Order Stina’s Advent Calendar 2021


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


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”


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


The Bookshop Band Virtual World Tour

Thursday 30 Sept at 22:00

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


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!

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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