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Next weekend the Uppsala shop is moving!

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We have been in our current location for almost 9 years and have now outgrown them. Sales are excellent (thanks guys!) so we feel this is now the right move for us.

But don't worry! We're not moving far, the new place is 25 meters west of the old one; it's actually in the same building but on the corner. Bigger, better, but just as nice.

The actual move will happen during next weekend, most of it during the Saturday. A lot of you have been kind enough to offer to come help out, which is really amazing of you. We do have the best customers. If you do want to help out, let us know beforehand so we can plan for food and such.

So, wish us good luck and we rely on your forebearance as the start-up will undoubtedly be a bit messy.

Jan, Christer & minions

Keep Calm and Carry On

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There's Trouble at St. Clare's! Join the new book club for ages 8-12

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There's Trouble at St. Clare's! Join the new book club for ages 8-12

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Meet the O'Sullivan twins: Pat and Isabel. Cheeky, obstinate and determined to make pests of themselves at their new school.

There are a lot of pranks going on at St. Clare's. From cats in the cabinets to Þre- crackers in the Þreplace, a secret dog in the attic to a midnight feast, get ready to have some fun with the troublemaking- girls at St. Clare's!

Come for tea and talk about your favorite characters and pranks at St. Clare's. There may be some surprises in store! And there will deÞnitely be cake.

When: Saturday, June 5; 11:00 to 12:00 
Where: The English Bookshop,
Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla Stan

Talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat. 
Enid Blyton in the bookshop

Reading Group: The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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Reading Group - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Tuesday May 25 or Wednesday May 26 at 7pm in both Uppsala and Stockholm

Read more about the details and talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

Literary Posters from Bookish Design

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Available in the bookshop and the web-bookshop. Size 59*84cm, excellent print quality.

All the Literary Posters

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Congratulations Stuart Neville!

Lots of good things are happening in Irish crime writing at present. My favourite from the 2009 crop of novels was Stuart Neville's excellent debut The Twelve (published in the US as The Ghosts of Belfast). The NY Times had it on their list of top 5 crime novels of 2009 and just a few days ago The LA Times awarded it the Best Mystery/Thriller Prize! 

I heartily recommend reading this immediately!

The Shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 has been announced

The winner will be announced the 9th of June 2010. The prize is awarded to the woman (of any nationality) who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English, provided that the novel is published for the first time in the United Kingdom between 1 April of the year before the prize is awarded and 31 March of the year in which the prize is awarded.

   
  

Read more about The Orange Price for Fiction

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