You probably first heard of Nancy Pearl when Archie McPhee turned her into a librarian action figure. You might be familiar with her line of Book Lust books. But you probably didn't know that in the last few months, Nancy Pearl was named Librarian of the Year by Library Journal and won the lifetime achievement award from the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.

Tonight, Elliott Bay Book Company is hosting a little celebration for Nancy Pearl starting at 6 pm with drinks, appetizers, and a little talk from Ms. Thing herself. You're invited. This should be a nice, low-key occasion to hang out and talk about books with complete strangers. I bet you could even get a recommendation from Ms. Pearl. (Swoon!) You're invited. Stop by on your way home.