Reading Group – The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Reading group 2011 MarchWelcome 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 98:-. (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: March 22nd / 23rd / 24th at 7 pm
Stockholm: March 29th / 30th at 7 pm

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake in the bookshop
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Storytelling for Children! - in the Uppsala bookshop

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Storytelling for Children 2011 March, The Uppsala English BookshopThis Sunday at 1pm in the Uppsala shop, Hannah will read stories in English for children aged 3 to 6.

Sunday March 6th at 13
Sunday March 27th at 13 

Great Fun!

Book sale!

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We have the most amazing book sale tomorrow in the Uppsala shop!
We're doing a 3 for 2 campaign on things we love:

  1. The entire Penguin Great Ideas series!
  2. The entire brand new Penguin Mini Modern Classics series!
  3. All of the cloth-bound classics from Penguin that Coralie Bickford-Smith has designed (our favourite designer!!!) INCLUDING the new Fitzgerald editions!!!
  4. A selection of other titles. Everything at 3 for 2, cheapest book free!

Doors open Wednesday 10 am as usual... Do not miss out...

Helena is here!

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We at The English Bookshop are very proud to announce that Helena D. of Bokhora and Dark Places fame, will start blogging with us occasionally.

Read her reviews at Helena's Blog!

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

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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Patti McCracken
The Angel Makers
Paperback

The True Story of the Most Astonishing Murder Ring in History

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – April 2024

Alice Winn
In Memoriam
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Toni Morrison
Sula
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Beth O’Leary
The Wake-Up Call
Paperback
Stig Abell
Death Under a Little Sky
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Jahmal Mayfield
Smoke Kings
Paperback

Noir of the month

Grace Curtis
Frontier
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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P. Djèlí Clark
A Master of Djinn
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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T. Kingfisher
A House With Good Bones
Paperback

Horror of the month

Rachel Greenlaw
Compass and Blade
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Négar Djavadi
Disoriental
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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