World Poetry Day in Uppsala

World Poetry Day 21st March

UPPSALA | Tuesday 21st March at 19:00. Free.

WORLD POETRY DAY
with Guests of Honour from the SoCal underground poetry scene!

CHRIS VANNOY (San Diego)
DAVID McINTIRE (Los Angeles)
ARMINE IKNADOSSIAN (LA)

Come celebrate the power of poetry with us on Unesco’s dedicated World Poetry Day. International & local poets performing. Night headed by Chris, David and Armine from the LA poetry scene.

Anisur Rahman • Dennis Renfors • Sara Lessing 
Linnea Kjellberg • Sam Kessel • Henry Bowers
Kajsa Ragnarsson • Jessica Rose Middleton • and guests

Be there or be hopelessly rectangular!

Storytime in Uppsala

Storytime - Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA | Saturday 18th March at 11:00

How many babies should a tall man have?
(Twelve, it would seem.)

How many names should those babies have?
(Two, in this case.)

How annoying is to be copied by three gull chicks?
(Extremely.)

Developments of these brief answers at Storytime, eleven o’clock, Saturday 18th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Talk Lois Banner: Garbo, Monroe and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

Talk Lois Banner – Garbo. Monroe and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

UPPSALA | Wednesday 15th March at 19:00

Lois Banner, visiting Fulbright professor in American Studies, gives a talk about two iconic film stars:


GRETA GARBO, MARILYN MONROE, 
and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

Drawing from her best-selling biography of Marilyn Monroe and current work on Greta Garbo, she will evaluate the lives and careers of these two iconic film stars. She will take a feminist perspective, focusing on their self-creation, their innovative politics, and their ultimate failure.

Wednesday 15th March at 19:00 
Tickets 60:-, incl. refreshments.
Limited number of seats, buy your ticket in the bookshop today!

Meet Andy Griffiths – Australia’s most popular children’s author

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Meet Andy Griffiths

UPPSALA | Saturday 11th March at 15:00

Andy and Terry live in a treehouse. But it’s not just any old treehouse, it’s the most amazing treehouse in the world! Just about anything can happen there, and it does. And it keeps growing bigger and bigger and BIGGER…

Books of the Month – March 2017

Bradley Somer – FishbowlJoan Didion – Play it as it LaysJoanne Harris – Different ClassRod Reynolds – The Dark InsidePeter Newman – The VagrantJames L. Cambias – A Darkling SeaMark Morris – Wolves of LondonNicola Yoon - The Sun is Also a StarWitze / Kanipe – Island on FireHelen Oyeyemi – What is Not Yours is Not Yours

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for March!

General Fiction: Bradley Somer – Fishbowl

Classic: Joan Didion – Play it as it Lays

British Crime: Joanne Harris – Different Class

Tough Crime: Rod Reynolds – The Dark Inside

Fantasy: Peter Newman – The Vagrant

Science Fiction: James L. Cambias – A Darkling Sea

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Mark Morris – Wolves of London

Teen reading: Nicola Yoon – The Sun is Also a Star

Non-Fiction: Witze & Kanipe – Island on Fire

Short Story Collection: Helen Oyeyemi – What is Not Yours is Not Yours

Click Read more to... eh, read more in the title presentations.

8 mars – Feminism in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Feminism in Sci-Fi and Fantasy

UPPSALA | Wednesday 8th March at 19:00

Celebrate the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY with The English Bookshop and Kontur 2017!

Anna Bark Persson talks about Ann Leckie (Ancillary Justice) and Kameron Hurley (The Geek Feminist Revolution, Mirror Empire...) followed by a panel discussion about women and feminism in modern science fiction and fantasy. Tea and cake afterwards!

Limited number of seats, so get your ticket at the bookshop today.
Tickets 70:- (incl. tea and cake)

Arranged in cooperation with Kontur 2017 / Swecon www.kontur2017.se

New Crime reading group in Uppsala!

New Crime reading group in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Monday 27th Feb at 19:00

Great news for all you readers of mystery novels out there (in Uppsala): we have the pleasure of introducing a brand new reading group to you – the Crime Reading Group!

We will meet once a month in the Uppsala shop to discuss a mystery novel, either a more hard-boiled, noir kind of book (from our Tough Crime selection), or a more classic crime (from our BritCrime selection). Joining us to lead these groups is James van Loon, author of the psychological mystery novel Blue Magic Woman.

Our first choice is the American novel Dodgers by Bill Beverly.

This is a dark, unforgettable coming-of-age journey, and it’s the story of a young LA gang member named East. Read more about the book and reading group in the email invitation

Sign up for the Uppsala newsletter and tick the box for the Crime reading group to get invitations to future reading group meetings. (Or update your settings if you already subscribe to the newsletter.)

Books of the month for February

Jem Lester – ShtumJackie Kabler – The Dead Dog Day (Cora Baxter #1) Bill Beverly – DodgersKirsty Logan – The Gracekeepers Lavie Tidhar – Central Station Peter McLean – Drake (Burned Man #1) Kate Scelsa – Fans of the Impossible LifeElizabeth Smart – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and WeptMargo Jefferson – Negroland: a MemoirCharles Baxter – There's Something I Want You To Do: Stories

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for February!

General Fiction: Jem Lester – Shtum

British Crime: Jackie Kabler – The Dead Dog Day

Tough Crime: Bill Beverly – Dodgers

Fantasy: Kirsty Logan – The Gracekeepers

Science Fiction:  Lavie Tidhar – Central Station

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Peter McLean – Drake

Teen reading: Kate Scelsa – Fans of the Impossible Life

Classic of the Month: Elizabeth Smart – By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept

Non-Fiction: Margo Jefferson – Negroland: a Memoir

Short Story Collection: Charles Baxter – There's Something I Want You To Do: Stories

Click Read more to... eh, read more in the title presentations.

Books of the month for January

Charlotte Wood – The Natural Way of ThingsAndrew Martin – The Yellow DiamondTim Baker – Fever CityV. E. Schwab – A Darker Shade of Magic (#1)Stephen Baxter – Proxima Ari Marmell – Hot Lead, Cold Iron (Mick Oberon Job No. 1) Katherine Webber – Wing JonesJ. G. Ballard – High-RiseWilliam Finnegan – Barbarian Days: A Surfing LifeGabriel Garcia Marquez – Collected Stories

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for January!

General Fiction: Charlotte Wood – The Natural Way of Things

British Crime: Andrew Martin – The Yellow Diamond

Tough Crime: Tim Baker – Fever City

Fantasy: V. E. Schwab – A Darker Shade of Magic

Science Fiction: Stephen Baxter – Proxima

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Ari Marmell – Hot Lead, Cold Iron

Teen reading: Katherine Webber – Wing Jones

Classic of the Month: J. G. Ballard – High-Rise

Non-Fiction: William Finnegan – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Short Story Collection: Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Collected Stories

Click Read more to... eh, read more in the title presentations.

Happy Holiday Hours at the bookshop

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Christmas Hours at the bookshops

 

UPPSALA

Epiphany Eve, Thurs 5th Jan: 10–17
Epiphany Day, Fri 6th Jan: 12–15 


STOCKHOLM

Epiphany Day, Fri 6th Jan: 12–16

And then we’re back to normal shop hours again...

Tips for Christmas

Michelle Obama
Becoming
Hardback
Tana French
The Wych Elm
Trade paperback
Bob Woodward
Fear: Trump in the White House
Hardback
George R.R. Martin
Fire and Blood
Hardback
Tessa Hadley
The Past
Paperback
John Shirley
Eclipse (A Song Called Youth #1)
Paperback
Rebecca West
The Return of the Soldier
Paperback
Todd Lockwood
The Summer Dragon (Evertide #1)
Paperback
Lisa McInerney
The Blood Miracles
Hardback

New Titles – 28 November 2018

Joyce Carol Oates
Hazards of Time Travel
Hardback
Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass Collector's Edition (#1)
Hardback
Matthew Reinhart
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Guide to Hogwarts
Hardback
Christa Faust
Killing Joke, The (Batman)
Trade Paperback

Gary Phillips (DC Comics Novels)

James Lovegrove
Firefly - Big Damn Hero
Hardback

Nancy Holder

Carolyn Wells
Murder in the Bookshop (Detective Club)
Hardback
Sujatha Gidla
Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
Paperback
Peter Frankopan
The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World
Hardback
Kirsty Stonell Walker
Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang: Fifty Makers, Shakers and Heartbreakers from the Victorian Era
Hardback
Oscar Wilde
In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings
hardback
A Treasury of Best-loved Fairy Tales (Leatherbound Classics)
Hardback
Geoffrey West
Scale: The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies
Paperback

New Titles – 22 November 2018

Jonathan Lethem
The Feral Detective
Trade Paperback
George R.R. Martin
Fire and Blood
Hardback
J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay
Hardback
Brandon Sanderson
Skyward (#1)
Trade Paperback
Jeffrey Archer
Heads You Win
Hardback
Lee Child
Past Tense (Jack Reacher #23)
Trade Paperback
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon The Art of War & Power
Hardback
Noam Chomsky
Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissolution
Trade Paperback
Venki Ramakrishnan
Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome
Hardback
Robert Jobson
Charles At Seventy : Thoughts, Hopes and Dreams
Hardback
Michelle Obama
Becoming
Hardback

Developed in cooperation with:

Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther