Talk: The Dystopian World of Gilead

The Dystopian World of Gilead – talk by Daniel Ogden

UPPSALA | Sunday 8th March at 17:00. Ticketed.

Talk by Daniel Ogden:
The Dystopian World of Gilead
in Margaret Atwood’s ”The Handmaid’s Tale” and ”The Testaments”

Daniel Ogden is an expert on literary dystopias and utopias. Join us on the International Women’s Day, March 8th, as he talks about the dystopian world of Margaret Atwood’s books about Gilead: The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments.

”For a long time we were moving away from Gilead.
Then we started going back towards it”
– Margaret Atwood

Celebrate the International Women’s Day at the bookshop!

Sunday 8th March at 17.00
Tickets 70:- (incl. tea & cake). Get your ticket at the bookshop today – limited number of seats.

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Leap Day Literary Conversation: Liz Hand + Niklas Natt och Dag

Leap Day Literary Conversation: Liz Hand + Niklas Natt och Dag

UPPSALA | Saturday 29th Feb at 18:00. Ticketed.

Leap Day Literary Conversation:
Elizabeth Hand & Niklas Natt och Dag

Stockholm 1793 meets Chicago 1915

Stockholm phone working again

Stockholm landline phone number working again

STOCKHOLM

Just a quick heads-up that the regular landline phone number to the Stockholm shop is now functional again. Welcome to call us on 08-790 55 10.

Reading for Children: Finding Home – a climate change adventure book

Reading for Children – ”Finding Home”

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 15th Feb at 11.00. Free!

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?

Author Jason Erwin reads from his book Finding Home – Arty & Sam’s Desert Adventure. Beautifully illustrated by Ida Andersson.

Learning tip: The book is a colourful way to introduce your child to climate change and wildlife!

Stockholm: Saturday 15th February at 11.00.
Free – bring your friends, kids and grown-ups.

Harry Potter Book Night 2020 in Uppsala

Harry Potter Book Night in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Thursday 6th February at 19.00. Tickets 70:-

Harry Potter Book Night – The Triwizard Tournament

Dress up in your best Harry Potter-inspired gear, and join us for some Triwizard tournament fun!

An enlightening talk by Malin Axeling on the topic What Harry Potter Taught Us, a fiendishly difficult quiz (or is it?), fantastic cake, costume competition, and fabulous prizes!

Thursday 6th February at 19.00
Tickets 70:-. Get your ticket at the bookshop today – limited number of seats!

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Talk: Mats Målqvist – ”Proud to be a Siphilile Woman”

Talk Mats Målqvist

TALK & AUTHOR VISIT
”Proud to be a Siphilile Woman” - Mentor Mothers in Eswatini
by Mats Målqvist

Mats Målqvist, Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University talks about the Siphilile Maternal and Child Health organisation, how a change in social structures can lower child mortality, and about his new book about the foundation of this project.

Signed Book Contest Winners

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Winners Reveal

And the winners are...

From the almost 200 entries to our signed book contest we have drawn the lucky winners using Random.org and their random sequence generator that uses ”atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs” (sounds impressive, doesn’t it).

As far as possible, we have matched the winners up with their preferred titles, but depending on the place in the draw there might be a surprise...

All winners have been notified by email. Congratulations and enjoy your new books!

The correct answers, you ask?

Q1. In what year did Ayatollah Khomeini issue a fatwa on one of Salman Rushdie’s previous novels?
1. 1989

Q2. Which of the authors you can win has given this writing advice: “You should write the fast stuff slow and the slow stuff fast.”
x. Lee Child

Q3. What was the name of Jeanette Winterson’s 2011 autobiography?
2. Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

Q4. Robert Harris’s brother-in-law is:
1. Nick Hornby

Q5. The 2005 Ian McEwan novel Saturday is set in a building based on his own home, situated in which London district?
2. Fitzrovia

Congratulations to:
Anton K in Stockholm
Malin V in Boden
Jan H in Uppsala
Sebastian A in Stockholm
Maartje K in Stockholm
Jenna in Upplands Väsby
Caroline in Vellinge
Jonas O in Järvsö
Stalin V in Stockholm
Stephen P in St. Louis
Philip H in Upplands Väsby
Aland K in Uppsala
Nina C in Uppsala
Andreina F in Uppsala
Dorian V in Stockholm
Christina L in Järlåsa
Malin T in Uppsala
Emma H in Mörrum
Eva-Maria N in Umeå
Sofia W in Bålsta
Matthias in Enebyberg
Emelie G in Uppsala
Therese L in Lund
Cristina P in Stockholm
Anna P in Stockholm
Marina D in Uppsala
Anjana R in Stockholm

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Enter our Christmas Signed Book Contest

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Christmas Signed Book Contest 2019

Enter our Christmas Signed Book Contest and you could win author signed books!

10 titles, 26 copies, all signed by the authors!

Just answer 6 easy questions and you’re in the draw. Fill in a contest form in any of our shops in Uppsala or Stockolm. Or fill in the form online on the link below (you’ll miss the Christmas atmosphere of a bookshop though...).

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Final storytelling of the year

Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 7th Dec at 11:00. Free!

Welcome all children 2–6 years old to storytime in our bookshops. Join us for the last storytelling of the year.

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

Author visit & tasting: In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar

In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar – Christmas Special

UPPSALA | Saturday 14th Dec 12.00–16.00
STOCKHOLM | Sunday 15th Dec 12.00–16.00

Welcome to an author visit from Alaine Handa, whose fascination with Swedish “fika” made her try loads of recipes for chokladbollar.

Come and sample the Christmas specials, some of her favourites and see her ­collection of the very best varieties in her cookbook In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar. Yummy!

Get your copy here, have it signed and get baking!
Your Christmas fika will never be the same again ;-)

Free – bring family & friends!

Books of the Month – September 2021

Celia Laskey
Under the Rainbow
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Isabel Colegate
The Shooting Party
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Fiona Gibson
The Dog Share
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Paul McVeigh (ed)
The 32
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Anthology of Irish Working-Class Voices

Candas Jane Dorsey
The Adventures of Isabel
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Dirk Wittenborn
The Stone Girl
Paperback

Noir of the month

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Linden Lewis
The First Sister
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month*

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Susanna Clarke
Piranesi
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Kalynn Bayron
This Poison Heart
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

David Levithan & Jennifer Niven
Take Me With You When You Go
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Merlin Sheldrake
Entangled Life
Paperback

How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds and Shape Our Futures

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2021

Kate Reed Petty
True Story
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Bernice L. McFadden
Sugar
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Sue Moorcroft
Under the Italian Sun
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Mary South
You Will Never Be Forgotten
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Alex Pavesi
Eight Detectives
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Halley Sutton
The Lady Upstairs
Paperback

Noir of the month

Stark Holborn
Ten Low
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Hannah Whitten
For the Wolf
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Jadie Jang
Monkey Around
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

T J Klune
The Extraordinaries
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Bonnie Tsui
Why We Swim
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – July 2021

Sarah Elaine Smith
Marilou is Everywhere
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the Month

Denton Welch
In Youth is Pleasure
Paperback

Classic of the month

Jessica Ryn
The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Emma Cline
Daddy (Stories)
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Emma Rous
The Perfect Guests
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Emily Beyda
The Body Double
Paperback

Noir of the month

Emily Skrutskie
Bonds of Brass
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Garth Nix
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Zoraida Córdova (ed.)
Vampires Never Get Old
Paperback

Tales with Fresh Bite (collection)

Urban Fantasy of the month

Lisa Williamson
First Day of My Life
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month