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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. 

Aug 31, 2015

Books written before 1700, plus we recommend Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks, and The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks.

A special thank you to everyone who has left us an iTunes review. We love reading them and they help other iTunes users discover BOTNS!

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Aug 26, 2015

Coloring books for adults, a bookselling vacation, and two backlist books that we can't wait for you to read.


Have you heard about the new craze rocking the book world? Coloring books for grownups are selling like crazy, and in this episode we talk about what might be driving this craze, and if we are going to try...

Aug 18, 2015

Bring Your Own Book

Bring Your Own Book

Michael and I are both Kickstarter backers of a game called Bring Your Own Book. We played the game at Booktopia Vermont, and I've played the game with my family. Well, now they are fully funded and are taking preorders from the public to ship in October. We're not affiliated with the company at...

Aug 11, 2015

An iphone app to find books by or about people of color; a listener asks, "is it stealing?" and new books by Alex Kershaw and Jennifer McMahon.


We were thrilled to learn about We Read Too, an iphone app that was developed by Kaya Thomas,  a young woman who couldn't find books with characters that reminded her...

Aug 5, 2015

Sneaking a peek at books coming out next Spring, and we recommend The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron, and Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal.   Ann was thrilled (and just a little smug) when Hanya Yanagahara’s A Little Life was included on The Man Booker Prize Longlist, along with A Brief History...