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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. 

Sep 29, 2015

Books, serialized. A discussion of Banned Books Week. And, Don't You Forget About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.


Reading the Serial Box

Special thanks to listener Jeff who emailed us about Serial Box, a new service that is serializing stories online. You can...

Sep 15, 2015

The first Booktopia, and the last. Reluctant re-readers reconsider. And we recommend Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. 


While reading through the stacks of wonderful cards we received at Booktopia Vermont, Ann and I came upon a note from Joanne in Canada. It was a photo of us with...

Sep 13, 2015

Byrd by Kim Church   

Live from Booktopia Asheville 2014, we're thrilled to present author talks from Kim Church, author of Byrd, and Wiley Cash, author of A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy.

Both talks are incredible, and will make you understand why love both of these authors and their books so very much.

We'll be...

Sep 9, 2015

More love for Wonder, our BOTNS Bingo results, and two books we can't wait for you to read.



Michael's son, a reluctant reader, has fallen in love with Wonder by RJ Palacio. This is a book that we think everyone should read, but the fact that reluctant readers are also loving it makes it even more special. Auggie...