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Welcome to The Local Sweden's Book Club

In a country with libraries this beautiful, how could you not be inspired to read more? File photo: Jann Lipka/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 14.Mar.2019 14:04 hrs

The Local is launching a book club, where we'll learn about Swedish culture through reading, and we want you to be involved.

If you love books, want to learn more about Sweden, or to connect with like-minded people, The Local Sweden's Book Club is for you. You don’t need to speak Swedish or even be located in Sweden to take part, and it's free to join.

So how does it work?

Each month we read a different book with a connection to Sweden (chosen by Book Club members) and chat about it in our dedicated Facebook group, which you can join here

In June we read The Little Old Lady Who Broke all the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, and our pick for July is Everything I Don't Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri.

Our previous books are:
April: A World Gone Mad: The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren 1939-45
J
une: Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito

Click the links above to read what those books were about, and what Book Club members thought of them.

We have regular events in Stockholm, and kicked off with a talk about Astrid Lindgren and discussion of her wartime diaries on World Book Day, April 23rd.

We also send out two to three newsletters a month with highlights from the group, event details, and more, and you can sign up for that by entering your email address below.

 
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(You should get a welcome email after signing up. If you don't see it, check your spam filter to make sure you receive future newsletters!)

Above all, this is a community, and we're keen to hear from readers about your preferred genres or any book or event suggestions. We do our best to select books that are widely available in translation and as e-books and audiobooks so that as many people as possible can take part, and will announce each title in advance so that we all have time to track down the book. 

If you'd like a say in how the Book Club is run and what we read, fill out the short survey below. You can also get in touch with us directly through email or, if you're a Member of The Local, by logging in to comment.

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