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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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June 13, 2024

Drawn In: Graphic Memoirs (and Biographies) You Can’t Put Down

Marissa joins Joe today to talk about graphic memoirs, biographies and novels inspired by life events. They talk about the importance of sharing your story, how we can find community and a sense of self, and learn so much by listening to the stories of others. Come for the recommendations, stay for a full aside on The Salem Witch Trials. Article mentioned in our Salem Witch Trials aside: From New England Law Boston - The True Legal Horror Story of the Salem Witch Trials Titles mentioned in this episode: Marissa’s Titles:  Joe’s Titles: Readers can sample and borrow the titles mentioned in today’s episode in Libby. Library friends can shop these titles in OverDrive Marketplace. Looking for more bookish content? Check out the Libby Life Blog! We hope you enjoy this episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you listen! You can follow the Professional Book Nerds on InstagramTwitter, and TikTok @ProBookNerds. Want to reach out? Send an email to professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com. We’ve got merch! Check out our two shirts in The OverDrive Shop (all profits are donated to the ALA Literacy Clearinghouse).




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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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