Panel discussion ”The Power of Good Bookshops”

Panel discussion ”The Power of Good Bookshops”

UPPSALA | Wednesday 13 September at 19:00. Free, but ticketed.

Do we need bookshops in the twenty-first century? If so, what makes a good one? In the age of one-click shopping, why are bookshops – and how do they become – essential places of discovery, refuge, and fulfillment that enrich the communities that are lucky enough to have them.

Sign up & join this panel discussion, for trade folk as well as bookshop lovers and customers.

Special guest is Jeff Deutsch, this year's Adam Helms Lecturer at Uppsala University (lecture on Tuesday 12 Sept).

Sign up & join the panel discussion on the role of the physical bookshop in contemporary society with Jeff Deutsch, Mats Ahlström (former president of the Swedish Booksellers Association), and Jan Smedh (co-founder of The English Bookshop). The discussion is in English.

The event is free, but ticketed – book your ticket today!
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(Since seating is limited, please only book if you can make it.)

Wednesday 13th September 2023 at 19:00
at The English Bookshop, Svartbäcksgatan 19 in Uppsala.

Happy Midsummer


Happy Midsummer!

Midsummer Eve & Midsummer Day (Friday 23rd–Saturday 24th June) the bookshops are closed for R&R (Reading & Relaxation). And possibly some dancing and herring eating as well.

On Sunday we’re open as usual:
– Uppsala open 12–17
– Stockholm open 12–17
– Göteborg open 12–16 

Happy Midsummer & enjoy the sun!

Author visit: Ben Aitken – ”Here Comes the Fun”


Author visit: Ben Aitken – ”Here Comes the Fun”

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 15 June at 18:00. Free event.

Food fights, fishing and French cooking – learn about author Ben Aitken’s year of actively pursuing fun.

Author Visit: Ben Aitken presents Here Comes the Fun – a year of making merry.

Join the fun in the Stockholm bookshop as Ben Aitken presents his latest book and his year of actively pursuing fun, in conversation with Veronica from the bookshop.

STOCKHOLM Thursday 15th June at 18:00
Free event – bring your friends. Refreshments.

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Are you getting enough? Ben Aitken wasn’t. ­Increasingly flat and decreasingly zen, he knew that something had to change. So he joined a lawn bowls club.

About a week later, he continued his assault on the doldrums by taking a cheerleading class. Then – with an almost entirely reformed selfhood winking appealingly on the horizon – he went cold-water swimming and was back to square one. Despite the inevitable setbacks and missteps, it was becoming clear to Aitken that the very pursuit of fun was a great route to feeling less naff.

Although the results were mixed, the author’s year of making merry left him feeling undoubtedly … better. Which invites the question: if fun is such a reliable mood-swinger, shouldn't we be having more of it? 

Dalloway Day Talk

Dalloway Day Talk Wed 14 June

UPPSALA | Wednesday 14 June at 19:00

TALK on Dalloway Day 2023
by Görel Kristina Näslund & Daniel Ogden

On June 14, 1923, Mrs Dalloway decided to buy the flowers herself…

To remember this momentous occasion 100 years ago, join us in the bookshop to celebrate the international Dalloway Day!

Daniel Ogden and Görel Kristina Näslund will talk about Virginia Woolf, her impact on literature and of course the incomparable novel Mrs Dalloway.

Görel Kristina Näslund’s recently published biography of Woolf (in Swedish) will be for sale during the evening, as well as Mrs Dalloway and other titles by Virginia Woolf.

Tea and celebratory cake afterwards!

UPPSALA Wednesday 14th June at 19:00
Tickets 75:- (incl. tea and cake).

Book your ticket today – sign up with the bookshop. (Any remaining tickets at the door)

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Author visit & talk: ”How Economics Can Save the World” – Erik Angner & Emma Frans

Author visit & talk ”How Economics Can Save the World” – Erik Angner & Emma Frans

UPPSALA | Tuesday 13 June at 19:00. Free event.

Author visit & Talk:
”How Economics Can Save the World”
– Simple Ideas to Solve Our Biggest Problems

Author Erik Angner (economist, Prof. of Practical ­Philo­sophy) presents his book and ideas in conversation with Emma Frans (Dr. of ­Epidemiology, science journalist & author – and one of Sweden’s most hilarious twitter personalities).

Welcome to an interesting evening at the bookshop!

UPPSALA Tuesday 13th June at 19:00
Free event – bring a friend! Refreshments!

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Author event: ”Once Upon a Time in Uppsala” – Shirin Amani Azari

Author event: ”Once Upon a Time in Uppsala” – Shirin Amani Azari

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 10th June at 12:00. Free event.

Meet Shirin Amani Azari (author, psychotherapist and activist) as she presents her autobiographical novel of the 12-year-old Shirin arriving from war-stricken Iran to her new home, Sweden. Acclimatising to the weather and culture of Sweden, whilst trying to stay in touch with their Iranian heritage. In conversation with Ryan from the Stockholm bookshop.

STOCKHOLM Saturday 10 June at 12:00
Free event – bring your friends.
Talk & refreshments in our summer courtyard.

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Eurocon Talk: ”What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing” – Martha Wells & Sarah Underwood

Eurocon Talk ”What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing” – Martha Wells & Sarah Underwood

UPPSALA | Friday 9th June at 19:00. Free

Welcome to a conversation in the Uppsala bookshop with Eurocon Guest of Honour Martha Wells, and the ­English Bookshop Special Guest Sarah Underwood, on the many facets of writing.

From experiencing publication for the first time, or returning to a series or character that’s well known, to writing for a young adult demographic in the age of BookTok, or re-shaping a story or world already established and making it your own.

The panel is followed by a signing and a mingle in the bookshop.

UPPSALA Friday 9th June at 19:00
Free event – bring a friend! (Limited space)

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Musical After-Work with Marina Elezovic

Musical AW with Marina Elezovic

STOCKHOLM | Friday 9th June from 17:45. Free event

Wind down after a busy week with a musical AW with friends &  live acoustic music in the bookshop!

Marina Elezovic (MAR) is a Croatian/Canadian indie folk singer songwriter based in London, currently recording her third album. She’ll start performing in our summer street outside the shop and then brings her performance in to our cozy bookshop.

STOCKHOLM Friday 9th June from 17:45
Free event, bring your friends! Snacks & refreshments.

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National Day shop hours 2023


Shop hours on National Day June 6th: 12–16

On Sweden’s National Day, Tuesday 6th June, all our shops are open 12–16.

WestPride author visit: ”Gender Euphoria” – Laura Kate Dale

Pride author visit ”Gender Euphoria” – Laura Kate Dale
GÖTEBORG | Monday 5 June at 19:15. Free event

We are proud to host author Laura Kate Dale for a talk about her anthology book Gender Euphoria as part of WestPride in Göteborg.

Laura has assembled stories from non-cisgender authors who wants to share and celebrate the euphoric feelings they have experienced in coming out.

The book shows how there is another side to coming out as non-cisgender than the discomfort-filled one most often showed and discussed in the public eye. To finally being able to be ones most authentic self, unrestrained by the gender identity assigned to us based on our biological sex at birth, can be filled with happiness and freedom.

GÖTEBORG Monday 5 June at 19:15
Free event – bring your friends! Refreshments.

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