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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 24, 2013

Introducing our new sponsor. Discussing the changes at the Man Booker Prize. Recommendations for Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford, and At the Bottom of Everything by Ben Dolnick

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Starting next week, Books on the Nightstand episodes will be sponsored by Our official referral link...

Sep 18, 2013

More listener questions, e-books only: to discuss or not?, J.Robert Lennon's Happyland, Matt Fraction's Hawkeye, and Alex by Pierre LeMaitre... 


Five questions, four answers


We answer some of the quetions that listeners submitted via our BOTNS Q&A form, covering some of the following topics:

Bestseller lists: do...

Sep 11, 2013

News about Sherman Alexie's campaign to put authors to work at bookstores; what we read on our summer vacation, Five Days at Memorial and Claire of the Sea Light..


Indies First:

This week, author Sherman Alexie wrote an impassioned letter to authors ("Hello, hello, you gorgeous book nerds" is how he began). Alexie...

Sep 4, 2013

Commonplace Books, a look at Southern fiction, and recommendations for Late Wife: Poems and The Funeral Dress.

I'm very pleased to welcome Susan Gregg Gilmore to the podcast, as my guest co-host this week!

A Commonplace Book

Many years ago, I came upon the concept of a "commonplace book," which, according to Wikipedia,...