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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. 

Feb 23, 2011

Borders News

We couldn't let this episode go by without acknowledging the sad story of Borders Books and Music declaring Chapter 11 this week. We know that we have several listeners who are Borders employees, and we know that some of you have lost your jobs. Our thoughts go out to you, and we look forward to hearing...

Feb 16, 2011

It's a short episode this week, with two of my favorite books from last year, now in paperback.

It's often difficult for Ann and I to find the time to record, but this past week it was downright impossible. So, for this week's episode, you're stuck with just me. I'm keeping it short, telling you about two books I loved...

Feb 9, 2011

Should there be rules about who writes memoirs? A New York Times Book Review writer thinks so. Why do we find classics so intimidating? And 2 books we can't wait for you to read.

Does the world need more memoirs?

Segment one of this episode was inspired by The Problem With Memoirs,  a recent article in The New York...

Feb 2, 2011

How many books can I possibly read at once? A veritable blizzard of books with "snow" in the title! And two books we can't wait for you to read: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell and Open City by Teju Cole.

Embracing Book Polygamy

We know that some of you read several books at once and some of you are strictly...