Tribute to our favourite Terry Pratchett! –Event at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

Tribute to Terry Pratchett – Event at The English Bookshop Uppsala 20150902Oooook!
Time for another tribute to our favourite Terry Pratchett!
On Wednesday, September 2nd, at 7 pm, we will throw a launch party (of sorts) for the very last book in the Discworld series: The Shepherd's Crown. Special guest, quiz, prizes, cake and lots of friendly Pratchett fans!

Tickets 75 kr, and net proceeds will go to Terry Pratchett's very own Orangutan foundation – and all participants are very welcome to donate, too!

Be there or be a rectangular thynge!

Ann Charters on The Beats and The Blues

Ann Charters on The Beats and The Blues

Stockholm:
Don’t miss one of the foremost authorities on the Beats, doing a special talk at The English Bookshop in Stockholm.

We are thrilled to welcome Ann Charters, a retired professor of English at The University of Connecticut and a patron saint of the bookshop, who on this night will discuss The Beats and The Blues. There will also be an exclusive book sale of the late music historian, writer and producer Sam Charter’s books.

Ann published her critically acclaimed biography of Jack Kerouac in 1973 and it’s never been out of print since. In addition to this, she has edited the Portable Jack Kerouac, The Selected Letters of Jack Kerouac 1940-56 & 1957-69, and several volumes on the Beat Generation.

Tickets 50:- (includes a drink). Get your ticket at the Stockholm bookshop today! 

Book launch at the Stockholm shop

Book launch The Second Child and Night Flares

Book Launch in the Stockholm shop:

Jon Stenhugg and Robert Pacholik are launching their latest books at The English Bookshop in Stockholm. Join us for the Launch Party, meet the authors and mingle.

Wednesday 12th August at 17-19
Free - No need to RSVP

Take this opportunity to listen to Swedish-based author Jon Stenhugg relate the backstory behind his new crime thriller, The Second Child.

Aurora

Aurora by Kim Stanley RobinsonI tend to find science fiction stories that deal with and, in some way or other, end in failure fascinating. A lot of speculative fiction deal with dark topics, pessimism, and dystopia - we are a long way from the optimism that was characteristic for what’s now commonly referred to as the Golden Age of SF, after all - but while the bulk of these stories may not necessarily have a happy ending, they do not primarily deal with failure. When I think of stories that are about failure, I think of Joanna RussWe Who Are About To…, about Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games-trilogy, about the immensely pessimistic stories of James Tiptree Jr., the works of Peter Watts, and about Aurora.

Books of the month for August

General Fiction: Roxanne Gay – Untamed State

British Crime: Quintin Jardine – Mathew's Tale

Tough Crime: Wiley Cash – This Dark Road to Mercy

Science Fiction: John Scalzi – Lock In

Fantasy: Ishbelle Bee – Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath: From the Peculiar Adventures of John Lovehar

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: M. L. Brennan – Generation V

Classic of the Month: Wilkie Collins – The Moonstone

Teen reading: Julie Mayhew The Big Lie

Roxanne Gay – Untamed StateQuintin Jardine – Mathew's TaleWiley Cash – This Dark Road to MercyJohn Scalzi – Lock InIshbelle Bee – Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath: From the Peculiar Adventures of John LoveharM. L. Brennan – Generation VWilkie Collins – The MoonstoneJulie Mayhew – The Big Lie

Meet Ben Aaronovitch

Meet Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch is the British mastermind of the critically acclaimed Rivers of London-series, following the young Metropolitan Police Officer Peter Grant in the supernatural, underground world of London. Aaronovitch has also written for television, including two Doctor Who serials.

Join us in the Uppsala or Stockholm shop to hear Aaronovitch discuss fantasy, writing and his latest novel Foxglove Summer. There will of course be plenty of time for questions and signings!

UPPSALA Wednesday 5th August at 19.00.
Tickets 20:-.

STOCKHOLM Thursday 6th August at 10.00 (the first in a series of Breakfast talks at the Stockholm bookshop).
Tickets 30:- (incl a light breakfast)

Get your tickets at the bookshop today, seating is limited.

The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu

The Grace of Kings, Ken LiuThe Grace of Kings, short story writer Ken Liu’s debut novel, is epic in every sense of the word. Clocking in on just over 600 pages, the tome holds a story of massive scope. It begins with a failed assassination attempt on the Emperor Mapidéré, former king of Xana, who has conquered all of the Dara states and united them all under one rule in an attempt to bring stability and safety to the realm.

Books of the month for July

General Fiction: Peter Nichols – The Rocks

British Crime: Claire Mackintosh I Let You Go

Tough Crime: Lisa Brackmann – Rock Paper Tiger

Science Fiction: Danni Kollin, Eytan Kollin – Unincorporated Man (#1)

Fantasy: Chris Evans – Of Bone and Thunder

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: David B. CoeSpell Blind

Classic of the Month: Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird

Teen reading: Leah Thomas  Because You'll Never Meet Me

Peter Nichols – The RocksClaire Mackintosh – I Let You GoLisa Brackmann – Rock Paper TigerDanni Kollin, Eytan Kollin – Unincorporated Man (#1)Chris Evans – Of Bone and Thunder David B. Coe – Spell Blind Harper Lee – To Kill a Mockingbird Leah Thomas – Because You'll Never Meet Me

Book Launch at The English Bookshop Stockholm – Making Headlines by Simon Linter

Simon Linter is launching his first novel Making Headlines at The English Bookshop Stockholm SOFO, Södermannagatan 22. Come and meet Simon, listen to a short reading form his book and have your book signed.

Follow the exploits of hackneyed local TV news reporter, Chris Wilkinson, as he plots to make his own news story to boost his ego and further his career. He gets more than he bargained for...

Simon Linter is launching his first novel Making Headlines at The English Bookshop Stockholm SOFO, Södermannagatan 22. Come and meet Simon, listen to a short reading form his book and have your book signed.

Wednesday June 24th at 17.00
Refreshments will be served. No rsvp, just show up.

Also by Simon Linter: How I Learnt to Stop Missing England and Love the Herring or A Decade in Sweden

Making Headlines by Simon Linter How I Learnt to Stop Missing England and Love the Herring or A Decade in Sweden by Simon Linter

Winner of the Literary Quiz at the Stockholm opening party

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The literary quiz at our opening party in the new Stockholm shop this Friday proved to be a bit tricky, but never the less we have a winner: Congratulations Natalie!

Congratulations also to Laura who won a gift certificate in the lucky draw. (The winners have been notified.)

If you didn’t make it to the opening party you could always try your luck with the questions below (no peeking at the right answers at the end of the post though!)

New SF/Fantasy 20150821

Terry Goodkind
First Confessor
Hardback
Monica Byrne
The Girl in the Road
Paperback
Steven Erikson
Willful Child
Paperback

New Fiction 20150821

Marlon James
A Brief History of Seven Killings
Paperback
Patrick Modiano
So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighbourhood
Hardback
Brooke Davis
Lost & Found
Paperback

New Non-Fiction 20150821

Jay Parini
Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal
Hardback
John Kay
Other People's Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?
Hardback
Patrick Dixon
Future of Almost Everything: The global changes that will affect every business and all our lives
Paperback

New Non-Fiction 20150815

Bernard Richards
Greatest Books You'll Never Read: Unpublished Masterpieces by the World's Greatest Writers
Hardback
Charlie Connelly
Constance Street: The True Story of One Family and One Street in London's East End
Paperback
Nigel Spivey
Classical Civilization: A History in Ten Chapters
Hardback

New Mystery 20150815

Gilly MacMillan
Burnt Paper Sky
Paperback
Sue Grafton
X
Hardback
Stuart MacBride
The Missing and the Dead
Paperback

New Fiction 20150815

Rachel Joyce
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Paperback
Michael Wrong
Borderlines
Trade Paperback
Sally Hepworth
The Secrets of Midwives
Paperback

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