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Boksvepet, week 6: Alpha bookstores closing and Amazon is giving out Stieg Larsson's Palmeresearch
Summer with the Bobby Love

When the Swedish publishers ' sommarkataloger lands on your desk you know that it is, how incomprehensible it may seem, soon is our. Among sommarutgivningens most interesting titles are Marina's debut novel ”Bobby Love” by Albert Bonniers förlag, if sexroboten with it (certainly not particularly sexy) name is Bobby Love, the woman who buys him and robottillverkaren that monitors her.

In may, the Modernista out the French feminist Hélène cixous has classic essay, ”to come To the scripture”, for the first time in English translation. And at Wahlström & Widstrand will in August, the american author and antikvetaren Madeline Miller's ”Circe”, if the witch/the goddess/the woman who seduced Odysseus with the help of trollkonst.

Praise the gods! It becomes, believe it or not, a boksommar again this year. Greta Thurfjell

The Alpha reaches its Omega

”The last few years have been so tough that it is a relative relief to get a good finish on it all.” Butiksansvarige on the Alfa antikvariat sounds like a voice from the terminalvården when he is interviewed by the industry magazine Svensk bokhandel. The bookshop on Olof Palme street – one of Europe's largest – should never experience their 30-year anniversary. Selling is impossible, and 200 000 volumes, goes on sale now for half price until the 1st of June. Jonas Thente


... million visits were made on the Stockholm library in 2018. It is more than ever before. The greatest besöksökning are in the suburbs, with Örby library in the top with a 22-percent increase.

Stieg Larsson's Palmeresearch given out by Amazon

the Author Stieg Larsson left behind several boxes of documentation around the Palmemordet. Now, Amazon has bought the English language rights to the Jan Stocklassas book, which is based on researchmaterialet. Stocklassa – who co-produced the documentary ”the Man who played with fire” (2018) – point with support from Larsson's documents out to a famous Palme-haters as a possible perpetrator. Publisher Elizabeth DeNoma describes in the Guardian the next ”The man who played with fire: Stieg Larsson's lost files, and the hunt for an assassin” as ”a fascinating detective story about one of the most gripping unsolved mordmysterierna in our time”. Georg Cederskog

this Week's excerpt

Linus Gårdfeldts new collection of poems ”The rat” comes out in a week at Albert Bonniers förlag.

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