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King County Library System
The Desk Set
A bookish podcast for reading broadly. Librarians interview authors, share reading suggestions and explore literary topics through lively conversations. Each episode is based on reading challenge categories, which encourage listeners to expand their reading horizons. You can find show notes, including a list of books discussed in each episode and transcripts at
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Ratings & Reviews
4.0 stars from 66 ratings
Good stuff
thank you
Abu Ashwaq123 via Apple Podcasts · United Arab Emirates · 07/11/21
Where have you been all my life?
Love the King County Library System, love 10 to Try, love this podcast
Parsimonee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/21
so nice! <3
as a 16 year old girl who just started reading books that are not for school, i find this podcast incredibly interesting and fun. i listen to this while doing chores and i love all the discussions. definitely going to recommend this to my friends!
ath! via Apple Podcasts · Greece · 05/05/19
Recent Episodes
Librarians talk about staff picks for the best books of 2021. We also chat about books we're looking forward to reading in 2022 and the value of reading broadly.
Published 12/28/21
Published 12/28/21
Hear interviews with authors Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone, and E.J. Koh. El-Mohtar and Gladston chat about their spy novella, This Is How You Lose the Time War. Koh discusses her memoir, The Magical Language of Others. Each author talks about how letter writing can act as a form of time travel....
Published 09/17/21
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