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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. 

Apr 25, 2012

We've just returned from Booktopia Vermont, a weekend filled with readers, authors, and wonderful bookish conversation! Here we present the talks given by Bill Landay, author of Defending Jacob, and Leslie Maitland, author of Crossing the Borders of Time.

Live from Booktopia!     

We are pleased to present the talks...

Apr 18, 2012

The New York Times takes on young adult fiction; Some cool links for those of you who are fascinated by book jacket design, and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh and Batman Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli. 

Literary Debate in the New York Times

We've been fascinated by the New York Times...

Apr 11, 2012

What is the American Literary Canon, how can it be measured, and has it changed in the last 60+ years? Why and how to read William Faulkner and which of his books we're planning on starting with. Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton is out in paperback now, and Jim Lynch, author of Border Songs, is out with...

Apr 4, 2012

 Today's topics include parents footing the bill for self-publishing, fiction making us want to learn more, and two books we can't wait for you to read: I am an Executioner, a short story collection from Rajesh Parameswarn, and a "big idea" book, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhig.


In segment one, we analyze