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

The criterias they suggest you consider for the bookshop website are:

  • Which one is best at communicating with the world?
  • Which of the sites give you the best sense of what kind of bookstore they are?
  • In short, which one makes you the most curious?

We can win this but only if you vote for us! Spread the word. You can vote for 10 days only.

Vote here!
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Thanks!

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.

Magic changes – Story Time at The Uppsala English Bookshop

Amazing things happen in stories. We all know that, don’t we? Cinderella goes to the ball in a pumpkin and Sleeping Beauty gets a wake-up kiss. But have you heard about Chip the guinea-pig who grows red hair and starts to sing? What about Marlon the monster who grows a noo-noo tree and Louis who learns to play football?

Come and listen to the magic.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 18th March, at the English Bookshop.

Reading Group - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Reading Group - Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn WardWelcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book Salvage the Bones. 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 130:-. (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 March 14th / Thu March 15th at 7 pm
Stockholm: Tue March 20th / Wed March 21st at 7 pm

Books of the Month – February 2024

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀
A Spell of Good Things
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Leo Tolstoy
The Cossacks
Hardback

Classic of the month

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Nancy Peach
The Mother of All Problems
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Catherine Kirwan
A Lesson in Malice
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Daniel Weizmann
The Last Songbird
Paperback

Noir of the month

M.D. Lachlan
Celestial
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Hannah Kaner
Godkiller
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Cassandra Khaw
Nothing But Blackened Teeth
Paperback

Horror of the month

Jesse Q. Sutanto
Didn’t See That Coming
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Eloghosa Osunde
Vagabonds!
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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Kirsty Sedgman
On Being Unreasonable
Paperback

– Why Being Bad Can Be a Force for Good

Non-Fiction of the Month

Books of the Month – January 2024

Jonathan Carroll
Mr Breakfast
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Alice Walker
The Color Purple
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Linda Corbett
What Would Jane Austen Do?
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Tim Sullivan
The Monk
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Robbie Morrison
Edge of the Grave
Paperback

Noir of the month

Aliette de Bodard
The Red Scholar’s Wake
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Josiah Bancroft
The Hexologists
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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C. J. Cooke
The Ghost Woods
Paperback

Horror of the month

Danielle Jawando
When our Worlds Collided
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Ryan Love
Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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Lea Ypi
Free: Coming of Age at the End of History
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the Month

Books of the Month – December 2023

Shelby Van Pelt
Remarkably Bright Creatures
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Kathleen Farrell
Mistletoe Malice
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Bella Osborne
The Perfect Christmas Village
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Celia Fremlin
The Long Shadow
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Natalie Marlow
Needless Alley
Paperback

Noir of the month

Edward Ashton
Mickey7
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Terry Pratchett
Hogfather
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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John Langan
Fisherman
Paperback

Horror of the month

Kit Heyam
Before We Were Trans
Paperback

– A New History of Gender

Queer book of the month

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Katherine Rundell
The Golden Mole
Paperback

– And Other Living Treasure

Non-Fiction of the month