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

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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Radio Bookclub: The Next Everest

For May 2021 we’ve been reading The Next Everest by Colorado author Jim Davidson. The book chronicles his attempts to summit the world’s tallest mountain. His first summit attempt was thwarted by a natural disaster. On April 25, 2015, an […]

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Radio Bookclub: Tiny

The April selection for the Radio Bookclub was Tiny by Colorado author Mairead Case. The book is a contemporary, poetic retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone, set in the mossy greens and foggy grays of the Pacific Northwest. Instead of two brothers who kill each other in a civil war, Tiny has a brother who kills himself after coming home from a far-away war.

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Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub: Mairead Case

Listen to more of our conversation with author Mairead Case in which she talks about the pop culture references that are scattered throughout her novel Tiny. Listen to the broadcast interview with Mairead Case, originally aired on KGNU at 9am […]

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