Meet Ann Cleeves – online author event


Meet Ann Cleeves – online author event Monday 17th May

ONLINE | Monday 17th May at 19:00 Free

Ann Cleeves – one of the UK’s leading crime writers and creator of popular detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez – returns to the smash-hit Vera Stanhope series with The Darkest Evening, a classic country house mystery with a contemporary twist.

Meet Ann in this online event, in conversation about writing crime with fellow Swedish crime-writer Thomas Kanger (nominated for the Guldspaden award for investigative journalism) and presenting the 9th Vera Stanhope novel – The Darkest Evening.

Watch the replay on facebook and youtube:
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This author event is in partnership with Bibliotek Uppsala

Meet David Levithan – online author event


Online author event Wed 12 May – David Levithan

ONLINE | Wednesday 12th May at 19:00 Free

In his latest novel”The Mysterious Disappearance of Aidan S. (as told to his brother)” – David Levithan takes young readers on a twisting journey through truth, reality, and fantasy and belief.

Join us online for a talk about his books and writing, live from New York, in conversation with culture writer Johanna ­Lundin. Conversation in English.

Catch the replay here: 
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This author event is in partnership with Bibliotek Uppsala

”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.

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Meet Mackenzi Lee – online author event


Online author event – Mackenzi Lee

ONLINE | Thursday 15th April 19:00 Free!

Mackenzi Lee is the international best-selling author of This Monstrous Thing, the Montague Siblings and the Loki series.

Join us online on Thursday 15th April at 19.00 for a talk about her books and writing, live from Salt Lake City, in conversation with culture writer Johanna Lundin. The conversation will be in English.

Live on facebook and youtube:
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» Order personally signed books by Mackenzi Lee

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Easter Signed Book Contest 2021


Easter Signed Book Contest 2021

The World | Easter 2021

A BOOKSHOP EASTER EGG! Enter our Easter Signed Book Contest – answer the online quiz and you have a chance to win one of these 13 fabulous books, all signed by the author. (No April’s Fool joke!)

The contest is open from Maundy Thursday 1st April at 09.00 and closes on Easter Monday 5th April 2021 at 23.59.

The contest is now closed.

Easter Shop Hours 2021


Happy Easter! Easter Shop Hours at the shops


Our shops are open all of Easter weekend – welcome in to stock up on ”påskekrim” (Easter Crime) and other eggciting reads.

The Uppsala shop
Good Friday 2nd April  12–16
Easter Eve 3rd April  10–16
Easter Sunday 4th April  12–16
Easter Monday 5th April  12–16

The Stockholm shop
Good Friday 
2nd April  12–16
Easter Eve 
3rd April  11–16
Easter Sunday 
4th April  12–16
Easter Monday 
5th April  12–16

Sunday 31 January closed for inventory


Closed Sunday 31 January for stock inventory

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Sunday 31st January 2021

22.614 different titles (and even more individual copies) in stock – and we have to count and account for them all – so, on SUNDAY 31 JAN the bookshops are CLOSED for stock inventory.

Welcome to visit the shops all other days – mornings before lunch are usually a bit slower, so that’s a good time to visit, if possible, to avoid crowding. And if you can’t visit – get in touch and we’ll help you out remotely!

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:
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Click Read more to test your knowledge in a quiz! 

Happy Holidays!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Read

TODAY Wednesday the 23rd of December (the day before Santa pays his visit to Sweden!) our bookshops are open until 18.00. (Then we take Christmas Eve and Day off for celebrations and relaxation.)

Didn’t have time to buy the book? Use our pretty ”intention gift card” (and send us an email with your order). Download and print the intention card here:

Gift Vouchers can be ordered online anytime and we can deliver them to you by email, to print out or to forward to the recipient. Give the gift of choice at

Our Book Club is our curated selection of monthly surprises, from 11 different categories – there’s something for everyone! Gift 3 months, half a year, or an entire year of great reads! Order a subscription online and we’ll email you a nice digital give-away card to pass on to that someone special. Gift a monthly surprise (or sign up for yourself) at

Happy Holidays & Merry Reading!
/Santa’s little helpers at the bookshop

PS. The bookshops open again after the holidays on Boxing Day, Saturday the 26th of December.

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