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: 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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Radio Bookclub: Asylum by Nina Shope

The July selection for the Radio Bookclub is Asylum by local author Nina Shope. The book delves into the disturbing and seductive relationship between a young hysteric named Augustine and renowned nineteenth-century French neurologist J.M. Charcot. As Charcot risks his […]

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Erika Krouse

Local author Erika Krouse joins us for Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub to further discuss her book Tell Me Everything – The Story of a Private Investigation. Erika talks about life as a private investigator and what pop culture gets […]

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Radio Bookclub: The Immortal King Rao

The May 2022 selection for the Radio Bookclub is The Immortal King Rao by Vauhini Vara. This is the story of a global society run by a corporate board where democracies have been replaced and citizens are now shareholders. Legendary […]

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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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