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”More Haunted Places” – Halloween 2021


More Haunted Places – Halloween at the bookshop

UPPSALA & online | Thursday 20th October 19:00

Spooky Halloween at the bookshop!

Join the gathering in the bookshop (or online) as masters of ceremonies Daniel Ogden and Stina Björkelid talk about haunted houses in literature, film and real life.

IN-STORE spookiness: Just 13 highly coveted seats at the bookshop event, or should we say coven. Spooky refreshments served, if you dare to partake… Book your seat at the bookshop today (or email uppsala@bookshop.se)! Tickets 60:-.

ON-LINE hauntings: Join in online from your own haunted house. And remember – the call always comes from inside the house... Links to the online hauntings to follow – check back closer to the event date.

Thursday 28th October at 19:00
in the Uppsala shop (and online)

”Homegrown Hate” – author talk with Sara Kamali

”Homegrown Hate” – online author event with Sara Kamali

ONLINE | Wednesday 5th May at 19:00 Free

Who are the American citizens – White nationalists and ­militant Islamists – perpetrating acts of terrorism against their own country? What are their grievances and why do they hate? How can this trans­national peril be effectively addressed?

To better understand current events and threats, Sara Kamali outlines in her book Homegrown Hate the organizations and beliefs of domestic terrorists in the US and how to counter their attacks on democracy.

Meet author Sara Kamali online on May 5th in conversation with journalist Leonidas Aretakis to discuss these issues. Order personally signed books at the event.

Read more – live stream links & signed books orders:

Harry Potter Book Night 2021

Harry Potter Book Night Thursday 4 February 2021

ONLINE | Thursday 4th Feb at 19.00

Welcome to Diagon Alley – now featuring The English Bookshop!

Due to the pandemic, the publisher has postponed the official Harry Potter Book Night celebrations until June 24th. Well, for us in Sweden that’s the day before Midsummer... And we’re not letting a pandemic stop us from celebrating Harry Potter on the ”right” day, right? So this year we'll do an online version instead, and we do have something special waiting for you:

A live talk by founder of Uppsala Slug Club Karolina Andersdotter about Harry Potter in Seven Languages: a linguistic odyssey through known and unknown languages, followed by a Q&A and (technology willing) a short online quiz.


Watch the archived replays here:
» watch live on facebook
» watch live on youtube

Click Read more to test your knowledge in a quiz! 

Celebrating 25 years in the service of books!

Celebrating 25 years

UPPSALA | Wednesday 18th November 2020

Today the bookshop celebrates 25 years in the service of books (and book lovers) – that’s a quarter of a century!

Thank you everyone for making these first 25 years possible. From the very first day we opened the first shop in Uppsala on the chilly November banks of the River Fyris it’s been completely true that we do what we do in an ongoing conversation with you – our customers – and none of this would have been possible without your continued support. We may feel a bit older now, but we’re seriously happy. Thanks.

This last year has been a seriously strange year, but the way you have rallied around us makes us both proud happy and somewhat bashful…. You’ve come running – by phone, email, foot, bike, car, social media – to express your concern and support and – to place your orders and join the bookclub. This has carried us through the pandemic hitherto. Thank you.

If things had been less irregular we would have thrown a big party but as it is we’ll have to move that to next year sometime. But do check out the guest book and if you can – stop by the shop and say hello. We’re here for you, safely, now and in future.

SIGN THE GUEST BOOK – SEND A BIRTHDAY GREETING! Send a birthday greeting or share a memory of the bookshop – in social media or in our birthday guest book. Read more at www.bookshop.se/25years

(Feel free to tell the world that your favourite bookshop is celebrating a quarter of a century – use the tag #englishbookshop25 in the socials)

Uppsala Sidewalk Sale

Uppsala Sidewalk Sale

UPPSALA | Thurs 29 Oct–Sun 1 Nov

Midsummer in the bookshop

Happy Midsummer!

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Midsummer Weekend

We wish you a happy and sunny Midsummer Weekend with lots of fun, sun, and lazy reading. Stay safe and don’t forget the sunscreen!

The Uppsala shop is closed on Midsummer’s Eve (Fri 19th) and Midsummer’s Day (Sat 20th), open on Sunday 12–16 as usual.

The Stockholm shop is closed all Midsummer Weekend, Friday 19th–Sunday 21st.

Reading in the age of a pandemic

Reading in the age of a pandemic

Worried about running out of reading material during the pandemic?

We’re open as usual and are observing all precautionary recommendations. You are most welcome to pop in and talk and browse and shop (as most of you still do, if this weekend was any indication!) We’re all in this together, you are not alone.

If however you feel that you want a book or two, and are uncertain about how risky venturing outside is for you as an individual (or if you’re self-isolating for not feeling well), we do have a couple of options:

1. Use our regular mail order option. Call, email or message us on facebook (send a message rather than post comment) and we will post you the books with an invoice. (If you want to make sure the book fits in your mailbox so you won’t have to go pick it up somewhere – pick a thin one! You can ask us.)

2. Our extra pandemic option – if you happen to live in our neighbourhood – contact us and let us know what you want and we will stop by with your delivery. You can pay by swish (preferred) or invoice. We’re not charging for this option – it’s a service to our locals. Cycling distance.

Stay strong, read a book and remember your local bookshop is thinking of you.

UPPSALA
email: uppsala@bookshop.se
fb messenger: m.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop
fb page: @UppsalaEnglishBookshop

STOCKHOLM
email: stockholm@bookshop.se
fb messenger: m.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm
fb page: @EnglishBookshopSthlm

Book Sale 2020

Book Sale Friday 28th–Saturday 29th Feb 2020

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Friday 28th + Saturday 29th Feb 2020

Sooo… what are we doing for the book sale this year?

Well – you don’t want to miss this – it’s Friday and Saturday this week in the shops ONLY. 3 for 2 on everything! (And 6 for 4, 9 for 6, and so on...)

Why not take some time off and bring a friend (or two) for a super cool actual book sale?

Happy Book Sale Hauls!

BOOK SALE Friday 28th–Saturday 29th Feb 2020.

Talk: The Dystopian World of Gilead

The Dystopian World of Gilead – talk by Daniel Ogden

UPPSALA | Sunday 8th March at 17:00. Ticketed.

Talk by Daniel Ogden:
The Dystopian World of Gilead
in Margaret Atwood’s ”The Handmaid’s Tale” and ”The Testaments”

Daniel Ogden is an expert on literary dystopias and utopias. Join us on the International Women’s Day, March 8th, as he talks about the dystopian world of Margaret Atwood’s books about Gilead: The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments.

”For a long time we were moving away from Gilead.
Then we started going back towards it”
– Margaret Atwood

Celebrate the International Women’s Day at the bookshop!

Sunday 8th March at 17.00
Tickets 70:- (incl. tea & cake). Get your ticket at the bookshop today – limited number of seats.

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Leap Day Literary Conversation: Liz Hand + Niklas Natt och Dag

Leap Day Literary Conversation: Liz Hand + Niklas Natt och Dag

UPPSALA | Saturday 29th Feb at 18:00. Ticketed.

Leap Day Literary Conversation:
Elizabeth Hand & Niklas Natt och Dag

Stockholm 1793 meets Chicago 1915

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