Book Club: Readers review Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Book Club: Readers review Beartown by Fredrik Backman

In February, The Local Sweden's Book Club read Beartown, a novel about a small town's ice hockey team and the challenge of deciding what you want to stand for. Here's what readers thought.

Stockholm’s international library is moving and not everyone’s pleased

Stockholm’s international library is moving and not everyone’s pleased

Eight books that tell hidden stories from Sweden’s history

Eight books that tell hidden stories from Sweden’s history

Two Nobel Literature Prizes to be announced in autumn, organizers confirm

Two Nobel Literature Prizes to be announced in autumn, organizers confirm

Welcome to The Local Sweden’s Book Club

Welcome to The Local Sweden’s Book Club

Ten brilliant spots for bookworms to visit across Sweden
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Ten brilliant spots for bookworms to visit across Sweden

Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world’s best

Ten essential summer reads according to the Swedish bookstore voted world’s best

Swedish crime novelist Ekbäck writes women back into history

Swedish crime novelist Ekbäck writes women back into history

The unique story of Stockholm’s floating libraries

The unique story of Stockholm’s floating libraries

Five unique exhibitions in Sweden this weekend

Five unique exhibitions in Sweden this weekend

Crime queen lashes out at ‘toyboy’ lover critics

Crime queen lashes out at ‘toyboy’ lover critics

Seven novels that will change the way you view Sweden

Seven novels that will change the way you view Sweden

How do expat families pick books for their kids?

How do expat families pick books for their kids?

France takes Sweden’s crime fiction mantle

France takes Sweden’s crime fiction mantle

Brit turns Swedish dogs into English kids books

Brit turns Swedish dogs into English kids books

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Stockholm stations to get library book dispensers

Bodström to make crime fiction debut

Bodström to make crime fiction debut

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Swedish crime writer’s manuscript stolen

Australian author wins Astrid Lindgren prize

Australian author wins Astrid Lindgren prize

Writer believed to have fled to Sweden

Writer believed to have fled to Sweden

Controversial author offered refuge in Sweden

Controversial author offered refuge in Sweden

World writers decry censorship at Swedish literary meet

World writers decry censorship at Swedish literary meet

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Kids’ books become ideological battleground in Sweden

Nobel literature academy hails Solzhenitsyn

Nobel literature academy hails Solzhenitsyn

Nobel a likely no-no for Sweden’s king of crime fiction

Nobel a likely no-no for Sweden’s king of crime fiction

Security high for visit of Rushdie and Saviano

Security high for visit of Rushdie and Saviano

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Stolen Newton first edition gravitates back to Swedish home

Swedes brace for movie version of Stieg Larsson thriller

Swedes brace for movie version of Stieg Larsson thriller

The Swedish psyche – you could write a book about it

The Swedish psyche – you could write a book about it

Swedish publisher blasts Salinger’s ‘ludicrous’ lawsuit

Swedish publisher blasts Salinger’s ‘ludicrous’ lawsuit

Salinger ‘sequel’ writer reveals identity

Salinger ‘sequel’ writer reveals identity

Astrid Lindgren books fund political extremists

Astrid Lindgren books fund political extremists

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US judge bans Swede’s Salinger ‘sequel’

British journalist fishes for the real Sweden

British journalist fishes for the real Sweden

Spies, lies and Swedish ties

Spies, lies and Swedish ties

Battle of the Swedish literary manifestos

Battle of the Swedish literary manifestos

Swedes snap up tickets as second ‘Millennium’ film opens

Swedes snap up tickets as second ‘Millennium’ film opens

Heirs bid to end Stieg Larsson inheritance row

Heirs bid to end Stieg Larsson inheritance row

‘Millennium’ trilogy heading to Hollywood

‘Millennium’ trilogy heading to Hollywood

Stieg Larsson book ‘pure slander’: partner

Stieg Larsson book ‘pure slander’: partner

‘Partner may have written Millennium books’

‘Partner may have written Millennium books’

Best Picture honours for first ‘Millennium’ thriller

Best Picture honours for first ‘Millennium’ thriller

Larsson’s partner ‘didn’t just proofread’ trilogy

Larsson’s partner ‘didn’t just proofread’ trilogy

‘Millennium’ film opens to rousing US reviews

‘Millennium’ film opens to rousing US reviews

Belgian author scoops Astrid Lindgren prize

Belgian author scoops Astrid Lindgren prize

Outspoken author Kerstin Thorvall dies

Outspoken author Kerstin Thorvall dies

Brad Pitt to star in Millennium film: reports

Brad Pitt to star in Millennium film: reports

Stockholm in the picture for ‘Millennium’ movie

Stockholm in the picture for ‘Millennium’ movie

Hysteria as ‘Hornet’s Nest’ hits US shelves

Hysteria as ‘Hornet’s Nest’ hits US shelves

Swedish library unearths rare German law book

Swedish library unearths rare German law book

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Early Stieg Larsson works found in library

Swedish schools aim to ditch books by 2013

Swedish schools aim to ditch books by 2013

‘Swedish needs a gender-neutral pronoun’

‘Swedish needs a gender-neutral pronoun’

Eight reasons to visit the Göteborg Book Fair

Eight reasons to visit the Göteborg Book Fair

US author talks trolls at Stockholm bookshop

US author talks trolls at Stockholm bookshop

Ten Swedish books to read before you die

Ten Swedish books to read before you die

Swedish expats use book club to survive London

Swedish expats use book club to survive London

Sweden’s cultural gem is just 30 minutes from Stockholm
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