Reading Group – The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Reading group 2011 MarchWelcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book. During the evening we’ll talk about the book and enjoy each other’s company as well as a nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake. And you get 10% discount on everything! The cost is only 50:- + book 98:-. (Oh, that includes the delicious cake as well!) Limited number of participants (max 10), so talk to the book- sellers and book your seat today.

Uppsala: March 22nd / 23rd / 24th at 7 pm
Stockholm: March 29th / 30th at 7 pm

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake in the bookshop
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Storytelling for Children! - in the Uppsala bookshop

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Storytelling for Children 2011 March, The Uppsala English BookshopThis Sunday at 1pm in the Uppsala shop, Hannah will read stories in English for children aged 3 to 6.

Sunday March 6th at 13
Sunday March 27th at 13 

Great Fun!

Book sale!

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We have the most amazing book sale tomorrow in the Uppsala shop!
We're doing a 3 for 2 campaign on things we love:

  1. The entire Penguin Great Ideas series!
  2. The entire brand new Penguin Mini Modern Classics series!
  3. All of the cloth-bound classics from Penguin that Coralie Bickford-Smith has designed (our favourite designer!!!) INCLUDING the new Fitzgerald editions!!!
  4. A selection of other titles. Everything at 3 for 2, cheapest book free!

Doors open Wednesday 10 am as usual... Do not miss out...

Helena is here!

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We at The English Bookshop are very proud to announce that Helena D. of Bokhora and Dark Places fame, will start blogging with us occasionally.

Read her reviews at Helena's Blog!

Meet the author of Freedom from Conscience – Melanie’s Journey

Moon Over Manifest by Clare VanderpoolMeet the author at The English Bookshop in Gamla Stan at the book signing on Saturday, February 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Michael Cross in the bookshop

Reading Group February - The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell

Welcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book. During the evening we’ll talk about the book and enjoy each other’s company as well as a nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake. And you get 10% discount on everything! The cost is only 50:- + book 114:-. (Oh, that includes the delicious cake as well!) Limited number of participants (max 10), so talk to the book- sellers and book your seat today.

Uppsala: Wed Feb 23 & Thurs Feb 24 at 7 pm
Stockholm: Tuesday Feb 22 at 7 pm

The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell in the bokoshop

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What I read on my Zanzibar vacation!

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Well, I managed six novels during the trip, four of them set in Zanzibar! It was quite tricky to track down novels set in Zanzibar, and I unfortunately failed to find any written by zanzibari authors. The only zanzibari author I could find was the Booker shortlisted Abdulrazak Gurnah, but none of his novels are set in Zanzibar! So I wound up with:

Winners announced! –the Kevin MacNeil competition

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by  Kevin MacNeilKevin MacNeil is from the Isle of Lewis, which in gaelic is Leòdhas. Lewis is half of Lewis & Harris (Leòdhas agus na Hearadh) which is part of the Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). So the answer we were fishing for was Leòdhas. And the winners are: Veronica S in Täby and Merimbe in Lund! Congratulations!

Kevin MacNeil in the bookshop

Pick up your order in Uppsala or Stockholm

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When ordering from the web bookshop you can now easily choose if you want to pick up your oder in the Uppsala or Stockholm bookshop.

New Competition! Win a copy of Kevin MacNeil's new book!

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by  Kevin MacNeil

A few years ago Caledonian author Kevin MacNeil was writer-in-residence at the local uni, and it's been a while since we heard from him. But now he's back with his new novel A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde, and we have two signed copies to raffle off. Just e-mail us the answer to this question: What is the Gaelic name of Mr MacNeil's island of origin?

Kevin MacNeil in the bookshop

Books of the Month – October 2021

Bryan Washington
Memorial
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Sylvia Townsend Warner
Summer Will Show
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Sophia Money-Coutts
Did You Miss Me?
Trade Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Brandon Taylor
Filthy Animals
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Robert Goddard
The Fine Art of Invisible Detection
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Jonathan Ames
A Man Named Doll
Paperback

Noir of the month

Jay Posey
Every Sky A Grave
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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T. L. Huchu
The Library of the Dead
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom of the Wicked
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Shappi Khorsandi
Kissing Emma
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Mohsen Zaldi
A Dutiful Boy
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

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