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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 our Radio Book Club Series on iTunes to get new editions and web-only content.

 

Coming Up on The Bookclub

Marcia Douglas is our guest for our September edition of the Radio Bookclub. Her latest novel, The Marvelous Equations of the Dread – A Novel in Bass Riddim, imagines Bob Marley reincarnated as homeless  man who sleeps in a clock tower built on the site of a lynching in Half Way Tree, Kingston. The ghosts of Marcus Garvey and King Edward VII are there too, drinking whiskey and playing solitaire. Marcia Douglas will join us on air on Thursday September 27th at 9am.

Partnering with the Boulder Bookstore for a radio book club, every month we select a book and have a discussion with the author in studio. You can subscribe to the podcasts of the Radio Bookclub and Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub to ensure you never miss an episode.

 

 


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