Kerouac's Women

Kerouac's Women

Beat Generation scholar Ann Charters will talk about and read from the books by the women who lived with and loved Jack Kerouac – Edy Parker, Carolyn Cassady, Joan Havery Kerouac, Helen Weaver, Joyce Johnson, Jan Kerouac.

Thursday 31 May, 7 pm
Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan

No charge and no need to book in advance but the number of seats is limited.


Summertime, Story-time 20th May

The Big Alfie Out Of Doors Storybook. Shirley Hughes

The days are getting long and light. School will be over soon. Stories about gardens, the seaside, camping and warm evenings outdoors should get us ready for the holidays, even if it’s raining outside.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 20th May, at the English Bookshop.

Anybody interested in winning a signed copy of Coraline?

Neil Gaiman's Coraline (the McKean edition) Yes it's true: we have copy of Neil Gaiman's Coraline (the McKean edition) signed by Mr Gaiman himself!

In order to win this there are three things you should do... Find the rules on our Facebook page

Best bookshop on the net? Vote for us!!!


Exciting! We are one of only six bookshops to be nominated for Best bookshop on the net! by Svensk bokhandel.

The criterias they suggest you consider for the bookshop website are:

  • Which one is best at communicating with the world?
  • Which of the sites give you the best sense of what kind of bookstore they are?
  • In short, which one makes you the most curious?

We can win this but only if you vote for us! Spread the word. You can vote for 10 days only.

Vote here!
Read more here!


Storytelling in The English Bookshop Stockholm 5th May

Storytelling with Philip at Lilla Nygatan 11, 5th May, 11 am. Welcome all children 3-6 years old!

The game’s afoot!

Sherlock Holmes evening in The Uppsala English Bookshop

Join us for an evening of Sherlockian interest and discussions. Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous fictional characters through the ages, and his popularity never seems to lessen.

One of Sweden’s foremost experts on Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle will give a talk entitled May I Marry Sherlock Holmes?, there will be all sorts of books and merchandise on display and for sale, not to mention that there will also be tea with scones and cake.

Thursday the 26th of April, 7 pm

The English Bookshop, Svartbäcksgatan 19, Uppsala How much? 50 kr

Elementary, dear reader; because you know you want to!

Sherlock Holmes in the bookshop
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Wild and cross

Have you ever been cross with your teddy?

Katie Morag was so cross that she threw hers into the choppy sea! Then she wished that she hadn’t. What can you do with a wild brother? Would you rescue your sister from goblins? These and more moral dilemmas for children and their grown-ups.

Story-time at 1 o’clock, 22nd April, at the English Bookshop.

Author reading – Karin Altenberg

We are delighted to announce that author Karin Altenberg will be visiting The English Bookshop, Stockholm on Thursday evening, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Karin Altenberg will be reading from her book Island of Wings, recently nominated for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 -celebrating the best in women's international fiction.
All are welcome. There is no cost.

Karin Altenberg in the bookshop

Karin Altenberg

Author reading – Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews, author reading at the English Bookshop, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Canadian author Miriam Toews will visit The English Bookshop in Gamla stan, Stockholm, Saturday 31 March at 2 pm. She will read from her latest novel Irma Voth.

Miriam Toews was born in a small Mennonite town in Manitoba, Canada. She has published four novels and a memoir of her father. She has won numerous literary awards. Los Angeles Times says:

'Toews takes her place alongside Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler as the loveliest quintet of Canadian writers'

The stories in her novels A Complicated Kindness and Irma Voth both take place in Mennonite communities and depict the strict, religious everyday life and the agonies of the protagonists.


Storytelling for children in the the Stockholm English Bookshop

Storytelling at The English Bookshop 31 March at 11 am.
Welcome all 3-6 year olds for storytelling with Philip.
No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

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