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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. 

Nov 26, 2015

We're very pleased to bring you the Books on the Nightstand 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, a collection of 38 books hand-selected by Ann and me. It was very hard to keep our lists reasonably-sized this year, but repeated culling has resulted in an extremely giftable list! You can download the Gift Guide by clicking on...

Nov 24, 2015

A statement of disclosure; a cornucopia of links, and two books that we don't want you to forget about.


We received a comment asking us to let listeners know when we talk about a book if we've gotten it for free, and to mention when it is discounted. Much of what we read is for work, usually before the book is...

Nov 17, 2015

This week we're very pleased to bring you the book discussions for two of The Readers/BOTNS Favorites held at Booktopia Petoskey. This episode features the discussions for The Sparrow and The Professor's House, and over on the current episode of The Readers, you can hear us talking about Rebecca and Any Human Heart.


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Nov 10, 2015

Amazon's new brick and mortar bookstore; our reading plans for 2016; an illustrated book about weather and a new book by Cheryl Strayed.


We got a lot of email requests to discuss Amazon's new brick and mortar bookstore in Seattle, Amazon Books. Neither Michael nor I has been there, and we don't really know very much. 

Nov 3, 2015

This week we bring you the first three author talks from Booktopia Vermont 2015, recorded at Northshire Bookstore:

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