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.

  • Fantastic Daisy Artichoke by Quentin Blake
  • Babies Love Books by Catherine and Laurence Anholt

Fantastic Daisy Artichoke by Quentin Blake Babies Love Books by Catherine and Laurence Anholt

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

Storytelling for Children, 28th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

A Viking who is scared of going to sea.
A teddy bear who is depressed.
A moon that is scratching the sky.

Puzzles and paradoxes for your entertainment and delight at 11 o’clock on Saturday 28th March at the English Bookshop, Uppsala.

Scarlett and the Scratchy Moon by Chris McKimmie Cheer up your teddy bear, Emily Brown! By Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton How to be a Viking by Cressida Cowell

International Open Mic for poets and writers – 22 March, Reginateatern Uppsala

Are you a writer or a poet looking to be published? Welcome to International Open Mic for poets and writers who write in English on Sunday 22 March, between 15 - 17 o'clock. At Reginateatern café in Uppsala.

Come to Reginateatern café on sunday and share your work! Meet and greet American Publishers Matt Mcgee and Bren Petrakos from from "Falling Star Magazine", and "International Word Bank Productions".

They will be ´Reading from their work and YOU will be Reading from your work. Bring 5 minutes of your work to share. Come listen, perform and connect. Brought to you by Uppsala Internationella Författarscen.

No entrance fee, book your ticket: 018-72783 40 eller

Maz Jobrani and the memoirs of a Middle Eastern funny man


Maz Jobrani and his new book

Maz is back! In time for Nouroz (Persian New Year), Iranian–American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani is back on stage in Stockholm at Södra teatern with his show ”I Come in Peace – Again” Thursday March 19th (first show already sold out, so book tickets now). His new book ”I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV” just came out (copies en route to our shops).

We managed to have a short chat with him in-between gigs and jetlag. 

H. P. Lovecraft & the Western European Witch-Cult, 18th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala

Jens Heimdahl, Lovecraft translator and enthusiast, will give a talk about H.P. Lovecraft & the Western European Witch-Cult!

Wednesday March 18th at 7 pm
Tea and cake will be served. Tickets 60:-

Book your seat today!

H. P. Lovecraft & the Western European Witch-Cult – A talk by Jens Heimdahl

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Meet Megan Abbot, Sunday 15th March, 15:00 at The English Bookshop Uppsala

Megan Abbott has been called the New Queen of Noir and with her novels Dare Me and The Fever she has broken through into the mainstream and both have reached high positions on US and UK bestseller lists. Join us for a author reading and conversation with bookseller Jan Smedh, followed by a book signing.

Sunday 15th March, 15:00, at The English Bookshop Uppsala

If you want to come listen to Megan this Sunday – please reserve a seat in advance by calling us, emailing us, tweeting us, fb:ing us, instagramming us or by just dropping by. There's no cover charge, but it might get full.

Megan Abbott in the bookshop

Meet Megan Abbott, The English Bookshop Uppsala

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The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life
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Night After Night
Charlaine Harris
Midnight Crossroad (Midnight #1)
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