3rd Annual Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts (2012)

PLA is very excited to again offer this free on-demand webinar filled with reading recommendations guaranteed to make friends, family, and patrons smile and start turning pages. Nancy shares her recommendations of books for adults with some teen reads included. She also provides a downloadable handout of the recommendations so you can share them with your patrons. Combine Nancy’s irrepressible charm and undeniable knowledge, and you have an hour of fun and great ideas.

Originally presented December 5, 2012.


Who Should Attend

Public library staff looking for book recommendations to use themselves and share with their patrons.


Nancy PearlIt’s hard to pin Nancy Pearl down to a single description—she’s a former librarian and book seller, an author, a radio and TV commentator, an RA trainer—the list goes on! She frequently speaks to library and community groups across the country and she regularly recommends books on NPR’s Morning Edition, as well as on many public radio station programs. She entertains and informs standing-room only crowds, and she’s even had a librarian action figure modeled in her likeness.

Some of Nancy’s books include Book Crush: For Kids and Teens – Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest; Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest; and Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers. She also has partnered with Amazon Publishing to develop “Book Lust Rediscoveries,” a series devoted to reprinting some of the best, out-of-print novels originally published between 1960 and 2000.



This on-demand webinar is free and available 24/7 for your viewing convenience.

How to Register

No registration is required.

Tech Requirements

To playback this archived webinar you should have either the latest version of Flash running on your computer, or use a browser with native HTML5 support. Please use the most up-to-date version available of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera, or Internet Explorer. A fast Internet connection and computer is recommended.

Credits or CEUs

PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its on-demand webinars and cannot verify participation.


If you have questions or problems accessing a recording, send a message to plawebinars@ala.org or call 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752).