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You’ll stay up to date on the latest releases and the biggest book phenomenons from Harry Potter to Steig Larsson. Special attention is paid to current book club favorites, book-related happenings in the area, and the fascinating world of rare and antiquarian books. Plus, listen for interviews with some of your favorite local and national authors.

You’ll stay up to date on the latest releases and the biggest book phenomenons from Harry Potter to Steig Larsson. Special attention is paid to current book club favorites, book-related happenings in the area, and the fascinating world of rare and antiquarian books. Plus, listen for interviews with some of your favorite local and national authors.
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West Chester, PA

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You’ll stay up to date on the latest releases and the biggest book phenomenons from Harry Potter to Steig Larsson. Special attention is paid to current book club favorites, book-related happenings in the area, and the fascinating world of rare and antiquarian books. Plus, listen for interviews with some of your favorite local and national authors.

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@wsbookshop

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English

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549 Wellington Square Eagleview Town Centre Exton, PA, 19341 U.S.A. (610) 458-1144


Episodes

Radiant Shimmering Light Sarah Selecky

1/10/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light, her latest work, published by Bloomsbury late last year. Sarah’s previous work included This Cake Is For The Party. She has been teaching people how to write receptively since 2001 in a small workshop that developed into a writing school that now boasts an international celebration. She has since opened The Story Incentive, a creative writing and...

Duration:00:52:21

1Q1A Radiant Shimmering Light Karen Selecky

1/10/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Sarah Selecky, author of Radiant Shimmering Light, her latest work, published by Bloomsbury late last year. Sarah’s previous work included This Cake Is For The Party. She has been teaching people how to write receptively since 2001 in a small workshop that developed into a writing school that now boasts an international celebration. She has since opened The Story Incentive, a creative writing and...

Duration:00:00:42

Karen Thompson The Dreamers

1/10/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Karen Thompson Walker. She is the author of The Age of Miracles, which we had a discussion about a couple of years ago. (at my age everything is a couple of years ago). Her new nook is The Dreamers, and the title describes perfectly what goes on in the book, which was just published last week by Random house. An epidemic, which starts very slowly, but accelerates at an alarming rate, begins with a...

Duration:00:30:53

1Q1A Karen Thomas Walker The Dreamers

1/10/2019
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Karen Thompson Walker. She is the author of The Age of Miracles, which we had a discussion about a couple of years ago. (at my age everything is a couple of years ago). Her new nook is The Dreamers, and the title describes perfectly what goes on in the book, which was just published last week by Random house. An epidemic, which starts very slowly, but accelerates at an alarming rate, begins with a...

Duration:00:01:38

Greer Henricks and Sarah Pekaren

12/21/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guests are Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen authors of An Anonymous Girl, published January 8th by St. Martin’s Press. Greer Hendricks ,before she wrote novels, was an editor at Simon and Schuster. and her writing has appeared in the NYT, Allure and Publishers Weekly. Sarah Pekkanen has worked for Gannett covering Capital Hill, has written for The Baltimore Sun and has written several novels. The first...

Duration:00:29:25

Ryder Carroll The Bullet Journal Method

12/21/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Ryder Carroll, author of The Bullet Journal Method:Track The Past, Order The Present, Design The Future, published in October by Portfolio. Ryder is a digital product designer and author, who focuses on helping others in learning what the bullet journal (what we will be talking about today) is truly about. If you have lived in a cave for the past couple of years, let me tell you what bullet...

Duration:00:22:10

1Q1A Ryder Carroll The Bullet Journal Method

12/21/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Ryder Carroll, author of The Bullet Journal Method:Track The Past, Order The Present, Design The Future, published in October by Portfolio. Ryder is a digital product designer and author, who focuses on helping others in learning what the bullet journal (what we will be talking about today) is truly about. If you have lived in a cave for the past couple of years, let me tell you what bullet...

Duration:00:00:45

We Can save Us All Adam Nemett

12/6/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Adam Nemett, author of We Can Save Us All, his first novel, published just last month by The Unnamed Press. Adam is a graduate of Princeton, the setting of this book and received his MFA from California College of the Arts. An excerpt of this book appeared in The Apocalypse Reader, a great book by the way. We Can Save Us All is a kind of dystopian novel, one that combines a coming disaster, or a...

Duration:00:43:59

1Q1A We Can Save Us All Adam Nemett

12/6/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Adam Nemett, author of We Can Save Us All, his first novel, published just last month by The Unnamed Press. Adam is a graduate of Princeton, the setting of this book and received his MFA from California College of the Arts. An excerpt of this book appeared in The Apocalypse Reader, a great book by the way. We Can Save Us All is a kind of dystopian novel, one that combines a coming disaster, or a...

Duration:00:01:59

1Q1A Hardly Children Laura Adamczyk

12/6/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Laura Adamczyk, author of Hardly Children a collection of short stories, and her first book, published by FSG Originals in November. Laura was born, raised and lives in Illinois. Her writing has appeared in The Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter, Washington Square Review and many other periodicals and collections. She earned her MFA in friction from the University of Illinois. Hardly Children is an eerie...

Duration:00:00:33

Hardly Children Laura Adamczyk

12/6/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Laura Adamczyk, author of Hardly Children a collection of short stories, and her first book, published by FSG Originals in November. Laura was born, raised and lives in Illinois. Her writing has appeared in The Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter, Washington Square Review and many other periodicals and collections. She earned her MFA in friction from the University of Illinois. Hardly Children is an eerie...

Duration:00:46:39

Dr. H.W. Brands Heirs of the Founders

11/26/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Dr. H.W. Brands. Dr. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr.. Chair in history at The University of Texas. An incredibly prolific author of American history and its most evocative and important periods, Dr. Brand has written 25 books, edited at least five others and has published dozens of articles and scores of reviews. He has written for the NYT, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The...

Duration:00:42:22

1Q1A Dr. H.W. Brands Heirs Of The Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, The Second Generation of American Giants

11/26/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Dr. H.W. Brands. Dr. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr.. Chair in history at The University of Texas. An incredibly prolific author of American history and its most evocative and important periods, Dr. Brand has written 25 books, edited at least five others and has published dozens of articles and scores of reviews. He has written for the NYT, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The...

Duration:00:00:21

Kara Cooney When Women Ruled The World

11/26/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Dr. Kara Cooper. Dr. Cooper is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. She’s worked with National Geographic and the Discovery channel. And produced and appeared in a series you may have seen entitled Out Of Egypt which I believe is still available on Amazon and Netflix. Although she has published prolifically, we may know her best from her first general public book The Woman Who Would...

Duration:00:46:42

Kara Cooney 1Q1A When Women Ruled the World

11/26/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Dr. Kara Cooper. Dr. Cooper is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA. She’s worked with National Geographic and the Discovery channel. And produced and appeared in a series you may have seen entitled Out Of Egypt which I believe is still available on Amazon and Netflix. Although she has published prolifically, we may know her best from her first general public book The Woman Who Would...

Duration:00:01:44

Black Friday Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

10/19/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. This week our guest is Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black, published in October by Mariner. Nana has an MFA from Syracuse. Has appeared, or will appear, in Esquire, Guernica, Printer’s row and the Breakwater review. He was chosen as one of the five under 35 by the National Book Foundation. Black Friday displays, in unflinching detail, the cruelty that we inflict upon another and the absurdity of that...

Duration:00:41:30

1Q1A Black Friday Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

10/19/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. This week our guest is Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black, published in October by Mariner. Nana has an MFA from Syracuse. Has appeared, or will appear, in Esquire, Guernica, Printer’s row and the Breakwater review. He was chosen as one of the five under 35 by the National Book Foundation. Black Friday displays, in unflinching detail, the cruelty that we inflict upon another and the absurdity of that...

Duration:00:00:58

Simon Van Booy The Sadness of Beautiful Things

10/12/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Simon Van Booy. Simon is the award winning and best selling author of nine books of fiction and three anthologies of philosophy. He has written for the NYT, The Financial Times, NPR and the BBC. In 2013 he founded Writers for Children, a project which helps young people build confidence in their storytelling abilities through annual awards. His latest work is The Sadness of Beautiful Things...

Duration:00:49:54

1Q1A Simon Van Booy The Sadness Of Beautiful Things

10/12/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Simon Van Booy. Simon is the award winning and best selling author of nine books of fiction and three anthologies of philosophy. He has written for the NYT, The Financial Times, NPR and the BBC. In 2013 he founded Writers for Children, a project which helps young people build confidence in their storytelling abilities through annual awards. His latest work is The Sadness of Beautiful Things...

Duration:00:01:06

Shane Bauer American Prison

10/12/2018
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to another edition of The Avid Reader. Today our guest is Shane Bauer, author of American Prison: A reporter’s Undercover Journey Into The Business Of Punishment. Released just last month by Penguin. Shane is a senior reporter at Mother Jones. His articles have appeared in The Nation, Salon, the LATs, SFC, and many other publications. American Prison is a story about things we may not know, things we may not want to know and things that happen that we may...

Duration:00:39:31