the library of lost time!

Every week: two new books and an irresistible distraction.

Sure, you have important things to do. But it takes just a 10 minutes or so to learn about two upcoming book releases and something fascinating about the world.

The Library of Lost Time is a weekly podcast where we share two new book releases at the top of our TBR, then celebrate a fun book- or travel-related distraction.

Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts. Remember to visit your local library and your independent bookstore to lose some time yourself!

Edward Gorey's Eerily Cute Art & New Books — 15 April 2022
Edward Gorey's Eerily Cute Art & New Books — 15 April 2022
In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon and Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li. Then we discuss the gleefully macabre writing and art of Edward Gorey.
Dali Dinner Party & New Books — 08 April 2022
Dali Dinner Party & New Books — 08 April 2022
In this episode, we get excited about two new book releases: The Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel and The Candy House by Jennifer Egan. Then we discuss the delightful distraction of Salvador Dalis amazing mustache and his epic dinner parties.
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