4th Annual Books That Make Great Gifts with Nancy Pearl (2013)

Nancy Pearl shares her recommendations of some must-read adult books. A downloadable handout of the titles is available so you can share them with your patrons. Combine Nancy’s irrepressible charm and undeniable knowledge, and you have an hour filled with reading recommendations guaranteed to make friends, family, and patrons smile and start turning pages.

Originally presented November 20, 2013.


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.



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