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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 29, 2011

Michael tells about his stint as an NPR radio star; we talk about some new horror novels with a literary pedigree, and tell you about Adam Ross' Ladies and Gentlement, and Josh Ritter's Bright's Passage.

Radio killed the podcast star (not really)

Did you all catch Michael's appearance on NPR's On Point with...

Jun 22, 2011

We listen to several readers' feedback on epigraphs, then review a beach bag's worth of titles set on sea and shore. As always we end with two books we can't wait for you to read.

No Epitaph for the Epigraph

Clearly Ann and I are the only two people on the planet who don't regularly read a book's epigraph. Many of you...

Jun 15, 2011

We're feeling a bit feisty today as we talk about a couple of controversial topics -- well, controversial in the book world, anyway.

Literary exclusives

First, we discuss "literary exclusives" -- books that are available only through one retail source. This was sparked by Michael's enjoyment of The Adventures of...

Jun 8, 2011

An "on-the-carpet" report from Book Expo America, courtesy of Ann. June is Gay Pride Month, so we've collected recommendations for the best LGBT books to read. And two books we can't wait for you to read!

Don't forget our Retreat Author Reading Challenge book chat with Ellen Meeropol, author of House Arrest. It takes...

Jun 1, 2011

This week we present the final two author talks from the BOTNS Retreat, and we're a little sad. So we drop a little bit of news regarding a future retreat...

But it's not really the end of the 2011 retreat, because we have the year-long Retreat Author Reading Challenge, coupled with live online chats about the books,...