Professional Book Nerds

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

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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify

Latest Episode

New episodes every Monday and Thursday

On today's episode, Adam interviews Maaza Mengiste about her new novel, The Shadow King. This book tells the story of Mussolini's 1935 invasion of Ethiopia and how it changed lives forever on both sides. Maaza shares the incredible true story of her ancestor who fought for her right to join the Ethiopian army to defend her home, the paths her research led her down, and so much more.

This episode is sponsored by https://literatibooks.com/. Use our promo code PROBOOKNERDS for $20 off your first box of teacher-curated books and beautiful artwork for kids! These unique gifts also feature some amazing holiday themes this month!

Recent Episodes

View All

Kate Racculia, author of Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghost

Professional Book Nerds | E:398
On today's episode, Adam interviews Kate Racculia, author of the award-winning Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts. They chat about Edgar Allan Poe, Kate's many exceptional past jobs, her experience working in a library and so much more wonderful nerdery. Take a listen!
Listen to Kate Racculia, author of Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghost

Barbara and Teeba Furat Marlow, Authors of A Brave Face

Professional Book Nerds | E:397
On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with local authors Barbara and Teeba Furat Marlowe to discuss their book, A Brave Face.
Listen to Barbara and Teeba Furat Marlow, Authors of A Brave Face

December's Biggest Books!

Professional Book Nerds | E:396
Jill is here with the biggest books of December the Professional Book Nerds can't wait to read!
Listen to December's Biggest Books!

Ben Aaronovitch, Author of the Rivers of London Series

Professional Book Nerds | E:395
Today's episode is a splendidly fun conversation with Ben Aaronovitch, author of the wildly popular Rivers of London series! We nerd out about writing, London, Mythology, police procedurals and so much more.
Listen to Ben Aaronovitch, Author of the Rivers of London Series

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.

Please visit the official PBN Website for more information!

Learn more about Professional Book Nerds!

Electronic Press & Media Kit

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.

Download Press Kit

All Things Preserved

Shows

Just to take a step back and reflect… these conversations on our Wake Up Call podcast series are truly evergreen: everlasting in spirit and refreshingly genuine. Our team is grateful for these down to earth, thought-provoking exchanges with people from all walks of life. As this podcast has grown, it seems we’ve grown, together.

Read Full Post

The Team

Adam Sockel

Co-Host
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.

Connect on social media or subscribe to our newsletter

Connect