Uppsala City Night Nov 8th

Uppsala City Night - Thursday 8th Nov 2018

UPPSALA | Thursday 8th Nov

Join us for a cosy evening in the bookshop as the shops in Uppsala City celebrate City Night with extra long shop hours. 

Have tea in the bookshop. Special offers on selected titles. And why not get great tips for the upcoming Sunday’s Father’s Day? We're open until 21.00.

You can read more about the Uppsala City Night at the facebook page Uppsala City where you'll also find information on a contest where you can win a gift certificates worth 3.000:- (or visit www.uppsalacity.se for more info)

Talk: The Making and Re-making of Frankenstein

Talk: The Making and Re-making of Frankenstein

UPPSALA | Wednesday 31st October at 19.00

Welcome to Halloween at The English Bookshop in Uppsala! Daniel Ogden will give a talk about The Making and Re-making of Frankenstein – Celebrating 200 years of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic.

Join us for an evening where shadows lurk in the corners and literary genius lights our way.

Wednesday 31st October at 19.00
Tickets 70:- incl tea and cake.
Get your ticket at the bookshop today – limited number of seats.

Vote for Citizens of the Year in Uppsala

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Vote for Citizens of the Year in Uppsala

The founders of our shops – Jan & Christer – have been nominated for the Uppsala Citizen of the Year Award. We're all super excited about this!
 
Want to help us vote them to the finals? Click to read more

Win author signed copies

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Win author signed copies

** Contest now closed – winners announced after the weekend **

Win author signed copies of Robert Galbraith’s latest mystery novel Lethal White (hardback), Yuval Noah Harari’s exploration of the future 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (3 signed hardback copies), or an awesome pack with three suspenseful titles (3 packs).

Click to read more

Author signing at the book fair in Gothenburg

Author signings at the book fair

GÖTEBORG Bokmässan | Thurs 27th–Sun 30th September

Welcome to our stand C04:29 at Bokmässan, Gothenburg Book Fair, Thursday 27th–Sunday 30th September.

Special fair offer: 3for2 on everything in the stand.

Author signings Friday and Saturday – click to see signing schedule.

Author Talk: The Three Wells of Screenwriting – Matthew Kalil

Author talk: The Three Wells of Screenwriting – Matthew Kalil

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 22nd Sept at 10.30

Saturday Morning Author Talk by writer and director Matthew Kalil,
author of The Three Wells of Screenwriting

Discover Your Deep Sources of Inspiration

Do you ever wonder where your story ideas come from? Discover your hidden wells of endless creativity and use them to write highly original scenes, characters, and adventures.

Click to read more

Non-Fiction reading group: Factfulness – Hans Rosling

Non-Fiction reading group: Factfulness – Hans Rosling

UPPSALA |  Thursday 27th Sept at 19.00

In September, our new Non-Fiction reading group will be discussing Factfulness –  Ten Reasons We're Wrong About The World - And Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling.

Click to read more, see video and how to sign up

Philosophy Special Theme Reading Group

Philosophy reading group: Would you kill the fat man?

STOCKHOLM Monday 8th Oct | UPPSALA Tuesday 9 Oct

WOULD YOU KILL THE FAT MAN?
The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong

Welcome to join this special theme philosophy reading group, facilitated by Madeleine Hyde. There will be a meeting in Uppsala as well as in Stockholm.

Click to read more and how to sign up

Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story


Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 18th Sept at 18.00
(please note *Tuesday*, a previous post stated the wrong weekday)

Author visit: DAVID CHRISTIAN, author of
Origin Story – A Big History of Everything

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.

How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction?

Big History creator David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale.

Click to read more and how to get a ticket

Culture Night at the bookshop

Celebrate KulturNatten at the bookshop

UPPSALA | Saturday 8th September

Celebrate KulturNatten at the bookshop!

11.00 Storytelling for Children with David

18.00 Ann Charters on Tranströmer
Ann will talk about her new book Two Widows See Their Poets Sleeping, of poetry, her friendship with Tomas Tranströmer, and his funeral.

19.00 Reading, writing, and the books that inspire
A conversation between Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Helena Dahlgren on literature, horror, the joy of reading and the pleasures and hardships of writing.

Saturday 8th September. Free! 

Books of the Month – February 2024

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
A Spell of Good Things
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

*Join the reading group

Leo Tolstoy
The Cossacks
Hardback

Classic of the month

*Join the reading group

Nancy Peach
The Mother of All Problems
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Catherine Kirwan
A Lesson in Malice
Paperback

Mystery of the month

*Join the Crime reading group

Daniel Weizmann
The Last Songbird
Paperback

Noir of the month

M.D. Lachlan
Celestial
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

*Join the reading group

Hannah Kaner
Godkiller
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Cassandra Khaw
Nothing But Blackened Teeth
Paperback

Horror of the month

Jesse Q. Sutanto
Didn’t See That Coming
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Eloghosa Osunde
Vagabonds!
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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Kirsty Sedgman
On Being Unreasonable
Paperback

– Why Being Bad Can Be a Force for Good

Non-Fiction of the Month

Books of the Month – January 2024

Jonathan Carroll
Mr Breakfast
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Alice Walker
The Color Purple
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Linda Corbett
What Would Jane Austen Do?
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Tim Sullivan
The Monk
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Robbie Morrison
Edge of the Grave
Paperback

Noir of the month

Aliette de Bodard
The Red Scholar’s Wake
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Josiah Bancroft
The Hexologists
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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C. J. Cooke
The Ghost Woods
Paperback

Horror of the month

Danielle Jawando
When our Worlds Collided
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Ryan Love
Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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Lea Ypi
Free: Coming of Age at the End of History
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the Month

Books of the Month – December 2023

Shelby Van Pelt
Remarkably Bright Creatures
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Kathleen Farrell
Mistletoe Malice
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Bella Osborne
The Perfect Christmas Village
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Celia Fremlin
The Long Shadow
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Natalie Marlow
Needless Alley
Paperback

Noir of the month

Edward Ashton
Mickey7
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Terry Pratchett
Hogfather
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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John Langan
Fisherman
Paperback

Horror of the month

Kit Heyam
Before We Were Trans
Paperback

– A New History of Gender

Queer book of the month

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Katherine Rundell
The Golden Mole
Paperback

– And Other Living Treasure

Non-Fiction of the month