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The Bookshelf Finale: A Farewell & Reminiscence

Nancy Roth, mystery intern
Spokane Public Radio
Nancy Roth records a Bookshelf reading with an intern at the board

Three key figures from the show's history share its origins, challenges and anecdotes

In this, the final episode of The Bookshelf, three people who were closely involved with the show recall its creation, its challenges and a few of the stories behind the stories.

Why did contemporary novels pose such a problem? How much time did it take to produce each 29-minute episode? What are the most memorable slip-ups that (almost) made it to air? And who were some of the many people involved in bringing the Bookshelf to the airwaves each week?

Susan Creed, Nancy Roth and Verne Windham answer all these questions as they recount their experiences working on The Bookshelf over its multi-decade run.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director