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 only edition of the show is also available as Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub which includes bonus content with the author.

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 the podcasts of the Radio Bookclub and Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub to ensure you never miss an episode.



Coming Up on The Bookclub:

The May selection for the Radio Bookclub is The River, the latest novel by author Peter Heller.

This is Peter’s third visit to the Radio Bookclub and you can hear him on KGNU on Thursday May 23rd at 9am to talk about his latest book which tells the tale of Jack and Wynn, two college students on a wilderness canoe trip. The book is a gripping tale of a friendship tested by fire, white water, and violence.

The May installment of the Radio Bookclub is recorded in front of a live audience at the Boulder Bookstore on Saturday April 27 at 2.30pm as part of their Independent Bookstore Day celebrations.


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