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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On today's episode, Jill and Adam share some of their favorite books about running! They are both runners and passionate about the running community and get a little nerdy about what that community means to them.

Running with a Police Escort by Jill Grunenwald

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run Long Distances by Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal

North by Scott and Jenny Jurek

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

Depression Hates a Moving Target by Nita Sweeney

26 Marathons by Meb Keflezighi

A Beautiful Work in Progress by Mirna Valerio

Your Pace or Mine? By Lisa Jackson

Pre by Tom Jordan

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Nostalgia and diaspora with Patricia Engel, author of Infinite Country

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Adam speaks with Patricia Engel about her new novel, Infinite Country. This fast-paced story of family, separation, loss, and survival is one of the buzziest books of the year and this conversation will show you why.
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March's Biggest Books

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In today's episode, Adam and Jill dive into all of the great books coming out in March and share some of the ones they are most looking forward to.
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magical world building and writing through trauma with Elizabeth Knox

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Elizabeth Knox joins Adam from New Zealand to discuss her epic new fantasy novel, The Absolute Book.
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Cookbooks with recipes we love for #PBNread2021!

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On today's episode, Jill and Adam are providing a few of their favorite cookbooks to help you out with the a Professional Book Nerds 2021 Reading Challenge!
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More About Professional Book Nerds

Adam and Jill both 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 iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Radio FM and anywhere people download their podcasts.

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Hosts’ Adam Sockel and Jill Grunenwald’s love for books make this podcast perfect for book lovers of all ages. As part of the Rakuten OverDrive team, which provides the world’s leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, Adam and Jill specialize in reader trends and collection development and have developed a deep knowledge of the literary world.

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The Team

Adam Sockel

Adam’s book interests are forever shifting but he’s usually reading fantasy, literature, Science Fiction, dystopian or young adult.

Jill Grunewald

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