Feb 25, 2009
It's housekeeping time! We open the show with a few items unrelated to the main content of today's podcast. First, thank you to all who have left reviews of Books on the Nightstand on iTunes. It truly does help us to get more listeners, and we love the feedback.
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In our first "real" segment, we talk about where to find books
that are out of print or otherwise hard to find. If the book is in
print, your local bookseller can probably order it for you. If it's
out of print, libraries and used bookstores are good places to
start. We are also seeing more "general" new bookstores begin to
carry used books, so your local store might have just the book you
are looking for.
In segment 2, we highlight some books that we love that may be hard to find. All of these are worth hunting down, so keep a look out.
Our "2 Books We Can't Wait for you to Read" segment features: The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl, recommended by Michael. You can listen to author interviews, audiobook excerpts, and see if Pearl is touring to a bookstore near you at www.matthewpearl.com. I love the gallery, where you can see some very cool old photos of Dickens and others of the time.
And I rave about The Lost City of Z by David Grann, a tale of the ill-fated Fawcett expedition down the Amazon in 1925. I'm particularly fascinated by the maps and photo gallery at David Grann's website.