Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

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About Book Lust with Nancy Pearl

Seattle'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 Erica Bauermeister
Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Erica Bauermeister

Northwest author Erica Bauermeister discusses the inspiration behind her new novel "The Scent Keeper," a unique coming-of-age story of an enchanted childhood spent on a remote island, families lost and found, and how a fragrance conjures memories capable of shaping the course of our lives. The bestselling author of "The School of Essential Ingredients," Bauermeister - who published her first novel at 50 - talks with host Nancy Pearl about her path to writing and the influence of motherhood, shares the contents of her personal lending library, and offers a surprising hint of what she's considering writing next.