Video - British & Celtic Folk Music

Helena and Fredrik will takes you on a journey through British and Celtic folk music. Recorded during the Kulturnatt 2011 in the Uppsala English Bookshop.

Video - Beat Thing! in Gamla Stan Stockholm

Ann and Samuel Charters visited us on September 8 2011 at the English Bookshop in Gamla Stan Stockholm and held the first of two performances  of Beat Thing! – a performance/reading of Beat literature with the assistance of Björn Lundqvist on the bass. Christer from the bookshop presented.

The program was:

In Gamla Stan: The Queens of Scotland

11/9 The Queens of Scotland 15 o'clock in Gamla Stan.

Glaswegian writers Karen Campbell & Helen Fitzgerald, strong fresh voices of the current generation of Scottish authors, visit The English Bookshop for a reading and Q&A. Karen Campbell has written four of the strongest police novels to emerge from the UK in the last decade. Helen Fitzgerald has written six astounding novels that defy definition with their unorthodox portrayals of women.

In Gamla Stan: Beat Thing

The 8/9 at 19 o'clock we are holding the Beat Thing event at the bookshop in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.

An evening of diverse Beat Generation writing performed by Ann Charters (beat generation scholar and the first biographer of Jack Kerouac) and Sam Charters (eminent jazz/blues historian and biographer). This program was performed last year at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

KulturNatten i Uppsala 2011 – Events at The English Bookshop

 

KulturNatten i Uppsala 2011 – Events at The English BookshopDuring the KulturNatten Uppsala 10th of September, we will arrange three events in our Uppsala Bookshop (at Svartbäcksgatan 19):
British & Celtic Folk Music! – 3 to 4 pm
The Queens of Scotland! –  5 to 7 pm
Beat Thing! –  7:30 to 9 pm  

Reading Group – Ours are the streets by Sunjeev Sahota

Ours are the streets by Sunjeev Sahota

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. (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: August 31 and September 1 at 7 pm
Stockholm: September 7 at 7 pm

Ours are the Streets by Sunjeev Sahota in the bookshop

Man Booker Prize 2011 Longlist

The longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction - the ‘Man Booker Dozen' - was announced on Tuesday 26th of July. A total of 138 books were considered for the longlist, 13 made the list. They are:

Meet Nathan Larson, the author of Dewey Decimal System, August 4th

Nathan Larson; THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEMMeet Nathan Larson at the English Bookshop in Stockholm Gamla stan (Lilla Nygatan 11, Old Town)  at 7 pm. August 4. He'll talk and read from his book (his first reading outside  North America). There will time for a chat and book signing also.

Do join Natan at his event Facebook page.

Nathan Larson in the bookshop

New George RR Martin on sale at midnight!

Tonight at 00.01 we open the shop especially to start selling the new long-awaited novel by George R R Martin; A Dance With Dragons. If you've prebooked your copy; stop by and pick it up so you can start reading immediately! Don't miss out!

Helena blogs about her summer reading!

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Books of the Month – January 2023

Lee Cole
Groundskeeping
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Gerard Reve
The Evenings
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Jackie Fraser
The Bookshop of Second Chances
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Nita Prose
The Maid
Paperback
James Kestrel
Five Decembers
Paperback
Lucy Kissick
Plutoshine
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Richard Swan
The Justice of Kings
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Amara Sage
Influential

Teen/YA of the month

Jennifer Clement
Widow Basquiat – A Memoir
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Rita Mae Brown
Rubyfruit Jungle
Paperback

Books of the Month – December 2022

Hannah Lillith Assadi
The Stars are Not Yet Bells
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Stories for Christmas and the Festive Season
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Jenny Colgan
The Christmas Bookshop
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

C. J. C. J. Farrington
Death on the Trans-Siberian Express
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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John Hart
The Unwilling
Paperback

Noir of the month

Alex White
August Kitko and the Mechas from Space
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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M.A. Kuzniar
Midnight in Everwood
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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F.T. Lukens
In Deeper Waters
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Vaclac Smil
How the World Really Works
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Lieke Marsman
The Opposite of a Person
Paperback

Books of the Month – November 2022

Dawnie Walton
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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J. L Carr
A Month in the Country
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Helly Acton
The Shelf
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Ada Moncrieff
Murder at the Theatre Royale
Paperback
Gregory Galloway
Just Thieves
Paperback
Nathan Tavares
A Fractured Infinity
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Rachel Griffin
The Nature of Witches
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Jesse Q. Sutanto
Well, That Was Unexpected
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

David Damrosch
Around the World in 80 Books
Paperback

– A Literary Journey

Non-Fiction of the month

Jeremy Atherton Lin
Gay Bar – Why We Went Out
Paperback

Books of the Month – October 2022

Claire Keegan
Small Things Like These
Hardback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House
Paperback

Classics of the month

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