Books of the Month – May 2017

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan - Harmless Like YouVirginia Woolf - OrlandoKate Ellis - A High Mortality of DovesChristopher Charles - The ExiledRenée Ahdieh - The Wrath and the DawnKameron Hurley - The Stars are LegionTim Powers - Medusa’s WebAngie Thomas - The Hate U GiveHisham Matar - The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In BetweenRebecca Schiff - The Bed Moved

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for May!

General Fiction: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan – Harmless Like You 

Classic: Virginia Woolf – Orlando

British Crime: Kate Ellis – A High Mortality of Doves

Tough Crime: Christopher Charles – The Exiled

Fantasy: Renée Ahdieh – The Wrath and the Dawn

Science Fiction: Kameron – The Stars are Legion

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Tim Powers – Medusa’s Web

Teen reading: Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give

Non-Fiction: Hisham Matar – The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

Short Story Collection: Rebecca Schiff – The Bed Moved

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Breakfast Talk with Yuri Herrera

Breakfast Talk with Yuri Herrera

STOCKHOLM | Friday 12th May at 10:00

Meet Mexican author Yuri Herrera, author of the critically acclaimed Signs Preceding the End of the World, The Transmigration of Bodies and the just released Kingdom Cons.

Advance tickets 60:- (includes coffee/tea and a light breakfast) are available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at Billetto www.billetto.se/195035

» Read more on the facebook event page (and feel free to share!)

Book signing with Robin Hobb

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Book Signing Robin Hobb

UPPSALA | Tuesday 9th May at 12:30

ROBIN HOBB signs her new book Assassin’s Fate, the concluding third part in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, in the Uppsala shop on Tuesday 9th May at 12:30.

PRE-BOOK your copy of Assassin’s Fate to make sure you get a copy at the signing. 

PRE-ORDER a personalized signed copy if you can’t make it to the signing in person. (Or if you want to pick it up at the Stockholm shop.)

Limited number of copies in this delivery, so do get your pre-booking/order in right away!

Nordic Noir Talks: Meet Jens Lapidus

Meet Jens Lapidus – Nordic Noir Talks

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 27th April at 18:30

The Stockholm Noir trilogy has already become a phenomenon in Sweden and abroad. His own professional experience as a criminal defense lawyer has given him unusual insights into a world that most people would rather not acknowledge.

Critics have tagged him ”a Swedish James Ellroy”, a truth-telling author who writes about life on the streets and depicts the underbelly of Swedish society.

Just released in English: Stockholm Delete.

Meet Jens on Thursday 27th April at 18:30 in the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-lapidus or at the Stockholm bookshop

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir
Next up in the series is Viveca Sten on May 30th.

Talk: Dropping into History - WWII

Dropping into History

UPPSALA | Thursday 27th April at 19:00

Two young men (one from Britain, one from Poland) were parachuted into German occupied Europe during the 2nd World War. Both became heroes in their own right and wrote books about their experiences.

Join us in the bookhshop and listen to their sons Paul Kessel and Janusz Zabielski recall their fathers’ unique contributions to the fight against Nazism and talk about the books ­Surgeon at Arms and First to Return.

Tickets 60 kr – get your ticket today at the bookshop.

Join the Crime Reading Group

Join the Crime Reading Group

UPPSALA

Reader of mystery novels?
Lover of crimes?

Join the Crime Reading Group in Uppsala! We meet once a month to discuss a mystery novel, either a more hard-boiled, noir kind of book (Tough Crime), or a more classic crime (British Crime). Leading the discussions is author James van Loon.

On Monday 24 April we’re dissecting Sunset City by Melissa Ginsburg and on Monday 22 May we discuss what’s making A High Mortality of Doves by Kate Ellis fly. (The novel that is, the doves aren’t flying anywhere...)

Sign up at the bookshop.

Books of the Month – April 2017

Mark Thompson – DustJulia Chapman – Date with DeathMelissa Ginsburg – Sunset CityVic James – Gilded CageBrenda Cooper – Edge of DarkLaura Bickle – Nine of StarsBecky Albertalli – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens AgendaIris Murdoch – A Severed HeadHope Jahren – Lab GirlAnnie Proulx – Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for April!

General Fiction: Mark Thompson – Dust

Classic: Iris Murdoch – A Severed Head

British Crime: Julia Chapman – Date with Death

Tough Crime: Melissa Ginsburg – Sunset City

Fantasy: Vic James – Gilded Cage

Science Fiction: Brenda Cooper – Edge of Dark

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Laura Bickle – Nine of Stars

Teen reading: Becky Albertalli – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Non-Fiction: Hope Jahren – Lab Girl

Short Story Collection: Annie Proulx – Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories

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Nordic Noir Talks: Meet Carin Gerhardsen

Meet Carin Gerhardsen

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 6th April at 18:30

Meet Carin Gerhardsen on Thursday – if you dare…

Meet Carin Gerhardsen on Thursday 6th April in our Stockholm shop. We say ’if you dare’ only because she’s literally been killing off people in southern Stockholm for years in her Hammarby novels (to be fair she’s been solving the crimes as well with a little help from Detective Inspector Conny Sjöberg and his murder investigation team at the Hammarby police).

Meet Carin at our first Nordic Noir Talk on Thursday 6th April at 18:30 at the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-gerhardsen or at the Stockholm bookshop

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir
Next up in the series is Jens Lapidus on April 27th.

Release Party for Two Thirds North 2017

Release party Two Thirds North 2017

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 5th April at 19:00

Literature! Music! Snacks and refreshments! 

It must be the release party for TWO THIRDS NORTH, Stockholm University's journal of international literature! 

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 1st April at 10:00

Breakfast Talk: Craft and Book Discussion with Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee, a multiple award-winning British novelist, wants to talk to you about literature! Join us in the Stockholm shop for a breakfast talk.

Maggie has written eleven books and was the first female chair of the Royal Society of Literature. A long-time creative writing teacher, Maggie is currently working with Stockholm University’s creative writing students. 

In this talk Maggie will be reading from some of her more recent work and answering all your best writerly and readerly questions.

Advance tickets 60:- (includes coffee/tea and a light breakfast) available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at www.billetto.se/breakfast-maggie-gee

Books of the Month – August 2019

Madeline Miller
Circe
Paperback

General Fiction pick of the month

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Alexia Arthurs
How to Love a Jamaican: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

T. E. Kinsey
A Quiet Life in the Country
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

James A. McLaughlin
Bearskin
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Amal el-Mohtar
This Is How You Lose the Time War
Paperback

& Max Gladstone

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Peter McLean
Priest of Bones
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Suyi Davies Okungbowa
David Mogo, Godhunter
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Kwame Anthony Appiah
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Paperback

Non-Fiction pick of the month

Samuel Miller
A Lite Too Bright
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Books of the Month – July 2019

Lex Coulton
Falling Short
Paperback

Modern Fiction pick of the month

Ann Radcliffe
A Sicilian Romance
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

Anjali Sachdeva
All the Names They Use for God
Paperback

Short Stories pick of the month

Gillian Galbraith
The End of the Line
Paperback

Mystery pick of the month

Edgar Cantero
This Body’s Not Big Enough For the Both of Us
Paperback

Noir pick of the month

Özgür Mumcu
The Peace Machine
Paperback

Sci-Fi pick of the month

Alex Stewart
A Fistful of Elven Gold
Paperback

Fantasy pick of the month

Richard Kadrey
The Grand Dark
Paperback

Urban Fantasy pick of the month

Rory Power
Wilder Girls
Paperback

Teen/Young Adult pick of the month

Rose McGowan
Brave
Paperback

Non-Fiction/Biography pick of the month

Hot & New – 8 April 2019

Suzy Hansen
Notes on a Foreign Country
Paperback

An American Abroad in a Post-American World

Mike Ripley
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Paperback

The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to the Eagle Has Landed

Laura Freeman
The Reading Cure: How Books Restored My Appetite
Paperback
Arkady Martine
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan)
Trade paperback
James S. A. Corey
Tiamat’s Wrath (Expanse #8)
Trade paperback
Susan Hill
The Comforts of Home
Paperback

DCS Simon Serailler #9

New Titles – 31 January 2019

Bridget Collins
The Binding
Hardback
James Marlon
Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Trade Paperback
Jin Yong
A Bond Undone
Trade Paperback

Legends of the Condor Heroes Vol. 2

Jane Harper
The Lost Man
Trade Paperback
Mick Finlay
The Murder Pit
Paperback

(An Arrowood Mystery 2)

Elly Griffiths
The Stone Circle
Trade Paperback

(Ruth Galloway #11)

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