The Girl With All the Gifts at the Uppsala Comix Fair


The Girl With All the Gifts;  M. R. CareyOn Sunday you can come to Uppsala Comix and meet Mike Carey – author of the wonderful Felix Castor novels, the fantasy novel City of Silk and Steel and the new tremendously exciting novel The Girl With All the Gifts (Stina LOVES it!). We will have all his novels on display (and other goodies) and you can get them signed!

We will be on The Uppsala Comix Fair and there will be TWO signings during the Sunday.  Don't miss this. You can get your tickets in our shop.

Storytelling for Children – Saturday 22nd March, Uppsala

Storytelling for Children, The English Bookshop

Jack and Jill went up a hill, to fetch a pail of water. But what are they doing with that brown paper? Meanwhile Lulu is snuggled up on the sofa reading a story. Sounds much nicer.

Come and hear stories at the English Bookshop, 11 o'clock, Saturday 22nd March, Uppsala.

  • Jack and Jill by Kate Willis-Crowley
  • Lulu reads to Zeki by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw

Jack and Jill by Kate Willis-Crowley Lulu reads to Zeki by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw

Books of the month for March

General Fiction: Lea Carpenter – Eleven Days
Eleven Days is, at its heart, the story of a mother and a son.It begins in May 2011: Sara's son Jason has been missing for nine days in the aftermath of a special operations forces mission. Out of devotion to him, Sara has made herself knowledgeable about things military, but she knows nothing more about her son's disappearance than the press corps camped out in her driveway.

British Crime: James Oswald – The Hangman's Song (Inspector McLean #3)
The body of a man is founding hanging in an empty house. To the Edinburgh police force this appears to be a simple suicide case. Days later another body is found. The body is hanging from an identical rope and the noose has been tied using the same knot.Then a third body is found. As McLean digs deeper he descends into a world where the lines of reality are blurred and that the most irrational answers become the only explanations.

Tough Crime: Keith Thompson – 7 Grams of Lead
Russ Thornton is a hard-hitting journalist known for his ability to take on big targets in government and in business. An old flame, now a Capitol Hill staffer, contacts him out of the blue wanting to disclose some top-secret information. But she is gunned down in cold blood, right in front of him. Worse, the killers are concerned about what Thornton knows, and who he may tell. He finds himself in a game of cat-and-mouse, where the stakes are life and death and the surveillance technology is so sophisticated that he wouldn’t believe it existed—if it weren't implanted in his own head.

Fantasy: Nnedi Okorafor – Who Fears Death
In a far future, post-nuclear-holocaust Africa, genocide plagues one region. The aggressors, the Nuru, have decided to follow the Great Book and exterminate the Okeke. But when the only surviving member of a slain Okeke village is brutally raped, she manages to escape, wandering farther into the desert. She gives birth to a baby girl with hair and skin the color of sand and instinctively knows that her daughter is different. She names her daughter Onyesonwu, which means "Who Fears Death?" in an ancient African tongue.

Reared under the tutelage of a mysterious and traditional shaman, Onyesonwu discovers her magical destiny-to end the genocide of her people. The journey to fulfill her destiny will force her to grapple with nature, tradition, history, true love, the spiritual mysteries of her culture-and eventually death itself.

Science Fiction: Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Autumn
Rudi is a cook in a Kraków restaurant, but when his boss asks Rudi to help a cousin escape from the country he’s trapped in, a new career - partspy, part people-smuggler - begins.

Following multiple economic crises and a devastating flu pandemic, Europe has fractured into countless tiny nations, duchies, polities and republics. Recruited by the shadowy organisation Les Coureurs des Bois, Rudi is schooled in espionage, but when a training mission to The Line, a sovereign nation consisting of a trans-Europe railway line, goes wrong, he is arrested, beaten and Coureur Central must attempt a rescue.

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Lisa Shearin – Grendel Affair
We’re Supernatural Protection & Investigations, known as SPI. Things that go bump in the night, the monsters you thought didn’t exist? We battle them and keep you safe. But some supernatural baddies are just too big to contain, even for us…

Teen reading: George Orwell – 1984
The dystopian novel by George Orwell, written in 1949 but eerie relevant today.
Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When Winston finds love with Julia, he discovers that life does not have to be dull and deadening, and awakens to new possibilities. Despite the police helicopters that hover and circle overhead, Winston and Julia begin to question the Party; they are drawn towards conspiracy. Yet Big Brother will not tolerate dissent – even in the mind. For those with original thoughts they invented Room 101…

Classic of the Month: Edith Nesbit – Five Children & It
The original story from 1902 by classic British author E Nesbit.
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause…

Lea Carpenter – Eleven Days James Oswald – The Hangman's Song (Inspector McLean #3) Keith Thompson – 7 Grams of Lead Dave Hutchinson – Europe in Autumn Nnedi Okorafor – Who Fears Death  Lisa Shearin – Grendel Affair Edith Nesbit – Five Children & It George Orwell – 1984

Storytelling for Children – Saturday 8th March, Uppsala

Did you ever eat all the food that was in your house?
Did you ever drink all the water from your taps?
That's what happened to Sophie when a tiger came to tea.

The tiger who came to tea by Judith KerrCome and hear the story at 11 o'clock on Saturday 8th March at the Uppsala English Bookshop.

This is where I am – Karen Campbell at The Uppsala International Authors Stage

We're bringing Karen Campbell back to Uppsala and she will be the premiere guest at the new Uppsala Internationella Författarscen; a collaboration between us and the Stadsbibliotek. This is such a wonderful and important book. You're in for a real treat. Everybody here at the shop LOVES this book! This cannot be overstated.

  • Thursday 6/3, 6pm, at Uppsala City Library (Stadsbiblioteket)
  • No entrance fee, but book your ticket at Stadsbibliotek reception, 018-727 83 33. You need to collect your ticket at least 30 minutes before the event.

Karen Campbell in the bookshop

Om Uppsalas Internationella Författarscen / Uppsala International Authors Stage

This is where I am – Karen Campbell at The Uppsala International Authors Stage

Oh boy, here we go – Sale all weekend

We have the very best, finest, smartest, most decent and beautiful customers in the entire known universe. That's a fact.

And you all helped make 2013 our very best year ever! In December alone we sold as much as we did our entire first YEAR of business.

So thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

And - as a small, humble, unworthy token of our affection and gratitude we open our THANK YOU SALE tomorrow at 10am and EVERYTHING (sorry for shouting) IN THE SHOP IS 3 for 2 until Sunday afternoon. (Friday 28/2 to Sunday 2/2)

Yes. True. Everything (excepting staff) is 3 for 2. Buy ANY three books, mugs, whathaveyous (mostly books, we know) and the cheapest one is free. Sorry - FREE.

See you and your best friends and your extended family soon. Come set the books free.

And thanks.

Book sale all weekend – 3 for 2 on everything

Poetry Breakfast – Tuesday February 25th at 9 am


Poetry Breakfast: Erling Kittelsen, Cindy Lynn Brown and Anisur RahmanJoin us for a Poetry Breakfast. Meet Erling Kittelsen, Cindy Lynn Brown and Anisur Rahman. Let’s celebrate the UNESCO International Mother Language Day in co-operation with Litteraturcentrum Uppsala’s Modersmåls-poesifestival.

Free entrance. Breakfast (tea & sandwich) served.

Storytelling for Children – 11 o'clock, 22nd February, Uppsala

Hat rhymes with 'drat!'
Breeze rhymes with sneeze - Bless you!
Llama rhymes with drama.

Come have fun with rhyming stories at the English Bookshop, 11 o'clock, 22nd February.

Rosie's Hat by Julia Donaldson and Anna Currey Llama Llama Shopping Drama by Anna Dewdney

Books of the month for February

General Fiction: Karen Campbell – This is Where I Am
A tender and eye-opening novel about loss and survival, and an unlikely friendship between a Glaswegian widow and a Somali asylum seeker.

British Crime: Suzette A. Hill – A Little Murder
London, early 1950s. Marcia Beasley of St John's Wood is discovered dead in her home, naked and covered with a coal scuttle… A host of colourful and comic characters leap from the pages in their hurry to identify the murderer, unravel the mystery of Marcia's life, and discover the importance of all that coal.

Tough Crime: Jeff Abbott – Downfall
When a young woman rushes into Sam Capra's San Francisco bar and whispers these desperate words, Sam feels compelled to help. A moment later she is attacked by two killers. With Sam's aid, she manages to overpower the men, saving his life in the process before vanishing into the night.

Fantasy: Guy Adams – The Good the Bad and the Infernal (Heaven's Gate #1)
A weird western, a gun-toting, cigarrillo-chewing fantasy built from hangman’s rope and spent bullets. The west has never been wilder. A Steampunk-Western-Fantasy from Guy Adams.
“You wish to meet your God?” the gunslinger asked, cocking his revolver, “well now... that’s easy to arrange.”
Every one hundred years a town appears. From a small village in the peaks of Tibet to a gathering of mud huts in the jungles of South American, it can take many forms. It exists for twenty-four hours then vanishes once more, but for that single day it contains the greatest miracle a man could imagine: a doorway to Heaven.

Science Fiction: Frank Chadwick – How Dark the World Becomes
Sasha Naradnyo is a gangster. He's a gangster with heart, sure, but Sasha sticks his neck out for no man. That's how you stay alive in Crack City, a colony stuffed deep into the crust of the otherwise unlivable planet Peezgtaan.

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Viehl, Lynn – Disenchanted & Co
In the Provincial Union of Victoriana, a steampunk America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian “Kit” Kittredge makes her living investigating crimes of magic. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, she follows mysteries wherever they lead.

Teen reading: Isaac Marion – Warm Bodies
R is a zombie, but its not so bad, he's learning to live with it. True, he can only remember the first letter of his name, and eating is not a pleasant business. He spends his time in an abandoned airport, along with hundreds of other zombies, riding the escalators, standing round and groaning.

Classic of the Month: Kate Chopin – The Awakening
Edna Pontellier struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century South… It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension.

Karen Campbell – This is Where I Am  Suzette A. Hill – A Little Murder Jeff Abbott – Downfall Guy Adams – The Good the Bad and the Infernal (Heaven's Gate #1) Frank Chadwick – How Dark the World Becomes Viehl, Lynn – Disenchanted & Co Isaac Marion – Warm Bodies Kate Chopin – The Awakening

Storytelling for Children – Saturday 8th February, Uppsala

Bed-time can be tricky can't it? Sometimes you need things to be just right before you can sleep. Come and listen to stories about bed-time and other times too, at 11 o'clock, Saturday 8th February, at Uppsala's English Bookshop.

  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
  • Goodnight Sam by Marie-Louise Gay

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd Goodnight Sam by Marie-Louise Gay

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