Nancy Pearl Launches Library Column at Publishers Weekly


By Maryann Yin Comment

Award-winning librarian Nancy Pearl (pictured, via) has joined Publishers Weekly. Pearl’s new library-themed column, “Check It Out,” will feature her responses to questions, comments, and observations from librarians, publishers, readers, and others.

The column will run on a monthly basis in Publishers Weekly‘s print periodicals. It will be introduced in both the May 30th print issue and online.

Pearl had this statement in the release: “[I’m] looking forward to hearing from readers across the street and around the world on book- and library-related topics large and small. In my radio work and public presentations, my favorite part is always taking questions from the audience. With my ‘Check It Out’ column there are two things you can count on: I have lots of opinions, and I will always be honest in my responses.”

Pearl has worked in libraries in Detroit, Tulsa, and Seattle. She has won American Library Association’s Allie Beth Martin Award (2000), Washington Humanities Award (2003), and the Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award (2010). She has written several books, including Book Lust (2003) and Book Crush (2007).