Nancy Pearl to speak Nov. 4 in Langley

Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl

Nancy Pearl, the Northwest’s most famous librarian, will share her latest book recommendations on Nov. 4 at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley.

The 11 a.m. event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 10 a.m. for cookies and conversation.

The visit to Whidbey Island continues a 15-year-old tradition. Pearl’s annual talk is supported by the Friends of Langley Library.

Since the release of the best-selling “Book Lust” in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next. In 1998, she developed the program “If All of Seattle Read the Same Book,” which spread across the country. The former executive director of the Washington Center for the Book, Pearl celebrates the written word by speaking at bookstores and libraries across the country and on her monthly television program Book Lust with Nancy Pearl. She is a regular commentator about books on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and NPR affiliate stations KUOW-FM in Seattle and KWGS-FM in Tulsa.