It's true: There is a Nancy Pearl librarian doll with shushing action.

The New York Times on Pearl, "celebrity librarian," (what is next, "celebrity alderman"?) who will be at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library tonight at 6PM (the saucily titled "Book Lust: An Evening with Nancy Pearl"). Perhaps her position as celebrity librarian is justified, as she oversaw Seattle's "If All Of Seattle Read the Same Book" program. We just wonder if we'll be seeing some celebrity chef action figures. "Rocco, with flirting action!" or "Wylie Dufresne, with Lower East Side hipster cool!"