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).

» More info

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.

» Read more in the facebook event

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.

Celebrate #bookshopday 8th October

Bookshopday on Saturday 8th October

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Saturday 8th October

Saturday 8th October is #BOOKSHOPDAY – a celebration of the local independent bookshop and all it brings to the local community!

Visit us on Saturday and join the celebration. We have soooo many new titles to tempt you with ;-)

Or join our instagram photo competition and you could win a book bag designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith!

Enter the instagram photo competition and the bag could be yours! Capture the essence of a really good local bookshop in an image, post it on instagram and tag it with:

#bookshopday #ilovemybookshop @bookshop_se

Post your photo by Sunday 9th Oct at the latest. Your instagram profile needs to be public to enter the competition. Good luck!

Yucky story-time in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 8th October at 11:00

Some things are just yucky, right? Your friend’s wobbly tooth hanging on by a string? Blergh!
Cleaning your room? Yergh!

Yucky story-time at 11 o’clock on Saturday 8th October at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Wibble Wobble My Loose Tooth by Miriam Moss and Joanna Mockler Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells

Author reading: Lyn Coffin - The First Honeymoon

Author reading: Lyn Coffin – The First Honeymoon

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 8th Oct at 10:00

Lyn Coffin is the award winning author of 30 books. Lyn will be reading stories from her short story collection “The First Honeymoon” which is being reissued by Iron Twine Press. The event is free and starts nice and early at 10:00 on Saturday 8th October.

”The edginess of Joyce Carol Oates; the ability, like John Updike, to extract human drama from the mundane, the suburban, the often-overlooked common experience; the twisting of form to the service of story, a la Alice Munro; the poeticism of Virginia Woolf; the quirk and off-beat humor of Richard Brautigan—all these elements come together in Lyn Coffin’s distinctive style.”

Release: 99 Peculiarities of American Presidents

Book release: 99 Peculiarities of American Presidents

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 5th Oct at 18:00

This year we are facing one of the most unusual presidential election campaigns in the world´s only remaining super power. But who said that this has been an unique event?

Please join us in the Stockholm shop as Professor Wilhelm Engström, president of the Swedish British Society, presents his new book; ”99 Peculiarities of American Presidents”.

This book will reveal amongst other peculiarities that one president was a furry mutton‑chopped chief executive who made pronouncements from his bathroom, another who graduated from being a hangman to President, another who compared work in the White House to travails in other less salubrious establishments, not to mention the President who was approached to run for the office by both sides.

Wilhelm Engström, on this day just back from the United States, will be introducing his new book as well as giving some fresh reflections on the momentum of the current presidential campaign. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Please let us know if you are planning to attend this interesting evening; email us at stockholm@bookshop.se or call 08-790 55 10.

Books of the month for October

General Fiction: Jonathan Coe – Number 11

British Crime: Steve Burrows – A Siege of Bitterns

Tough Crime: Brian Panowich – Bull Mountain

Fantasy: Natasha Pulley – The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Science Fiction: James P. Smythe – Way Down Dark

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Amanda Downum – Dreams of Shreds and Tatters

Teen reading: David Arnold – Kids of Appetite

Classic of the Month: Christopher Isherwood – Mr Norris Changes Trains

Non-Fiction: Kim Barker – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

 

Jonathan Coe – Number 11 Steve Burrows – A Siege of Bitterns (Birder's Mystery #1) Brian Panowich – Bull MountainNatasha Pulley – The Watchmaker of Filigree StreetJames P. Smythe – Way Down Dark (Australia #1)Amanda Downum – Dreams of Shreds and TattersDavid Arnold – Kids of Appetite Christopher Isherwood – Mr Norris Changes Trains Kim Barker – Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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

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