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LibraryThing

librarything
Such a simple, cool idea…

What is LibraryThing?

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. Because everyone catalogs together, you can also use LibraryThing to find people with similar libraries, get suggestions from people with your tastes and so forth.

What software does it require?

None. If you can read this, you can use LibraryThing.

What does it cost?

At present, a free account allows you to catalog up to 200 books. A paid account allows you to catalog any number of books. Paid accounts cost $10 for a year or $25 for a lifetime. I conservatively predict the revenue will enable me to recline all day on an enormous pile of gold.

What else does LibraryThing do?

In addition to cataloging your own library, LibraryThing allows you to “tag” your books (see below), check out other people’s libraries, tells you who has similar tastes, etc.

What information do I need to give up?

None. Setting up an account requires only a user name and a password. You can edit your profile to make yours a “private” account. With a private account, nobody else can see what books you have.

Check it out.

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