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A podcast for book lovers, by book lovers.

We’re not just book nerds, we’re professional book nerds.


A podcast for book lovers,
by book lovers

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A podcast for book lovers,
by book lovers

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May 16, 2024

The House That Gothic Reads Built

Emma and Joe welcome back Claire and Kristin to chat about modern gothic reads. They discuss the characteristics they enjoy in a modern gothic and share a wide variety of books to get your creepy, vibey, gothic fix! Emma’s Picks:   Claire’s Picks:  Kristin’s Picks:   Joe’s Picks:   Check out our Botanical Books episode from 2023 here. Other books mentioned in this episode included The Hacienda by Isabel Canas, The Only One Left by Riley Sager, and Home Before Dark by Riley Sager. Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today's episode on OverDrive.com or in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok @ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email to professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com.




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Meet the nerds

Emma Dwyer

Emma Dwyer is a Product Trainer at OverDrive, where she provides training to Public Library partners on OverDrive products and services, like Libby and Marketplace. Prior to joining the Training team, Emma was an OverDrive Digital Content Librarian and she brings a great deal of library, publishing, and book knowledge to her current team.

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Joe Skelley

Joe Skelley is a Marketing & Events Specialist at OverDrive, where he leads the coordination of the Digital Bookmobile tour route and Digipalooza conference, and helps introduce new users to Libby through virtual training sessions. You can usually find him listening to an audiobook while walking his dog Roscoe.

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What we do

We’re not just book nerds, we’re Professional Book Nerds® (PBN) who work at OverDrive, the industry-leader for ebooks and audiobooks through your local library and school. With over 2 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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