Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 1st April at 10:00

Breakfast Talk: Craft and Book Discussion with Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee, a multiple award-winning British novelist, wants to talk to you about literature! Join us in the Stockholm shop for a breakfast talk.

Maggie has written eleven books and was the first female chair of the Royal Society of Literature. A long-time creative writing teacher, Maggie is currently working with Stockholm University’s creative writing students. 

In this talk Maggie will be reading from some of her more recent work and answering all your best writerly and readerly questions.

Advance tickets 60:- (includes coffee/tea and a light breakfast) available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at www.billetto.se/breakfast-maggie-gee

Nordic Noir Talks in Stockholm


Nordic Noir Talks Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Starting April 6th

We are extremely proud to announce NORDIC NOIR TALKS in our Stockholm shop – a series of talks on Nordic Noir and Scandinavian Mystery with some of the most well-known Swedish crime writers.

First out is Carin Gerhardsen on April 6th, followed by Jens Lapidus on April 27th.

Advance tickets available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at billetto.se

» Read more about the entire series and all the authors at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir

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.

New Non-Fiction – 7 May 2018

Duncan Larcombe
Prince Harry: The Inside Story
Paperback
Lisa Samson
Epitaph for the Ash: In Search of Recovery and Renewal
Hardback
Ben Fogle
English: A Story of Marmite, Queuing and Weather
Paperback

New Fiction – 7 May 2018

Arundhati Roy
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Paperback
Neel Mukherjee
A State of Freedom
Paperback
Rowan Coleman
The Summer of Impossible Things
Paperback

Even more new Non-Fiction – 7 May 2018

Caitlin Doyle
Unicornucopia: The Little Book of Unicorns
Hardback
Dean Burnett
The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why
Trade Paperback
Jenni Murray
A History of Britain in 21 Women: A Personal Selection
Paperback

Hot & New – 12 April 2018

Andrew Wilson
A Talent For Murder
Paperback
Madeline Miller
Circe
Hardback
Stefan Bollman
Women Who Read Are Dangerous
Hardback
Irivine Welsh
Dead Man’s Trousers
Hardback
Jo Nesbø
Macbeth (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Trade Paperback
Alexander McCall Smith
The Good Pilot, Peter Woodhouse
Hardback

Hot in Mystery – 22 March 2018

Elizabeth George
The Punishment She Deserves (Lynley #17)
Hardback
Jacqueline Winspear
To Die But Once (Maisie Dobbs #14)
Trade Paperback
Abir Mukherjee
A Necessary Evil
Paperback

New in Non-Fiction – 22 March 2018

Dan Jones
The Templars: The Rise and Fall of God's Holy Warriors
Paperback
Caroline Elton
Also Human: The Inner Lives of Doctors
Trade Paperback
Julia Crowe
My First Guitar: Tales of True Love and Lost Chords
Trade Paperback

New in SF & Fantasy – 9 March 2018

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

New in Fiction – 1 Feb 2018

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

Developed in cooperation with:

Multimediaambassaden, Mats Rytther