Librarian Action Figure


Name:Nancy Pearl

Yes, she’s a real person!

Occupation: Librarian

Weapon of Choice: The Dewey Decimal System

Mission: To promote and celebrate the written word.

Accomplishments: Director of Library Programming and the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. Nancy is best known for the, “If All Seattle Read The Same Book” project. This idea of one city reading the same book at the same time has been imitated in cities around the world. She is a book reviewer for the Seattle Times, Booklist, Library Journal, KUOW-FM Seattle, and KWGS-FM Tulsa.

Awards: 2003 Washington Humanities Award, 2001 Allie Beth Martin Award from the American Library Association, 1998 Library Journal’s Fiction Reviewerof the Year.

Education: Masters Degree in Library Sciences from the University of Michigan.Interesting Fact: Decided to become a librarian at the age of 10.

Books Written: Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

Now Read This: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1978 – 1998

Now Read This II: A Guide to Mainstream Fiction, 1990 – 2001.

Favorite Books:


The Brothers K

The Prince of Tides

Searching for Caleb

The Eyre Affair

A Gay and Melancholy Sound


The Best and the Brightest

Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War

Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World

The Liars’ Club

Into Thin Air.



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