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About the KGNU & Boulder Bookstore Radio Bookclub

KGNU is partnering with the Boulder Bookstore for our radio bookclub. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, will select a book to inspire the KGNU listening audience to read along together. We will then be joined live in studio by the author for a call in show and book discussion. Arsen Kashkashian says participating in a bookclub is a great dynamic way for readers to enjoy a book.

“I think you read a book and it’s kind of a solitary experience and once you’ve read it and immersed yourself in this world, it’s great to have somebody to bounce ideas off of.”

Read about our bookclub in the Boulder Weekly:

“The real effectiveness of the program stems from the community aspect that links people together with a common goal. Like any book club, people from various backgrounds get together to dissect their interpretations of the work.”


Laird Hunt will return to the radio bookclub on April 27th at 9am to talk about his latest book The Evening Road which offers two perspectives of a lynching.

On Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, April 29th. We’ll be taping a LIVE interview with Peter Heller, author of Celine! at the Boulder Bookstore at 3pm.

Celine! is also the May selection for the radio bookclub and we will hear that interview on Thursday May 25th at 9am.


Previous Editions


You can also subscribe to our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and special additional web-only features automatically.



On March 30th at 9am, Laura Pritchett returned to the Radio Bookclub to talk about her new book The Blue Hour. This is Laura’s second  visit to the bookclub, having joined us to talk about her previous book Red Lightning.