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: Blackwater Falls

The January selection for the Radio Bookclub is Blackwater Falls, the latest novel by Colorado-based author Ausma Zehanat Khan. The book introduces readers to Detective Inaya Rahman of the Denver Police Department who is called in to investigate the disappearance […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Erika Wurth

Author Erika Wurth speaks more about Indigenous horror writers, growing up in Idaho Springs and more. This special event was recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on November 16. In this podcast-only episode of the […]

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Radio Bookclub: White Horse – a Novel

The December selection for the Radio Bookclub is White Horse, the latest novel by Denver author Erika Wurth. It tells the tale of Kari, an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her […]

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Best Books Of 2022 List

We are joined by three booksellers from the Boulder Bookstore who share their favorite books of 2022 and give recommendations for readers of all ages. Brad Costa is a buyer at the Boulder Bookstore and his four recommendations are: Seven […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Ted Conover

Author Ted Conover speaks more about living in the San Luis Valley in Colorado. Ted joined the Radio Bookclub for a conversation in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on November 2. In this podcast-only episode of […]

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Radio Bookclub: Cheap Land Colorado

The November selection for the Radio Bookclub is Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge, by Ted Conover. In May 2017, best-selling author and immersive journalist Ted Conover went to Colorado to explore firsthand a rural way of life that […]

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Radio Bookclub: Something New Under the Sun

The September selection for the Radio Bookclub is Something New Under the Sun, by Alexandra Kleeman. tells the story of Patrick Hamlin, a novelist who has come to Los Angeles to oversee the film adaptation of one of his books. […]

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Radio Bookclub: Woman of Light

The August selection for the Radio Bookclub is Woman of Light, the latest novel by Denver author Kali Fajardo-Anstine. The book tells the tale of Luz “Little Light” Lopez, a tea leaf reader and laundress, who is left to fend […]

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