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

The winner in our fabulous Kat von D competition announced!

A very scientificly minded blindfolded intern has pulled a name from the hat and the winner is..... Emelie G.!! Congratulations Emelie! (The intern's name is Ruddy. He's a very good intern.) (and the correct answer was Katherine Drachenberg)

Kat von D in the bookshop
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Ideas for Christmas and winter reading

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If you're in the mood for a bit of Christmas and winter reading, we've got lots of ideas for you, from Dickens and The Grinch to cosy Christmas crimes! Here are some suggestions.

Night Before Christmas Clement C. Moore, Eric Puybaret (Ill.)   War of Gifts, A (An Ender Christmas Story)  Orson Scott Card Hogfather (Discworld #20) by Terry Pratchett  Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth (A Louie Knight Mystery #4)  Malcolm Pryce

Edward Trayer signs his new children's book The Gullfoss Legends!

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Edward Trayer. The Gullfoss Legend

18 of December 11 o'clock sharp.

Edward Trayer signs his new children's book The Gullfoss Legends!

Edward Trayer in the bookshop

Competition, win Kat von D's new book The Tattoo Chronicles

Kat von D -  The Tattoo ChroniclesNew competition! Win a signed copy of famed tattoo artist Kat von D's new book The Tattoo Chronicles. Ms von D is visiting Sweden at the moment to launch her new books. We don't actually have anything planned for her in our shops, but we do have a signed copy of the beautiful new book to raffle off. Just send us an e-mail at info@bookshop.se stating what Kat von D's 'real' name is and YOU could be the winner! Competition ends Sunday December 5. Winners announced forthwith.

Kat von D in the bookshop

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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