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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. 

Feb 24, 2016

Fairy tales, the deaths of Harper Lee and Umberto Eco, and two rediscoveries that we can’t wait for you to read.


We start the episode with a brief discussion of an article on had an interesting article entitled “10 Books that Will Change How You Think About Fairytales” by Charlie Jane Anders, author of...

Feb 16, 2016

Finding time to read while distracted by life. We recommend Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon, and Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.


Two people Ann spoke to recently, one a teenage boy, and one an older man, each seemed to show pride at not reading. She then caught part of an On Point interview with David Denby,...

Feb 9, 2016

The Tournament of Books brackets have been announced, and we couldn't be more excited! 



The book world was abuzz last week with rumors that Amazon was going to open 300-400 new brick and mortar bookstores. We're sure you saw the headlines. Though we have zero inside information, we don't believe it. And as the...