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...

New in Fiction 6 Sept 2017

Ruth Hogan
The Keeper of Lost Things
Paperback
Nicole Krauss
Forest Dark
Hardback
Claire North
The End of the Day
Paperback

New in Mystery 6 Sept 2017

Val McDermid
Insidious Intent (Tony Hill/Carol Jordan #10)
Trade Paperback
Sharon Bolton
Dead Woman Walking
Paperback
Janet Evanovich
Turbo Twenty-Three (Stephanie Plum 23)
Paperback

New in Non-Fiction 6 Sept 2017

Trevor Noah
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Paperback
Matt Simon
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar
Paperback
Peter Ackroyd
Revolution: A History of England Volume IV
Paperback

New in Fiction 3 August 2017

Benjamin Warner
Thirst
Paperback
Wray Delaney
An Almond for a Parrot
Paperback
Terri Fleming
Perception
Paperback
Anthony Quinn
Freya
Paperback
Melissa Pimentel
Jenny Sparrow Knows the Future
Paperback
Mark Lawson
The Allegations
Paperback

New in SF/Fantasy 3 August 2017

Katherine Arden
The Bear and the Nightingale
Paperback
Natasha Pulley
The Bedlam Stacks
Trade Paperback
Peter F. Hamilton
The Night Without Stars
Paperback

New in Fiction 13 June 2017

Aravind Adiga
Selection Day
Paperback
Colson Whitehead
The Underground Railroad
Paperback
Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Hardback

New in Sci-Fi 13 June 2017

Cixin Liu
The Wandering Earth (Stories)
Trade Paperback
Becky Chambers
A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2)
Paperback
Emma Geen
The Many Selves of Katherine North
Paperback

New Non-Fiction 9 May 2017

Dave Anthony
The United States of Absurdity: Untold Stories from American History
Hardback
Anna Keay
Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth
Paperback
Tiffany Dufu
Drop the Ball: Expect Less from Yourself, Get More from Him, and Flourish at Work & Life
Trade Paperback

New HOT titles 9 May 2017

Haruki Murakami
Men Without Women: Stories
Hardback
Paula Hawkins
Into the Water
Hardback
Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Paperback

New in Sci-Fi 6 April 2017

Elizabeth Moon
Cold Welcome (Vatta’s Peace #1)
Paperback

New in Fantasy 6 April 2017

Space Wolves (Warhammer)
Paperback

Developed in cooperation with:

Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther