Author visit: Risto Pakarinen – ”Someday Jennifer”

”Someday Jennifer” – Risto Pakarinen

UPPSALA | Tuesday 3rd December at 19.00 Free, but ticketed!

»What if the only way forward is to go back?«

Author Visit & Reading
Risto Pakarinen – author of ”Someday Jennifer”

Risto Pakarinen, author and one-time wanna-be hockey agent, reads from his book and talks about the serendipitous way from idea and script to finding a literary agent and publication – in Canada!

Someday Jennifer is a feelgood book about a middle-aged man who wants to escape his miserable life and go back in time. And he figures out a way to do it in a quick and efficient way. Once back in the 1980s, he goes looking for Jennifer, his first love.

Tuesday 3rd December at 19.00

Free – but ticketed. Get your ticket at the bookshop today! (Or contact the bookshop to reserve a ticket if you can't make it to the shop before the event.)

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Kids' event: How does the brain work?

Kids event – How does the brain work?

UPPSALA | Saturday 30th November at 11.00

KIDS’ EVENT – ”How Does the Brain Work?”
Fantastic Facts for Kids – Release Party & Reading

A book about the brain for children! In the book you will find out more about how the brain works, what nerve cells are and how they talk to each other, the different parts of the brain and what they do. Most importantly you’ll find out that the brain wants to be used and that it gets better the more you use it!

Meet author Klas Kullander, a professor at Upp­sala University. He sure knows a thing or two about the brain!

Release party • Reading/Storytelling

Welcome all kids! Free, bring a friend! Fika!

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Talk: A Death in the Rainforest – Don Kulick

A Death in the Rainforest – Don Kulick

UPPSALA | Thursday 14th Nov at 19:00. Tickets 50:-

Author Visit & Talk – Don Kulick:
A DEATH IN THE RAINFOREST
How a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea


Don Kulick is an anthropologist who has spent some 30 years visi­ting an isolated community in Papua New Guinea trying to learn the language and the culture, making friends, but also dodging ambushes and witnessing deep changes to the villagers’ way of life.

Listen to him talking about his experiences and learn more about a very different way of life – maybe one on the brink of extinction.

Time Magazine named his book one of their 32 Books You Need to Read This Summer, and National Geographic put it on their Best Travel Books of Summer list.

Tickets 50:- Get your ticket at the bookshop today! (or contact the shop to reserve a ticket)

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Author visit & reading: Bryan Furuness – ”Do Not Go On”

Author visit: Bryan Furuness

UPPSALA | Wednesday 6th Nov at 18.30. Free!

Author Visit & Reading:
Bryan Furuness – Do Not Go On

”The witness protection program is supposed to be a fresh start, but for the newly inducted Easterday family, it’s more like a personal apocalypse…”

Book release & Talk: Shining in the Dark – Hans-Åke Lilja

Shining in the Dark – Hans-Åke Lilja

UPPSALA | Tuesday 5th November at 19.00. Tickets 70:-

Book release & Talk:
Shining in the Dark – Hans-Åke Lilja on Stephen King

Our Hallowe'en week continues with a special author visit: Hans-Åke Lilja presents his new book Shining in the dark and lets us know everything we ever wanted to know about Stephen King, and loads of other great horror writers and stories.

Talk: Ghost and the World They Inhabit – Daniel Ogden

Talk Daniel Ogden – Ghosts and the Worlds They Inhabit

UPPSALA | Thursday 31st October at 19.00. Tickets 70:-

Celebrate Hallowe'en at The English Bookshop!

Listen to Daniel Ogden talk about Ghosts and the Worlds They Inhabit: A look at ghost stories in English literature through the ages, and afterwards enjoy tea and ghostly cake, and maybe look at our collections of ghost stories and other suitable spooky reads.

Thursday 31st October at 19.00
Advance tickets 70:-available at the bookshop. Tea and cake included. Get your ticket today!

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Author visit & book release: Theodor Kallifatides – The Siege of Troy

Theodor Kallifatides – The Siege of Troy

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 17th October at 19.00. Tickets 60:-

We’re excited to once again welcome Theodor Kallifatides to the bookshop! This time to present & celebrate the release of his latest novel The Siege of Troy – a perceptive retelling of The Iliad, where a young Greek teacher draws on the enduring power of myth to help her students cope with the terrors of Nazi occupation.

Author conversation • Signing • Refreshments

Join us in the Stockholm bookshop to celebrate the release together with the author!

Get your advance ticket 60:- today in the Stockholm bookshop.
» Tickets also available online at billetto.se

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Author visit & book release: Jonas Karlsson

Author visit Jonas Karlsson

STOCKHOLM | Monday 7th Oct at 19.00. Tickets 60:-

We are excited that Jonas Karlsson is taking time out from his rehearsals for ”Waiting for Godot” at Dramaten to present his latest book in the Stockholm bookshop – a trilogy of novellas, where he explores the quirkier side of human nature, helping us to see the world anew via three eccentric narrators.

Author conversation • Signing • Refreshments

Join us in the Stockholm bookshop to celebrate the release together with the author!
Get your advance ticket 60:- today in the bookshop. Tickets also available online at billetto.se

Crime Writing While Feminist

Crime Writing While Feminist

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 3rd October at 18:30. Free!

Join VIVECA STEN, bestselling author of the Sandhamn series, and journalist, criminologist and author KICKI SEHLSTEDT in conversation with crime writer and screenwriter CS DUFFY to discuss writing crime while feminist.

How do we approach writing violence against women in the #metoo era? Should we consider the messages our stories send or expose the world as it is?

Signings at Gothenburg Book Fair 2019

Author signings at the book fair

GOTHENBURG | Sept 26–29

Welcome to visit us at the Gothenburg Book Fair! Find us at stand C 04:29, discover our book fair special offers, meet authors and have your books signed. See our author signing schedule below.

Books of the Month – September 2021

Celia Laskey
Under the Rainbow
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

*Join the online reading group

Isabel Colegate
The Shooting Party
Paperback

Classic of the month

*Join the online reading group

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

*Join the online Crime reading group

Linden Lewis
The First Sister
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month*

*Join the online reading group

Susanna Clarke
Piranesi
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

*Join the online reading group

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

* Join the online reading group

Bernice L. McFadden
Sugar
Paperback

Classic of the month

* Join the online reading group

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

* Join the online Crime reading group

Halley Sutton
The Lady Upstairs
Paperback

Noir of the month

Stark Holborn
Ten Low
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

* Join the online reading group

Hannah Whitten
For the Wolf
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

* Join the online reading group

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