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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EPISODE NUMBER 500!

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On today's episode, the nerds talk about how this podcast came to be, say thank you to all the people who have helped make this happen, and share some of their favorite memories from the 5 years of doing this little side project.

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Layla Saad on how Me and White Supremacy came to be, writing for young readers, the publishing world

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Layla Saad joined the nerds for a special Zoom event to discuss her bestselling book Me & White Supremacy, the new guided journal which is now available, and the upcoming version she's working on for young readers.
Listen to Layla Saad on how Me and White Supremacy came to be, writing for young readers, the publishing world

Getting festive and unexpected with our December books preview!

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On today's episode, Adam and Jill share the new books coming out in December they both plan to read. It's a bit of a genre swap situation as they both have books the other one would normally recommend. Things are getting crazy in nerd land.
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Post Spooky Szn and holiday reading traditions with Mallory O'Meara

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On today's episode, Mallory O'Meara joins Adam to chat about their post Halloween reading adventures, holiday bookish traditions, and her upcoming book Girly Drinks!
Listen to Post Spooky Szn and holiday reading traditions with Mallory O'Meara

Spilling the Tea and interpreting dreams with Ryan La Sala

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On today's episode, Ryan La Sala is back and we're doing it live! This took place on 11/10 and it was our fabulous Big Library Read live event in which Ryan answered audience questions and Jill and Ryan used Tarot to interpret some dreams.
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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

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

Jill Grunewald

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

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