World Poetry Day 2022 in Stockholm


World Poetry Day in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Monday 21 March at 18.00

Celebrate World Poetry Day in the Stockholm bookshop together with poets and fellow poetry lovers.

Welcome to bring your own poems for an open mic reading opportunity! 

Monday 21 March at 18.00
Free event with poetry readings and refreshments!

UNESCO World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural & linguistic expression and identity. Practised throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.

A Year with Jane Austen – Lady Susan & Sanditon


Austen reading group – Lady Susan, Sanditon

UPPSALA | Thursday 17 March at 19:00

Welcome to a Year with Jane Austen! We have been longing to give some focus to one of our favourite authors for a while, and now it’s time. Welcome to a Jane Austen year at The English Bookshop!

We start off with a reading group and discussion about two of her lesser known works: Sanditon and Lady Susan. This reading group meets up already in a week on Thursday 17th March at 19.00 in the bookshop to discuss these two short novels (so there’s still time to be able to read them before the meeting). They are both collected in the same book, which also brings you a third novel as a bonus – The Watsons.

Book your seat today! This will take place in the Uppsala shop, so please remember to book a seat in advance and prepare for tea and cakes and conversation!

Welcome on Thursday 17th March at 19.00, and hopefully we’ll get to know a favourite author a little bit better!

Stay tuned for more Austen events during this year with Jane Austen.

Thank You Weekend – 3for2 on everything!


Thank You Weekend 25-27 February – 3for2 on everything

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Fri 25–Sun 27 February 2022

3for2 on everything in our shops! All Thank You Weekend, Friday 25–Sunday 27 February 2022. A small way of saying Thank You for sticking with us and supporting us during the pandemic (and fingers crossed it will be over soon, for realz. The pandemic, that is...).

3for2 on everything in our shops (well, except staff and bookshelves), all weekend. (Unfortunately only on in-shop purchases this time.)

Every third book (or item) for free. Buy 3 – pay for 2. Buy 6 – pay for 4. Buy 9 – pay for 6. (you get the idea…)

Don’t forget to bring your shopping bags (or big wheelie trunks, if we know you right...) ;-)


We’ve been through a lot together… Through thick and thin, pandemic and restrictions, supply chain delays and lorry shortages – you have supported the bookshop in so many different ways.

THANK YOU! We knew our customers were the best, yet you managed to surprise us once again by the extent of your support and love for the bookshop.

This Thank You Weekend and 3for2 offer is just a small way of trying to say THANK YOU for your continued love and support. And we can’t wait to see you in the shops so we can thank you in person!

Harry Potter Book Night Quiz!


Show off your Harry Potter knowledge and you could win Harry Potter swag!

» Enter the quiz contest here

Quiz form closes on Friday 4 February at 23:59 Swedish time.

If you missed the livestream on Magical Journeys – links to the replay at

Harry Potter Booknight 2022 - Online


Harry Potter Booknight 2022 – Magical Journeys

ONLINE | Thursday 3 Feb at 19:00
Harry Potter Booknight 2022

Magical Journeys in the Harry Potter World

Floo powder – Flying cars – Portkeys.
What is fact and what is fantasy?

Join Harry Potter aficionado Karolina Andersdotter and physicist Anna Davour to find out everything you ever wanted to know about ­magical travelling in the Harry Potter world. And don’t miss the online quiz!

Welcome, one and all – your magical journey awaits!

Thursday 3 February 19:00

» watch replay on youtube

» watch replay on facebook

» enter the quiz contest (form closes Friday 4th Feb at 23:59)

Shops closed Monday 31st January


Shops closed on Monday 31 January

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | Monday 31 January 2022

On Monday 31 January our shops are closed for stock inventory. We got some 24.000+ titles and barcodes to scan. Now let’s see: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...

Welcome back on Tuesday (or email us in the meantime).

Winners in the Christmas Signed Books Contest


And the winners are…

Congratulations to these lucky winners of signed books in the Christmas Signed Book contest. All winners have been notified.

  • Julia S. in Uppsala
  • Kenza J. in Stockholm
  • Åsa S. in Stockholm
  • Naila J.B. in Stockholm
  • Julia N. in Stockholm
  • Anna-Maria D. in Malmö
  • Elon S. in Uppsala
  • Isabelle R. in Uppsala
  • Karin L. in Uppsala
  • Hedvig A. in Upplands Väsby
  • Emma J. in Uppsala
  • Anna A. in Norrköping
  • Thomas E. in Uppsala
  • Lars B. in Västerås
  • Christina P. in Stockholm
  • Tilly G. in Uppsala
  • Malin U. in Limhamn
  • Stefany T. in Uppsala
  • Philip H. in Upplands Väsby
  • Jenny B. in Uppsala

Congratulations and enjoy the read!

Holiday Hours at the shops



Twelfth Night Wed 5 Jan: 10–17
Epiphany Thurs 6 Jan: 12–17


Twelfth Night Wed 5 Jan: 11–17
Epiphany Thurs 6 Jan: 12–17

The English Bookshop Annual Coolest Christmas Signed Books Contest Ever, 2021 Edition

Christmas Signed Book Contest

So it’s that time of the year again and we thought we’d treat you to some stunningly cool signed books! Just join our contest by the end of the year and you’ll have a chance to win one of these beauties – all signed by the authors!

What to do?
1. Fill in the form, answering three terrifyingly complicated multiple-choice questions
2. No, that’s it. Then just wait and keep your book-loving fingers crossed.

The winners have been announced:
» Winners Christmas Signed Book Contest 2021

Support Matkassen this Christmas


It’s a wrap

We’ll wrap your Christmas book gifts for free in our shops, and instead ask you to kindly consider supporting the project Matkassen at Uppsala Stadsmission, fighting food waste and supporting people in need at the same time – a double whammy!

We have teamed up with Uppsala Stadsmission and Rotary to support the social project Matkassen.

Click Read more below for information on how to support Matkassen and more about the project.