Celebrate spring! Literary Afternoon Tea at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

Literary Afternoon Tea, The English Bookshop in Uppsala

You are hereby invited to our Literary Afternoon Tea, Sunday 31st of May at 4 pm.

Enjoy tea, sandwiches and cake while you listen to classic spring and love poems being read to you – and all are encouraged to bring their own favourites to read, too.

Get your tickets at the bookshop, 50:-
Limited number of seats.

Meet the new wave of Swedish speculative fiction writers – The English Bookshop in Uppsala

Waiting for the Machines to Fall AsleepCome and meet the new Swedish authors of speculative fiction. Hans Olsson, Oskar Källner, Markus Sköld, Björn Engström and Andrew Coulthard will be in the bookshop signing books and hanging out for a chat. Don't miss it!

Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep contains 26 stories covering themes – as the authors describe it – "Stories ranging from space horror and post-apocalyptic nightmares to tender dramas. Stories with steampunk horses, android uprisings and cheeky goblins. Stories that are action-packed, wise, silly, beautiful, surreal and horrifying.".

At The English Bookshop in Uppsala, May 24th, 15:30

Books of the month for May

General Fiction: Luke Brown – My Biggest Lie

British Crime: Mark Sanderson Robin Hood Yard

Tough Crime: Lou Berney – The Long and Faraway Gone

Science Fiction: Jane Lindskold – Artemis Awakening

Fantasy: S. Andrew Swann – Dragon Princess

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: John Birmingham – Emergence: Dave vs. the Monsters

Classic of the Month: Joseph ConradThe Secret Agent

Teen reading: Cammie McGovern Say What You Will

Luke Brown – My Biggest LieMark Sanderson – Robin Hood YardLou Berney – The Long and Faraway Gone Jane Lindskold – Artemis AwakeningS. Andrew Swann – Dragon PrincessJohn Birmingham – Emergence: Dave vs. the Monsters Joseph Conrad – The Secret AgentCammie McGovern – Say What You Will

Storytelling for Children, 9th May at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

We’re thinking about the summer coming.
We’re hoping for tigers creeping and flowers growing in our summer garden.

The last story-time before the summer break is at eleven o’clock, Saturday 9th May at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Tiger Tom by Mary Green, illustrated by Stephen Gulbis Doing the Garden by Sarah Garland

Ogoola Game Night at the Stockholm shop May 7th

Ogoola Game Night

Welcome to a game playing evening in the Stockholm bookshop. We'll play the Ogoola Karuta Poetry Game– an English version of the Japanese game Karuta.

Thursday May 7th at 7pm. No entrance fee, but limited space.
Drop by the Stockholm shop and sign up, or email stockholm@bookshop.se

A game about listening and finding FAST what you are listening to in the cards you will pick. Grab the correct cards before the others do in order to win! Known as an intellectual martial arts game in Japan. The cards have famous poetry quotes on them but no prior knowledge is needed!

Program: Introduction of the game / Short rule explanation Trials / ”Genpei-gassen” (the Genpei war) / Intermission with Japanese tea and crackers / Tournament with a prize.

Visit www.ogoola.se for more info on the game

Remembering Terry Pratchett – The English Bookshop in Uppsala

We’ll be raising our teacups to his memory, and celebrate his brilliance with a talk, a quiz, a little exhibition, and all sorts of fun things. Cake will be served, and beware, it just might con- tain more than just the average ingredients...

Tuesday April 28th at 7 pm at The English Bookshop, Uppsala

Buy your tickets in the shop. Seats are limited. Tickets are 80:- (20:- goes to support Alzheimerfonden)

Remembering Terry Pratchett – a celebratory evening at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

Storytelling for Children, 25th April at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

How many words can you rhyme with ‘spoke’?

Quentin Blake finds 11 in his book about Daisy Artichoke.
How many places can you read a book?
How about in a coconut tree or on a potty?

Stories and jokes at eleven o’clock, Saturday 25th April at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Karen Memory, Elizabeth Bear


Karen Memory by Elizabeth BearElizabeth Bear is a very prolific writer – it seems to me that, at this point, she's tried her hand at almost every subgenre the spectrum of SFF literature holds. Her latest novel, Karen Memory, is a foray into the steampunk genre, taking place in the fictitious Rapid City, a frontier town in a parallel nineteenth century where airships fly through the sky and various kinds of advanced mechanical augmentations are an everyday occurrence. Karen Memory, the book's protagonist, is a “seamstress” working at Madame Damnable's the Hôtel Mon Cheri – a lucrative brothel where the clientele is rich and well-mannered and the girls are well taken care of and kept safe by their imposing but maternal Madame and the tight-knit camaraderie they share among themselves. Not everyone is so well off, however –

Storytelling for Children, 11th April at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

Zac built a beautiful house.
A fly arrived and the trouble started.

Meanwhile Mr Magnolia has only one boot and no trouble at all.

Stories of joy and near-miss disaster at eleven o’clock, Saturday 11th April at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

The house that Zac built by Alison Murray Mr Magnolia has only one boot by Quentin Blake

Books of the month for April

General Fiction: Rufi Thorpe – The Girls From Corona del Mar

British Crime: Matthew Frank – If I Should Die

Tough Crime: Salar Abdoh – Tehran at Twilight

Science Fiction: Ursula K. Le Guin – The Left Hand of Darkness

Fantasy: Stephen Leigh – Immortal Muse

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Lynsay Sands – The Immortal Who Loved Me

Classic of the Month: William Shakespeare – Macbeth

Teen reading: Jandy Nelson – I'll Give You the Sun

Rufi Thorpe – The Girls From Corona del MarMatthew Frank – If I Should DieSalar Abdoh – Tehran at Twilight Ursula K. Le Guin – The Left Hand of DarknessStephen Leigh – Immortal MuseLynsay Sands – The Immortal Who Loved MeWilliam Shakespeare – MacbethJandy Nelson – I'll Give You the Sun

New Science Fiction 20150520

Adrian Tchaikovsky
Children of Time
Trade Paperback
Adam Roberts
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Water Knife
Trade Paperback

New Fiction 20150520

Lucy Ribchester
The Hourglass Factory
Santa Montefiore
Beekeeper's Daughter
Hilary Mantel
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

New Biographies 20150520

David I. Kertzer
Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
Trade Paperback
Rachel Holmes
Eleanor Marx
Michael Bloch
Closet Queens: Some 20th Century British Politicians

New Fiction 20150509

Anthony Doerr
All The Light We Cannot See
Mark Z. Danielewski
The Familiar: One Rainy Day in May
Trade Paperback
Nick Hornby
Funny Girl
Haruki Murakami
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Trade Paperback
Paul Kingsnorth
The Wake
Dave Eggers
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

New Non-Fiction 20150509

Martin Edwards
The Golden Age of Murder: The Mystery of the Writers who Invented the Modern Detective Story
Amir Alexander
Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World
Trade Paperback
Alain Mabanckou
The Lights of Pointe-Noire

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