Summertime, Story-time 20th May

The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook. Shirley Hughes

The days are getting long and light. School will be over soon. Stories about gardens, the seaside, camping and warm evenings outdoors should get us ready for the holidays, even if it’s raining outside.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 20th May, at the English Bookshop.

Anybody interested in winning a signed copy of Coraline?

Neil Gaiman's Coraline (the McKean edition) Yes it's true: we have copy of Neil Gaiman's Coraline (the McKean edition) signed by Mr Gaiman himself!

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Exciting! We are one of only six bookshops to be nominated for Best bookshop on the net! by Svensk bokhandel.

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  • Which one is best at communicating with the world?
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  • In short, which one makes you the most curious?

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Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

If you prefer your thrillers dark and literary with a big side order of intricate twists and achingly real characters, but have yet to read a book by Gillian Flynn, I have one word for you. Congratulations! See, it is my firm belief - and I have the likes of Stephen King on my side here - that contemporary crime just doesn't get any better than Flynn. Her first two novels, Sharp Objects and Dark Places, are not only two of the best crime novels I've read this decade - but also two of the best books, full stop. Now, do I have your attention?

Storytelling in The English Bookshop Stockholm 5th May

Storytelling with Philip at Lilla Nygatan 11, 5th May, 11 am. Welcome all children 3-6 years old!

The game’s afoot!

Sherlock Holmes evening in The Uppsala English Bookshop

Join us for an evening of Sherlockian interest and discussions. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters through the ages, and his popularity never seems to lessen.

One of Sweden’s foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle will give a talk entitled May I Marry Sherlock Holmes?, there will be all sorts of books and merchandise on display and for sale, not to mention that there will also be tea with scones and cake.

When?
Thursday the 26th of April, 7 pm

Where?
The English Bookshop, Svartbäcksgatan 19, Uppsala How much? 50 kr

Why?
Elementary, dear reader; because you know you want to!

Sherlock Holmes in the bookshop
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Wild and cross

Have you ever been cross with your teddy?

Katie Morag was so cross that she threw hers into the choppy sea! Then she wished that she hadn’t. What can you do with a wild brother? Would you rescue your sister from goblins? These and more moral dilemmas for children and their grown-ups.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 22nd April, at the English Bookshop.

Author reading – Karin Altenberg

We are delighted to announce that author Karin Altenberg will be visiting The English Bookshop, Stockholm on Thursday evening, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Karin Altenberg will be reading from her book Island of Wings, recently nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 -celebrating the best in women's international fiction.
All are welcome. There is no cost.

Karin Altenberg in the bookshop

Karin Altenberg

Author reading – Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews, author reading at the English Bookshop, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Canadian author Miriam Toews will visit The English Bookshop in Gamla stan, Stockholm, Saturday 31 March at 2 pm. She will read from her latest novel Irma Voth.

Miriam Toews was born in a small Mennonite town in Manitoba, Canada. She has published four novels and a memoir of her father. She has won numerous literary awards. Los Angeles Times says:

'Toews takes her place alongside Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler as the loveliest quintet of Canadian writers'

The stories in her novels A Complicated Kindness and Irma Voth both take place in Mennonite communities and depict the strict, religious everyday life and the agonies of the protagonists.

 

Storytelling for children in the the Stockholm English Bookshop

Storytelling at The English Bookshop 31 March at 11 am.
Welcome all 3-6 year olds for storytelling with Philip.
No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

Books of the Month – July 2024

Michiko Aoyama
What You Are Looking for is in the Library
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano
Paperback

Classics of the month

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Julie Shackman
The Bookshop by the Loch
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Maz Evans
Over My Dead Body
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Michael McGarrity
The Long Ago
Paperback

Noir of the month

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Chain-Gang All-Stars
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Genoveva Dimova
Foul Days
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Megan Kamalei Kakimoto
Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare
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– Stories

Horror of the month

Chelsea Ichaso
The Summer She Went Missing
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Claudia Cravens
Lucky Red
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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John P. Strelecky
The Cafe on the Edge of the World
Paperback

– A Story About the Meaning of Life

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2024

Emily Habeck
Shark Heart
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Pamela Frankau
A Wreath for the Enemy
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Ashley Poston
The Seven Year Slip
Paperback
Alis Hawkins
A Bitter Remedy
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Lou Berney
Dark Ride
Paperback

Noir of the month

Karen Lord
The Blue, Beautiful World
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Caitlin Rozakis
Dreadful
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Christina Henry
The House that Horror Built
Paperback

Horror of the month

Danielle Jawando
If My Words Had Wings
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Nicola Dinan
Bellies
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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Monica Potts
The Forgotten Girls
Paperback

– A Memoir of Friendship and Lost Promise in Rural America

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – May 2024

Mirinae Lee
8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Upton Sinclair
The Jungle
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Satoshi Yagisawa
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Paperback
John Shen Yen Nee & SJ Rozan
The Murder of Mr Ma
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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E. A. Aymar
When She Left
Paperback

Noir of the month

Ray Nayler
The Mountain in the Sea
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Genevieve Gornichec
The Weaver and the Witch Queen
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Nicholas Binge
Ascension
Paperback

Horror of the month

Margaret McDonald
Glasgow Boys
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Danny Ramadan
The Foghorn Echoes
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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