Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries Series: Background information when reading The Lion in the Lei Shop

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The Lion in the Lei Shop

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The Lion in the Lei Shop
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    Jun 2013, 276 pages
    May 2013, 292 pages

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Nancy Pearl's Book Lust Rediscoveries Series

Nancy Pearl Action FigureNancy Pearl has a librarian action figure created in her likeness. You know she must be a dynamic, popular person with that kind of claim to fame!

And she is. A librarian and bookseller for years, Pearl's knowledge of and passion for books are both wide and deep. She loves books – this is clear – and she is dedicated to finding the just right book for the right reader. She is known, in fact, for her refreshing lack of pretense. She is not out to get you to read the most prestigious book she can find, but instead wants to connect you with the book that you will most adore. She believes the enjoyment of reading is the foundation for literacy, and she has offered that the more a person reads, the more quality books he or she demands.

She is the former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book (at the Seattle Public Library), has a monthly television show called Book Lust with Nancy Pearl, based on the wildly popular "guide to good reading" she wrote in ...

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