Reading for Children: Finding Home – a climate change adventure book

Reading for Children – ”Finding Home”

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 15th Feb at 11.00. Free!

When their little oasis dries up, Arty and Sam must leave. But, where will they go?

Follow the unlikely companions in their journey through the rolling desert. Pitfalls await as they search for a new home. Will vibrant, new friends help them in time?

Author Jason Erwin reads from his book Finding Home – Arty & Sam’s Desert Adventure. Beautifully illustrated by Ida Andersson.

Learning tip: The book is a colourful way to introduce your child to climate change and wildlife!

Stockholm: Saturday 15th February at 11.00.
Free – bring your friends, kids and grown-ups.

Harry Potter Book Night 2020 in Uppsala

Harry Potter Book Night in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Thursday 6th February at 19.00. Tickets 70:-

Harry Potter Book Night – The Triwizard Tournament

Dress up in your best Harry Potter-inspired gear, and join us for some Triwizard tournament fun!

An enlightening talk by Malin Axeling on the topic What Harry Potter Taught Us, a fiendishly difficult quiz (or is it?), fantastic cake, costume competition, and fabulous prizes!

Thursday 6th February at 19.00
Tickets 70:-. Get your ticket at the bookshop today – limited number of seats!

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Talk: Mats Målqvist – ”Proud to be a Siphilile Woman”

Talk Mats Målqvist

TALK & AUTHOR VISIT
”Proud to be a Siphilile Woman” - Mentor Mothers in Eswatini
by Mats Målqvist

Mats Målqvist, Professor of Global Health at Uppsala University talks about the Siphilile Maternal and Child Health organisation, how a change in social structures can lower child mortality, and about his new book about the foundation of this project.

Signed Book Contest Winners

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Winners Reveal

And the winners are...

From the almost 200 entries to our signed book contest we have drawn the lucky winners using Random.org and their random sequence generator that uses ”atmospheric noise, which for many purposes is better than the pseudo-random number algorithms typically used in computer programs” (sounds impressive, doesn’t it).

As far as possible, we have matched the winners up with their preferred titles, but depending on the place in the draw there might be a surprise...

All winners have been notified by email. Congratulations and enjoy your new books!

The correct answers, you ask?

Q1. In what year did Ayatollah Khomeini issue a fatwa on one of Salman Rushdie’s previous novels?
1. 1989

Q2. Which of the authors you can win has given this writing advice: “You should write the fast stuff slow and the slow stuff fast.”
x. Lee Child

Q3. What was the name of Jeanette Winterson’s 2011 autobiography?
2. Why be Happy When You Could be Normal?

Q4. Robert Harris’s brother-in-law is:
1. Nick Hornby

Q5. The 2005 Ian McEwan novel Saturday is set in a building based on his own home, situated in which London district?
2. Fitzrovia

Congratulations to:
Anton K in Stockholm
Malin V in Boden
Jan H in Uppsala
Sebastian A in Stockholm
Maartje K in Stockholm
Jenna in Upplands Väsby
Caroline in Vellinge
Jonas O in Järvsö
Stalin V in Stockholm
Stephen P in St. Louis
Philip H in Upplands Väsby
Aland K in Uppsala
Nina C in Uppsala
Andreina F in Uppsala
Dorian V in Stockholm
Christina L in Järlåsa
Malin T in Uppsala
Emma H in Mörrum
Eva-Maria N in Umeå
Sofia W in Bålsta
Matthias in Enebyberg
Emelie G in Uppsala
Therese L in Lund
Cristina P in Stockholm
Anna P in Stockholm
Marina D in Uppsala
Anjana R in Stockholm

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Enter our Christmas Signed Book Contest

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Christmas Signed Book Contest 2019

Enter our Christmas Signed Book Contest and you could win author signed books!

10 titles, 26 copies, all signed by the authors!

Just answer 6 easy questions and you’re in the draw. Fill in a contest form in any of our shops in Uppsala or Stockolm. Or fill in the form online on the link below (you’ll miss the Christmas atmosphere of a bookshop though...).

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Final storytelling of the year

Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 7th Dec at 11:00. Free!

Welcome all children 2–6 years old to storytime in our bookshops. Join us for the last storytelling of the year.

No need to sign up, just show up and join the fun! Bring a friend!

Author visit & tasting: In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar

In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar – Christmas Special

UPPSALA | Saturday 14th Dec 12.00–16.00
STOCKHOLM | Sunday 15th Dec 12.00–16.00

Welcome to an author visit from Alaine Handa, whose fascination with Swedish “fika” made her try loads of recipes for chokladbollar.

Come and sample the Christmas specials, some of her favourites and see her ­collection of the very best varieties in her cookbook In Search of the Best Swedish Chokladbollar. Yummy!

Get your copy here, have it signed and get baking!
Your Christmas fika will never be the same again ;-)

Free – bring family & friends!

Author visit: Risto Pakarinen – ”Someday Jennifer”

”Someday Jennifer” – Risto Pakarinen

UPPSALA | Tuesday 3rd December at 19.00 Free, but ticketed!

»What if the only way forward is to go back?«

Author Visit & Reading
Risto Pakarinen – author of ”Someday Jennifer”

Risto Pakarinen, author and one-time wanna-be hockey agent, reads from his book and talks about the serendipitous way from idea and script to finding a literary agent and publication – in Canada!

Someday Jennifer is a feelgood book about a middle-aged man who wants to escape his miserable life and go back in time. And he figures out a way to do it in a quick and efficient way. Once back in the 1980s, he goes looking for Jennifer, his first love.

Tuesday 3rd December at 19.00

Free – but ticketed. Get your ticket at the bookshop today! (Or contact the bookshop to reserve a ticket if you can't make it to the shop before the event.)

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Kids' event: How does the brain work?

Kids event – How does the brain work?

UPPSALA | Saturday 30th November at 11.00

KIDS’ EVENT – ”How Does the Brain Work?”
Fantastic Facts for Kids – Release Party & Reading

A book about the brain for children! In the book you will find out more about how the brain works, what nerve cells are and how they talk to each other, the different parts of the brain and what they do. Most importantly you’ll find out that the brain wants to be used and that it gets better the more you use it!

Meet author Klas Kullander, a professor at Upp­sala University. He sure knows a thing or two about the brain!

Release party • Reading/Storytelling

Welcome all kids! Free, bring a friend! Fika!

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Talk: A Death in the Rainforest – Don Kulick

A Death in the Rainforest – Don Kulick

UPPSALA | Thursday 14th Nov at 19:00. Tickets 50:-

Author Visit & Talk – Don Kulick:
A DEATH IN THE RAINFOREST
How a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea


Don Kulick is an anthropologist who has spent some 30 years visi­ting an isolated community in Papua New Guinea trying to learn the language and the culture, making friends, but also dodging ambushes and witnessing deep changes to the villagers’ way of life.

Listen to him talking about his experiences and learn more about a very different way of life – maybe one on the brink of extinction.

Time Magazine named his book one of their 32 Books You Need to Read This Summer, and National Geographic put it on their Best Travel Books of Summer list.

Tickets 50:- Get your ticket at the bookshop today! (or contact the shop to reserve a ticket)

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Books of the Month – August 2022

Sarah Hall
Burntcoat
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Elizabeth Hardwick
Sleepless Nights
Paperback

Classic of the month

Lorraine Lorraine Brown
The Paris Connection
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Anthony Veasna So
Afterparties
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Jane Pek
The Verifiers
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Peter Papathanasiou
The Stoning
Paperback

Noir of the month

Vonda N. McIntyre
Dreamsnake
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Helen Oyeyemi
Peaces
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Rachel Lynn Solomon
We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

James Crowden
Cider Country
Paperback

– How an Ancient Craft Became a Way of Life

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – July 2022

Tracey Lange
We Are the Brennans
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

L. P. Hartley
The Go-Between
Paperback

Classic of the month

Jill Shalvis
The Friendship Pact
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Choi Eunyoung
Shoko’s Smile
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

J.M. Hall
A Spoonful of Murder
Paperback

Mystery of the month

William McIlvanney & Ian Rankin
The Dark Remains
Paperback

Noir of the month

Caroline Hardaker
Composite Creatures
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Carl Thomas
Threadneedle
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Jenna Evans Welch
Love & Gelato
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Joe Keohane
The Power of Strangers
Paperback

– The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2022

Jessie Cave
Sunset
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Louisa May Alcott
Little Women
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Holly McCulloch
The Mix-Up
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Louise Kennedy
The End of the World is a Cul de Sac
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Ian Moore
Death and Croissants
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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M. P. Wright
Heartman
Paperback

Noir of the month

Erin K. Wagner
An Unnatural Life
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Shelley Parker-Chan
She Who Became the Sun
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Emily Barr
Ghosted
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Margalit Fox
The Confidence Men
Paperback

– How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – May 2022

Elif Shafak
The Island of Missing Trees
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Edward Abbey
The Monkey Wrench Gang
Paperback

Classic of the month

*Join the reading group