Professional Book Nerds

We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds®

With over a million downloads, readers and librarians turn to us for book recommendations, author interviews, and all things books.

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OverDrive Librarians Best Books Read in 2022

Professional Book Nerds
Emma chats with some of her OverDrive Librarian friends on what they loved reading in 2022!...
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Darling, Love Takes Time: Behind-the-Scenes with GraphicAudio

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Emma, Joe, and Jill are joined by Anji and Colleen from GraphicAudio to discuss their incredible, dramatized productions!...
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Magical Mean Girls with Justin Arnold, author of Wicked Little Things

Professional Book Nerds
It's Heathers, but they're witches....
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Crime Reads

Professional Book Nerds
Grab your read yarn and get ready to connect the dots with these Crime Reads...
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More About Professional Book Nerds

Jill, Joe, and Emma work at OverDrive, the industry-leading app for eBooks and audiobooks through your local library and school.

With over a half million downloads, readers and librarians turn to the PBN team for weekly expert book recommendations, author interviews and all things books.

Our team has a deep knowledge for the literary world and helps thousands of libraries with collection development, making us uniquely positioned to provide suggestions and recommendations for readers around the world. The Professional Book Nerds podcast is available through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Radio FM and anywhere people download their podcasts.

Please visit the official PBN Website for more information!

The Team

Jill Grunewald

Co-Host
Jill’s favorite genres are social sciences, humanities, memoir, health & fitness, dystopian science fiction, and fantasy.

Emma Dwyer

Host
Emma’s favorite genres are romance, mystery, thriller, British fiction, and young adult.

Joe Skelley

Host
Joe’s favorite genres are magical realism, thriller, memoirs, LGBTQ+ fiction, and young adult.