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Look! There's a lion in the library! – Storytelling in Uppsala 23/10

Storytelling for ChildrenLook! There's a lion in the library! A tiger in a picture! A pig playing a trumpet! What's going on? Come and find out at story time this Sunday with Hannah and Rosie, 1 o'clock on 23rd October in the English Bookshop, Uppsala.

Upcoming Storytelling at The Uppsala English bookshop during the autumn of 2011:
Saturday, 5th November at 1pm

Julian Barnes wins The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011!

Congratulations to Julian Barnes for winning the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel "The Sense of an Ending"!

Dame Stella Rimington, Chair of the 2011 judges, made the announcement at the awards dinner at London's Guildhall and she comments: "Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending has the markings of a classic of English Literature. It is exquisitely written, subtly plotted and reveals new depths with each reading."

Beat Thing! – video from Kulturnatten i Uppsala

Recording form the Beat Thing! performance during Kulturnatten in Uppsala, in The Uppsala English Bookshop. Also see the recording from their performance at the bookshop in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.

Ann and Samuel Charters performs Beat Thing! – a performance/reading of Beat literature. Jan from the bookshop presented, assisted by Elias Castegren on the bass.

The program was:

Tomas Tranströmer – The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011

Tomas TranströmerWith the wording "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality" – Tomas Tranströmer is awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011.

Tomas Tranströmer in the bookshop

Are bears scary or cuddly? - Storytelling in Uppsala 9/10

Storytelling for ChildrenAre bears scary or cuddly? Dogs can be a man’s best friend but what happens when there are no men around? Come and hear about animals that are toys, pets and beasts at story-time with Hannah and Rosie at 1 o’clock on 9th October at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone – Book launch in Gamla Stan

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Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone  by Lyons, M. S.Thursday 6 October at 7pm we're hosting a book launch in our shop in Gamla stan. M. S. Lyon we'll read from and talk about her debut novel Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone, loosely based on the author's experiences in Swinging London in the sixties. Snacks and drinkies served.

Book launch!

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Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone  by Lyons, M. S.Tomorrow Saturday, 1/10, at 6pm we're hosting a book launch in the shop. M. S. Lyon we'll read from and talk about her debut novel Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone, loosely based on the author's experiences in Swinging London in the 60's. Snacks and drinkies served.

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Competition time! Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes - The Sense of an EndingThis time the price is a signed copy of the new Julian Barnes novel - The Sense of an Ending. Jan has read this and says it's a wonderful book. And it's shortlisted for the Booker prize. So, quite a treat. If you live within the KoS and send us an e-mail at info@bookshop.se with the answer to this question before end-of-month September, you might be the lucky winner!

Under what pen-name did Julian Barnes write four Private Eye-novels; and why did he pick that particular name?

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
Paperback

– 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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