”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

Online Halloween Storytelling event at Embassy of Ireland

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Halloween Storytelling Event – Embassy of Ireland

ONLINE | Wednesday 27th Oct at 18.00

Our friends at the Embassy of Ireland in Stockholm invite us all to a very special online Halloween Storytelling event Wednesday 27th October!

A virtual evening of storytelling and the history of Irish folklore in the lead up to Halloween with special guests Dr. Gregory Darwin, Senior Lecturer in Irish at Uppsala University, and Diarmuid O'Drisceoil, Author and Storyteller.

This is a chance to hear the history of Samhain (nowadays called Halloween) as well as how Irish folklore and the art of storytelling developed. It’s also a chance to enjoy a story or two in the old tradition of béaloideas from the comfort of your home.

Join in on Wednesday 27th Oct at 18.00
» on the livestream page
» or watch the replay on youtube later

» Read more about the event on the embassy’s facebook event page

Release ”Raft of Leaves”

Anthology release ”Raft of Leaves”

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 20th Oct 18.00–20.00 Free!

ANTHOLOGY RELEASE – Stockholm Writers Group (SWG) presents: Raft of Leaves – on Aging, Death and Foreignness.

One thing the pandemic has taught us is the importance of community, especially for people living far from their birthplaces.

Raft of Leaves may be just what we – survivors of the pandemic – need to read now. Not pandemic literature per se, this anthology features previously unpublished work by Marti Parker, a founding member of SWG, and work by fourteen other writers.

In memory of Marti Parker.

Wednesday 20th October 18.00–20.00 in the Stockholm shop
Free event – welcome! Snacks & refreshments.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, we kindly ask you to stay at home if you’re not feeling well, and remind everyone about the special recommendations in place for non-vaccinated adults.

Event ”FIKA – Made in Sweden”

Event ”Fika – Made in Sweden”

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 14 Oct at 18:00 Free!

”FIKA – Made in Sweden” – a conversation over fika

A conversation about the Swedish fika culture – how coffee and pastry is the Swedish way to relax, celebrate and solve problems in every conceivable private and public sphere, from the kitchen table to the Parliament.

Stina Almroth, author of the award-winning book Fika – Made in Sweden, in conversation with Helene Crosfield, President of the Swedish British Society.

Thursday 14th October at 18:00
Free event – fika is served :-)

Welcome to sign up by email (just so we can estimate the fika) at: stockholm@bookshop.se (or send a facebook message)

For everyone’s safety and comfort, we kindly ask you to stay at home if you’re not feeling well, and remind everyone about the special recommendations in place for non-vaccinated adults.

Get a signed ”The Song of Achilles”

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Signed anniversary copy of ”The Song of Achilles”

You could get a signed copy of ”The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller!

We don’t quite know how this happened, but we managed to get our hands on four(!) copies of the exclusive signed 10th anniversary edition of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

These were sold out in the UK almost two months ago, but somehow we now have four of them.

We know many, many of you would like to buy these and they are real collector’s items of a hugely and deservedly popular book so we thought we’d do something special with them.

The price for one of these beauties is 750:- (SEK) and if you sign up on the form on the link below before midnight on Sunday 3 October (Swedish time), you will be in the raffle of who gets to buy them. Postage costs will be added. We can send it within the EU.

So – would you like to buy one of our four treasures? Sign up below and on Monday we’ll draw the four lucky buyers and let you know. Good luck!

** UPDATE: These lucky names were drawn in the draw (they have been notified):

  • Tove F.
  • Pauline S.
  • Ena A.
  • Oliver F.

» Sign up form is closed

The Bookshop Band Virtual World Tour

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The Bookshop Band Virtual World Tour

UPPSALA, STOCKHOLM & WIGTOWN
Thursday 30 Sept at 22:00
online

The wonderful The Bookshop Band is doing a virtual world concert tour during Wigtown Book Festival – and tonight they’re doing a (virtual) gig in our shops in Uppsala and Stockholm!

» Watch the replay on the band’s facebook page

Wigtown Book Festival online

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Wigtown Book Festival online

WIGTOWN, Scotland & ONLINE | Sept 22nd–Oct 4th

We’re delighted that our friends at the Wigtown Book Festival are able to bring audiences back to the festival in town – and excited that many events are also broadcast online so we from across the sea also can take part in the festivities!

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WIGTOWN REPLAY! Relive the Wigtown Book Festival 2021 – check out the replays of the online events (while they’re available)!

» Watch on the festival’s youtube channel

» Watch YA events on the dedicated Wigtown YA youtube channel
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Finding Home – signing with author Jason Erwin

Signing ”Finding Home”

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 28th August from 11.00

Finding Home – Arty & Sam’s Desert Adventure is a climate change adventure book for children – a colourful way to introduce your child to climate change and wildlife!

Meet the author Jason Erwin at the Stockholm bookshop this Saturday and get your signed copy of the book.

When their little oasis dries up, Arty and Sam must leave. But, where will they go?

Follow the unlikely companions in their journey through the rolling desert. Pitfalls await as they search for a new home. Will vibrant, new friends help them in time?

The New Nomads – Event with Felix Marquardt


The New Nomads – author event with Felix Marquardt

STOCKHOLM | Friday 27th August at 17:30. Free!

We’re excited to welcome Felix Marquardt to the Stockholm shop on Friday 27th August for a book presentation and signing! Outdoor event in the backyard behind the bookshop (Rain? The event moves inside, limited seating inside – pandemic precautions in place.)

Welcome to listen to him presenting his new book The New Nomads – How the Migration Revolution is Making the World a Better Place.

In conversation with Therese Larsson Hultin, SvD Foreign Affairs Analyst.

What if migrants, rather than the point of contention they have become, were the key to bridging the divide of our polarized politics?

In our collective consciousness, the term ‘migration’ conjures up ­images of hordes of refugees fleeing ‘their’ country, escaping on rafts and coming to invade ‘ours’. And immigration is viewed as a problem to be solved.

We’ve got it all wrong.

Meet Justin Baldoni – outdoor event June 28th

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Meet Justin Baldoni  **EVENT FULL**

UPPSALA | Monday 28th June at 19:00. Free, but ticketed!

**THE LOCAL EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED, but you are welcome to order signed books and join the livestream!


ORDER SIGNED BOOKS
» ORDER SIGNED BOOK (for delivery or pick-up) here
Hardback 350:-

LIVESTREAM: Join the livestream on facebook and youtube (fingers crossed for stabile outdoor wifi...)
» WATCH on Facebook
» WATCH on Youtube


MEET JUSTIN BALDONI, actor (best known for playing ­Rafael on Jane the Virgin), director, producer, entrepreneur and changemaker. Justin is the creator of the Man Enough podcast and videos – the dinner conversation series which dives into traditional masculinity.

Joining us in Uppsala to talk about his brand new book Man Enough – Undefining My Masculinity, in conversation with our Veronica Granlund from the bookshop.

» Visit Justin on instagram @justinbaldoni

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

Phaedra Patrick
The Book Share
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Uschi Gatward
English Magic
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

M.H. Eccleston
The Trust
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Saima Mir
The Khan
Paperback

Noir of the month

*Join the Crime reading group at the pub

Susannah Wise
This Fragile Earth
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

*Join the reading group

Christopher Irvin
Ragged
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

*Join the reading group

Nicole Jarvis
The Lights of Prague
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Marc Klein
The In Between
Papeback

Teen/YA of the month

Nick Hunt
Outlandish
Paperback

– Walking Europe’s Unlikely Landscapes

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – April 2022

Jessie Greengrass
The High House
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

*Join the reading group

Barbara Trapido
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Paperback

Classic of the month

*Join the reading group

Bella Osborne
The Library
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Dantiel W. Moniz
Milk Blood Heat: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Denise Mina
Rizzio
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Gary Phillips
One-Shot Harry
Paperback

Noir of the month

*Join the Crime reading group at the pub

Micaiah Johnson
The Space Between Worlds
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

*Join the reading group

G. R. Macallister
Scorpica
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

*Join the reading group

Shannon Faye
Innate Magic
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Joya Goffney
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish
Clanlands
Paperback

– Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – March 2022

Ali Benjamin
The Smash-Up
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

»Join the reading group

Daphne du Maurier
The Parasites
Paperback

Classic of the month

»Join the reading group

Wake Jules
The Saturday Morning Park Run
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Alice Ash
Paradise Block
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Robert Thorogood
The Marlow Murder Club
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Stan Parish
Love and Theft
Paperback

Noir of the month

»Join the Crime reading group

Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
Roadside Picnic
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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T.A. Willberg
Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Alex de Campi
Heartbreak Incorporated
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

James Goodhand
Man Down
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month