Support Matkassen this Christmas

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It’s a wrap

We’ll wrap your Christmas book gifts for free in our shops, and instead ask you to kindly consider supporting the project Matkassen at Uppsala Stadsmission, fighting food waste and supporting people in need at the same time – a double whammy!

We have teamed up with Uppsala Stadsmission and Rotary to support the social project Matkassen.

Click Read more below for information on how to support Matkassen and more about the project.

Last call for special orders

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Last call for special orders

Last Orders!! There’s still a chance to get your special orders in for Christmas for books not already in our 20.000 title stocked range!

Visit, call, email or send us a message and we’ll check with our UK wholesaler that they have stock and include it with our final Christmas order placed on Thursday morning. The deadline for you is Wednesday 15th at midnight.

And if Santa’s reindeer don’t get held up crossing the channel, your book will be here mid next week. Fingers crossed!

If you want to order anything from our regular hoard of books, we’ll be posting books to you for another week!

» email the Uppsala shop uppsala@bookshop.se
» send a facebook message to the Uppsala shop

» email the Stockholm shop stockholm@bookshop.se
» send a facebook message to the Stockholm shop

”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

» Like&Share this facebook event

”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.

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

» Share&Like the facebook event

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)

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Sarah Hall
Burntcoat
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Elizabeth Hardwick
Sleepless Nights
Paperback

Classic of the month

Lorraine Lorraine Brown
The Paris Connection
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Anthony Veasna So
Afterparties
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Jane Pek
The Verifiers
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Peter Papathanasiou
The Stoning
Paperback

Noir of the month

Vonda N. McIntyre
Dreamsnake
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Helen Oyeyemi
Peaces
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Rachel Lynn Solomon
We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

James Crowden
Cider Country
Paperback

– How an Ancient Craft Became a Way of Life

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – July 2022

Tracey Lange
We Are the Brennans
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

L. P. Hartley
The Go-Between
Paperback

Classic of the month

Jill Shalvis
The Friendship Pact
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Choi Eunyoung
Shoko’s Smile
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

J.M. Hall
A Spoonful of Murder
Paperback

Mystery of the month

William McIlvanney & Ian Rankin
The Dark Remains
Paperback

Noir of the month

Caroline Hardaker
Composite Creatures
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Carl Thomas
Threadneedle
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Jenna Evans Welch
Love & Gelato
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Joe Keohane
The Power of Strangers
Paperback

– The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2022

Jessie Cave
Sunset
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Louisa May Alcott
Little Women
Paperback

Classic of the month

*Join the reading group

Holly McCulloch
The Mix-Up
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Louise Kennedy
The End of the World is a Cul de Sac
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Ian Moore
Death and Croissants
Paperback

Mystery of the month

*Join the Crime reading group at the pub

M. P. Wright
Heartman
Paperback

Noir of the month

Erin K. Wagner
An Unnatural Life
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

*Join the reading group

Shelley Parker-Chan
She Who Became the Sun
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Emily Barr
Ghosted
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Margalit Fox
The Confidence Men
Paperback

– How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – May 2022

Elif Shafak
The Island of Missing Trees
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

*Join the reading group

Edward Abbey
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Paperback

Classic of the month

*Join the reading group