Radio Bookmobile

On the first Thursday of every month at 10 a.m., book editor Doris Ober, production manager Myn Adess and I co-host a program about “books and the publishing revolution” on KWMR Radio in Point Reyes Station, a gorgeous coastal community about 40 miles north of San Francisco.

The show is called Radio Bookmobile, and during this hour, we take a look at the modern book scene by discussing some of the most beautifully written passages one can discover in books, as well as in magazines, websites, blogs, movies, ads and social media.

In some cases these excerpts reflect the chaos and confusion that have struck the book and media industries since the Internet began. That’s the “publishing revolution” that’s still in turmoil, as fascinating and tragic as it is inspiring and full of surprises. In others, we launch into controversial issues such as sexual violence in “light” mysteries, Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize and the corruption of language in that most erudite form of communication, license plates.

You can listen to the live broadcast of Radio Bookmobile via streaming on

If you’d like to hear an older show,

1. go to, look for the box at right called Quick Links, and click on Show Archives.

2. That takes you to a page called Radio Archives, which provides four slots:

— Show Name: click here and go all the way down the list of programs until you can click on Turning Pages: For Children of All Ages/Radio Bookmobile.

— Category: click here and go down the list until you can click on Literature

— Date: click here and insert date of program you’re seeking; use the form as shown (e.g., 2017-11-02)

Keywords: you can skip this and click on the next slot below, FIND ARCHIVES. That will take you to the recorded program. Just click the forward arrow to start.

P.S. Remember, if you aren’t looking for a specific program and just want to browse, insert any first Thursday date