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Each month, three booksellers – David Bloomfield, Julie Danskin and Jonathan “JT” Taylor – discuss current reads, topics from the book world and home in on one book each month. Plus more recommendations than you can handle. (Each episode is recorded after hours at Golden Hare Books, an independent bookshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.)

Each month, three booksellers – David Bloomfield, Julie Danskin and Jonathan “JT” Taylor – discuss current reads, topics from the book world and home in on one book each month. Plus more recommendations than you can handle. (Each episode is recorded after hours at Golden Hare Books, an independent bookshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.)

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United Kingdom

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Each month, three booksellers – David Bloomfield, Julie Danskin and Jonathan “JT” Taylor – discuss current reads, topics from the book world and home in on one book each month. Plus more recommendations than you can handle. (Each episode is recorded after hours at Golden Hare Books, an independent bookshop in Edinburgh, Scotland.)

Language:

English

Contact:

+44131 629 1396


Episodes

Bibliophile Live *TEASER*

10/11/2019
We’re so excited that our first ever live podcast is coming to your ears AND eyes on Friday 18th October in Edinburgh! That’s right, booksellers David Bloomfield, Julie Danskin and Jonathan “JT” Taylor are appearing live at the Golden Hare Books Festival in Edinburgh, talking book recommendations, Nobel Prize for Literature winners and taking audience […] The post Bibliophile Live *TEASER* appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:01:57

Bibliophile Book Chat: A Civilised, Sensible Discussion

8/22/2019
Bibliophile is back! After a humidity-induced hiatus, we’re back in full flow and coming at you across the airwaves (that’s how podcasts work, right?). In this episode, we discuss racist horror novels, space operas set on ice planets (In space! On ice!), and New York utopian fiction covered in gorgeous gold foil! We also chat […] The post Bibliophile Book Chat: A Civilised, Sensible Discussion appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:37:47

Bibliophile Book Chat: How To Grease Books

6/5/2019
In this episode of Bibliophile, booksellers Julie Danskin, David Bloomfield and Jonathan Taylor catch up with what they’ve each been reading. They pause for a moment to reflect on a recent victory, winning Independent Bookshop of the Year 2019 at the British Book Awards, and talk sagely about their experiences running a small bookshop and […] The post Bibliophile Book Chat: How To Grease Books appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:51:26

Bibliophile Book Club: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson

5/18/2019
Sexy segueways, Freudian complexes and bad times on the canal, we could only be discussing the 2018 Man Booker shortlisted debut novel Everything Under by Daisy Johnson. What is the bonak? Can we ever avoid our fate? What will our booksellers David Bloomfield, Julie Danskin and Jonathan Taylor make of it? It’s been sixteen years […] The post Bibliophile Book Club: Everything Under by Daisy Johnson appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:38:45

Bibliophile Book Club #1: Little by Edward Carey

4/8/2019
Bibliophile has grown! Our bookish babble can no longer be contained within the confines of a single audio file! Welcome to the first Bibliophile Book Club, where we talk exclusively about a single book! In this episode, we’re talking exclusively about the novel Little by Edward Carey and published by Gallic Books. Why does David […] The post Bibliophile Book Club #1: Little by Edward Carey appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:19:20

Bibliophile Episode 11: “Classic Arch-Enemy Banter”

3/2/2019
In this episode, David Bloomfield, Julie Danskin and Jonathan (JT) Taylor talk about the best Westerns in the first of a new 'Genre Breakdown' series. How much does JT know about Bitcoin? Can the gang finish recording in time for David to fetch his moving van? Will Julie ever finish another book again? And from now on, there will be two Bibliophile episodes each month! All this and so much more in the latest episode... The post Bibliophile Episode 11: “Classic Arch-Enemy Banter” appeared...

Duration:00:32:43

Bibliophile Episode 10: “That’s a good name for a taxidermist”

1/31/2019
In Episode 10 of Bibliophile, Julie, David and Jonathan (JT) discuss their current reads, how they track their reading and what resolutions they have for 2019, with more recommendations throughout. The post Bibliophile Episode 10: “That’s a good name for a taxidermist” appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:01:27:25

Bibliophile Episode 9: Recent Reads | The People in the Trees | Favourite Books of 2018

12/9/2018
In this episode of Bibliophile, Julie Danskin, David Bloomfield and Jonathan Taylor reveal their most recent reads, then discuss the first novel by Hanya Yanigahara, The People in the Trees, then share their best books of 2018. Currently Reading A People’s History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millenium by Chris Harman […] The post Bibliophile Episode 9: Recent Reads | The People in the Trees | Favourite Books of 2018 appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:01:03:54

Bibliophile Episode 8: in which we learn that Julie definitely likes sci-fi

11/20/2018
Welcome to episode 8 of Bibliophile, in which we discuss our current reads, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson and the Man Booker winner for 2018, Milkman by Anna Burns. David gives us more miserable nonfiction to read, Jonathan hands out interesting facts, and Julie definitely, definitely likes sci-fi. Thin Air by Richard Morgan […] The post Bibliophile Episode 8: in which we learn that Julie definitely likes sci-fi appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:58:48

Bibliophile Episode 7: in which David ruins children’s books

10/7/2018
In this episode of the podcast, we bid a fond farewell to Alice Tarbuck and introduce the dulcet tones of David Bloomfield and Jonathan Taylor. As usual we dicuss what we’re reading and discuss the book group book which was My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh. Finally we chat about our favourite (and least […] The post Bibliophile Episode 7: in which David ruins children’s books appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:53:24

Bibliophile Episode 6 | Behind the Scenes at the Bookshop Edition

9/18/2018
It’s episode six! This episode, co-hosts and co-booksellers Julie Danskin and Alice Tarbuck delve into the world of running bookshop events, as well as the ups and downs of creative nonfiction, current reads and plenty chuckling. All Among the Barley by Melissa Harrison (Alice) Asylum by Sean? Borodale (Alice) Settle by Theresa Munoz (Alice) Her […] The post Bibliophile Episode 6 | Behind the Scenes at the Bookshop Edition appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:01:10:49

Bibliophile Episode 5 | Uncivil Wars, Tortured Women and the Man Booker Longlist

8/10/2018
Booksellers Julie Danskin and Alice Tarbuck share what they’re currently reading and recommending, discuss this month’s book group book American War by Omar el Akkad and dig into 2018’s varied Man Booker longlist. Grab a pen as you’re going to need to write down some recommendations! Also, we learn why Alice should never be left alone in […] The post Bibliophile Episode 5 | Uncivil Wars, Tortured Women and the Man Booker Longlist appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:01:20:42

Bibliophile Episode 4 | Current reads, Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo & summer reading

7/6/2018
Bibliophile is back! Julie Danskin and new co-host Alice Tarbuck discuss what they’re currently reading, delve into June’s book group pick Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo including audio clips from the in-store discussion and the best books to pick up this summer. Let us know what you’re reading in the comments below or on our Facebook […] The post Bibliophile Episode 4 | Current reads, Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo & summer reading appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:01:02:02

Episode 3 | To Modernise or Not To Modernise…

8/21/2017
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Welcome to Bibliophile Episode Three! This time we’re discussing modernisation of classic novels – when (if ever) is it a good thing? Plus we answer a question from a new independent bookshop in the North of England, and tell you about all the books we’re most excited about in August, plus what we’re reading too! […] The post Episode 3 | To Modernise or Not To Modernise… appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:53:21

Episode 2 | What’s with all the book-to-TV adaptations?

7/10/2017
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s the second episode of Bibliophile! Thanks so much for all your feedback and questions so far. This time we welcome our first guest, Edinburgh writer and musician Jim Taylor, to discuss the recent surge in book-to-TV adaptations. We also have lots of book recommendations for you for July. Things (mostly books) we mentioned… …in […] The post Episode 2 | What’s with all the book-to-TV adaptations? appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:43:53

Episode 1 | Should You Judge a Book by its Cover?

6/10/2017
[vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_column_text 0=””]In the first episode of Bibliophile, Annie and Julie discuss whether you should judge a book by its cover, answer a question from a listener and discuss the new releases for June we’re excited about. Also plenty of recommendations abound! Books we mentioned… …in the ‘should you judge a book by the cover’ segment… […] The post Episode 1 | Should You Judge a Book by its Cover? appeared first on Golden Hare Books.

Duration:00:42:48