Kent Harrington – The Rat Machine

Kent Harringtons – The Rat MachineWe're proud to stock the latest book The Rat Machine from one of our all-time favourite thriller writers; Kent Harrington.

A great thing about being an indie bookseller is you can make that extra effort and stock wonderful things as much as you want.

A bunch of years ago we stumbled upon a great noir author from the US west coast by the name of Kent Harrington. Dia de los Muertos was the first one we read and it completely bowled us over. We then kept buying his new titles from Dennis McMillan's publishing house in New Mexico.

Then things went quiet for a bit but we are now in touch with Kent and he has just supplied us with a shipment of his new novel The Rat Machine.

Kent Harrington's web page has more in-depth information: essay about the cover, character dossiers, a playlist, and an excerpt.

We're pretty sure we're the only shop in Northern Europe to stock this. Possibly even Europe? So we ship all over Europe and take PayPal.

Oh - and even though Kent's other titles are not in print we can get you copies anyway. Let us know if you're interested via our Book finder service or write


Storytelling for Children - 11 o'clock on Saturday 6th April

We're getting ready for spring by reading stories of things to do out-doors. Come and join us at 11 o'clock on Saturday 6th April. At The Uppsala English Bookshop.

King of the Woods, David Day
The Big Alfie Out of Doors Storybook, Shirley Hughes
Dashing Dog!, Margaret Mahy
Billy's Beetle, Mick Inkpen


Welcome and listen to more stories! Saturday 6 April, 11 am in the bookshop. Our storyteller, Clara, will read for 3-6 year olds. Address: Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan
No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

Literary Posters


Bell Jar (Poster) We now have a selection of beautiful Literary Posters in stock. Latest edition is this great one...

Interview with Andrew Kaufman

Andrew Kaufman in the bookshop

Andrew Kaufman - Born Weird1. Born Weird is a fantastic 'un-put-downable' book! Where did you get your inspiration for the story?

"Born Weird," is a story about family and I got my inspiration from my family, but not directly. Although several members of my family still don't believe me, there is no particular member of my family that inspired any of the characters. The inspiration came from having a family, being part of a family—experiencing that strange, seemingly paradoxical nature of families where they love you like no one else, while simultaneously being harder and more demanding on you than anyone else could possible be. All in the name of love. It's that experience that I've tried to exaggerate, make mythic, in "Born Weird."

2. I love the word 'Blursings'. Have you coined any other words and can you tell us what they mean?!

Busy week

At the Uppsala English Bokshop:

Saturday 11:00 Storytelling
Sunday 16:00 Dr Who Evening
Tuesday: @ Blåsenhus 15.00 Dermot Bolger seminar and book signing. We provide books!
Wednesday: 15:00 Brief reading and book signing with Dermot Bolger at the shop!
Wednesday: 19.00 Reading Group discussing Dermot Bolger's The Fall of Ireland.
Thursday: 19.00 Reading Group discussing Dermot Bolger's The Fall of Ireland.
Friday: @ city librar 15:00 Literary conversation and book signing with Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Binyavanga Wainaina. We provide books!

At the English Bookshop in Gamla stan, Stockholm:

Thursday: 18:00  Brief reading and book signing with Dermot Bolger at the Stockholm shop!

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Find it in the bookshop

Dermot Bolger -  The Fall of Ireland One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir - Binyavanga Wainaina Dreams in a Time of War - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Petals of Blood - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o A Grain of Wheat - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o In the House of the Interpreter  - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Storytelling for children in the the Stockholm English Bookshop

Storytelling this Saturday 16th March at 11 in Gamla stan. Welcome all 3-6 year olds to listen to Clara reading two great books. No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

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