Signing / Performance

Thursday December 12, listen to blues musician Brian D. Kramer perform and read from his debut novel 'Out of the Blues'. Take the opportunity to get a signed copy! Drop in between 16-18 at The English Bookshop, Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan.

Brian D. Kramer

Congratulations to our happy and very knowledgeable winners of the Doctor Who Quiz!


Our winners with 10/11 correct answers and closest to the correct tiebreak answer are: Johanna Blomstedt, Maria Sörgard och Katerina Chekunov! You can collect your prizes in the shop.

Others with 10/11 correct answers were: Fredrik Lindroth, Cherry Koivula and Malin Axeling.
One of the few with the right answer for the tiebreaker was Anna Maarke - congratulations!
And lastly - a little bonus prize was drawn among the others, and the lucky winner of a Doctor Who Adventures Magazine - with a sonic screwdriver AND a make-your-own-Silent-figurine is … Andreas Lundin! Congratulations!

All of you can pick up your prizes in the shop, or contact us, if you don't live in Uppsala.

Again - congratulations! It was a very tough quiz, indeed…

And in case you were wondering - here are the correct answers to the quiz!

Quiz – Win gift cards worth 1750:-

Pick up a questionnaire at any participating bookshop. Then take a walk to all the seven independent bookshops of Uppsala  and solve the quiz to have a chance in winning gift cards worth 1750 kr.

Deadline for submissions is December 16. Submit your complete answer at any of the bookshops. You can do the quiz in any order and submit your complete answer at any bookshop.

The bookshops:
Antikvariat Röda rummet
Antikvariat Thomas Andersson
Drottninggatans bokhandel
The English Bookshop
SerieZonen, Graphic novels

Lost? Here’s the map to the bookshop!

Photo and media collection from The Night of the 7th Doctor

The English Bookshop Night of the 7th Doctor – Doctor Who – Thank you Sylvester McCoy, thank you Whovians

We had  a wonderful Night of the 7th Doctor, thank you all for a fun night together. We filmed and took photos during the evening. But there was a lot of people taking pictures and filming. So lets all pool our resources and share…

Literary Breakfast, Friday the 6/12, 9 o'clock

In cooperation with Litteraturcentrum we will be holding a Literary Breakfast this Friday (6/12) at 9 o'clock in the shop with the Fristadsförfattare (asylum authors) from the nordic countries. This is a public event, so please drop in, have a cuppa and a bite and listen to some reading.

Books of the month for December

General Fiction: Charles Todd – The Walnut Tree
The critically acclaimed creator of the Inspector Ian Rutledge and battlefield nurse Bess Crawford mystery series, Charles Todd now offers readers a bittersweet love story and romantic mystery that unfolds at Christmas during the dangerous opening days of World War I. The Walnut Tree is an unforgettable story of a woman who puts herself in the line of fire for the sake of wounded soldiers and falls deeply in love with a man who may be forbidden to her. 

British Crime: Emily Winslow – The Whole World
Polly and Liv are American students at Cambridge University. Both strangers to their new home, both survivors of past mistakes, they quickly become friends and find a common interest in Nick, a handsome, charming and seemingly guileless graduate student. But a betrayal, followed by Nick's inexplicable disappearance, brings long-buried histories to the surface.

Tough Crime: Tom Pitts – Piggyback
When two young girls disappear with a trunk-load of pot, unaware that their payload has been packed with an extra five kilos of cocaine, a lovable loser persuades a sociopathic killer to pursue them across Northern California in a violent, twisted goose-chase that ends in a horrific place none of them could have forseen.

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Laura Resnick – Misfortune Cookie (Esther Diamond)
Esther Diamond's year gets off to a rocky start when NYPD's Detective Connor Lopez, who slept with her and then didn't call, shuts down her current place of employment and gets her arrested. Once she's out of handcuffs…

Fantasy: Tony Ballantyne – Dream London
In Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it.

Science Fiction: Libby McGugan –Eidolon
When physicist Robert Strong loses his job at the Dark Matter research lab and his relationship falls apart, he returns home to Scotland. Then the dead start appearing to him, and Robert begins to question his own sanity. Victor Amos, an enigmatic businessman, arrives and recruits Robert to sabotage CERN’S Large Hadron Collider, convincing him the next step in the collider’s research will bring about disaster. Everything Robert once understood about reality, and the boundaries between life and death, is about to change forever. And the biggest change will be to Robert himself... Mixing science, philosophy and espionage, Libby McGugan’s stunning…

Teen reading: Every Day – David Levithan
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.

Charles Todd – The Walnut Tree Emily Winslow – The Whole World Tom Pitts – Piggyback Laura Resnick – Misfortune Cookie (Esther Diamond) Tanya Huff – The Silvered Libby McGugan –Eidolon Every Day – David Levithan

Doctor Who Night – The night of the 7th Doctor…

Doctor Who Night – Meet the 7th DoctorThe English Bookshop welcomes you all to The night of the 7th Doctor at Regina Theatre in Uppsala. Video stream from the whole evening. We list twitter and instagram #dh7night on this page. So, virtually join us if you're not already here…

Storytelling for children in the Stockholm English Bookshop

Welcome to Storytelling at the bookshop, Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan,
Saturday 30 November at 11.
Clara will read stories for 3-6 year olds.
No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

We published a book!

Mrittika Goon, Nirmalendu Goon, Anisur Rahman, Ruby Rahman and Muhammad Samad

Recently Sweden was visitied by five Bengali poets, with events in Uppsala, Stockholm and Gothenburg (and Oslo - but that's not Sweden anymore). As there was nothing in print by the poets WE published a beautiful little anthology of their works, called I Raise My Head Beyond This World!

Copies are available in both shops and on-line, and there will be an event in the Uppsala shop later on this fall. Keep your eyes peeled. And take this unique opportunity to become aware of these five amazing voices. It's only 80:-.

I Raise My Head Beyond This World; 5 contemporary poets fromBangladesh: Mrittika Goon Nirmalendu Goon Anisur Rahman Ruby Rahman Muhammad Samad

"It was, indeed, a revolutionary leap for the Swedish Academy – as early as 1913 – to give the Nobel Prize for Literature to the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.

This book celebrates the 100th anniversary of Tagore’s award. It is not an attempt to promote Bengali poetry, but simply a much belated and tiny ripple against the tide of ignorance and arrogance – the 'unthinking,' to cite Dag Hammarskjöld – of what we in the West have not seen and not heard in our encounters with the Indian subcontinent.

I Raise My Head Beyond This World is a Nordic listening post towards the East that gives a glimpse into the rich world that is Bengali culture, creativity and life in literature. Meet and enjoy Mrittika Goon, Nirmalendu Goon, Anisur Rahman, Ruby Rahman and Muhammad Samad, five poets that come as the monsoon wind from a unique tradition."

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