”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

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The Pastor – online event with Hanne Ørstavik & Martin Aitken

The Pastor - Online author conversation

ONLINE | Thursday 2nd December at 19:00.

Join us online for a conversation about language, belonging, a sense of home and community – and how to convey that in translation, as Hanne Ørstavik and Martin Aitken talk about Hanne’s in English recently published praised novel The Pastor (Presten), together with Hedda from the bookshop.

Give-Away! Join the livestream for a chance to win in a give-away! (Or catch the replay any time.)

» Watch on facebook
» Watch on youtube

Best Books of 2021 by Publisher’s Weekly!

Click Read more to read more about the book and author.

Meet Jen Campbell – online event

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Meet Jen Campbell – online author event

ONLINE | Wednesday 24 November at 19:00

Meet Jen Campbell, author and booktuber, live in an online conversation with Fanny from the bookshop about Jen’s latest book The Sister Who Ate Her Brothers – and other gruesome tales.

They’ll talk about discovering and reclaiming old fairy tales from around the world, and about queer representation and positive representation of disfigurement and disability.

Give-Away! Join the livestream for a chance to win in our give-away, or catch the replay any time.

» View the livestream on youtube
» View the livestream on facebook

» Order personally signed books

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Click Read More for more information.

Send in your Christmas orders

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Get your Christmas orders in

SANTA’S WORKSHOP | ’Tis the season

Give Santa (and yourself) a stress free Christmas season – get your wishlists and orders in now!

Santa would like to remind everyone it’s time to get one’s wishlists (and book orders) in – especially since the lack of lorry drivers in the UK and general pandemic disruptions might make deliveries a tad slower than usual.

Bring your wishlists to the bookshop (or send them in) so Santa’s helpers at the bookshop can get your books in for Christmas. (As long as you’ve been nice, and not naughty...)

Santa also would like to add that this wouldn’t have been an issue if freighters would have listened to him and stuck to reindeer deliveries! (And Rudolph agrees).

Meet Elly Griffiths – online author event

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Meet Elly Griffiths, in conversation with Pekka Heino

ONLINE | Thursday 18th November at 19:00

Meet Elly Griffiths (pen name of British author Domenica de Rosa) in this online conversation with Pekka Heino, book lover, television host, and friend of the bookshop, as they talk about writing and reading mystery novels.

You can also order books by Elly Griffiths and have them personally signed! Link below.

» View the livestream on youtube
» View the livestream on facebook

» Order personally signed books by Elly Griffiths

Click READ MORE to, well, read more.

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.

Order Stina’s Advent Calendar 2021

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Order Stina’s Advent Calendar 2021

Brighten your December with Stina’s Advent Calendar

Four secret and numbered gifts in every calendar, one for every week until Christmas, with a hand-picked book, a bag of loose leaf tea, and a sweet snack.

Five different calendars to choose from:
Comfort & Joy
In the Bleak Midwinter
Winter is Coming
The Holly & The Ivy
Santa’s Selection

» Read all about them and order yours now! (time-limited offer & limited edition)

Author event ”A Daughter of the King”


Author event: A Daughter of the King – Catherine Pettersson

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 4th Nov at 18.00. Free!

FRANCE, 1668. Jeanne Denot boards a ship bound for Quebec – one of 800 women sent by Louis XIV to the New World known as ”Daughters of the King”. Onboard the ship she assumes a false identity. But who or what is she escaping?

Meet Catherine Pettersson as she presents a tale of betrayal and redemption. A journey of a thousand miles starts with betrayal...

Fifteen years ago, her mother unceremoniously handed her a binder filled with articles about her family and one “famous” relative in particular (at least famous in his small town in Indiana). His name: Peter Surprise. In one article, she found a throwaway line: “Peter Surprise’s great grandmother was A Daughter of the King.” This mention was the catalyst for writing the book.

Thursday 4th November at 18.00
Free event – welcome! Snacks & refreshments.

Visit Catherine’s website: www.catherinepettersson.com

 

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]

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