Dylan Unsung in Uppsala

Dylan Unsung – discovering the lyrics

UPPSALA | Saturday 10th December at 17:30–18:30

Dylan Unsung – discovering the lyrics

Open reading of Bob Dylan’s lyrics at The English Bookshop in Uppsala. What do the works of this year’s literary Nobel laureate sound like without the music? Sam Kessel leads the proceedings. Also Open Mic, so bring your favourite Dylan lyrics. Free entrance.

Bob Dylan musical tribute in Stockholm

Bob Dylan Night – a musical tribute

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 10th December at 18:00

A very special musical tribute to the literature laureate in the Stockholm bookshop. Personal musical interpretations of Dylan songs by musicians Jan Hammarlund, Katarina Gunnerholm, Hélène Bohman Blomqvist, Maria Lindström, the band Gränsen, and a special guest appearance. The event is in English, but the language of music is universal.

Advance tickets 60 kr (including snacks/refreshments) available at the bookshop or www.billetto.se/bob-dylan-night

Books of the month for December

Jenni Fagan – The Sunlight PilgrimsWilliam Brodrick – The Silent Ones (Father Anselm #6)Michael Sears – Black FridaysLaura Lam – Pantomime (Micah Grey #1)Neal Asher – Prador Moon (Polity)Lila Bowen – Wake Of Vultures (#1)N. D. Gomes – Dear CharlieEvelyn Waugh – Handful of DustJoris Luyendijk – Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers Lucia Berlin – A Manual for Cleaning Women: Stories

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for December!

General Fiction: Jenni Fagan – The Sunlight Pilgrims

British Crime: William Brodrick – The Silent Ones

Tough Crime: Michael Sears – Black Fridays

Fantasy: Laura Lam – Pantomime

Science Fiction: Neal Asher – Prador Moon

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Lila Bowen – Wake of Vultures

Teen reading: N. D. Gomes – Dear Charlie

Classic of the Month: Evelyn Waugh – A Handful of Dust

Non-Fiction: Joris Luyendijk – Swimming with Sharks: My Journey into the World of the Bankers

Short Story Collection: Lucia Berlin – A Manual for Cleaning Women: Stories

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Release party Four British Classics from Novellix


Release party Four British Classics from Novellix

We are delighted, together with Novellix, to invite you to celebrate the launch of the new British Classics series.

First off (in a lovely box designed and illustrated by Jennie Ekström) are Katherine Mansfield: Bliss, Charles Dickens: Horatio Sparkins, D.H. Lawrence: Sun, and Virginia Woolf: Lappin and Lapinova

Novellix has been publishing short stories in Swedish, with great success, for a few years, and now venture into the veritable treasure trove that is British shorties!

Join us in the bookshop for drinks, nibbles and a chance to mingle with like-minded readers, followed by a short talk.

Four classic short stories, offering a perfect introduction to 
some of Britain’s most famous writers – and the perfect gift!

Stockholm Thursday 24th November at 18:30
Uppsala Wednesday 30th November at 19:00
Free and no RSVP needed.

Novellix are an independent, boutique book publisher based in Stockholm. Check them out on www.novellix.se 

We’re turning twentyone – 21% off in the shops

Turning 21 - 21% off Friday and Saturday

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Friday 18th–Saturday 19th November

Twenty one years ago... 

...on the 18th day of the dark month of November, a small bookshop opened up in the loft of an old tannery by the river Fyris in Uppsala.

Today two bookshops serve a community of booklovers in two cities. This is cause for celebration! 21% OFF ON EVERYTHING in both our bookshops on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November.

Welcome in to the bookshops to celebrate!

Storytelling for Children in Uppsala Sat 19th Nov

Storytelling for Children - Uppsala Sat 19th Nov

UPPSALA | Saturday 19th November at 11:00

Who is that elephant? Is she a lonely circus artist?
Or will he put you to bed tonight?
And how about trolls? Are they mostly misunderstood?


Answers to important questions at story-time at 11 o’clock on Saturday 19th November in the Uppsala shop.

No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

Have breakfast with Tao Lin

Breakfast Talk with Tao Lin in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 16th November at 09:00

Breakfast Talk:Tao Lin in conversation with Elis Burrau 
Advance tickets 30 kr (including coffee/tea and breakfast roll). Get your ticket in the bookshop today or book your seat by email: stockholm@bookshop.se

Tao Lin is an American novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer, and artist. He has published three novels, several books of poetry, short stories and novellas. His latest novel is Taipei, now being published in Swedish by Constant Reader. In it, New Yorker Paul navigates between the art and literary scenes of Manhattan, and Taipei in Taiwan, confronting his family roots.

Tao Lin is considered one of the main figures of the literary movement called Alt Lit, where social media and internet are used as tools for writing, publishing and literary talks.

Tao Lin will be in conversation with poet and writer Elis Burrau, literary editor at Nöjesguiden.

Get your ticket at the bookshop today or book a seat by email.

”Lin's writing is reminiscent of early Douglas Coupland, or early Bret Easton Ellis, but there is also something going on here that is more profoundly peculiar, even Beckettian . . . deliciously odd” – Guardian

Talk on Self-Publishing and a Release Party

David Clapham on Self-Publishing - Release Party

UPPSALA | Friday 11th November at 19:00

Many of us love writing, but do not for some reason want to go through the mills of literary agents and orinary publishing houses. In these cases self publishing might be an answer! 

Do join us when David Clapham, author of two novels, gives a short talk on the pros and cons of being an writer without a literary agent, and the pleasures and pains of self publishing. 

After this there will be a release party for his latest book: The Special and the Ordinary. Refreshments and signing afterwards! 

Friday 11th November at 19:00. Price 50 kr at the door.

No need to sign up, but feel free to follow this facebook-event for news and updates. And share it with interested friends!

Books of the month for November

Susan Abulhawa – The Blue Between Sky and WaterL. C. Tyler – The Herring Seller's ApprenticeSam Hawken – The Night CharterGenevieve Cogman – The Invisible Library (#1)Nik Abnett – SavantAlex White – Every Mountain Made Low Marcus Sedgwick – The Ghosts of HeavenBarbara Pym – Less than Angels A. Scott Berg – Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for November!

General Fiction: Susan Abulhawa – The Blue Between Sky and Water

British Crime: L. C. Tyler – The Herring Seller's Apprentice

Tough Crime: Sam Hawken – The Night Charter

Fantasy: Genevieve Cogman – The Invisible Library

Science Fiction: Nik Abnett – Savant

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Alex White – Every Mountain Made Low

Teen reading: Marcus Sedgwick – The Ghosts of Heaven

Classic of the Month: Barbara Pym – Less than Angels

Non-Fiction: A. Scott Berg – Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

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The History of Hallowe’en in Uppsala


The History of Halloween

UPPSALA | Thursday 3rd Nov at 19:00

Trick or treat or Jack o’lantern? Witches abroad or all saints? 

Satisfy your curiosity as well as your longing for storytelling when Sara Lilja Visén and Stina Björkelid guide you through the history of Hallowe’en, with the help of stories and poems from days of yore to present days. 

There will also be time for the audience to read a few of their favourite ghost stories. 

Don’t be shy, don’t be scared – join us for a night of hauntings and horrors in the safety of the bookshop!

Date: Thursday 3rd November
When: 19:00 (the spooky hour...)
Where: The English Bookshop, Uppsala
How much: 80 kr, tea and cake included.

Book your seat now – remaining tickets sold at the door.

New Art 20161117

Where's Banksy?: Banksy's Greatest Works in Context
Hardback
Chuck Palahniuk
Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color
Hardback
Diana Gabaldon
Outlander Colouring Book
Trade Paperback

New Non-Fiction 20161117

Marra, Peter , Santella, Chris
Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
Hardback
Ron Chernow
The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of A Remarkable Jewish Family
Trade Paperback
Wieland, Karin , Frisch, Shelley
Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives
Trade Paperback

New Fiction 20161117

Ethan Canin
ADoubter's Almanac
Paperback
Ann Hood
The Book That Matters Most
Hardback
Jonatham Lethem
A Gambler's Anatomy
Hardback

New Mystery/Thriller 20161107

Kellerman, Jesse , Kellerman, Jonathan
The Golem of Paris (Jacob Lev #2)
Paperback
Amy S. Foster
Uprising (The Rift)
Trade Paperback
Hideo Yokoyama
Six Four
Paperback

New Fiction 20161107

Guillermo Erades
Back to Moscow
Paperback
Karan Mahajan
The Association of Small Bombs
Paperback
Stef Penney
Under a Pole Star
Trade Paperback

New SF/Fantasy/Horror 20161107

David Weber
Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington #14)
Hardback
Ellen Kushner
The Fall of the Kings
Paperback
Cherie Priest
The Family Plot
Hardback

New Humor 20161107

(Blyton), (Enid) , Vincent, Bruno
Five Go On a Strategy Away Day
Hardback
(Blyton), (Enid) , Vincent, Bruno
Five On Brexit Island
Hardback
Katz, Nora , Josepheson, Wilson , Poskanzer, Jill
Literary Starbucks: Fresh-Brewed, Half-Caf, No-Whip Bookish Humor
Hardback

New Language/Literature 20161004

Matt Sewell
A Charm of Goldfinches & Other Collective Nouns
Hardback
Erin Moore
That's Not English
Paperback
Ella Frances Sanders
Speaking in Tongues: Curious Expressions From Around the World
Hardback

New Fiction 20161029

Cecelia Ahern
Lyrebird
Trade Paperback
Nell Zink
Nicotine
Hardback
Margaret Drabble
The Dark Flood Rises
Trade Paperback
T. C. Boyle
Terranauts
Hardback
Stephen King
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories
Paperback
Jarett Kobek
I Hate the Internet
Hardback

New Biographies 20161029

Terry Gilliam
Gilliamesque: A Pre-Posthumous Memoir
Trade Paperback
Ruth Franklin
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life
Hardback

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