Reading groups

Online Reading Groups – join in from home

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 again in our cosy bookshops and enjoy a proper brew and some cake.

We will of course still keep the meetings as safe as possible, with more distance than before, and a limited number of participants.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, if any of us show the least bit of symptoms we’ll stay at home. We also remind everyone about the special recommendations in place for non-vaccinated adults.

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, the Queer reading group meets up once a month. (Starting in Göteborg in February! Make sure you are signed up to the Göteborg newsletter and the Queer reading group – sign up at bookshop.se/newsletter)

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

You can also keep an eye out on our events calendar here on the website: www.bookshop.se/events

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. The group fee can be paid in the shop or by Swish. (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


Reading Group titles in January

Reading group meetings for the January titles

Modern Fiction: Groundskeeping – Lee Cole
Uppsala: Thursday 26 Jan at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Wednesday 25 Jan at 18:30  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Thursday 26 Jan at 19:15  [read email invite]

Classics: The Evenings – Gerard Reve
Uppsala: Monday 30 Jan at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Tuesday 7 Feb at 18:30  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Thursday 2 Feb at 19:15  [read email invite]

Sci-Fi: Plutoshine – Lucy Kissick
Uppsala: Tuesday 17 Jan at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Monday 30 Jan at 19:00  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Wednesday 18 Jan at 19:15  [read email invite]

Fantasy: The Justice of Kings – Richard Swan
Uppsala: Wednesday 25 Jan at 19:00  [read email invite]
Stockholm: Thursday 26 Jan at 18:30  [read email invite]
Göteborg: Monday 30 Jan at 19:15  [read email invite]

Crime Uppsala: Five Decembers – James Kestrel
Uppsala: date to be set at 19:00 at the pub 

Crime Göteborg: The Maid– Nita Prose
Göteborg: Wednesday 25 Jan at 19:15 in the shop [read email invite]

Queer: Rubyfruit Jungle – Rita Mae Brown  New reading group!
Stockholm: Tuesday 24 Jan at 18:30  [read email invite]
The Queer reading group starts in Göteborg in February – sign up for the Göteborg newsletter: bookshop.se/newsletter

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.