Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story


Author visit: David Christian – Origin Story

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 18th Sept at 18.00
(please note *Tuesday*, a previous post stated the wrong weekday)

Author visit: DAVID CHRISTIAN, author of
Origin Story – A Big History of Everything

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future.

How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction?

Big History creator David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale.

Click to read more and how to get a ticket

Culture Night at the bookshop

Celebrate KulturNatten at the bookshop

UPPSALA | Saturday 8th September

Celebrate KulturNatten at the bookshop!

11.00 Storytelling for Children with David

18.00 Ann Charters on Tranströmer
Ann will talk about her new book Two Widows See Their Poets Sleeping, of poetry, her friendship with Tomas Tranströmer, and his funeral.

19.00 Reading, writing, and the books that inspire
A conversation between Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Helena Dahlgren on literature, horror, the joy of reading and the pleasures and hardships of writing.

Saturday 8th September. Free! 

Talk: The Literary Importance of August – Daniel Ogden

Talk: The Literary Importance of August – Daniel Ogden

UPPSALA | Thursday 23rd August 2018 at 19.00

Join us for this interesting talk by Daniel Ogden on the literary importance of August.

Tickets 60:- (incl tea & cake).
Get your ticket at the bookshop today. Limited number of seats.

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Join the new Non-Fiction reading group

Non-Fiction reading group: I am, I am, I am – Maggie O’Farrell

UPPSALA | Wednesday 29th August 2018 at 19.00

You wanted to discuss non-fiction books – we listened! Welcome to join the new Non-Fiction reading group in Uppsala. Our first book is I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell, a memoir that shows that life can be just as dramatic as fiction.

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Summer Book Box Competition

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Summer Book Box Competition

Enter in the Big Summer Book Box Competition – now also with private accounts!

”Where are you reading today?” Snap a picture of where you’re reading today (a reading selfie if you’d like or just of your special place) and share it with us on social media. You could win one of FIVE great Book Boxes, curated by us and chosen from the best summer recommendations by Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, TOR.com och LittleBrown. Each box contains 4 great books each (or more).

Click ”Read more” to read the competition instructions!

Midsummer Shop Hours

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Happy Midsummer

From all of us, to all of you:
HAPPY MIDSUMMMER!

Wherever you are, whatever the weather might be... we wish you a pleasant and relaxing weekend.

Speaking of relaxing; the staff is on reading retreats so the Uppsala shop is closed Fri–Sat and open again on Sunday 12–16. The Stockholm shop is closed all Midsummer weekend Fri–Sun.

Enjoy your holiday.

Author Talk: Alan Judd on MI6

Author Talk: Alan Judd on MI6

UPPSALA | Thursday 7th June at 19.00

Author Talk: ALAN JUDD on MI6
– the fascinating story of the launch of the British Secret Intelligence Service

Alan Judd, former soldier and diplomat, now renowned writer of spy thrillers and non-fiction will visit us to talk about MI6 and the fascinating and unique history of the launch of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service through the unusual life of its founder, Mansfield Cumming.

Thursday 7th June at 19.00
Ticket 60:- Get your ticket at the bookshop today. 
Refreshments and snacks. Limited number of seats.

Author Talk: Burkina Faso – Nothing Will Be As Before

Author Talk: Nothing will be as before

UPPSALA | Tuesday 29th May at 19.00

Author Talk: NOTHING WILL BE AS BEFORE

Join us for professor Sten Hagberg’s knowledge­able and inspiring talk about a changing ­Burkina Faso, as the country makes a break with its authoritarian past.

Nothing Will Be As Before is the result of ethnographic research on socio-­political transformations in Burkina Faso. With the popular insurrection in October 2014 that ousted President Blaise Compaoré from power, this country marks a break with its authoritarian past. Burkina Faso is engaged in democratic renewal, at the same time as political continuity is evident.

Tuesday 29th May at 19:00
Free, but sign up at the bookshop (limited seating) or by email: uppsalaevents@bookshop.se

Refreshments & snacks served.

In co-operation with Uppsala Forum for Africa Studies at Uppsala University.

GDPR - New EU regulation

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GDPR in effect from May 25th 2018

By now you are probably sick and tired of hearing of GDPR, so we’ll be brief:

We will continue to protect your privacy and personal data – you don’t need to do anything.

If you want to know more:

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation that will come into effect on May 25th 2018. It replaces the previous Swedish law ”Personuppgiftslagen”. For you as a customer that means even stronger protection of your personal data and gives you more control over its use.

» Read more about how we handle and protect your privacy and personal data

Doctor Who Night – Monsters & Villains

Doctor Who Night – Monsters & Villains

UPPSALA | Thursday 17th May at 19:00

DOCTOR WHO NIGHT – Monsters & Villains
Monsters galore when Sweden’s leading Who-expert Kristina Rudbjer delves into the world of Cybermen, Weeping angels, Daleks, Azorbaloffs and all manner of mysterious creatures throughout the last 55 years.

Dress up as your ­favourite monster or villain – or character!
Fabulous prizes to be won.

When: Thursday 17th May at 19:00
Where: The English Bookshop, Uppsala
How much: 60 kr – including tea & cake! Get your ticket today.
Why: to have fun, meet whovians and learn new, fun stuff about monsters!

Limited number of participants – get your ticket at the bookshop today!

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