Nordic Noir Talk: Meet Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin

Nordic Noir Talks: Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 15th June at 18:30

Sweden – a haven of tranquility and benevolence or a cesspit of corruption and dastardly deeds? One thing’s for sure: it has captured the imagination of crime fiction enthusiasts around the world. From the pretty little coastal villages in the south to the wide open expanses of the north, Sweden has become the setting for some of the most intriguing crime writing in modern time.

Prepare for a spine-chilling adventure as we investigate the famous people and places that have made Sweden a crime fiction wonderland together with Anita Shenoi (author of several books on Sweden) and Gabriella Ullberg Westin (author of the Swedish crime series Murders in Hudiksvall).

Advance tickets 60:- (incl. refreshments) are available at the bookshop or online from

Limited seating – get your ticket today.

Release Party: Parallel Lines – Steven Savile

Release Party: Parallel Lines – Steven Savile

UPPSALA | Monday 12th June at 19:00

Release Party & Author Interview

Steven Savile (author of our Tough Crime Book of the Month) and James van Loon in a literary conversation about Savile’s new book Parallel Lines. Feel free to join in and ask your own questions!

Release Party for Parallel Lines. Author reading, signing and mingling. Welcome to join the party!

Author signing: Ann Leckie, Kameron Hurley, Katherine Arden

Sci-Fi Fantasy Author Signing

UPPSALA | Friday 26th May at 16:00

We are proud to welcome authors from Kontur 2017, this year’s national SF and Fantasy convention that is held in Uppsala!

Meet and greet and get your books signed by:
Ann Leckie, author of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning series Imperial Radch.
Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion, The Geek Feminist Revolution, and many more.
Katherine Arden, author of The Bear and the Nightingale.

Nordic Noir Talk: Meet Viveca Sten

Meet Viveca Sten – Nordic Noir Talks

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 30th may at 18:30

The Sandhamn Murders series makes us wonder: What secrets can an idyllic island hide…

The enormously popular series by Viveca Sten has been made into a successful TV miniseries that has been broadcast around the world and more than 4 million copies of her books have been sold. The third book in the series, Guiltless, is to be published just before the talk.

Meet Viveca on Tuesday 30th May at 18:30 in the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at or at the Stockholm bookshop

Visit Viveca Sten's website at

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at
Next up in the series are Anita Shenoi & Gabriella Ullberg Westin on June 15th.

The Sandhamn Murders in English

We’re the Shop of the Year 2017!

Celebrating the Shop of the Year Award

The English Bookshop in Uppsala was awarded the Årets Handel 2017 award (Shop of the Year) at an awards ceremony at Uppsala Castle last night!

Wow. What a great night and wonderful morning.
Thank you, everyone, for your kindness and love.
We wouldn't be here without you!

– Jan, Christer & Fantabulous Crew – custodians of the 2017 Uppsala Shop of the Year Award!

Video interview at the award ceremony at Uppsala Castle

In the media:

» Videointervju UNT: De vann årets handel
» Svensk Bokhandel: Bokhandel vinner pris
» Uppgång/Näringsliv i Uppland: Galans alla vinnare

Books of the Month – May 2017

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan - Harmless Like YouVirginia Woolf - OrlandoKate Ellis - A High Mortality of DovesChristopher Charles - The ExiledRenée Ahdieh - The Wrath and the DawnKameron Hurley - The Stars are LegionTim Powers - Medusa’s WebAngie Thomas - The Hate U GiveHisham Matar - The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In BetweenRebecca Schiff - The Bed Moved

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for May!

General Fiction: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan – Harmless Like You 

Classic: Virginia Woolf – Orlando

British Crime: Kate Ellis – A High Mortality of Doves

Tough Crime: Christopher Charles – The Exiled

Fantasy: Renée Ahdieh – The Wrath and the Dawn

Science Fiction: Kameron – The Stars are Legion

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Tim Powers – Medusa’s Web

Teen reading: Angie Thomas – The Hate U Give

Non-Fiction: Hisham Matar – The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

Short Story Collection: Rebecca Schiff – The Bed Moved

Click Read more to... eh, read more in the title presentations.

Breakfast Talk with Yuri Herrera

Breakfast Talk with Yuri Herrera

STOCKHOLM | Friday 12th May at 10:00

Meet Mexican author Yuri Herrera, author of the critically acclaimed Signs Preceding the End of the World, The Transmigration of Bodies and the just released Kingdom Cons.

Advance tickets 60:- (includes coffee/tea and a light breakfast) are available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at Billetto

» Read more on the facebook event page (and feel free to share!)

Book signing with Robin Hobb


Book Signing Robin Hobb

UPPSALA | Tuesday 9th May at 12:30

ROBIN HOBB signs her new book Assassin’s Fate, the concluding third part in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, in the Uppsala shop on Tuesday 9th May at 12:30.

PRE-BOOK your copy of Assassin’s Fate to make sure you get a copy at the signing. 

PRE-ORDER a personalized signed copy if you can’t make it to the signing in person. (Or if you want to pick it up at the Stockholm shop.)

Limited number of copies in this delivery, so do get your pre-booking/order in right away!

Nordic Noir Talks: Meet Jens Lapidus

Meet Jens Lapidus – Nordic Noir Talks

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 27th April at 18:30

The Stockholm Noir trilogy has already become a phenomenon in Sweden and abroad. His own professional experience as a criminal defense lawyer has given him unusual insights into a world that most people would rather not acknowledge.

Critics have tagged him ”a Swedish James Ellroy”, a truth-telling author who writes about life on the streets and depicts the underbelly of Swedish society.

Just released in English: Stockholm Delete.

Meet Jens on Thursday 27th April at 18:30 in the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at or at the Stockholm bookshop

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at
Next up in the series is Viveca Sten on May 30th.

Talk: Dropping into History - WWII

Dropping into History

UPPSALA | Thursday 27th April at 19:00

Two young men (one from Britain, one from Poland) were parachuted into German occupied Europe during the 2nd World War. Both became heroes in their own right and wrote books about their experiences.

Join us in the bookhshop and listen to their sons Paul Kessel and Janusz Zabielski recall their fathers’ unique contributions to the fight against Nazism and talk about the books ­Surgeon at Arms and First to Return.

Tickets 60 kr – get your ticket today at the bookshop.

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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