Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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 Thor Hanson
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Thor Hanson

We live in a world of seeds. From the cotton in our clothes to the coffee in our cups, they are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Conservation biologist (and Washington native) Thor Hanson discusses his fascinating new book, The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History. An award-winning author, Hanson talks about the fascinating science and history of seeds and how he came to write about the tiny marvels.