Uppsala bookshop

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.

Celebrate World Book Day at the Uppsala bookshop

Celebrate World Book Day at the bookshop

UPPSALA | Saturday 23rd April

Oh what a party! Celebrate WORLD BOOK DAY at the Uppsala bookshop on Saturday 23rd April!

STORYTELLING at 11:00 Stories about marvellous moggies and their feline foibles and at eleven o’clock.

All Day DRESS-UP Everyone dressed up as a character from a book gets a gift from us! This goes for children as well as adults, so if you (or your child) want to come dressed as Paddington, Sherlock Holmes, ­Hermione Granger, or anyone else, we promise you it will be worth your while.

FREE BOOK for 7-year-olds.  Gifts for all 7-year-olds! Just say you love reading and you’ll get a free book! (Also at the Stockholm bookshop.)

Gifts and offers valid while stocks last.

Who was Will? A talk on Shakespeare

Who was Will - a talk on Shakespeare

UPPSALA | Sunday 24th April 16:00

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 400 year anniversary, we proudly present:

Who was Will? – a talk on Shakespeare

Come and listen to the knowledgeable Richard Glover as he gives a talk on Shakespeare, his life and times, and throw some light on some of the myths and mysteries surrounding the Bard. Afterwards we’ll indulge in tea and renaissance style cake!

Sunday 24th April at 16:00 in the Uppsala bookshop
Tickets 80:- (incl. tea and cake) available to purchase from the bookshop

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 9th April at the English Bookshop in Uppsala

A lamb who is nearly a Kangaroo.
A wolf who doesn’t fancy school.

Who do we think we are?
Why do we go to school?

Questions of identity and conformity at eleven o’clock, Saturday 9th April at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Whiffy Wilson. The wolf who wouldn’t go to school by Caryl Hard and Leonie Lord The Lamb-a-roo by Diana Kimpton and Rosalind Beardshaw

Happy Easter - Easter Shop Hours

Enjoy Easter, read a book

Happy Easter! The best way to enjoy Easter is of course with a book. Or many.

Stock up on påskekrim (and other reading) at the shops. Our Easter shop hours are:

Uppsala shop
Good Friday 25th: open 12–15
Easter Eve (Sat) 26th: open 10–16
Easter Day (Sun) 27th & Easter Monday 28th: closed.

Stockholm shop
Good Friday 25th: open 12–16
Easter Eve (Sat) 26th: open 11–16
Easter Day (Sun) 27th: open 12–16
Easter Monday 28th: open 12–16

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 26th March in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 26th March at 11:00

We are going dotty about dots and crazy about cousins at storytime this week.
Come and see what all the fuss is about!

Eleven o’clock, Saturday 26th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

  • Lots of Dots by Craig Frazer
  • Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins by Mairi Hedderwick

Lots of Dots by Craig Frazer Katie Morag and the Big Boy Cousins by Mairi Hedderwick

Sherlock Holmes Adventure Trail

Sherlock Holmes Adventure Trail

UPPSALA | Sunday 20th March at 15:00

The game is afoot! Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson to follow the clues around Uppsala and solve their latest mystery.

Dress up in your best Victorian garb, grab your deerstalker and magnifying glass and get going! When we’re all tired and cold from a walk in the thick fog, tea and cake will be served in the shop, along with a talk on the subject of ”May I marry Sherlock ­Holmes” by the expert on all things sherlockian: Morgan Malm

Prizes for best costume (Victorian & in-character!) and best solved puzzles.

Adventure Trail begins at 3 o’clock, tea and talk at 17.30. 
Trail starts and ends at the bookshop on Svartbäcksgatan 19.

Get your ticket today! Limited number of sleuths and seats.
Tickets 80:-, incl tea/coffee/cake.

Mystery Writing Workshop 2016

Mystery Writing Workshop

UPPSALA | Starting Mon 21st March

Do you have an unpublished script lying in a drawer, or a great idea for a crime novel?

Join our popular Mystery Writing Workshop to help your wish come true.

Storytelling for Children, Saturday 12th March at the English Bookshop in Uppsala

What happens when Hudson gets fed up with spelling tests?
A big shout!

What happens when Colin wants to take a cat-nap in a card board box?
So many adventures!

Shouting and adventures aplenty at eleven o’clock, Saturday 12th March at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.
See you there!

  • Hudson Hates School by Ella Hudson
  • Colin and the Snoozebox by Leigh Hodgkinson

Hudson Hates School by Ella Hudson Colin and the Snoozebox by Leigh Hodgkinson

Thank You-sale continues: Green Dot Treasure Hunt!

Green dot treasure hunt

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Mon 29th Feb – Sun 6th March

We had so much fun with the Thank You-sale last week, that we wanted to thank you even more. So the Thank You-sale continues for one more week with a Green Dot Treasure Hunt!

Green dot treasure hunt

All books you can find in our shops that have the green dot are rare treasures. Find any three of them and we will give you the most expensive one for free! Yes, you heard right:

3 for 2 on all books with green dots
– and the most expensive book is for free!

It’s a deluxe book treasure hunt, and what can beat that? The treasure hunt ends at the end of Sunday March 7.

Happy Hunting!

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