Professional Book Nerds

We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at and subscribe to our podcast today!

All Episodes

Don’t Lose Your Whimsy – Coming of Ages Stories for All Readers

Today on the pod, Joe is joined by Jane, Quinton and Sarah to chat coming of age stories. Today’s recommendations run the gamut from middle grade through adult fiction,...

Adventuring Through The Wide World with Douglas Westerbeke

On this episode, Joe talks with fellow Clevelander Douglas Westerbeke about his debut novel A Short Walk Through a Wide World (out April 2 from Avid Reader Press). They...

Nerd Chat: April 2024

Emma and Joe are back for their casual monthly update!

High Standards & Vanilla Cappuccinos with Abby Jimenez

Emma welcomes Abby Jimenez to the podcast to discuss her new book, Just for the Summer!

April Book Picks

Grab your drink of choice and settle in for a long list of great books to expect in April 2024!

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things (Libby Features)

Time to take a look at some of our favorite new Libby features in 2024!

Romance on Mars – A Conversation with Natasha Pulley

How does a marriage of convenience between a formal principal ballet dancer and a Mars politician work, exactly?

Borrow, Buy, Bin

How to Be Bold With Tarryn Fisher

Emma catches up with Tarryn Fisher to discuss her new book, Good Half Gone.

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