Order Stina’s Advent Calendar 2021

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Order Stina’s Advent Calendar 2021

Brighten your December with Stina’s Advent Calendar

Four secret and numbered gifts in every calendar, one for every week until Christmas, with a hand-picked book, a bag of loose leaf tea, and a sweet snack.

Five different calendars to choose from:
Comfort & Joy
In the Bleak Midwinter
Winter is Coming
The Holly & The Ivy
Santa’s Selection

» Read all about them and order yours now! (time-limited offer & limited edition)

Author event ”A Daughter of the King”


Author event: A Daughter of the King – Catherine Pettersson

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 4th Nov at 18.00. Free!

FRANCE, 1668. Jeanne Denot boards a ship bound for Quebec – one of 800 women sent by Louis XIV to the New World known as ”Daughters of the King”. Onboard the ship she assumes a false identity. But who or what is she escaping?

Meet Catherine Pettersson as she presents a tale of betrayal and redemption. A journey of a thousand miles starts with betrayal...

Fifteen years ago, her mother unceremoniously handed her a binder filled with articles about her family and one “famous” relative in particular (at least famous in his small town in Indiana). His name: Peter Surprise. In one article, she found a throwaway line: “Peter Surprise’s great grandmother was A Daughter of the King.” This mention was the catalyst for writing the book.

Thursday 4th November at 18.00
Free event – welcome! Snacks & refreshments.

Visit Catherine’s website: www.catherinepettersson.com

 

Halloween Stories for Children

Halloween Stories for Children

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 30th October at 11:00. Free!

Spooky stories and tales for children (3–7 years old) read by Angie in Stockholm and Denny in Uppsala. Both events start at 11.00 – no need to sign-up, just show up and join the fun. If your dare...

UPPSALA Saturday 30th Oct at 11:00 with Denny [facebook-event]
STOCKHOLM Saturday 30th Oct at 11-12 with Angie [facebook-event]

”More Haunted Places” – Halloween 2021


More Haunted Places – Halloween at the bookshop

UPPSALA & online | Thursday 28th October 19:00

Spooky Halloween at the bookshop!

Join the gathering in the bookshop (or online) as masters of ceremonies Daniel Ogden and Stina Björkelid talk about haunted houses in literature, film and real life.

IN-STORE spookiness: Just 13 highly coveted seats at the bookshop event, or should we say coven. Spooky refreshments served, if you dare to partake… Book your seat at the bookshop today (or email uppsala@bookshop.se)! Tickets 60:-.

ON-LINE hauntings: Join in online from your own haunted house. And remember – the call always comes from inside the house...

Links to the online hauntings:
» view the livestream on facebook
» view the livestream on youtube

Thursday 28th October at 19:00
in the Uppsala shop (and online)

» Titles (possibly) talked about in the livestream

Online Halloween Storytelling event at Embassy of Ireland

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Halloween Storytelling Event – Embassy of Ireland

ONLINE | Wednesday 27th Oct at 18.00

Our friends at the Embassy of Ireland in Stockholm invite us all to a very special online Halloween Storytelling event Wednesday 27th October!

A virtual evening of storytelling and the history of Irish folklore in the lead up to Halloween with special guests Dr. Gregory Darwin, Senior Lecturer in Irish at Uppsala University, and Diarmuid O'Drisceoil, Author and Storyteller.

This is a chance to hear the history of Samhain (nowadays called Halloween) as well as how Irish folklore and the art of storytelling developed. It’s also a chance to enjoy a story or two in the old tradition of béaloideas from the comfort of your home.

Join in on Wednesday 27th Oct at 18.00
» on the livestream page
» or watch the replay on youtube later

» Read more about the event on the embassy’s facebook event page

Release ”Raft of Leaves”

Anthology release ”Raft of Leaves”

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 20th Oct 18.00–20.00 Free!

ANTHOLOGY RELEASE – Stockholm Writers Group (SWG) presents: Raft of Leaves – on Aging, Death and Foreignness.

One thing the pandemic has taught us is the importance of community, especially for people living far from their birthplaces.

Raft of Leaves may be just what we – survivors of the pandemic – need to read now. Not pandemic literature per se, this anthology features previously unpublished work by Marti Parker, a founding member of SWG, and work by fourteen other writers.

In memory of Marti Parker.

Wednesday 20th October 18.00–20.00 in the Stockholm shop
Free event – welcome! Snacks & refreshments.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, we kindly ask you to stay at home if you’re not feeling well, and remind everyone about the special recommendations in place for non-vaccinated adults.

Event ”FIKA – Made in Sweden”

Event ”Fika – Made in Sweden”

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 14 Oct at 18:00 Free!

”FIKA – Made in Sweden” – a conversation over fika

A conversation about the Swedish fika culture – how coffee and pastry is the Swedish way to relax, celebrate and solve problems in every conceivable private and public sphere, from the kitchen table to the Parliament.

Stina Almroth, author of the award-winning book Fika – Made in Sweden, in conversation with Helene Crosfield, President of the Swedish British Society.

Thursday 14th October at 18:00
Free event – fika is served :-)

Welcome to sign up by email (just so we can estimate the fika) at: stockholm@bookshop.se (or send a facebook message)

For everyone’s safety and comfort, we kindly ask you to stay at home if you’re not feeling well, and remind everyone about the special recommendations in place for non-vaccinated adults.

Get a signed ”The Song of Achilles”

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Signed anniversary copy of ”The Song of Achilles”

You could get a signed copy of ”The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller!

We don’t quite know how this happened, but we managed to get our hands on four(!) copies of the exclusive signed 10th anniversary edition of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.

These were sold out in the UK almost two months ago, but somehow we now have four of them.

We know many, many of you would like to buy these and they are real collector’s items of a hugely and deservedly popular book so we thought we’d do something special with them.

The price for one of these beauties is 750:- (SEK) and if you sign up on the form on the link below before midnight on Sunday 3 October (Swedish time), you will be in the raffle of who gets to buy them. Postage costs will be added. We can send it within the EU.

So – would you like to buy one of our four treasures? Sign up below and on Monday we’ll draw the four lucky buyers and let you know. Good luck!

** UPDATE: These lucky names were drawn in the draw (they have been notified):

  • Tove F.
  • Pauline S.
  • Ena A.
  • Oliver F.

» Sign up form is closed

The Bookshop Band Virtual World Tour

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The Bookshop Band Virtual World Tour

UPPSALA, STOCKHOLM & WIGTOWN
Thursday 30 Sept at 22:00
online

The wonderful The Bookshop Band is doing a virtual world concert tour during Wigtown Book Festival – and tonight they’re doing a (virtual) gig in our shops in Uppsala and Stockholm!

» Watch the replay on the band’s facebook page

Wigtown Book Festival online

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Wigtown Book Festival online

WIGTOWN, Scotland & ONLINE | Sept 22nd–Oct 4th

We’re delighted that our friends at the Wigtown Book Festival are able to bring audiences back to the festival in town – and excited that many events are also broadcast online so we from across the sea also can take part in the festivities!

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WIGTOWN REPLAY! Relive the Wigtown Book Festival 2021 – check out the replays of the online events (while they’re available)!

» Watch on the festival’s youtube channel

» Watch YA events on the dedicated Wigtown YA youtube channel
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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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