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About the KGNU & Boulder Bookstore Radio Bookclub

KGNU is partners 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 in studio by the author for a book discussion which airs on the 4th Thursday of the month at 9am.

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.”

 

Subscribe to the podcasts of the Radio Bookclub and Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub to ensure you never miss an episode.

 

 

Coming Up on The Bookclub:

Denver author Nick Arvin joins us to talk about his latest novel Mad Boy when our 2019 Radio Bookclub kicks off on January 24.

Later in the month, attend a live taping of the Radio Bookclub at the Boulder Public Library on January 30 at 6:30 p.m. Pam Houston will speak about her new book, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country.

 


Recent Editions

  • Radio Bookclub: How To Set Yourself On Fire
    December 27, 2018 Our December selection is How to Set Yourself on Fire by Julia Dixon Evans, published by Dzanc Books. This month, instead of inviting the author to join us in the studio, we speak with Michelle Dotter, the editor and publisher of Dzanc Books. Michelle acquired and edited this literary debut.     Listen to more of our interview with Michelle Dotter ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Bookclub: How to Set Yourself on Fire
    December 27, 2018 Listen to more of our conversation with Michelle Dotter, the editor and publisher of Dzanc Books.     Listen to our broadcast interview. The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us in-studio for ...
  • Best Books of the Year 2018
    December 12, 2018 Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer, Liesl Freudenstein, head of children’s books at the Boulder Bookstore and Nicole Sullivan of the Book Bar in Denver join Maeve Conran of KGNU in the studio to share their favorite books of 2018 in our annual end of year Best Books of the year show. This show was broadcast on KGNU ...
  • Radio Bookclub: Rebecca Makkai – The Great Believers
    December 3, 2018 The Great BelieversRebecca Makkai joins us in the radio bookclub to talk about her new novel The Great Believers, that chronicles the AIDS epidemic from its outbreak to the present through the lens of a group of friends in 1980s Chicago and traces its aftermath 30 years later. December 1st was World Aids Day and The Great ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Bookclub: Cynthia Swanson
    November 22, 2018 the glass forestListen to more of our conversation with local author Cynthia Swanson about the Glass Forest.   Listen to our broadcast interview. The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us in-studio for ...
  • Radio Bookclub: Cynthia Swanson – The Glass Forest
    November 22, 2018 the glass forestThe November selection for the Radio Bookclub is The Glass Forest by local author Cynthia Swanson which tells the story of three women whose lives are interconnected in different ways. We first meet Angie Glass who is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown at 1960. She is a new mom of 21 years of ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Bookclub: Leif Enger
    October 25, 2018 Leif EngerHear more of the conversation with Leif Enger as he describes life in small-town America and the joys to be had in watching classic movies.     Listen to our broadcast interview. The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read ...
  • Radio Bookclub: Leif Enger – Virgil Wander
    October 25, 2018 Virgil WanderThe October selection for the Radio Book Club is Leif Enger’s new novel Virgil Wander. This is the first novel in ten years from the award-winning, million-copy bestselling author of Peace Like a River follows the inhabitants of a Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart. https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2018/10/10-25-18%20Leif%20Enger.mp3   Hear more of the conversation with Leif ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Book Club: Marcia Douglas
    September 27, 2018 Marcia DouglasListen to more of the conversation with Marcia Douglas in our After Hours edition, in which she talks about growing up in Jamaica and the legacy of Bob Marley and his music and the influence of reggae music on her writing.   The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer ...
  • Radio Book Club: Marvelous Equations of the Dread
    September 27, 2018 Marcia Douglas, who teaches creative writing at CU Boulder, joins us at the Radio Book Club to talk about her latest novel The Marvelous Equations of the Dread – A Novel in Bass Riddim, which imagines Bob Marley reincarnated as homeless man who sleeps in a clock tower built on the site of a lynching in ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Book Club: Jaipur Literature Festival: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    September 25, 2018 The Jaipur Literature Festival runs from September 21st to September 23rd 2018 at the Boulder Public Library. It’s the fourth year that the festival has come to Boulder. In this edition of the After Hours at the Radio Book Club Podcast co-hosts Maeve Conran of KGNU and Arsen Kashkashian of the Boulder Bookstore speak with Nassim ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Book Club – Jaipur Literature Festival: Amitava Kumar
    September 25, 2018 The Jaipur Literature Festival runs from September 21st to September 23rd 2018 at the Boulder Public Library. It’s the fourth year that the festival has come to Boulder. In this special After Hours at the Radio Book Club, co-hosts Maeve Conran of KGNU and Arsen Kashkashian of the Boulder Bookstore catch up with Amitava Kumar, author ...

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