Seattle resident and World’s Most Famous Librarian Nancy Pearl and a small-ish Seattle bookseller are bringing out-of-print back. At least, some out-of-print. Nancy’s favorite out-of-print.
Archie McPhee’s website states, “Nancy Pearl’s likeness made history as the best selling Librarian Action Figure of all time, but the true collector needs this Deluxe Edition.” Nancy Deluxe comes with “a reference desk, computer, book cart, multiple book stacks and some loose books, including a tiny plastic replica of Nancy’s latest, Book Lust 2.”
*Pearl’s best-selling Book Lust came out in 2003. Her Amazon line, Book Lust Rediscoveries, currently lists two titles: A Gay and Melancholy Sound by Merle Miller; and After Life by Rhian Ellis.
**In the early- to mid-90s, Yours Truly wrote catalogue and packaging copy for Archie McPhee.
On a note slightly less likely to reverberate through the book world: Not since the Oprah madness of the 90s have we so intently wondered: What will the next one beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?!?!?!?!