Celebrate KulturNatten at The English Bookshop

Celebrate Culture Night at the bookshop

UPPSALA | Saturday 9th September

Celebrate KulturNatten at The English Bookshop! All events are free!

Storytelling for Children with Hannah

Meet award-winning Irish author Lisa McInerney

Mattias Boström & Sherlock

Click to read more about the evening events below

Author signing: Lisa McInerney in Stockholm

Signing: Lisa McInerney in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 9th Sept at 13:00

Meet Lisa McInerney! The Irish debut novelist Lisa Mc­Inerney became a major literary figure in the English-speaking world by winning both the prestigious Desmond Elliot award and the Baileys (formerly Orange) Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2016 for her debut novel The Glorious Heresies.

Her latest novel is The Blood Miracles.

(You can also meet Lisa in Uppsala in a KulturNatten event in our Uppsala shop at 18:00 on Sept 9th.)

Author reading: Judith Bourque – Robes of Silk, Feet of Clay

Robes of Silk, Feet of Clay – Judith Bourque

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 7th Sept at 18:30

The true story of a love affair with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Indian Guru. In the book Robes of Silk, Feet of Clay author Judith Bourque describes the unexpected love affair that developed with Maharishi when she went to India as a young woman to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation. 

Meet Judith Bourque in this reading/signing at the Stockholm shop. Free.

Releasefest Orkidépojken

Releasefest Orkidépojken

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 29th August from 18:00

We are proud to host the release party of long-time bookshop friend and blogger Helena Dahlgren's debut novel Orkidépojken in our Stockholm shop! Welcome to this free release event. (Swedish-speaking event, as the book is in Swedish. Details below.)

Books of the Month for August 2017


Discover the Books of the Month for August – there’s something for everyone!

Modern Fiction – Classics – Short stories

The Comet Seekers – Helen Sedgwick
One Day meets The Time Traveler’s Wife in this spellbinding, magical debut novel about love, loss, hope and heartbreak that shows us that for each of us, the world can be as lonely or as beautiful as the comets that illuminate the skies above us. Roisin and Francois first meet in the snowy white expanse of Antarctica. And everything changes.
Paperback 130:-

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town – Stephen Leacock 
Affectionately combining both the idyllic and ironic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town is a colourful, imaginative, and thoroughly entertaining portrait of small town Ontario. It's a brilliant satire about small towns, small-town people, and small-town occurrences. Life in Mariposa is never dull or ordinary.
Paperback 155:-

The Best Place on Earth – Ayelet Tsabari
These eleven spellbinding stories often focus on Israel’s Mizrahi Jews, featuring mothers and children, soldiers and bohemians, lovers and best friends, all searching for their place in the world.
Paperback 150:-

British Crime – Tough Crime

The City in Darkness – Michael Russell
Christmas 1939. In Europe the Phoney War hides carnage to come. In Ireland Detective Inspector Stefan Gillespie keeps tabs on Irishmen joining the British Forces. It's unpleasant work, but when an IRA raid on a military arsenal sends Garda Special Branch in search of guns and explosives, Stefan is soon convinced his boss, Superintendent Terry Gregory, is working for the IRA…
Paperback 150:-

The Disappeared – Anthony J. Quinn
Irish journalist Quinn’s fiction debut kicks off a series featuring Northern Ireland police inspector Celcius Daly. This first installment manages to both entertain and enlighten, taking decades of sectarian violence that preceded present-day calm and using this as the background for a suspenseful whodunit.
Paperback 130:-

Science-Fiction – Fantasy – Urban Fantasy

Red Rising – Pierce Brown
Darrow is a Helldiver. A pioneer of Mars.Born to slave beneath the earth so that one day, future generations might live above it.He is a Red – humankind’s lowest caste. But he has something the Golds - the ruthless ruling class - will never understand. He has a wife he worships, a family who give him strength. He has love. And when they take that from him, all that remains is revenge…
Paperback 130:-

Age of Myth – Michael J. Sullivan
Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever.
Paperback 120:-

Strange Practice – Vivian Shaw
Dr. Greta Helsing has inherited the family's highly specialized, and highly peculiar, medical practice. She treats the undead for a host of ills - vocal strain in banshees, arthritis in barrow-wights, and entropy in mummies.

It's a quiet, supernatural-adjacent life, until a sect of murderous monks emerges, killing human and undead Londoners alike. As terror takes hold of the city, Greta must use her unusual skills to stop the cult if she hopes to save her practice, and her life.
Paperback 130:-

Teen/Young Adult – Non-Fiction

Another Day in the Death of America – Gary Younge
24 hours. 8 states. 10 young lives lost to gun violence. A sharp portrait of America, painted in blood. ”Utterly gripping” – Naomi Klein.
Paperback 150:-

History is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera
Griffin has lost his first love in a drowning accident. Theo was his best friend, his ex-boyfriend and the one he believed he would end up with. Now, reeling from grief and worsening OCD, Griffin turns to an unexpected person for help. Theo's new boyfriend. But as their relationship becomes increasingly complicated, dangerous truths begin to surface. Griffin must make a choice: confront the past, or miss out on the future...
Paperback 130:-

Reading: Meet Nick Holdstock from Edinburgh

Reading Nick Holdstock Thursday 3rd Aug in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 3rd August at 18:30. Free!

Nick Holdstock will visit us from Edinburgh to read from his novel The Casualties. Join us for this interesting evening event. Free. 

In The Casualties, a man recounts the final weeks of his neighborhood in Edinburgh before the apocalyptic event that only a few of the eccentric residents will survive.

The Casualties explores how we see ourselves, our past and our possible futures. It asks the biggest question: How can we be saved?

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Party - Histories of the Future - Aug 5th

Signing and Mingling Party - Histories of the Future

UPPSALA | Saturday 5th August from 18:00

We are proud to be able to welcome you to a Signing & Mingling Party with authors & guests from Reception Histories of the Future – a conference on byzantinisms, speculative fiction, and the literary heritage of medieval empire.

Meet & mingle with the guests and authors, get their books and have them signed. Drinks & refreshments. Free!

Click Read more to, well, read more about this exciting evening in the bookshop.

Find your summer reading in Books of the Month for July


Summertime is indeed reading time. If you need to restock your reading pile, we’ll be open every day all summer to help you find your next book.

In fact, we have quite a few great reads in this month’s Books of the Month-pick. Check out the list below, and then check them out at the shop :-)

Smiley is back in September


Cover A Legacy of Spies – John le CarréCOVER REVEAL | Release in September

We are delighted to reveal the cover for A Legacy of Spies, the new novel from global bestselling author John le Carré. Release date: September 7th. Put in your pre-order today! (Hardback and trade paperback)

Meet Johan Theorin and discover the four (deadly) seasons of Öland

Nordic Noir Talks – Johan Theorin

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 6th July at 18:30

The Öland Quartet – dark mystery novels with some supernatural overtones, which mainly take place on the Swedish island of Öland; a small island in the Baltic Sea and a sunny and popular place for tourists to visit in the summer. In the winter however, the island is dark and cold and very few people live there.

The quartet covers the four seasons on the island. The stand-alone psychological thriller The Asylum takes place on the Swedish west coast.

Meet Johan Theorin at the Nordic Noir Talk in the Stockholm shop. Tickets 60:- (incl. refreshments) available at the Stockholm shop or online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-theorin

Titles by Johan Theorin

New in SF & Fantasy – 9 March 2018

Laini Taylor
Strange the Dreamer
Doctor Who: The Day She Saved the Doctor – Four Stories from the TARDIS
Yaba Badoe
A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
David Weber
A Call to Vengeance (Manticore Ascendant #3)
Tristan Palmgren
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Tangled Lands

New in Fiction – 1 Feb 2018

Jon McGregor
Reservoir 13
Ahmed Saadawi
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Jojo Moyes
Still Me
Trade Paperback
Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Jenny Colgan
The Endless Beach
Joanna Cannon
Three Things About Elsie
Trade Paperback

New in Sci-Fi - 1 Feb 2018

Douglas Adams
Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet
Pierce Brown
Iron Gold (Red Rising #4)
Trade Paperback
Ian McDonald
Luna: Wolf Moon (# 2)

Hot & New – 15 Dec 2017

Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express and other Hercule Poirot Mysteries
Isabel Allende
In the Midst of Winter
Philip Wilkinson
Phantom Architecture
Gayle Forman
Leave Me
Jerry Scott
What Was That All About? 20 Years of Our Favorite Zits Strips and Stories
David Weber
Shadow of Victory (Honor Harrington #14)

Stina recommends – 29 Nov 2017

Katherine Webb
The Hiding Places
Stephanie Garber
Kat Howard
Roses and Rot
Trade Paperback

Hot & New this week – 24 Nov 2017

Christopher Hitchens
Last Interview: And Other Conversations
Walter Isaacson
Leonardo Da Vinci
J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stane (Scots)
Gill Sims
Why Mommy Drinks: The Diary of an Exhausted Mom
Katherine Arden
The Girl in The Tower (Winternight #2)
Bob Dylan
The Nobel Lecture
P. C. Cast
Sun Warrior (Tales of a New World)
Trade Paperback
Joseph Stiglitz
The Euro: And its Threat to the Future of Europe

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