingling Party - Histories of the Future

UPPSALA | Saturday 5th August from 18:00

We are proud to be able to welcome you to a Signing & Mingling Party with authors & guests from Reception Histories of the Future – a conference on byzantinisms, speculative fiction, and the literary heritage of medieval empire.

Meet & mingle with the guests and authors, get their books and have them signed. Drinks & refreshments. Free!

Click Read more to, well, read more about this exciting evening in the bookshop.

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