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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. 

Jul 30, 2013

An ampersand wreaks havoc in book world; summer reading check-in; book to television adaptations; a new novel from Steve Yarbrough and Michael rediscovers The Virgin Suicides.

The Woes of the Ampersand


And Sons

Michael is currently reading & Sons by David Gilbert. The ampersand in the title is deliberate, and is causing some...

Jul 24, 2013

A listener asks us about the Kobo; we discuss the J.K. Rowling pseudonym controversy; and we recommend William Shakespeare's Star Wars and A Marker to Measure Drift.

A Question About the Kobo

Tina H. sent in a question about my recent mention of the Kobo. I've only used the Kobo app on my iPad, and have enjoyed the...

Jul 16, 2013

This week we bring you three short author talks from Booktopia Bellingham, WA. Special thanks to our partner Village Books. If you'd like to order copies of any of these authors' books (or anything else, for that matter), Village Books will be happy to take care of you.

Also, trying something new this week with the...

Jul 9, 2013

This week: BookVibe, Other People podcast, a literary trip to Russia, short stories from Connie Willis, and Lottie Moggach's Kiss Me First.

Two Recommendations (that aren't books):

We recently received an email from the staff at BookVibe telling us about their new service. I tend to be skeptical of "book discovery...

Jul 2, 2013

This week, we discuss the Penguin Random House merger, reading books out loud to our kids, and new books from Maggie O'Farrell and Philipp Meyer.


It's Penguin Random House, not Random Penguin



It's official: the merger between two of the world's largest book publisher, Penguin Books and Random House, was completed...