Reading groups

Online Reading Groups – join in from home

This page is about our local discussion Reading Groups that meet up in our bookshops. For information about our subscription Book Club, that delivers the Book of the Month to you wherever you happen to live, read more here: www.bookshop.se/bookclub

Our reading groups are informal and relaxed occasions where we get together in the bookshop to discuss the book of the month (that we’ve read before the meeting).

We meet up in our cosy bookshops and enjoy a proper brew, some cake, and great discussions.

We are currently running four regular reading groups that meet up in all three bookshops in Uppsala, Stockholm, and Göteborg: Modern Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction, and the Fantasy reading group.

In Uppsala and Göteborg, we also have a Crime reading group.

In Stockholm and Göteborg, the Queer reading group meets up once a month.

The Uppsala shop now also offers a brand new Feel-Good reading group!

Each meeting is a separate event, so there’s no need to commit to an entire semester of reading groups. Join us when you have the time, and the book of the month interests you.

How do I get invitations to upcoming reading groups?

The best way to keep informed of upcoming reading groups is to sign up for the newsletter from one of our shops (Uppsala, Stockholm, or Göteborg) and check the boxes for the reading groups you are interested in. You’ll then get invites to upcoming reading group meetings for those reading groups. Sign up for the newsletter at: www.bookshop.se/newsletter

 

How do I sign up for a meeting?

Just get in touch with the shop hosting the meeting and sign up. Or drop in if you’re a local. Pay the group fee at the meeting. (And if you can’t come to the shop to buy the book, just let us know and we’ll sort it.)

The Uppsala shop
email: uppsalaevents@bookshop.se • tel 018-10 05 10
facebook-messenger: m.me/UppsalaEnglishBookshop

The Stockholm shop
email: stockholm@bookshop.se • tel 08-790 55 10
facebook-messenger: m.me/EnglishBookshopSthlm

The Göteborg shop
email: goteborg@bookshop.se • tel 031-45 55 10
facebook-messenger: m.me/EnglishBookshopGbg


You have Reading Groups as well as a Book Club?
What a cornucopia of bookishness – but what’s the difference?

Our local discussion Reading Groups is where we meet in our shops to discuss the book of the month in some of our Book of the Month categories. Laidback, cosy and fun! (Who knew there could be so many different opinions about a book! ;-)

With our subscription Book Club you get to experience our selected Book of the Month picks, even if you live further away from our bookshops. A new book every month in your postbox (it’s a bit like magic, and Christmas all year round!) And if you do live close to one of our bookshops (lucky you!), you can choose to pick up your monthly Book Club books at the shop instead (and you give us a bit of extra support since we don’t have to shell out for postage to get the book to you – and besides, it’s always nice to meet in person!).

Please note, if you’re a regular participant in any of our local Reading Groups, you will be able to buy the next book sooner by buying in at the previous meeting (or in the shop when signing up for a meeting) than you will from a Book Club subscription. (Want to know more about our subscription Book Club? Read more at www.bookshop.se/bookclub )


Reading group titles in May 2024

Reading group meetings in May

Modern Fiction: 8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster – Mirinae Lee
Uppsala: Wednesday 22 May at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Thursday 30 May at 18:30   [read email invite]
Göteborg: Wednesday 22 May at 19:00  [read email invite]

Feel-Good: Days at the Morisaki Bookshop – Satoshi Yagisawa
NEW reading group in Uppsala: Tuesday 28 May at 19:00  [read email invite]

Classics: The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
Uppsala: Monday 20 May at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Tuesday 21 May at 18:30  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Thursday 30 May at 19:00  [read email invite]

Sci-Fi: The Mountain in the Sea – Ray Nayler
Uppsala: Tueday 21 May at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Thursday 23 May at 19:00  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Thursday 23 May at 19:00  [read email invite]

Fantasy: The Weaver and the Witch Queen – Genevieve Gornichec
Uppsala: Wednesday 29 May at 19:00  
extra meeting: Thursday 30 May at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Friday 24 May at 18:30  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Wednesday 29 May at 19:00  [read email invite]

Crime reading group:
reads the Mystery title The Murder of Mr Ma by John Shen Yen Nee & SJ Rozan 
Uppsala: Thurday 23 May at 19:00 at the pub  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Tuesday 28 May at 19:00 in the shop  [read email invite]

Queer: The Foghorn Echoes – Danny Ramadan 
Stockholm: Tuesday 28 May at 18:30  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Monday 27 May at 19:00   [read email invite]

Sign up by getting in touch with the shop hosting the meeting and we’ll reserve a seat for you!

Find out more about these reading group titles, and all the other titles in this month’s Book of the Month selection, on the front page.