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Swedish gone bananas

Our ever-most popular book Svenskan går bananer explores the Swedish language in the way it is influenced by English. A great resource for advanced Swedish learners who tend to speak Swenglish once in a while

Swedish similes

The world’s only book on Swedish similes. A shortcut to speak more like native Swedes and insights into the culture and history behind expressions.

The revised edition is out

Our best-selling Working in Sweden: The A-Z Guide has been updated and revised. For Swedsh learners, there is also a Swedish translation.

Can you skip the disgusting food when you try to become Swedish?

Tomas Spragg Nilsson knows. He spent one year attempting to become Swedish and has now written a book about his efforts.

From Russia with Herring

Kristoffer Lieng shares his experiences of living in Russia.

Medical Swedish for international healthcare professionals

Newly released Journalsvenska will soon be complemented with two pocketsized books about illnesses and medications.

(O)säker [(in)secure, (un)safe, (un)sure]

Our editors and guest writers reflect on how current affairs affect our perceptions of place and home.

Professional Swedish for the Energy Sector

We are currently working together with the umbrella organisation Energiföretagen to develop more material for international energy professionals based in Sweden.

Season five with Emil and Sofi

Our podcast Lysande lagom (in Swedish) is the source for anything related to the Swedish language, Swedishness and the process of becoming Swedish.

Business as unusual

Your order is shipped the next business day from our warehouse in Järfälla, Sweden.

LYS förlag

LYS is an independent publishing house working for a brighter Sweden, with a focus on language, culture and belonging. Our readers are new and established Swedes and our mission is to promote local expertise and global experiences. 

Course literature in professional Swedish

Course literature, Swedish as a second language

Guide books

Books about language

Biographies and fiction


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Podcast in Swedish

Would it be helpful for your Swedish friends, colleagues or family members to understand more about what it’s like to learn Swedish, move to Sweden and become part of Swedish culture and society? Tell them about our podcast, Lysande lagom, that brings up all these questions in detail.

Corporate Services

Customised Literature

We create learning material, literature and other communication tools for international professionals working in Sweden or We have more than ten years’ experience of teaching professional Swedish and creating course material. Our books and tools are always directly applicable and based on real-life case studies.

Lectures and workshops

We help international professionals as well as their Swedish colleagues to develop cultural self-awareness and understanding of language within the context of work.

Speak to your readers

Our editing and text production team can help your organisation to develop text material adapted to more diverse target groups. We produce and edit text for readers and co-workers from different backgrounds and help you to formulate a long-term strategy for communicate in a more inclusive manner.