The Bookstore

Hosted ByBecca & Corinne

It's like a book club, but we actually read the book. Join hosts Becca and Corinne as they recreate their days working and hanging out at their local independent book store.


All Episodes

128 – Minor Detail

Episode 128. Our first book for Women in Translation Month is Adania Shibli’s . This book contains heavy subject matter including violence and sexual assault, so please be aware of that before listening.  Next book is by . Find it at your local…

127 – Death in Spring

Our second book for July’s prompt “Read a Book Under 200 Pages” is the first book translated from Catalan that we’ve read for the podcast. Death in Spring by Merce Rodoreda trippy, nightmarish, but ultimately an interesting read.  Next book…

126 – Giovanni’s Room

Our first book for July’s prompt “Read a Book Under 200 Pages” is also the third James Baldwin book we’ve read for the podcast. Giovanni’s Room is charmingly Parisian but also heartbreaking.  Next book is . Find it at your local library or…

125 – Norwegian Wood

Apologies for the audio on this one!  We read (Becca reread) Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood for the June prompt of Reread a Book You Haven’t Read in Years. Content warning for discussion of suicide, rape, and sexual assault. Next book…

124 – The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

First up for June’s prompt “Reread a Book You Loved” is Corinne’s pick, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Published in 1940, this novel is about several characters in a small southern American town.  Get two months for the…

123 – Song of Solomon

Last book for May’s prompt of Award Winning Book is Patreon’s pick of Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Next book is The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, as picked by our Patreon. Get two months for the price of one…

122 – Celestial Bodies

Our next award-winner is Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, winner of the International Booker Prize. Next book is Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, as picked by our Patreon. Get two months for the price of one at  with…

121 – So Big

We read Pulitzer Prize-winning novel So Big by Edna Ferber. Beautiful cabbages! Midwest farmers! Rich Chicagoans!  Next book is Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi. Get two months for the price of one at  with code ‘bookstorepod’ at…

120 – Deep Water

Our last book for April’s prompt “read a book by an author who shares your zodiac sign or birthday” is Corinne’s fellow Capricorn, Patricia Highsmith’s novel Deep Water. Next book is So Big by Edna Ferber. Get two months for the price of one…

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