Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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Book Lust with Nancy PearlSeattle's own "action figure librarian" and best-selling author Nancy Pearl sits down each month with top writers from around the country for conversations about books and the process and art of writing. There's no one better qualified than Nancy to discuss books and writing, bringing an informed reader's perspective to lively conversation and in-depth dialogs about all things literary. Book Lust with Nancy Pearl is filmed at the University Bookstore in Seattle.

Nancy Pearl, author of the best-selling Book Lust, creator of the internationally recognized program, If All of Seattle Read the Same Book, and model for the world-famous Archee McPhee "Librarian Action Figure", is host of Book Lust with Nancy Pearl on the Seattle Channel. Nancy is a longtime freelance contributor to Booklist magazine and formerly served as director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Visit Nancy's website at to learn more about Nancy and her most recently recommended books.

Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Mayor Ed Murray
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray joins host Nancy Pearl for a special edition of Book Lust. An avid reader, Murray struggled with reading as a young child. Thanks to his mother's love of books and dedicated teachers, he overcame reading difficulties and developed a lifelong passion for books. Murray sits down with Pearl at the Central Library to discuss books that have influenced him, books he couldn't finish and the role Dr. Seuss played in sparking his lifelong reading habit. Plus, find out what Murray's reading now and Pearl's suggested reading list for the mayor.