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Books of the month for December

Jenni Fagan – The Sunlight PilgrimsWilliam Brodrick – The Silent Ones (Father Anselm #6)Michael Sears – Black FridaysLaura Lam – Pantomime (Micah Grey #1)Neal Asher – Prador Moon (Polity)Lila Bowen – Wake Of Vultures (#1)N. D. Gomes – Dear CharlieEvelyn Waugh – Handful of DustJoris Luyendijk – Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers Lucia Berlin – A Manual for Cleaning Women: Stories

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for December!

General Fiction: Jenni Fagan – The Sunlight Pilgrims

British Crime: William Brodrick – The Silent Ones

Tough Crime: Michael Sears – Black Fridays

Fantasy: Laura Lam – Pantomime

Science Fiction: Neal Asher – Prador Moon

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Lila Bowen – Wake of Vultures

Teen reading: N. D. Gomes – Dear Charlie

Classic of the Month: Evelyn Waugh – A Handful of Dust

Non-Fiction: Joris Luyendijk – Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers

Short Story Collection: Lucia Berlin – A Manual for Cleaning Women: Stories

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Christmas Market in Uppsala

Christmas Market in the back yard

UPPSALA | Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November

We are part of a lovely Christmas Market, to be held Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th in our very own back yard!

Apart from us there will be local food producers and artisans, and we can surely promise a truly festive time!

---> Follow the tunnel to get to the book lover’s paradise... --->

The Christmas Market in the back yard is open:
Saturday 26th November 12–18
Sunday 27th November 11–16

Release party Four British Classics from Novellix


Release party Four British Classics from Novellix

We are delighted, together with Novellix, to invite you to celebrate the launch of the new British Classics series.

First off (in a lovely box designed and illustrated by Jennie Ekström) are Katherine Mansfield: Bliss, Charles Dickens: Horatio Sparkins, D.H. Lawrence: Sun, and Virginia Woolf: Lappin and Lapinova

Novellix has been publishing short stories in Swedish, with great success, for a few years, and now venture into the veritable treasure trove that is British shorties!

Join us in the bookshop for drinks, nibbles and a chance to mingle with like-minded readers, followed by a short talk.

Four classic short stories, offering a perfect introduction to 
some of Britain’s most famous writers – and the perfect gift!

Stockholm Thursday 24th November at 18:30
Uppsala Wednesday 30th November at 19:00
Free and no RSVP needed.

Novellix are an independent, boutique book publisher based in Stockholm. Check them out on www.novellix.se 

We’re turning twentyone – 21% off in the shops

Turning 21 - 21% off Friday and Saturday

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Friday 18th–Saturday 19th November

Twenty one years ago... 

...on the 18th day of the dark month of November, a small bookshop opened up in the loft of an old tannery by the river Fyris in Uppsala.

Today two bookshops serve a community of booklovers in two cities. This is cause for celebration! 21% OFF ON EVERYTHING in both our bookshops on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November.

Welcome in to the bookshops to celebrate!

Storytelling for Children in Uppsala Sat 19th Nov

Storytelling for Children - Uppsala Sat 19th Nov

UPPSALA | Saturday 19th November at 11:00

Who is that elephant? Is she a lonely circus artist?
Or will he put you to bed tonight?
And how about trolls? Are they mostly misunderstood?


Answers to important questions at story-time at 11 o’clock on Saturday 19th November in the Uppsala shop.

No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

Have breakfast with Tao Lin

Breakfast Talk with Tao Lin in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 16th November at 09:00

Breakfast Talk:Tao Lin in conversation with Elis Burrau 
Advance tickets 30 kr (including coffee/tea and breakfast roll). Get your ticket in the bookshop today or book your seat by email: stockholm@bookshop.se

Tao Lin is an American novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer, and artist. He has published three novels, several books of poetry, short stories and novellas. His latest novel is Taipei, now being published in Swedish by Constant Reader. In it, New Yorker Paul navigates between the art and literary scenes of Manhattan, and Taipei in Taiwan, confronting his family roots.

Tao Lin is considered one of the main figures of the literary movement called Alt Lit, where social media and internet are used as tools for writing, publishing and literary talks.

Tao Lin will be in conversation with poet and writer Elis Burrau, literary editor at Nöjesguiden.

Get your ticket at the bookshop today or book a seat by email.

”Lin's writing is reminiscent of early Douglas Coupland, or early Bret Easton Ellis, but there is also something going on here that is more profoundly peculiar, even Beckettian . . . deliciously odd” – Guardian

Talk on Self-Publishing and a Release Party

David Clapham on Self-Publishing - Release Party

UPPSALA | Friday 11th November at 19:00

Many of us love writing, but do not for some reason want to go through the mills of literary agents and orinary publishing houses. In these cases self publishing might be an answer! 

Do join us when David Clapham, author of two novels, gives a short talk on the pros and cons of being an writer without a literary agent, and the pleasures and pains of self publishing. 

After this there will be a release party for his latest book: The Special and the Ordinary. Refreshments and signing afterwards! 

Friday 11th November at 19:00. Price 50 kr at the door.

No need to sign up, but feel free to follow this facebook-event for news and updates. And share it with interested friends!

Books of the month for November

Susan Abulhawa – The Blue Between Sky and WaterL. C. Tyler – The Herring Seller's ApprenticeSam Hawken – The Night CharterGenevieve Cogman – The Invisible Library (#1)Nik Abnett – SavantAlex White – Every Mountain Made Low Marcus Sedgwick – The Ghosts of HeavenBarbara Pym – Less than Angels A. Scott Berg – Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for November!

General Fiction: Susan Abulhawa – The Blue Between Sky and Water

British Crime: L. C. Tyler – The Herring Seller's Apprentice

Tough Crime: Sam Hawken – The Night Charter

Fantasy: Genevieve Cogman – The Invisible Library

Science Fiction: Nik Abnett – Savant

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Alex White – Every Mountain Made Low

Teen reading: Marcus Sedgwick – The Ghosts of Heaven

Classic of the Month: Barbara Pym – Less than Angels

Non-Fiction: A. Scott Berg – Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

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The History of Hallowe’en in Uppsala


The History of Halloween

UPPSALA | Thursday 3rd Nov at 19:00

Trick or treat or Jack o’lantern? Witches abroad or all saints? 

Satisfy your curiosity as well as your longing for storytelling when Sara Lilja Visén and Stina Björkelid guide you through the history of Hallowe’en, with the help of stories and poems from days of yore to present days. 

There will also be time for the audience to read a few of their favourite ghost stories. 

Don’t be shy, don’t be scared – join us for a night of hauntings and horrors in the safety of the bookshop!

Date: Thursday 3rd November
When: 19:00 (the spooky hour...)
Where: The English Bookshop, Uppsala
How much: 80 kr, tea and cake included.

Book your seat now – remaining tickets sold at the door.

Horror reading group with Helena

Horror reading group with Helena

UPPSALA | Wednesday 9th November

How about some haunting horror for Halloween? Join our horrific suspenseful theme reading group in the Uppsala bookshop. 

Together with Helena Dahlgren (author of 100 Hemskaste) we’ll talk about Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House (and other scary things). Nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake as usual. Book is in stock, sign up at the bookshop and book your seat (limited number of participants).

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