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Books on the Nightstand published our final episode in July 2016. This is a place for listeners to find old episodes. 

I'm sorry that we don't have show notes for all of the episodes, and that the episodes do not have consistent filenames. Still, we hope you find that the content is valuable enough to overlook those annoyances.

Thank you to all who have listened to BOTNS over the years and for those who are just discovering the podcast. 

Jun 30, 2010

Libraries vs. bookstores: which do you use when, and why? We explore several of the many mysteries set in libraries, bookstores and other outposts of the book world, and we end by recommending Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross and Kraken by China Mieville.

Borrow vs. Buy

Jason, from western New York, emailed us asking about...

Jun 23, 2010

An update on the Books on the Nightstand Weekend Retreat, including lodging and rates. We look at the importance (or unimportance?) of  bestsellers lists. Next, we discuss books where the setting is so important it becomes a character in its own right, and we end with two books we can't wait for you to read.


Jun 14, 2010

In this episode, we read some listener email, talk about the 50th anniversary of To Kill A Mockingbird, and recommend two great new books that are just out: The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst, and Blind Descent by James Tabor.

We love email!

We start this episode with two listener emails. Richard thanks us for...

Jun 7, 2010

We recap our highlights of Book Expo America. Then we announce the winners of our Summer Reading voting and invite you to read along with us. And in “Two Books We Can’t Wait for You to Read,” Ann tells us about American Music by Jane Mendelsohn, and Michael discusses Mrs. Somebody Somebody by Tracy Winn.

Book Expo...

Jun 1, 2010

This week we have a short chat with Alison Callahan, Doubleday Executive Editor, who describes the editor's role in the publishing process, and gives us a peek at some of her current and upcoming projects.


While I was in New York City for Book Expo America (BEA), I had the opportunity to sit down with Alison Callahan,...