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:
» watch on facebook
» watch on youtube

» Order personally signed books by Mackenzi Lee

Click READ MORE for more information

How to Pronounce Knife

Souvankham Thammavongsa
How to Pronounce Knife

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:
» watch live on facebook
» watch live on youtube

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.

Holiday Hours at the shops


Welcome in through the shop doors, Santa

It’s easier to come in through the door, Santa... And we keep longer shop hours until Christmas to make it easier for both you and Santa to visit.

For everyone’s safety & comfort, we do ask you to help us limit the number of customers in the shop at one time. Too many in the shop? Please have a (distanced) seat in the chairs outside and have a rest until someone leaves.

If you can’t visit the shop, do contact us so we can assist you remotely instead. Email the shop or send a message on facebook messenger:
– Uppsala:
– Stockholm:

Holiday hours at the shops

Weekdays 10–19
Saturday 10–17
Sunday 12–17

Wed 23rd: 10–18
Christmas Eve & Day: closed
Boxing Day 26th: 10–17

Weekdays 10–18.30
Saturday 11–17
Sunday 12–17

Wed 23rd: 10–18
Christmas Eve & Day: closed
Boxing Day 26th: 12–16

Xmas Crime Pack


Xmas Crime Pack

’Tis the time season to find whodunnit…

Xmas Crime Pack

There was so much call for our handpicked Advent Calendars earlier this month that we decided to do one more special for Christmas!

We have 42 packs of classic cosy Christmas Crime Reading – 2 books in each package along with a 50 g bag of exquisite tea from our friends at Tehörnan – all wrapped up and ready.

(If you were one of the people who bought the Crime Advent Calendar earlier this might not be for you since there could be some overlapping. Makes an awfully nice gift though!)

These packs are priced at 350:- (plus postage if you want them sent to yourself or gift it to someone else) and the contents are a surprise (all picked by Stina!) so you can treat yourself or a friend with this succulent and seasonal parcel.

Mind you – we only have 42 packs – so get your orders in swiftly!

Swish-a-Book from Santa


Swish-a-Book from Santa

SWISH-A-BOOK from Santa to a friend (or yourself). Santa’s helpers standing by to wrap up your gift, add your greeting and send it off.

All books in Santa’s offer are 100:-/each if you pick up your order at one of our shops, and 120:-/each if you want them sent to yourself or a gift recipient. (Within Sweden only though.) Valid until midnight Sunday 13th Dec and while stock lasts.

Payment by Swish (or online card payment if you don’t have Swish). If you pick up your order at one of our bookshops, you can also pay at the shop.

Simply your books on the form below, let us know where to send them and any greeting to send along with them.

» Order Swish-a-Book from Santa on

In co-operation with HejaUppsala and Uppsala Citysamverkan: Julkalender 2020

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