Nancy Pearl: Seattle’s Most Famous Librarian
Nancy Pearl is a well-known librarian, literary critic, and author. She is best known for her work as a book reviewer on National Public Radio (NPR) and for her popular book recommendation series called "Book Lust."
Librarian Action Figure
"Don't even think about it. It'll never happen." - Nancy Pearl
That quote is what she told her husband on the drive home from a dinner party the night the Librarian Action Figure was mentioned for the first time. Local company Archie McPhee produced the figure and it has become a best seller.
In fact the action figure has been so popular that it has been updated with a more contemporary wardrobe including a cape! What action hero does not have a cape?
In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How Nancy Pearl, a retired librarian, used her childhood library to pursue a career in librarianship and how she has gone on to make an impact on the profession.
2. The story of how Nancy Pearl became the model for the first librarian action figure.
3. The benefits of listening to audiobooks and how they can enhance the reading experience.
What a fun time! Nancy was a wonderful guest and her passion for books and reading shines through. I truly enjoyed every minute I was able to talk with Nancy. I believe you will enjoy listening to every minute of this episode.
Some of the People and Places Mentioned in this Episode
Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode About Archie MchPhee
Washington Center for the Book
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