So Many Damn Books

Hosted ByChristopher & Drew

Christopher (@cdhermelin) and Drew (@drewsof) talk about reading, literature, publishing, and trying to make it through their never-dwindling stack of things to read. All with a themed drink in their hands.

Recorded at the Damn Library in Brooklyn, NY. For show info, book lists, and drink recipes, visit somanydamnbooks.com


All Episodes

216: Marie-Helene Bertino’s BEAUTYLAND & Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s THE LITTLE PRINCE

Marie-Helene Bertino returns to the Damn Library to discuss her latest triumph, Beautyland. Marie-Helene goes into how she creates some of the book’s indelible, otherworldly moments, and why the...

215: Top Reads of 2023 with Sarah

Into the Damn Library Sarah and Christopher go again, to review their respective years on reading, pull out the highlights, and make plans for the year to come. contribute!...

214: SMDB Gift Guide 2023

Sarah joins Christopher in the Damn Library she co-owns to drink martinis and talk about good ideas for holiday gifting, from books to subscriptions to games to cocktail accoutrements...

213: Book Chattin’ with Drew

Drew Broussard, Hudson valley author, Golden Notebook bookseller, host of Voyage Into Genre, and former host of this show, jumps into his old chair in the Damn Library and...

212: Amy Kurzweil (ARTIFICIAL: A LOVE STORY) & Jason Lutes’ BERLIN

Amy Kurzweil stops into the Damn Library, physically, to talk about the physical object of her new graphic memoir, Artificial: A Love Story, which largely concerns AI. We discuss...

211: Edan Lepucki (TIME’S MOUTH) & Yael Goldstein-Love’s THE POSSIBILITIES

Edan Lepucki visits the virtual Damn Library by the power of the internet to discuss her intergenerational time travel novel, Time’s Mouth. We get into all the fun stuff,...

210: Jennifer Baker (FORGIVE ME NOT) & Akwaeke Emezi’s PET

Jennifer Baker steps into the physical reality of the Damn Library and thankfully brings along her infectious laugh and passion for books. We chat all about the long road...

209: Mona Awad (ROUGE) & Susanna Clarke’s PIRANESI

Mona Awad visits the Damn Library via the casual magic of web video for a third go round, this time for her bedeveling, garnet-bedazzled Rouge. She talks about putting...

208: Stacey Mei Yan Fong (50 PIES 50 STATES) & John Waters’ CARSICK

Stacey Mei Yan Fong drops into the Damn Library for a slice of pie and a pie-inspired cocktail and lots of impassioned talk of pie and baking and her...

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