Discover the new Book Club Card

Discover the Book Club Card

Give 3 months of reading joy
with the new Book Club Card!

Give that someone special (or yourself!) three months of reading joy with the new Book Club Card.

Choose freely from the different cate­go­ries in our Book of the Month selection. Discover a new genre each month, or stay with the favourite one. A book a month, every other month – or all three at once for the eager reader.

Ask about the Book Club Card next time you’re in the bookshop. And ask yourself, who would like to get three months of reading joy for Christmas...

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

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

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

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

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

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