News for August!


’Summer’ is over and we’re moving into the next reading period; where reading has to compete with school and work. But there are plenty of good books to choose from. And work/school will be the better for it.

Books of the month for August. Our picks!

Fiction: Elizabeth Hand - Generation Loss. The first of two books (so far) featuring fascinating anti-hero Cass Neary. This is a great introduction to the works of Elizabeth Hand who will be visiting us in Uppsala on Culture Night September 8!

British Crime: Ewart Hutton - Good People. The first novel – in a three book deal – to feature the wonderful Welsh Detective Sergeant, Glyn Capaldi.

Non-fiction: Countess of Carnarvon - Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle The current Countess writing the fascinating story of her predecessor’s remarkable life.

Tough Crime: Aaron Elkins - Worst Thing An edge-of-the-seat stand-alone thriller from a master of the genre about how quickly everything can go wrong when you ask: What's the worst that can happen?

Fantasy - Kari Sperring - The Grass King’s Concubine A stunning fantasy novel from a new and rising author. A young woman discovers the realm of the Grass King.

Science Fiction - Brenda Cooper - Wings of Creation An original slant on SF from an award-winning author. War is brewing and Joseph has to bring his family to Lopali...

Paranormal - Alex Bledsoe - The Girls with Games of Blood A tale of the world of the undead with a tale of fast cars and vengeance that never dies. . . .

Reading Group dates

In Uppsala we will be discussing Generation Loss on August 29 and 30. In Stockholm the book will be talked about on August 29. On August 28 in Stockholm Miram Toews’ book A Complicated Kindness is the topic of conversation. Remember to sign up in advance for these groups, they do fill up. You sign up from month to month and the cost is 50:-. Tea and home-baked cake included!

Tana French Competition

We have two signed hardback copies of the new Tana French to raffle off. If you want to win one of these just send an e-mail to before August 31 with the answer to this question: What is the name of the police team in which all of Tana French’s protagonists work? Competition only open within the Kingdom of Sweden.

Inventory closure

Sunday September 2 the shops will both be closed for inventory. It’s quite a job going through every single book in the shop but we’ve gotten better at it over the years. If you’re passing by please wave encouragingly.

Culture Night

The Uppsala Culture Night will take place on September 8. We have a marvelous programme! 4.30pm: SF doyen and legendar John Clute takes the stage to be thoroughly questioned by representatives of Uppsala Fandom. 6.30pm: US author and staff favourite Elizabeth Hand comes all the way to Uppsala to be interviewed by Helena Dahlgren, book blogger extraordinaire. 8.00pm A performance of Beat Generation writing by Ann Charters (beat generation scholar and the first biographer of Jack Kerouac) and Sam Charters (eminent jazz/blues historian and biographer).


We’re starting up our children’s storytelling sessions late August or in September. More info on the web site and even more info on the Facebook page.

That’s it for now. Take good care and read plenty of books! This month it is 17 years since Christer and Jan started hammering away and ordering books for the first upstairs shop!

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