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It’s a bonus Big Library Read episode with Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones!

Surprise! Adam went down to Atlanta for a day to record a bonus episode with Big Library Read authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal! They chat with a bunch of incredible students from DeKalb Early College Academy about the creation and importance of I’m Not Dying With You Tonight. Visit https://biglibraryread.com/ to join our global discussion of this incredible […]
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Who we are


We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds® (PBN) who 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.

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Meet the nerds


Adam Sockel

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 Grunewald

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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1,000,000+

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4.5

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23,000

monthly listeners

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What people are saying


“I love this podcast. They are thoughtful about the books they talk about, interview great authors, and give great recommendations!”

-Dawnrrice, iTunes user

“Their recommendations are fabulous and the author interviews are wonderful. there are many books I have read and enjoyed thanks to the Professional Book Nerds. And that is the best name ever. Can we get stickers or t-shirts?”

-Citrus Sunshine, iTunes user

“I visited the podcast twice this year, and it was an absolute joy both times. The questions are wonderful, the book nerdery is great, and it also happens to be a fantastic way to get the word out!”

-Marieke Nijkamp, author of This Is Where It Ends

“The PBN’s enthusiasm for literature comes through in insightful, well researched questions and their lively repartee with the authors”

-Margaret Coffee, National Accounts Manager

“I’m always looking for my next book. Friends’ recommendations are great but tend to stay in their categories. This podcast delivers a lot of options in a lot of categories I would never have been exposed to.”

-Karen, Professional Book Nerds fan

“Perfect podcast for anyone looking for what books to checkout next.”

-#LibraryLover🔥, iTunes user

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.@ProBookNerds Jill and Adam dive into #NationalNovelWritingMonth, how they’re approaching this monumental task, and offer up loads of books to help you get through #NaNoWriMo. Need help? They got your back. http://ow.ly/AMdn50xcGTK

🕶️NEW EPISODE🕶️

We share the books we've been reading lately, breakdown some wild true-life murder stories involving authors, and then evolve into our final #Pokemon form: A Pagemaster fan account.

ENJOY: https://apple.co/2qR3I6k

🕶️NEW EPISODE🕶️

We share the books we've been reading lately, breakdown some wild true-life murder stories involving authors, and then evolve into our final #Pokemon form: A Pagemaster fan account.

ENJOY: https://apple.co/2qR3I6k

Proud to be included in the inaugural #TIME100Next list!

Jason Reynolds is on the #TIME100Next: a list of rising stars who are shaping the future of their fields https://time.com/collection/time-100-next-2019/5718784/jason-reynolds/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article

The Social Media Specialist at OverDrive went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and didn't bring us with her and we're sad.

Pst, @UniversalORL... we're happy to share lots of #UniversalMoments if you wanted to bring us to the park... just sayin'. ⚡️

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