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Language and literature: Essential articles for life in Sweden

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Language and literature: Essential articles for life in Sweden
Books on sale during the 2023 yearly book sale or 'bokrea'. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

With Sweden's yearly book sale coming up on Tuesday, we've put together a collection of articles on Swedish language and literature which may give you some inspiration.


In this article, our readers and editorial team give ten suggestions of books in English about Sweden for you to read this year.

For those of you with children in Sweden, here are our best tips for how to juggle raising them in more than one language.

If you're more in to non-fiction, have a look at these eight historical books about aspects of Swedish history you may not have heard about before.

Did you know that there's a book boat acting as a library for islands in the Stockholm archipelago? You can read more about it in this article from our archives.

If you can't get to the archipelago, here are ten more recommendations for libraries or bookshops in Sweden for you to visit.


Finally, do you ever wonder just how good your Swedish is? Here are a few signs you can look out for to see if you've actually mastered the language.


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