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”The Squirrel’s Tail” – Author reading for children

The Squirrel’s Tail – author reading for children

UPPSALA | Saturday 11th December at 11:00

Join us in the bookshop to listen to the story about the bouncy squirrel Hazel and what happened when she lost her tail.

The Squirrel’s Tail is read by author Julian Reisz, who also will tell the story about how the book came to be. A great Christmas gift – get it signed by the author!

No need to sign up, just show up and join the fun!

» Visit the author’s website

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”In Every Mirror She’s Black” – Meet Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström

Author event ”In Every Mirror She’s Black”

UPPSALA | Friday 3rd Dec at 18:30. Free, but ticketed – book your seat today!

Meet Lọlá Ákínmádé Åkerström, award-winning author, speaker, and photographer. Nigerian-American, based in Stockholm.

Presenting her praised debut novel In Every Mirror She’s Black, crowned by The Independent the “most thought-provoking” book on its list of 2021 Best Books by Black Authors.

An arresting debut novel for anyone looking for insight into what it means to be a Black woman in the world.

Friday 3rd December at 18.30
Free, but ticketed – book your seat today!
Email: uppsala@bookshop.se

Click Read more for more information.

Storytelling for Children – Sat 13 Nov

Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 13th November at 11:00. Free!

Time for stories and tales in both bookshops on Saturday! Join Nancy in the Uppsala shop and Angie in the shop in Stockholm for a morning of stories and magic.

Halloween Stories for Children

Halloween Stories for Children

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 30th October at 11:00. Free!

Spooky stories and tales for children (3–7 years old) read by Angie in Stockholm and Denny in Uppsala. Both events start at 11.00 – no need to sign-up, just show up and join the fun. If your dare...

UPPSALA Saturday 30th Oct at 11:00 with Denny [facebook-event]
STOCKHOLM Saturday 30th Oct at 11-12 with Angie [facebook-event]

”More Haunted Places” – Halloween 2021


More Haunted Places – Halloween at the bookshop

UPPSALA & online | Thursday 28th 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:
» view the livestream on facebook
» view the livestream on youtube

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

» Titles (possibly) talked about in the livestream

”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.

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