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, selects a book to inspire the KGNU listening audience to read along together. Arsen and Maeve Conran, KGNU News Director, are then joined in studio by the author for a book discussion which airs on the 4th Thursday of the month at 9am.

A podcast edition of the show is also available, includeing Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub which includes bonus content with the author. Available on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher.

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. Also on Spotify and Stitcher.

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 a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.

 

Recent Editions

Radio Bookclub: The Tenderest of Strings

The March 2022 selection for the Radio Bookclub is The Tenderest of Strings, a novel by author Steven Schwartz set in a fictitious small town in northeast Colorado. The novel tells the story of Reuben and Ardith Rosenfeld and their […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Steven Schwartz

Fort Collins author Steven Schwartz joins us for Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub to further discuss the themes explored in his novel the Tenderest of Strings, including the explosive growth that’s happening in small towns in Colorado. Listen to the […]

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Radio Bookclub: They Can’t Take Your Name

The February 2022 selection for the Radio Bookclub is They Can’t Take Your Name, a novel set in Five Points in Denver by author Robert Justice. This is a crime novel–inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes–about a brokenhearted man […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Alison Ames

Author Alison Ames joined us at the Boulder Bookstore to discuss her latest book To Break a Covenant. Listen to more of the conversation where Alison recounts stories from the time she worked in the used book office at the […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Jenny Shank and Mixed Company

Author Jenny Shank joined us at the Boulder Bookstore to discuss her latest collection of short stories, Mixed Company. In this podcast-only edition of the show, Jenny discusses the challenges of breaking into comedy writing, and how she almost interned […]

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Radio Bookclub: Mixed Company

Boulder-based author Jenny Shank joined us at the Boulder Bookstore to discuss her collection of short stories Mixed Company. The stories are inspired by Shank’s experiences growing up in Denver, and they reveal poignant and often humorous moments of grace […]

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Radio Bookclub: The Cape Doctor

Fort Collins-based author EJ Levy joined us at the Boulder Bookstore to discuss her latest novel The Cape Doctor. The book was inspired by the real life of Dr. James Miranda Barry and tells the fictionalized Dr. Jonathan Mirandus Perry’s […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: EJ Levy and The Cape Doctor

Author EJ Levy joined us at the Boulder Bookstore to discuss her latest novel The Cape Doctor, a fictionalized account of the real-life Dr. James Miranda Barry, born Margaret Anne Bulkley in Cork, Ireland in 1789. EJ Levy’s book tells […]

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Radio Bookclub: Virtue – Hermione Hoby

Boulder-based author Hermione Hoby joined us at the Boulder Bookstore for a socially distanced live event, to discuss her latest novel Virtue, which tells the story of Luca. Originally from Broomfield, Colorado, Luca goes to New York City for an […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Stephen Graham Jones and the Slasher Novel

Best-selling horror author Stephen Graham Jones joined us at the Boulder Bookstore for a live event on September 2, 2021. In this Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub podcast, he answers audience questions and talks more about the art of writing […]

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Radio Bookclub: My Heart Is A Chainsaw

Stephen Graham Jones joined us at the Boulder Bookstore in September for a socially distanced, mask-wearing live event, to discuss his new novel My Heart is a Chainsaw, a slasher novel that tells the story of Jade, “an angry, half-Indian […]

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