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

Storytelling for Children, Saturday November 20

Storytelling for Children, Saturday November 20Tomorrow Saturday November 20 we are starting up our Storytelling for Children sessions in the Uppsala shop again. We're really looking forward to this. It's for 3-6 year olds primarily and you don't need to sign up for it.

Welcome To A Literary Afternoon

WELCOME TO A Literary Afternoon with international authors Brian James (Sierra Leone) and Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh) Sunday November 21st at 15.30Welcome To A Literary Afternoon with the international authors Brian James (Sierra Leone) and Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Sunday November 21st at 15.30

At The Uppsala English Bookshop

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Celebration all weekend!

Thursday Nov 18th: All-day celebration in the shop, evening party!

Saturday Nov 20th: Storytelling for children 3-6 at 11.30

Sunday Nov 21st: Literary afternoon with international authors Brian James (Sierra Leone) and Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh) at 15.30

Happy surprises through-out!

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The Uppsala English Bookshop 15 Years!!!!

The Uppsala English Bookshop from the early days  - Jan

Yes! Thursday November 18 is our 15th birthday. Incredible, right?

And we're bigger, better, bolder than ever! All thanks to you guys of course.

So, please sign our Birthday Guestbook here

Winner of a signed copy of Simon Kernick's The Last 10 Seconds!

The winner of our fiercly competitive Simon Kernick competition is Mr P. Hurst! Actually he's the only one who got the question right. The answer of course is Tom Hickey. But you all knew that, really, right? (And the question was "What is the name of the lecturer in humanities at Brighton Polytechnic who was a major inspiration to Mr Kernick?")

So congratulations Phil, the book is in the post. 
Happy reading.

Competition; Win a signed copy of Simon Kernick's The Last 10 Seconds!

Simon Kernick - The Last 10 seconds

Win a signed copy of brit crime great Simon Kernick's latest race-against time bestseller The Last 10 Seconds!

All you have to do this time is send an email to info@bookshop.se with the answer to this question: 
What is the name of the lecturer in humanities at Brighton Polytechnic who was a major inspiration to Mr Kernick?

And, of course, you have to 'like' this post on Facebook!
Deadline for this competition is Sunday November 7. Good luck!

Winners of signed Rushdies!

The answers to the "Signed Salman Rushdie" competition were Lewis Shiner (remember, we should all be reading him....) and Ptosis. 

The lucky winners are Therese Granlund and Johan Anglemark! Congratulations! Get in touch for desired ink.

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