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Meet Linda Olsson in the Stockholm shop


Linda Olsson – The Blackbird Sings at Dusk

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 23rd August at 18:30

Evening Talk: Linda Olsson in conversation with Dorotea Bromberg

Stockholm Tuesday 23 August at 18:30
Ticket 50 kr (includes refreshments) available to purchase in the Stockholm shop

Linda Olsson is the author of several novels, and she writes in both English and Swedish. She was born in Sweden, but has since lived in Kenya, the UK, Singapore and Japan before settling in Auckland, New Zealand. Linda's first novel, the critically acclaimed Let me Sing You Gentle Songs (Astrid & Veronica in the US), was published in 2006 and became an instant bestseller in both New Zealand and Sweden.

We are thrilled to welcome you all to our very first author event of the season, where Linda Olsson will discuss her new novel The Blackbird Sings at Dusk. Linda will be in conversation with her Swedish publisher Dorotea Bromberg. The event is a collaboration with Brombergs Bokförlag, and the book will be available in both Swedish and English.

Don't miss this very exciting talk on literature, belonging and writing in two different languages! The conversation is in English.

Visit Linda Olsson’s website: www.lindaolsson.net

New Zeland publisher Penguin Books NZ: www.penguin.co.nz

Swedish publisher Brombergs: www.brombergs.se

Books of the month for August

General Fiction: Melissa Harrison – At Hawthorn Time

British Crime: Robert Thorogood – A Meditation on Murder

Tough Crime: Craig Johnson – The Cold Dish

Fantasy: Tiffany Trent – The Unnaturalists

Science Fiction: Becky Chambers – Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Sarah Kuhn – Heroine Complex

Teen reading: David Owen – Panther

Classic of the Month: John Milton – Paradise Lost

Non-Fiction: Edmund  de Waal – White Road, The: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

 

Melissa Harrison – At Hawthorn Time Robert Thorogood – A Meditation on MurderCraig Johnson – The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1)Tiffany Trent – The UnnaturalistsBecky Chambers – Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Sarah Kuhn – Heroine Complex David Owen – PantherJohn Milton – Paradise LostEdmund  de Waal – White Road, The: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

Win a signed Harry Potter book!

Win a signed Harry Potter book

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | 31st July–5h August

Yes it’s true! You could win a signed copy of the new Harry Potter story, signed by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

Count the jelly beansCount the jelly beans:  Visit one of our shops and guess the number of beans in the jar by the till. Fill in the contest form and hand in. No purchase necessary.

Contest rules: No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Contest period July 30th–August 5th. Winner announced on August 6th. If several entries have the correct number, the winner will be chosen by randomized draw (using random.org).

 

Book cover: Artwork ™ & © HPTP. Harry Potter ™ WBEI

Midnight release – Harry Potter #8 The Cursed Child

Midnight release at the English Bookshop in Uppsala and Stockholm– Harry Potter #8 The Cursed Child

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 30th July

Come, queue up for the book event of the year! A new Harry Potter story released on Sunday 31st July 01:01 CET, and the shops are open! (The doors open on Saturday 30th July at 23:59 in both Uppsala and Stockholm.)

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All copies in the first shipment are now reserved, so only pre-booked copies will be on sale at the events. More copies are coming in after the weekend, book your copy now! (Email us at uppsala@bookshop.se or stockholm@bookshop.se )

Doors will open at 23:59, the book is released at 01:01. (In Uppsala the festivities will begin already at 20:00 outside the shop.)
Do join us for the release event even if this first delivery of books is booked. It’s going to be lots of fun!
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The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, this is a new play written by Jack Thorne. The book is The Official Script Book (Rehearsal Edition) of the West End play. It is not a novel but is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series.

Dress up as your favourite character (fabulous prizes), eat pasties and tea, have fun while waiting to be among the first to see the book.

The Uppsala Slug Club will join us to celebrate this fabolous event in the Uppsala shop, with readings and all sorts of fun things!

MultiCon will join and add to the fun in the Stockholm shop.

Contact the Uppsala or Stockholm Shop to pre-book your copy now, to make sure you don't miss out. One way to do this is by sending us an e-mail with your name and phone number (or email address), and we'll make sure that a copy is reserved for you.

Saturday 30th July from 23:59 in Uppsala and from 23:59 in Stockholm. In Uppsala the festivities will begin outside the shop already at 20:00.

Link to the Uppsala event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1214648338546574/

Link to the Stockholm event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1737607856511169/

Summer Sidewalk Supersale in Uppsala – Take 2


Summer Sidewalk Supersale in Uppsala - Take 2

UPPSALA | Friday 8th–Saturday 9th July

The weather looks great so we’re making a second attempt at our Summer Sidewalk Super Sale in Uppsala. Starts on Friday 8th July at 13:00, and on Saturday 9th July at 12:00. 

We’re chucking out loads and loads of really good titles we need to get rid of (shop’s a little TOO charmingly cluttered of late) – and (and I’m going to shout now) THE PRICES ARE AMAZING!

Any 1 book for 20 kronor. (Dirt cheap, I know but wait...)
Any 4 books for 50 kronor. (Wow! That's cheap, but hold on... )
Any 10 books for 120 kronor. (Say what????)

Yes – sale is on Friday afternoon and Saturday only, and while stocks last and we still have strength.

Books of the month for July

General Fiction: Kate Clanchy – Meeting the English

British Crime: William Sutton  Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square

Tough Crime: David Black – Fast Shuffle

Fantasy: Jon Skovron – Hope & Red

Science Fiction: Weston Ochse – Ninefox Gambit

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Cathy Clamp – Forbidden (Sazi)

Teen reading: Clare Furniss – The Year of the Rat

Classic of the Month: Wilkie Collins – Dream Woman

Non-Fiction: Thomas Harding – The House by the Lake

 

Kate Clanchy – Meeting the EnglishWilliam Sutton – Lawless and the Devil of Euston Square David Black – Fast ShuffleJon Skovron – Hope & RedWeston Ochse – Ninefox GambitCathy Clamp – Forbidden (Sazi)Clare Furniss – The Year of the RatWilkie Collins – Dream WomanThomas Harding – The House by the Lake

Summer Sidewalk Supersale in Uppsala


Summer Sidewalk Supersale in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Friday 1st–Saturday 2nd July

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The Sidewalk Supersale is cancelled this Saturday.
(Too rainy...) Or rather postponed – we'll be back next week. As will the sunny summer weather... Watch this space for next opportunity to make crazy bargains.
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Tomorrow afternoon, Friday 1st July, at 1 pm, on the sidewalk in front of our little corner shop your minds will be blown (but not your wallets)!!!

We’re chucking out loads and loads of really good titles we need to get rid of (shop’s a little TOO charmingly cluttered of late) – and (and I’m going to shout now) THE PRICES ARE AMAZING!

Any 1 book for 20 kronor. (Dirt cheap, I know but wait...)
Any 4 books for 50 kronor. (Wow! That's cheap, but hold on... )
Any 10 books for 120 kronor. (Say what????)

Yes – sale is on Friday afternoon and Saturday only, and while stocks last and we still have strength.

SO – go home and sleep now, and after a lovely lazy morning, come downtown and make the bargain of a lifetime. Bring a little money and a trolley.

Happy Midsummer!


Happy Midsummer

Midsummer is here and the bookshops will be closed for a few days for midsummer celebrations – so stock up on your midsummer’s reading today. (Reading is fortunately an every-kind-of-weather activity…).

The Uppsala shop will be closed Friday and Saturday, and the Stockholm shop Friday–Sunday.

Have a great Midsummer weekend, wherever you are.
We’ll be back in business again after the holidays.

Books of the month for June

General Fiction: Viet Tanh Nguyen – The Sympathizer

British Crime: Andrea Carter – Death at Whitewater Church

Tough Crime: Lisa McInerney – The Glorious Heresies

Fantasy: Victor Milan – Dinosaur Lords

Science Fiction: Margaret Fortune – Nova

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: J. C. Nelson – Free Agent (Grimm Agency #1)

Teen reading: Eric Lindstrom – Not If I See You First

Classic of the Month: Patricia Highsmith – Carol

Non-Fiction: Michael Jones – After Hitler: The Last Days of World War Two in Europe

 

Viet Tanh Nguyen – The SympathizerAndrea Carter – Death at Whitewater ChurchLisa McInerney – The Glorious HeresiesMarc Turner – When the Heavens Fall (Chronicles of Exile #1) Margaret Fortune – NovaDaniel José Older – Half-Resurrection BluesEric Lindstrom – Not If I See You FirstPatricia Highsmith – CarolChris Wright – No More Worlds to Conquer: Sixteen People Who Defined Their Time - and What They Did Next

Birthday Party in Stockholm

Birthday Party 1 year on Södermalm in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 11th June

It’s time for a Birthday Party – and you’re invited! Saturday 11th June we’ll celebrate one year in Sofo in Stockholm with all day festivities in the Stockholm shop!

Special Birthday Offers all day (3-for-2 on everything!) and a full on Birthday Party from 17:00 with drinks, snacks, games and of course BOOKS!

The music event Make Musik STHLM will go on all day in Sofo, so we’ll have some amazing bands playing just outside of the shop.

Bring your friends and family and join us to celebrate the bookshop, and to get your hands on our curated selection of brilliant summer reads!

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