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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 28, 2011

It's our "short" episode, featuring short stories. Listen in to hear about discussing stories with your book group, some of our favorite story collections, and two stories we can't wait for you to read.


Short stories and book groups:


Do you read and discuss short stories as part of your book group? Robin Black,...

Aug 23, 2011

Print books evolving digitally, some recent faves, now in paperback, and hearty recommendations for The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta.

Evolving Books

Two bits of housekeeping: Regarding Retreat Author Reading Challenge Book Discussion calls, in September we'll discuss...

Aug 16, 2011

 Spoilers: a good thing? More listener voicemails. Ann recommends 1493 by Charles Mann, and Michael loves Lev Grossman's The Magician King.


For this episode, we were inspired by news of a soon-to-be published scientific study regarding literary spoilers and their influence on our enjoyment of the work. Our favorite...

Aug 9, 2011

Three voicemails from our wonderful listeners, a discussion of author events and recommendations for Geek Wisdom by Stephen H. Segal and Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close.

Catching Up on Voicemails

Thanks to all of you who continue to call our voicemail line (209.867.7323)! We have several calls waiting in the...

Aug 2, 2011

Michael can't wait for you to read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. we hear all of your great book and audio recommendations for road trips, and your chance to win one of five Ready Player One prize packs!

One Book I Can't Wait For You to Read

We're changing things up this week as I tell you about Ready Player One at...