Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us


Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us

We had an overwhelming (but safe) birthday last week! Thank you everyone who sent greetings, flower, love, orders and good cheer! And orders!

Our 100 limited edition Celebration Packages sold out in less than 8 hours!!! We’re posting them to Portugal, London, Michigan and other hotspots of bookish warm feelings. (They look slightly less charming packed up – but it’s the flat-pack idea – you can reassemble them when you get them!)

Thanks for ALL your support these first 25 years – let’s do another 25! You keep us going!
/Jan, Christer and the best bookshop staff in the known universe

Psst! Have a look in our birthday guest book and read all the lively greetings – and why not add your own!

Celebrating 25 years in the service of books!

Celebrating 25 years

UPPSALA | Wednesday 18th November 2020

Today the bookshop celebrates 25 years in the service of books (and book lovers) – that’s a quarter of a century!

Thank you everyone for making these first 25 years possible. From the very first day we opened the first shop in Uppsala on the chilly November banks of the River Fyris it’s been completely true that we do what we do in an ongoing conversation with you – our customers – and none of this would have been possible without your continued support. We may feel a bit older now, but we’re seriously happy. Thanks.

This last year has been a seriously strange year, but the way you have rallied around us makes us both proud happy and somewhat bashful…. You’ve come running – by phone, email, foot, bike, car, social media – to express your concern and support and – to place your orders and join the bookclub. This has carried us through the pandemic hitherto. Thank you.

If things had been less irregular we would have thrown a big party but as it is we’ll have to move that to next year sometime. But do check out the guest book and if you can – stop by the shop and say hello. We’re here for you, safely, now and in future.

SIGN THE GUEST BOOK – SEND A BIRTHDAY GREETING! Send a birthday greeting or share a memory of the bookshop – in social media or in our birthday guest book. Read more at

(Feel free to tell the world that your favourite bookshop is celebrating a quarter of a century – use the tag #englishbookshop25 in the socials)

Celebration Package to celebrate 25 years


Limited Edition 25 year Celebration Package

*** Sorry, the limited edition celebration packages are now sold out (gone like hotcakes!) ***

To celebrate the fact that it’s 25 years today since we opened the Uppsala shop we have produced a limited edition 25th Anniversary Celebration Package for you lovely people!

It contains a very pretty Anniversary Mug (only 100 made!), a Penguin Black Classic (a different one in each package!) – stamped with the bookshop stamp and hand dated, a bag of our English Bookshop Blend tea (made by our friends at Tehörnan Uppsala and hand decorated for the occasion by them!), a souvenir postcard with our friend Jonas Bok & Bild's marvellous artwork of our bookshop corner – plus a celebration card numbered from 1 to 100.

We only have the 100 Celebration Packages and we only turn 25 once – so make sure you get yours! Buy it at the bookshop in Uppsala, or order yours on the link below for pick-up or have it sent to you. (We’re doing all we can to avoid crowding and to keep everyone safe and comfortable.) They’re priced at 250:- each and are for bookshop lovers only. You know who you are. :-)


Mega-release Tuesday – Nov 17th


Mega-bookrelease Nov 17th

BOOK RELEASES | Tuesday 17th Nov 2020

Tomorrow is our birthday but TODAY is November Mega Book Release Day – check out these beauties and get in immediate touch to reserve YOUR copies before we run out!

(We tried to combine these four into one book but it was just odd so we let them stay separate. Probably for the best.)

Online storytelling with Claudia – Saturday 14th November


Online Storytelling with Claudia

ONLINE | Saturday 14th November at 11:00

Join us online for a fun storytelling from the Uppsala bookshop with Claudia! This time Claudia reads from a book about books – favourite books! – and a book about living in two homes.

Tune in and join in online on Saturday at 11:00 (or watch the replay anytime later):

Books in this storytelling:
Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Living with Mum and Living with Dad: My Two Homes by Melanie Walsh.

Online talk with Jennifer Niven


Online talk with Jennifer Niven

ONLINE | Thursday 12th Nov at 19:00

Jennifer Niven, international best-selling author of All the Bright Places, in conversation with culture writer Johanna Lundin.

Join us for an exclusive online interview to learn everything about Jennifer’s brand-new YA novel Breathless – and all sorts of other interesting stuff! The conversation will be held in English.

Live on Thursday 12th November at 19:00

Watch the interview live on Facebook & Youtube (or catch the replays later):
» watch on Facebook 
» watch on Youtube 

» order personally signed copies here

In partnership with Bibliotek Uppsala

Online Storytelling with Nancy


Storytelling with Nancy

ONLINE | Saturday 7th Nov at 11:00

Join us online for a fun storytelling from the Uppsala shop with Nancy! (This broadcast was supposed to be streamed last Saturday on Halloween, but... but who’s not up for a fun halloween party with Mr Men and Little Miss anytime?)

Join in online with your friends on Saturday at 11 (or watch the replay anytime)

Nancy reads from Mr Men & Little Miss Halloween Party and Little Joe’s Horse Race.

» Watch & listen on facebook

» Watch & listen on youtube

Uppsala Sidewalk Sale

Uppsala Sidewalk Sale

UPPSALA | Thurs 29 Oct–Sun 1 Nov

Haunted Houses – an online Halloween talk


Haunted Houses – an online Halloween talk

ONLINE | Thursday 29th October at 19:00

HAUNTED HOUSES in literature, film & real life
A spooky online conversation with Daniel Ogden & Stina Björkelid

Join us online as Daniel Ogden and Stina Björkelid talk about haunted houses in literature, film and real life from a surprisingly spooky bookshop.

And you thought this year couldn’t get any more horrific...

Join in from the comfort of your own haunted(?) house, and remember – the call always comes from inside the house...

The talk will be broadcast on facebook and youtube (and archived):

» watch on facebook

» watch on youtube

Celebrate Hallowe’en at home with The English Bookshop!

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Bokmässan 2020 – Online Book Fair


Online Book Fair 2020

Meet author online at our online book festival

Six authors joined us in online conversations for our online book fair – if you missed any of these interesting meetings, watch the replays on facebook or youtube. See links below.