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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. 

Oct 26, 2015

International bestseller lists, and don't you forget about Ice Time by Jay Atkinson, and How to Live by Sarah Bakewell.


Bestsellers Around the World (07:48)intestine

recent column from Publishers Weekly gave a quick overview of some bestseller lists from other countries (France, Sweden, and Italy). In addition to...

Oct 20, 2015

Great news for a formerly-banned book; Bookclubs for grownups and children together; new books from Adam Makos and Mary Gaitskill


Unbanned (00:40)

Good news this week for Into The River, the novel by Ted Dawes that had been banned in New Zealand. The ban has been lifted, and will be made available immediately with a...

Oct 14, 2015

Mispronounced literary names. A scary book bracket for Halloween. And, two books we can't wait for you to read.


Hermey-own and VoldemorT

A recent article from The Telegraph lists the top 10 most commonly mispronounced literary names, including Don Quixote, Smaug, and Daenerys Targaryen.


Scary Sixteen (08:30)

Some of...

Oct 7, 2015

Reading under a blanket: cool weather only, or is it a year-round thing for you? Let us know.


Reading history through family fiction (06:27):

October is Family History Month, and we've been thinking about the big, multi-generational family stories that our parents read in the 1970s and 80s. Many of them were series,...