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Meet Christoffer Carlsson – Nordic Noir Talk

Nordic Noir Talk – Christoffer Carlsson

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 14 Sept 18:30

Meet Christoffer Carlsson
and get to know detective Leo Junker and the world of crime

The Leo Junker series – about a young police officer teetering on the edge of the law, crippled by both trauma in the past and bad judgment in the present. Although Leo can’t let go of the crimes he must investigate, his obsession isn’t due to some deep sense of duty; Leo is haunted by the crimes because they in some way seem to be about him.

As a criminologist, Christoffer Carlsson is more interested in the motivations behind the crimes than the crimes themselves. His books are about the why rather than the what. And, most of all, they are about the who.

Recently released: October is the Coldest Month, a young adult mystery.

Tickets 60:- (incl snacka and refreshments) online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-carlsson or at the bookshop.

The Leo Junker series and the young adult mystery October is the Coldest Month

Release party: Lagom

Release: Lagom – The Swedish Secret of Living Well

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 12th Sept at 18:30

Release for ”Lagom: The Swedish Secret of Living Well” by Lola A Åkerström

As the Swedish proverb goes, ‘Lagom är bäst’ (The right amount is best). ”Lagom” sums up the Swedish psyche and is a way of living that promotes harmony. Full of insights and beautiful photographs, this authentic guide will help you make small, simple changes to your everyday life – whether that’s your diet, lifestyle, money, work or your home – so you can have a happier, more ­balanced way of living.

Award-winning writer and photographer Lola (Akinmade) Åkerström has photographed and dispatched from roughly 60 countries for various publications. Read more about her and view her photos at www.akinmade.com

Bring a friend and explore the Swedish concept of ”lagom”!

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.)

Our Sofo shop is turning two!

Sofo shop turning two! 3-for-2 on everything

STOCKHOLM | Fri 18th–Sun 20th

Our Stockholm shop in Sofo is TURNING TWO! This is cause for celebration!

SPECIAL OFFER 3–for–2 on everything in the Stockholm shop all weekend, Friday 18th – Sunday 20th (shop open late).

The neighbourhood festival NYTORGSFESTEN is also on all weekend; music & festivities all over the neighbourhood until late. The bookshop also stays open late, so do come by for a fun evening in Sofo!

The famous jazz club Fasching celebrates 40 years on Saturday with concerts in Vitabergsparken, and on Saturday night Södermalm is hosting the festive midnight running event Midnattsloppet.

Welcome to a very special weekend in Sofo!

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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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

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 www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-sweden

Limited seating – get your ticket today.

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 www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-sten or at the Stockholm bookshop

Visit Viveca Sten's website at www.vivecasten.com

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

The Sandhamn Murders in English

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