A podcast about the books most people read. Meredith and McCall have been friends for a decade and run Birmingham's oldest independent bookstore, Little Professor. Not feeling at home in the high-brow book communities, Mere and McCall are embracing the fact that they're only "a little bookish." On the podcast they discuss books, Little Professor, and the little things that make them happy. Tune on Tuesdays if you're a little bookish!
Unpopular Book Opinions
This week (after a little delay!) Mere and McCall are discussing unpopular book opinions. Prepare to be offended! We had some great feedback on this question from our Match-making event and figured it was a great opportunity to chime in with our thoughts and share some of yours!
Stay tuned to hear hot-takes when it comes to books, book club etiquette and more!
Finding Your Perfect (Book) Match
The month of love continues with a match-making episode! Mere and McCall match each other to books and then match some LP customers!
We cover a lot of books in this episode and all the books we matched can be found here:
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The Newly Wed Game & 5 Romance Reads
This week Mere and McCall put themselves to the test to see how well they know each other with, "The Newly Wed Game." Plus, resident romance queen, McCall, shares five books for February that range from rom coms to heart break stories.
Don't miss another fun episode that is truly just a little bookish. As always, Mere and McCall share their Little Things of the week to end the episode.
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Books mentioned in this episode (if a book says "sold-out on the website order on the the app or come order in the shop!):
The Lazy Genius Way by Kendra Adachi The Lazy Genius Kitchen by Kendra Adachi Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston You with a View by Jessica Joyce Talking at Night by Claire Daverly Wellness by Nathan Hill Good Material by Dolly Alderton The Fury by Alex Michaelides Martyr! by Kaveh Akbar Literary Fiction Happy Hour Escapist Reads Happy Hour
Ins & Outs of 2024 - We are So Back!
We're so back, baby! Mere and McCall are back after winter break and are jumping into one of the social media trends from the new year, "the ins and outs of 2024."
On this episode Mere and McCall share ins and outs related to work, reading, life, and more. It's a great way to kick-off the new year and begin a new year on the pod!
If you enjoy this episode we'd love for you to leave a review and share with a friend!
Mere & McCall's Favorite Books of the Year
It's the last episode of the year, and we're so excited to talk about our favorite books of the year!
How to Stay Married by Harrison Scott Key
It Was an Ugly Couch Anyways by Elizabeth Passererla
No Two Persons by Erica Baumeister
Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson
Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
All My Knotted up Life by Beth Moore
Talking at Night by Claire Daverley
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
Wellness by Nathan Hill
The Cookbook Challenge!
It's time for the first-ever, A Little Bookish Cookbook Challenge! Mere and McCall both chose new cookbooks to cook from and they're ready to talk about the cookbooks they chose along with what they enjoy about cooking and cookbooks.
This episode will inspire you to dust off your cookbooks, or – even better – inspire you to get a new one!
A few things discussed in the episode:
Trader Joe's Vegetable Fried Rice Caro Chambers Substack More is More by Molly Baz Cook This Book by Molly Baz The Global Pantry Cookbook by Ann Taylor Pittman & Scott Mowbray Danielle Walker (Against All Grain)
Alex Snodgrass (The Defined Dish), (The Comfortable Kitchen)
Julia Reed’s South
Calling All Cooks
In the Kitchen with Antoni
Salt Fat Acid Heat
I don’t even read & I love this podcast.
To say the least, I’m less than a little bookish. McCall and Meredith are bubbly and brilliant and it’s captivating even for non-readers. They share a selfless view into their lives as business owners, working parents, book enthusiast and more. It’s funny, empowering and informative and I can’t wait to hear more!!! Maybe I’ll even pick up a book one of these days.
Excited for LP’s future!
I have so many great memories of going to Little Professor growing up, and I’m so glad the current owners are passionate about contributing to our local community. I’m looking forward to visiting the new Homewood store and seeing what LP does next!
30 minutes of happy!!
I was so excited when I heard that my favorite bookstore now has a podcast! McCall and Meredith are magic and I finished the first episode feeling inspired and grateful. I can’t wait for what’s to come in future episodes!