An Evening with Sherlock – Mattias Boström

An Evening with Sherlock, with Mattias BoströmWelcome to an evening on th etopic of Sherlock Holmes, with our guest Mattias Boström.

Meet Mattias Boström, author, Sherlock Holmes expert and member of the prominent Sherlock Holmes society The Baker Street Irregulars. Get to know Holmes, beyond and behind the deerstalker hat and the Calabash pipe. Mattias' latest book in Swedish, Från Holmes till Sherlock, will be on sale – as well as our wide assortment of titles in English. The talk will be in Swedish at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Limited number of seats so book in advance!
13 February, 19 o'clock
Price is 60 kr to be paid at the door.

Reading Group - Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

Reading Group - Alif the Unseen by G. Willow WilsonWelcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson.

P.G. Wodehouse – Evening

Welcome to an evening on the topic P.G Wodehouse and FORE! Snacks and bubbly drinks will be served.

28 January, 19 o'clock at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

P.G Wodehouse - FORE!

Storytelling for Children – January 25, Uppsala

Come and hear about baby owl's playschool-related uncertainties and a classic story of a milk-stealing cat.

Story-time at 11 o'clock, Saturday 25th January at the English Bookshop, Uppsala.

Teen Reading Group – Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn SchneiderJoin our teen reading group – this month we're meeting to talk about Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider.

26/1, 13 o'clock at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

We're up for Culture Profile of the Year!

Yes - thanks to your votes Jan & Crew won the Culture Profile of the Month back in November and now apparently we're up for big thing!

All you have to do is cast your vote. The competition is fierce and humbling, but hey - we can do it. Your support is truly great - this is sometimes a hard job and without our fantastic customers we could never have gotten this far.

So - vote! Spread the word! You NEVER know.


Books of the month for January

General Fiction: G. Willow Wilson – Alif the Unseen
This really exciting book by a young female muslim writer was nominated for the Orange Prize (Women’s Fiction Prize) in the UK. A glorious genre bending rollercoaster ride through myth, cyberspace, love and revolution, Alif the Unseen mixes ancient magic with modern adventure to create an extraordinary story.

British Crime: Sian Busby – A Commonplace Killing
A murder story set in London in 1946, which gradually peels away the veneer of stoicism and respectibility to reveal the dark truths at the heart of post-war austerity Britain.

Tough Crime: Jake Hinkson – The Posthumous Man
When Elliot Stilling killed himself, he thought his troubles were over. Then the ER doctors revived him. It's infatuation at first sight when he meets his nurse, Felicia Vogan, a strange young woman with a weakness for sad sacks and losers. After she helps Elliot escape from the hospital, she takes him back to her place. He's happy to go with her, even when she leads him straight to a gang planning a million dollar heist…

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Jenn Bennett – Bitter Spirits
"It’s the roaring twenties, and San Francisco is a hotbed of illegal boozing, raw lust, and black magic. The fog-covered Bay Area can be an intoxicating scene, particularly when you specialize in spirits…"

Fantasy: Alex Bledsoe – Hum and the Shiver
No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Enigmatic and suspicious of outsiders, the Tufa live quiet lives in the hills and valleys of Cloud County. While their origins may be a mystery, there are hints of their true nature buried in the songs they have passed down for generations.

Science Fiction: Gareth L. Powell – Ack-Ack Macaque (#1)
In 1944, as waves of German ninjas parachute into Kent, Britain's best hopes for victory lie with a Spitfire pilot codenamed 'Ack-Ack Macaque'. The trouble is, Ack-Ack Macaque is a cynical, one-eyed, cigar-chomping monkey, and he's starting to doubt everything, including his own existence.
A century later, in a world where France and Great Britain merged in the late 1950s and nuclear-powered Zeppelins encircle the globe, ex-journalist Victoria Valois finds herself drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse… And all the while, the doomsday clock ticks towards Armageddon.

Teen reading: Robyn Schneider – Severed Heads, Broken Hearts
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them – a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: In one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

Classic of the Month: G. K. Chesterton – The Man Who Was Thursday
In a park in London, secret policeman Gabriel Syme strikes up a conversation with an anarchist. Sworn to do his duty, Syme uses his new acquaintance to go undercover in Europe’s Central Anarchist Council and infiltrate their deadly mission, even managing to have himself voted to the position of “Thursday.” When Syme discovers another undercover policeman on the Council, however, he starts to question his role in their operations…

G. Willow Wilson – Alif the Unseen Sian Busby – A Commonplace Killing Jake Hinkson – The Posthumous Man Jenn Bennett – Bitter Spirits Alex Bledsoe – Hum and the Shiver Gareth L. Powell – Ack-Ack Macaque (#1) Robyn Schneider – Severed Heads, Broken Hearts G. K. Chesterton – The Man Who Was Thursday

Signing / Performance

Thursday December 12, listen to blues musician Brian D. Kramer perform and read from his debut novel 'Out of the Blues'. Take the opportunity to get a signed copy! Drop in between 16-18 at The English Bookshop, Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan.

Brian D. Kramer

Congratulations to our happy and very knowledgeable winners of the Doctor Who Quiz!


Our winners with 10/11 correct answers and closest to the correct tiebreak answer are: Johanna Blomstedt, Maria Sörgard och Katerina Chekunov! You can collect your prizes in the shop.

Others with 10/11 correct answers were: Fredrik Lindroth, Cherry Koivula and Malin Axeling.
One of the few with the right answer for the tiebreaker was Anna Maarke - congratulations!
And lastly - a little bonus prize was drawn among the others, and the lucky winner of a Doctor Who Adventures Magazine - with a sonic screwdriver AND a make-your-own-Silent-figurine is … Andreas Lundin! Congratulations!

All of you can pick up your prizes in the shop, or contact us, if you don't live in Uppsala.

Again - congratulations! It was a very tough quiz, indeed…

And in case you were wondering - here are the correct answers to the quiz!

Quiz – Win gift cards worth 1750:-

Pick up a questionnaire at any participating bookshop. Then take a walk to all the seven independent bookshops of Uppsala  and solve the quiz to have a chance in winning gift cards worth 1750 kr.

Deadline for submissions is December 16. Submit your complete answer at any of the bookshops. You can do the quiz in any order and submit your complete answer at any bookshop.

The bookshops:
Antikvariat Röda rummet
Antikvariat Thomas Andersson
Drottninggatans bokhandel
The English Bookshop
SerieZonen, Graphic novels

Lost? Here’s the map to the bookshop!

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