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

82.5 – The Baby-Sitters Club

We relive our childhoods by reading the first book in The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin, Kristy’s Great Idea. Other mentions include the Netflix series, obsession with clubs as kids, and figuring out which babysitter we would be. Next…

82 – Modelland by Tyra Banks

Hello Daaahhhlings. This week we read the splendiferously kaleidoscopic Modelland by Tyra Banks. It’s out of print, so if you couldn’t get your pretty little hands on a copy, we’ve got an exhaustive 2 hour breakdown of exactly, or precisely (?) what…

81.5 – What? More Plagiarism? Yes.

We talk about one of our favorite subjects, literary scandals, specifically the ones involving Jonah Lehrer and Cristiane Serruya.  Sources: , , ,  Books mentioned: Next week we’re discussing Modelland by Tyra Banks! It’s out of…

81 – Luster by Raven Leilani

This week we read Luster by Raven Leilani. Like Ottessa Moshfegh’s writing it really captures the mood of a generation. We discuss older men, being bad at parties, and getting caught on very unimportant details. Next time we will be reading Modelland…

80.5 – Everybody Is Just People

Today on the podcast we discuss fact-checking or the lack thereof, and recommend some longform journalism. We will have a list of recommended articles on our website . Next week we will be reading Raven Leilani’s debut novel Luster!

80 – Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth

Chosen by our Patreon Patrons, we read this week. It is part heist, part animal rights political satire (??). Anyway, here’s our thoughts. Please don’t be mad at us. Next time we will be reading . You can find it at your local bookstore or library…

79.5 – Patreon Exclusive Released – We’re CATS Scholars Now

Hey CATS-heads – this week we are releasing a Patreon exclusive episode because we ran out of ideas. Hope you’re ready for 53 minutes of us talking about CATS, Old Possum’s Book of them, stage productions, insane CGI monstrosities, which CATS is…

79 – The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

We’re a bit late this week, but we have reigned victorious over midterms and work functions and an election to bring you a discussion of Namwali Serpell’s magically realistic, somewhat science fictional, family history of Zambia, . Next time we will…

78.5 We’re Renaming Ourselves The Library

Today we have some fun discussing an article about how libraries are the real enemy. And we also talk about the shadowy world of bestseller lists.  Next week we’re reading The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell.

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