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

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The History of Hallowe’en in Uppsala


The History of Halloween

UPPSALA | Thursday 3rd Nov at 19:00

Trick or treat or Jack o’lantern? Witches abroad or all saints? 

Satisfy your curiosity as well as your longing for storytelling when Sara Lilja Visén and Stina Björkelid guide you through the history of Hallowe’en, with the help of stories and poems from days of yore to present days. 

There will also be time for the audience to read a few of their favourite ghost stories. 

Don’t be shy, don’t be scared – join us for a night of hauntings and horrors in the safety of the bookshop!

Date: Thursday 3rd November
When: 19:00 (the spooky hour...)
Where: The English Bookshop, Uppsala
How much: 80 kr, tea and cake included.

Book your seat now – remaining tickets sold at the door.

Horror reading group with Helena

Horror reading group with Helena

UPPSALA | Wednesday 9th November

How about some haunting horror for Halloween? Join our horrific suspenseful theme reading group in the Uppsala bookshop. 

Together with Helena Dahlgren (author of 100 Hemskaste) we’ll talk about Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House (and other scary things). Nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake as usual. Book is in stock, sign up at the bookshop and book your seat (limited number of participants).

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Podcast party at the Stockholm shop

Pod party and live recording

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 26th Oct 17:00–19:00

Ever wondered how a podcast is made? Join us in the bookshop for a ”live” recording of the wonderful Swedish book podcast ”En förbannad podd – en podd om böcker och andra tidsfördriv” by Sofia and Katta.

Come join us on Wednesday 26th October from 17:00 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the podcast. We will celebrate the anniversary with drinks and snacks and a special recording of the podcast live from our cosy bookshop. Live podcasting from 17:30.

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Scary storytime in Uppsala


Scary storytime for Children

UPPSALA | Saturday 22nd October at 11:00

Why do some things scare me but they don’t scare my friend? What are you scared of? Being swept out to sea? Going on a trip? Losing something? 

At story time on Saturday 22 October we’ll hear about how sometimes scary things aren’t that scary after all.

Welcome all 3–6 year olds for storytelling in the Uppsala bookshop!

Creative Writing Workshop with James van Loon

Creative Writing Workshop

Do you want to write the next bestseller? There’s a trend in new novels: the word girl is in their titles. The 'Girl' in the title is more than a marketing or branding trend, but also another writing voice. We will explore this voice and writing technique with 4 novels as well as the writing you will do in this creative writing workshop with James van Loon.

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
Steve Rasnic Tem
Ubo
Trade Paperback
Kim Stanley Robinson
New York 2140
Trade Paperback

New in Fantasy 6 April 2017

Space Wolves (Warhammer)
Paperback
Elan Mastai
All Our Wrong Todays
Hardback

New in Fiction 6 April 2017

Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13
Hardback
Dawn O’Porter
The Cows
Trade Paperback
Manuel Gonzales
The Regional Office is Under Attack!
Paperback

New in Fiction 31 March 2017

Rick Moody
Hotels of North America
Paperback
Alain Mabanckou
Black Moses
Hardback
Beth Lewis
The Wolf Road
Paperback

New Fiction 20170103

Lucy Dillon
All I Ever Wanted
Paperback
Keith Stuart
A Boy Made of Blocks
Paperback
Chinelo Okparanta
Under the Udala Trees
Paperback

New Art 20161117

Where's Banksy?: Banksy's Greatest Works in Context
Hardback
Chuck Palahniuk
Bait: Off-Color Stories for You to Color
Hardback
Diana Gabaldon
Outlander Colouring Book
Trade Paperback

New Non-Fiction 20161117

Marra, Peter , Santella, Chris
Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
Hardback
Ron Chernow
The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of A Remarkable Jewish Family
Trade Paperback
Wieland, Karin , Frisch, Shelley
Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives
Trade Paperback

New Fiction 20161117

Ethan Canin
ADoubter's Almanac
Paperback
Ann Hood
The Book That Matters Most
Hardback
Jonatham Lethem
A Gambler's Anatomy
Hardback

New Mystery/Thriller 20161107

Kellerman, Jesse , Kellerman, Jonathan
The Golem of Paris (Jacob Lev #2)
Paperback
Amy S. Foster
Uprising (The Rift)
Trade Paperback
Hideo Yokoyama
Six Four
Paperback

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Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther