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 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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Radio Bookclub: The Guide

The August 2021 selection for the Radio Bookclub has been The Guide, a thriller from Denver author Peter Heller. The book, set in Colorado, features Jack, a character we previously met in Heller’s book The River. Jack is hired as a fishing […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Peter Heller – The Guide

Listen to more of our conversation with best-selling author Peter Heller who joined us to discuss his latest book The Guide at an event at the Boulder Bookstore. This is Heller’s fourth visit to the Radio Bookclub. Listen to the […]

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Radio Bookclub: The Leave-Takers

For July 2021 we’ve been reading The Leave-Takers, a thriller from local author Steven Wingate, which tells the story of Jacob and Laynie whose relationship blew apart but fate pulled them back together in a windblown, isolated house on the […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Steven Wingate – The Leave-Takers

Author Steven Wingate returns to the Radio Bookclub for a second visit to talk about his latest novel The Leave-Takers. In this special podcast-only version of the Radio Bookclub, Wingate speaks about the impact of losing a parent at a […]

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Radio Bookclub: The Dead Husband

For June 2021 we’ve been reading The Dead Husband, a thriller from local author Carter Wilson. Twenty years ago an unspeakable tragedy rocked Rose Yates’s small, affluent hometown… and only Rose and her family know the truth about what happened. https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2021/06/6-24-21_RadioBookClubDeadHusband.mp3 This […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Carter Wilson – The Dead Husband

Colorado author Carter Wilson joins us for this special podcast-only version of the Radio Bookclub to speak about the process of writing a mystery/thriller and why the coronavirus pandemic won’t be featured in any of his future work. Listen to […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Jim Davidson – The Next Everest

Fort Collins author Jim Davidson joins us for this special podcast-only version of the Radio Bookclub to speak about the lessons in resilience that he learned while summiting Everest, lessons that he applies to the rest of his life. Listen […]

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