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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]

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 Not pandemic literature per se, this anthology features previously unpublished work by Marti Parker, a founding member of SWG, and work by fourteen other writers.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.

Finding Home – signing with author Jason Erwin

Signing ”Finding Home”

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 28th August from 11.00

Finding Home – Arty & Sam’s Desert Adventure is a climate change adventure book for children – a colourful way to introduce your child to climate change and wildlife!

Meet the author Jason Erwin at the Stockholm bookshop this Saturday and get your signed copy of the book.

When their little oasis dries up, Arty and Sam must leave. But, where will they go?

Follow the unlikely companions in their journey through the rolling desert. Pitfalls await as they search for a new home. Will vibrant, new friends help them in time?

The New Nomads – Event with Felix Marquardt


The New Nomads – author event with Felix Marquardt

STOCKHOLM | Friday 27th August at 17:30. Free!

We’re excited to welcome Felix Marquardt to the Stockholm shop on Friday 27th August for a book presentation and signing! Outdoor event in the backyard behind the bookshop (Rain? The event moves inside, limited seating inside – pandemic precautions in place.)

Welcome to listen to him presenting his new book The New Nomads – How the Migration Revolution is Making the World a Better Place.

In conversation with Therese Larsson Hultin, SvD Foreign Affairs Analyst.

What if migrants, rather than the point of contention they have become, were the key to bridging the divide of our polarized politics?

In our collective consciousness, the term ‘migration’ conjures up ­images of hordes of refugees fleeing ‘their’ country, escaping on rafts and coming to invade ‘ours’. And immigration is viewed as a problem to be solved.

We’ve got it all wrong.

”Homegrown Hate” – author talk with Sara Kamali

”Homegrown Hate” – online author event with Sara Kamali

ONLINE | Wednesday 5th May at 19:00 Free

Who are the American citizens – White nationalists and ­militant Islamists – perpetrating acts of terrorism against their own country? What are their grievances and why do they hate? How can this trans­national peril be effectively addressed?

To better understand current events and threats, Sara Kamali outlines in her book Homegrown Hate the organizations and beliefs of domestic terrorists in the US and how to counter their attacks on democracy.

Meet author Sara Kamali online on May 5th in conversation with journalist Leonidas Aretakis to discuss these issues. Order personally signed books at the event.

Read more – live stream links & signed books orders:

Harry Potter Book Night 2021

Harry Potter Book Night Thursday 4 February 2021

ONLINE | Thursday 4th Feb at 19.00

Welcome to Diagon Alley – now featuring The English Bookshop!

Due to the pandemic, the publisher has postponed the official Harry Potter Book Night celebrations until June 24th. Well, for us in Sweden that’s the day before Midsummer... And we’re not letting a pandemic stop us from celebrating Harry Potter on the ”right” day, right? So this year we'll do an online version instead, and we do have something special waiting for you:

A live talk by founder of Uppsala Slug Club Karolina Andersdotter about Harry Potter in Seven Languages: a linguistic odyssey through known and unknown languages, followed by a Q&A and (technology willing) a short online quiz.


Watch the archived replays here:
» watch live on facebook
» watch live on youtube

Click Read more to test your knowledge in a quiz! 

Midsummer in the bookshop

Happy Midsummer!

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Midsummer Weekend

We wish you a happy and sunny Midsummer Weekend with lots of fun, sun, and lazy reading. Stay safe and don’t forget the sunscreen!

The Uppsala shop is closed on Midsummer’s Eve (Fri 19th) and Midsummer’s Day (Sat 20th), open on Sunday 12–16 as usual.

The Stockholm shop is closed all Midsummer Weekend, Friday 19th–Sunday 21st.

Reading in the age of a pandemic

Reading in the age of a pandemic

Worried about running out of reading material during the pandemic?

We’re open as usual and are observing all precautionary recommendations. You are most welcome to pop in and talk and browse and shop (as most of you still do, if this weekend was any indication!) We’re all in this together, you are not alone.

If however you feel that you want a book or two, and are uncertain about how risky venturing outside is for you as an individual (or if you’re self-isolating for not feeling well), we do have a couple of options:

1. Use our regular mail order option. Call, email or message us on facebook (send a message rather than post comment) and we will post you the books with an invoice. (If you want to make sure the book fits in your mailbox so you won’t have to go pick it up somewhere – pick a thin one! You can ask us.)

2. Our extra pandemic option – if you happen to live in our neighbourhood – contact us and let us know what you want and we will stop by with your delivery. You can pay by swish (preferred) or invoice. We’re not charging for this option – it’s a service to our locals. Cycling distance.

Stay strong, read a book and remember your local bookshop is thinking of you.

UPPSALA
email: uppsala@bookshop.se
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STOCKHOLM
email: stockholm@bookshop.se
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Book Sale 2020

Book Sale Friday 28th–Saturday 29th Feb 2020

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Friday 28th + Saturday 29th Feb 2020

Sooo… what are we doing for the book sale this year?

Well – you don’t want to miss this – it’s Friday and Saturday this week in the shops ONLY. 3 for 2 on everything! (And 6 for 4, 9 for 6, and so on...)

Why not take some time off and bring a friend (or two) for a super cool actual book sale?

Happy Book Sale Hauls!

BOOK SALE Friday 28th–Saturday 29th Feb 2020.

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