Tips for a Safe & Merry Slow Christmas


Let’s have ourselves a Safe and Merry Slow Christmas

Here’s what we’re doing to make this a Safe & Slow Christmas!
(Perhaps with even more time for reading...)

SAFE BROWSING in the shops:

  • COME BY when the shop is less busy to avoid crowding. (Google Maps’ feature ”Popular Times” can help you plan your shop visits, to us and to other shops.)
  • NO NEED TO RUSH. Let’s make this a Safe and Uncrowded Slow Christmas. For everyone’s safety and comfort, we limit the number of customers in the shop at the same time.
  • PROTECTIVE SCREEN at the cashier’s desk.
  • HAND SANITIZERS by the entrance and the cashier (help yourself and help protect each other).
  • REMINDERS in place to remind us all to keep a caring distance and to keep carrying on!
  • SANTA GOT IT WRONG? If the gift recipient doesn’t love your gift, you can exchange it all the way to Valentine’s Day! (Please don’t write Happy Xmas Bobby in it, make sure it’s in good nick and save the receipt.)
  • LAST DAY for special orders: from the US by Lucia, and from the UK by Dec 16th.


  • WANT HELP TO SHOP for dad/aunt/niece/johan/laura/your rugby team? We can and will help. Contact us with your requirements and we will help you chose the perfect bookish gift!
  • SEND DIRECTLY to the gift recipient? We sure can do, and we’ll gift wrap it for you and send any greeting along with it.
  • WRAP IT UP! We can wrap your orders up for you, ready to be picked up or sent to you or a gift receiver (with your greeting).
  • GIFT VOUCHERS have always been a gift of choice. This year it’s also a sign of caring & safety. »
  • A BOOK CLUB subscription is the gift that keeps on giving – a surprise every month for a quarter, half a year, or an entire year! For yourself or a loved one. »
  • QUICK PICK-UP at the shop with Swish pre-payment (as fast as the swishing sound...)
  • SIDEWALK DELIVERY of orders (just let us know).
  • BOOKBIKE delivery if you are self-isolating (and live nearby the Uppsala shop).


  • CAN’T VISIT? Just get in touch for recommendations, to order or reserve books, for mailorder delivery or pick-up. Email or send a facebook message and we’ll help you out. 

Get in touch by email to or, or send us a message on facebook messenger:

THANKS for your continued support – we couldn’t exist without your kind patronage. We have LOTS of interesting titles in stock – and we can still order in – so do get in touch or drop by responsibly and partake of our literary cornucopia! 

Safe & Slow Christmas 2020 – Order now


Order now for a Safe & Slow Christmas 2020

Get your orders in now for a Slow & Safe Christmas 2020!

We have 18.653 titles in stock, but if we don't have your book in stock we can still order in.

Last date to order from the US by Lucia, and from the UK by Dec 16th.

Get your orders in by email to or, or send us a message on facebook messenger:

» Uppsala:

» Stockholm:

Uppsala phone line out of order


Uppsala phone is out of order

*** PHONE SERVICE HAS BEEN RESTORED, thanks for your patience! ***

The Uppsala phone line and usual phone number is unfortunately *still* out of order. Until our phone provider get their act together, please use these other means of getting in touch:

email the shop at:

– send a message on the facebook page:

message directly on facebook messenger:

or drop by the shop if you have the possibility.

Sorry about the inconvenience, we’re hoping to *finally* get it fixed soon. 

Order Stina’s Advent Calendar


Order Stina’s Advent Calendar

Oh dear! Due to an unforeseen interest in Stina’s Advent Calendar, we simply are not able to accommodate all of you with a calendar! (If you’ve already placed an order, you’re in.)

We are absolutely over the moon and overwhelmed with all the interest you’ve shown in ordering, but unfortunately we have to draw the line somewhere – before we run out of both tea and books for this time!

Thanks again, and so sorry if you haven’t been able to order a calendar this year. We hope to return with a brand new advent calendar next year, and hopefully we will be better prepared then. And of course you are more than welcome to visit the shop or write to ask and ask for gift ideas for yourself or someone you want to spoil a little bit extra.

Happy Christmas, and stay safe!
/Stina and all the English Bookshop book elves

Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us


Thanks for celebrating 25 years with us

We had an overwhelming (but safe) birthday last week! Thank you everyone who sent greetings, flower, love, orders and good cheer! And orders!

Our 100 limited edition Celebration Packages sold out in less than 8 hours!!! We’re posting them to Portugal, London, Michigan and other hotspots of bookish warm feelings. (They look slightly less charming packed up – but it’s the flat-pack idea – you can reassemble them when you get them!)

Thanks for ALL your support these first 25 years – let’s do another 25! You keep us going!
/Jan, Christer and the best bookshop staff in the known universe

Psst! Have a look in our birthday guest book and read all the lively greetings – and why not add your own!

Celebrating 25 years in the service of books!

Celebrating 25 years

UPPSALA | Wednesday 18th November 2020

Today the bookshop celebrates 25 years in the service of books (and book lovers) – that’s a quarter of a century!

Thank you everyone for making these first 25 years possible. From the very first day we opened the first shop in Uppsala on the chilly November banks of the River Fyris it’s been completely true that we do what we do in an ongoing conversation with you – our customers – and none of this would have been possible without your continued support. We may feel a bit older now, but we’re seriously happy. Thanks.

This last year has been a seriously strange year, but the way you have rallied around us makes us both proud happy and somewhat bashful…. You’ve come running – by phone, email, foot, bike, car, social media – to express your concern and support and – to place your orders and join the bookclub. This has carried us through the pandemic hitherto. Thank you.

If things had been less irregular we would have thrown a big party but as it is we’ll have to move that to next year sometime. But do check out the guest book and if you can – stop by the shop and say hello. We’re here for you, safely, now and in future.

SIGN THE GUEST BOOK – SEND A BIRTHDAY GREETING! Send a birthday greeting or share a memory of the bookshop – in social media or in our birthday guest book. Read more at

(Feel free to tell the world that your favourite bookshop is celebrating a quarter of a century – use the tag #englishbookshop25 in the socials)

Celebration Package to celebrate 25 years


Limited Edition 25 year Celebration Package

*** Sorry, the limited edition celebration packages are now sold out (gone like hotcakes!) ***

To celebrate the fact that it’s 25 years today since we opened the Uppsala shop we have produced a limited edition 25th Anniversary Celebration Package for you lovely people!

It contains a very pretty Anniversary Mug (only 100 made!), a Penguin Black Classic (a different one in each package!) – stamped with the bookshop stamp and hand dated, a bag of our English Bookshop Blend tea (made by our friends at Tehörnan Uppsala and hand decorated for the occasion by them!), a souvenir postcard with our friend Jonas Bok & Bild's marvellous artwork of our bookshop corner – plus a celebration card numbered from 1 to 100.

We only have the 100 Celebration Packages and we only turn 25 once – so make sure you get yours! Buy it at the bookshop in Uppsala, or order yours on the link below for pick-up or have it sent to you. (We’re doing all we can to avoid crowding and to keep everyone safe and comfortable.) They’re priced at 250:- each and are for bookshop lovers only. You know who you are. :-)


Mega-release Tuesday – Nov 17th


Mega-bookrelease Nov 17th

BOOK RELEASES | Tuesday 17th Nov 2020

Tomorrow is our birthday but TODAY is November Mega Book Release Day – check out these beauties and get in immediate touch to reserve YOUR copies before we run out!

(We tried to combine these four into one book but it was just odd so we let them stay separate. Probably for the best.)

Online storytelling with Claudia – Saturday 14th November


Online Storytelling with Claudia

ONLINE | Saturday 14th November at 11:00

Join us online for a fun storytelling from the Uppsala bookshop with Claudia! This time Claudia reads from a book about books – favourite books! – and a book about living in two homes.

Tune in and join in online on Saturday at 11:00 (or watch the replay anytime later):

Books in this storytelling:
Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Living with Mum and Living with Dad: My Two Homes by Melanie Walsh.

Online talk with Jennifer Niven


Online talk with Jennifer Niven

ONLINE | Thursday 12th Nov at 19:00

Jennifer Niven, international best-selling author of All the Bright Places, in conversation with culture writer Johanna Lundin.

Join us for an exclusive online interview to learn everything about Jennifer’s brand-new YA novel Breathless – and all sorts of other interesting stuff! The conversation will be held in English.

Live on Thursday 12th November at 19:00

Watch the interview live on Facebook & Youtube (or catch the replays later):
» watch on Facebook 
» watch on Youtube 

» order personally signed copies here

In partnership with Bibliotek Uppsala

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