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Ep. #422 – March’s Biggest Books

Spring has… just kidding, it’s dark and dreary here in Nerd land but thankfully March is jampacked with a ton of amazing new books to keep us company while we wait for the sun to come out. Listen in to hear the new books coming out this month that we’re most excited about. Books mentioned […]
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Adam Sockel is one half of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. He’s been working at OverDrive since 2010 where he’s responsible for helping new users discover OverDrive around the world and manages the OverDrive library blog.

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Jill Grunenwald is the creator and other half of the Professional Book Nerds Podcast and loves talking about books almost as much as she loves reading them. She joined OverDrive in 2015 as a Collection Development Analyst, helping libraries select and purchase content for their users.

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A delightful evening at @CuyahogaLib spent only conversation with Colum McCann. It’ll be up next week on the pod but go read his new book Apeirogon now. It’s a phenomenal must read.

The temperature here is 4 degrees which means it's the perfect time to cozy up with our MARCH BOOKS episode!

Hear about the new books coming out we're most excited for and join us in dreaming about warmer days to come... 🥶

🎙️Take a Listen: https://professionalbooknerds.com/ep-422-marchs-biggest-books/

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The temperature here is 4 degrees which means it's the perfect time to cozy up with our MARCH BOOKS episode!

Hear about the new books coming out we're most excited for and join us in dreaming about warmer days to come... 🥶

🎙️Take a Listen: https://professionalbooknerds.com/ep-422-marchs-biggest-books/

Well, THAT was quite the evening! 🤠

Thank you to the hundreds of librarians who joined us last night for our Book Scootin' Boogie. We've said it before and we'll say it again...

Nobody parties like librarians.💙

Now it's time to take on a full day at #PLA2020!

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