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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 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.”

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

Coming Up on The Bookclub

Rebecca Makkai will join us on Thursday July 26th at 9am to talk about her new book The Great Believers, a novel that chronicles the AIDS epidemic from its initial outbreak to the present through the lens of a group of friends in 1980s Chicago.

 

 


    Recent Editions

  • Radio Bookclub: Ramona Ausubel – Awayland
    June 28, 2018 awaylandRamona Ausubel joins us in the radio bookclub to talk about her new collection of short stories Awayland, a collection of globe spanning short stories that explore love, childhood, and parenthood with an electric mix of humor and emotion. This interview broadcast on KGNU on Thursday June 28 at 9am.   Hear more of the conversation with ...
  • Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Ramona Ausubel – Awayland
    June 28, 2018 Arsen Kashkashian and Ramona AusubelHear more of the conversation with Ramona Ausubel as she talks more about the process of writing her short story collection Awayland and touches on a variety of subjects from the prospect of humans colonizing Mars, to the responsibility of choosing a name for your child.   Listen to our broadcast interview. The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Bookclub: Elizabeth Hyde and the Boulder Bookstore
    May 24, 2018 After-Hours-Elizabeth-HydeWe spoke more with author Elizabeth Hyde about her new novel Go Ask Fannie at a live taping of After Hours at the Radio Bookclub at the Boulder Bookstore on April 28th and we took audience questions. We also spoke with Stephanie Schindhelm, marketing manager at the bookstore on the recent award where Boulder Bookstore was recognized by ...
  • Radio Bookclub: Elizabeth Hyde – Go Ask Fannie
    May 24, 2018 Elizabeth Hyde joins us in the radio bookclub to talk about her new novel Go Ask Fannie. This interview was taped at the Boulder Bookstore on April 28th as part of the bookstore’s celebrations of Independent Bookseller Day.   Hear more of the conversation with Elizabeth Hyde, and hear why the Boulder Bookstore was chosen as best bookstore ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Bookclub: Tayari Jones
    May 10, 2018 Author Tayari Jones talks more about her new book An American Marriage as well as growing up in Atlanta in this After Hours at the Radio Bookclub edition. Hear more of the conversation with Tayari Jones in our Bookclub edition.     The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at ...
  • Radio Bookclub: An American Marriage
    May 10, 2018 In May we bring you a special extra edition of the Radio Bookclub with author Tayari Jones talking about her new book An American Marriage which explores what happens to a marriage when someone is incarcerated.   Hear more of the conversation with Tayari Jones in our After Hours edition. The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month Arsen ...
  • Radio Bookclub: Don’t Skip Out on Me
    April 30, 2018 Willy Vlautin Don't Skip Out On MeMusician and author Willie Vlautin joined us at the radio bookclub for our April installment to talk about his new book Don’t Skip Out on Me. Vlautin writes about working class protagonists trying to get by in America in his novels and also his songs (Richmond Fontaine, The Delines.) His latest book follows protagonist Horace Hopper as he ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Bookclub: Willy Vlautin
    April 26, 2018 Willie VlautinAuthor and musician Willy Vlautin breaks out his guitar in this After Hours at the Radio Bookclub edition, playing songs and talking about the relationship between music and writing.   Hear the 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 ...
  • Radio Bookclub: Wild Horse Country
    March 26, 2018 Our March selection for the radio bookclub was David Philipps and his new book Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang. David Philipps joined us on the radio bookclub on Thursday March 22nd at 9am.   Hear more of the conversation with David in Afterhours at the Bookclub The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder ...
  • After Hours at the Radio Bookclub: David Philipps
    March 22, 2018 David Phillips Wild Horse CountryDavid Philipps spoke more about his research into wild horses for his book Wild Horse Country, as well as his work as a New York Times reporter covering veterans issues and the military in this edition of After Hours at the Radio Bookclub.   Listen to our broadcast interview here. The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder ...
  • Finn Murphy – Afterhours at the Bookclub
    February 28, 2018 Hear more of the conversation with Finn Murphy as he describes life on the open road and his experiences as a high-end mover and long haul trucker, which he writes about in his new memoir The Long Haul. Finn talks about what he sees from his vantage point, high up in a truck as well ...
  • Radio Bookclub: Boulder author Finn Murphy and “The Long Haul”
    February 22, 2018 Finn Murphy KGNUIn his first book The Long Haul, Boulder author Finn Murphy, chronicles his adventures as a long-haul trucker who has covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people’s belongings all over America.  Finn joined us at the radio bookclub to talk about his observations of America, families and things we keep. Image: ...

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