Books of the month for May

Alice Nutting – Tampa General Fiction: Alice Nutting – Tampa
Celeste Price is an eighth-grade English teacher in suburban Tampa. She is attractive. She drives a red Corvette. Her husband, Ford, is rich, square-jawed and devoted to her. But Celeste has a secret. She has a singular sexual obsession - fourteen-year-old boys. It is a craving she pursues with sociopathic meticulousness and forethought.
Shaw William – A Song From Dead Lips British Crime: Shaw William – A Song From Dead Lips
A crime thriller that reveals gritty sixties London in all its power and prejudice. The first in a trilogy featuring DS Breen and WPC Tozer, set against a clashing backdrop of sixties idealism and a corrupted CID on the brink of exposure.
Aric Davis – Nickel Plated

Tough Crime: Aric Davis – Nickel Plated
Nickel lives by his wits on the streets, blackmailing pedophiles and selling marijuana, but when a young girl, Arrow, needs help finding her runaway sister, Nickel's investigation leads to the dark world of child traffickers.

Weston Ochse – Grunt Life (Task Force Ombra)

Science Fiction: Weston Ochse – Grunt Life (Task Force Ombra)
For years, their spies have been coming to Earth, mapping our cities, learning our weaknesses, leaving tragedy in their wake. Our governments knew, but they did nothing—the prospect was too awful, the costs too high—and now, the horrifying and utterly alien Cray are invading, laying waste to our cities. The human race is a heartbeat away from extinction.

That is, unless Mason, and the other men and women of Task Force OMBRA, can do anything about it.

This is a time for heroes. For killers. For Grunts.

Paul Kearney – Different Kingdom

Fantasy: Gaie Sebold – Shanghai Sparrow
Shanghai Sparrow is a Far Eastern steampunk tale of espionage, distant empires and thrilling exploits, with a dynamic heroine.

Eveline Duchen is a thief and con-artist, surviving day by day on the streets of London, where the glittering spires of progress rise on the straining backs of the poor and disenfranchised. Where the Folk, the otherworldly children of fairy tales and legends, have all but withdrawn from the smoke of the furnaces and the clamour of iron.

Caught in an act of deception by the implacable Mr Holmforth, Evvie is offered a stark choice: transportation to the colonies, or an education – and utter commitment to Her Majesty’s Service – at Miss Cairngrim’s harsh school for female spies.

Kimberly Frost – Slightly Spellbound Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Kimberly Frost – Slightly Spellbound
With two kinds of magick at odds inside her and two gorgeous men vying for her attention, Tammy Jo Trask is used to being pulled in opposite directions. But in the latest Southern Witch novel she’ll have to make some serious decisions—like how she intends to stay alive.

Jane Austen – Persuasion

Classic of the Month: P. G. Wodehouse – The Inimitable Jeeves
A classic collection of linked stories featuring some of the funniest episodes in the life of Bertie Wooster, gentleman, and Jeeves, his gentleman's gentleman - in which Bertie's terrifying Aunt Agatha stalks the pages, seeking whom she may devour, while Bertie's friend Bingo Little falls in love with seven different girls in succession.

Sarah Mlynowski – Don't Even Think About It Teen reading: Sarah Mlynowski – Don't Even Think About It
When 10B get their flu vaccines, they also get a side effect: they become telepathic. But hearing the thoughts of everyone around them isn't always much fun!

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 10 May

Do you ever have a tantrum?
Pearl does and her Mum leaves the room.
And then a white bear arrives who need to be fed. A lot.

Come and hear the full story at 11 o’clock, 10th May at the English Bookshop in Uppsala!

The Bear with the Sticky Paws by Clara Vulliamy

Storytelling for Children at The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Stockholm

Release Two Thirds North 2014 in Stockholm

Release Two Thirds North 2014

Stockholm: Welcome to the official release of Two Thirds North 2014 – a journal of international writing.

Poetry and fiction readings from contributing authors. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

Thursday May 8th at 7 pm at the Stockholm shop on Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan

No RSVP required (but feel free to share this invitation with your friends!).
You can also find the event and invitation on facebook

You can read more about the journal at their website

Oh, and the Stockholm bookshop celebrates 6 years on this day as well!

Meet author James Smythe - Arthur C Clarke Award shortlisted

Meet James Smythe

Stockholm: Come say hello to Arthur C Clarke Award shortlisted author James Smythe at our Stockholm shop on Lilla Nygatan shop on Saturday May 3 at 2pm and take the opportunity to get one of his great books signed!

Not only World Book Day, but World book Weekend!

The Uppsala bookshop is a alive with lots of activites during the weekend.

First we have Storytelling for children with Hannah – Saturday at 11 am in the shop.

Later on Saturday, at 1 pm, at Uppsala Stadsbibliotek – we will meet Josip Novakovich on The Uppsala International Authors Stage. No ticket needed for this event.
Josip Novakovich in the bookshop
Download the poster for the event

Last but not least: Teen Reading group! In the shop, Sunday at 1 pm. This month we're discussing The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini.

Josip Novakovich on The Uppsala International Authors Stage

Concert with Ryan O'Reilly on Saturday the 10th

We have a special treat for you! On Saturday, May 10th, British singer-songwriter Ryan O'Reilly will do a concert in the shop.
No booking necessary, just drop in and listen to the lovely music. Just after closing time, at 16.15 the doors will open again and the concert will begin shortly.

The Ryan O'Reilly Band

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 26 April

The Big Concrete Lorry by Shirley HughesSpring is in the air. And so are new building projects.
Come and hear the funny story of one family's extension.

Story time at 11 o'clock, 26th April, The English Bookshop, Uppsala.

The Big Concrete Lorry by Shirley Hughes.

Upcoming Storytelling for Children

Storytelling for Children at The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Stockholm

Saturdays 11-11.30, at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

April 26
May 10, May 24
June 7

Welcome all 3-6 year olds for storytelling with Hannah. No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

Download the PDF poster

Niel Bushnell – Sorrowline at The Uppsala International Authors Stage

Meet Niel Bushnell, animator and author of Sorrowline and Timesmith. Niel is our guest at the Uppsala Internationella Författarscen; a collaboration between us and the Stadsbibliotek.

  • Saturday 12/4, at 12 noon, at Uppsala City Library (Stadsbiblioteket)
  • No entrance fee, but book your ticket at Stadsbibliotek reception, 018-727 83 33. You need to collect your ticket at least 30 minutes before the event.

Niel Bushnell in the bookshop

Niel Bushnells website

Om Uppsalas Internationella Författarscen / Uppsala International Authors Stage

Poetry Evening in Stockholm, Thursday April 10

Poetry Evening Stockholm April 10, 2014

Poetry Evening in the Stockholm shop: Five international poets living locally will be sharing their verse. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with light snacks. The readings will begin at 7:15. This event is open to everyone. No RSVP required.

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