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Librarians who LibraryThing

9,752 members

librarians, catalogers, archivists, students... or anyone else who wants to talk about metadata, tagging, FRBR, library 2.0, social software, cataloging, and, of course, LibraryThing!

TinyCat

7,053 members

Welcome to the official group for LibraryThing's online catalog for tiny libraries, TinyCat! This group is for all things TinyCat: questions, general discussions/feedback, recommendations and requests. If you haven't signed up for TinyCat yet, go to…

Science Fiction Fans

6,008 members

For fans of SF, Sci-Fi, Scifi and any other abbreviation you can think of!

What Are You Reading Now?

4,761 members

Whether it's literary fiction, fantasy, crime fiction, history, chick lit, a current bestseller or whatever, please dish about what you're reading right now and tell how you like it.

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

4,015 members

For all of you who enjoy a good thriller, a mystery story, bloody or not :o) To share opinions and get to know new authors! I'm thinking James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain, Harlan Coben, Patricia Cornwell, Peter Robinson,…

Read YA Lit

4,000 members

For readers of young adult (YA) literature of all ages!

Historical Fiction

3,921 members

For those that love to delve into the past and get lost in a saga about a past era.

The Green Dragon

3,797 members

Tolkien, Fantasy, SciFi, mythology - any and all books of wonder! Virtual ale & warm lively chat - join us in LibraryThing's best pub! This group is known as one of the busiest and most welcoming on LibraryThing, so come in, sit down, and enjoy…

FantasyFans

3,783 members

For Fans of Fantasy fiction The Link is for the Fantasy Favorites Mailing list on Yahoo, a place where several of the members talk books.

Romance - from historical to contemporary

3,415 members

We are discussing historical, contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, chick lit,... romance novels and everything else that takes our fancy. Please note: If you would like to promote or point out contests to the members of this group, please use the…

Writer-readers

3,344 members

For those who create as well as consume. A group to share thoughts and books from a writer's perspective.

Non-Fiction Readers

3,140 members

Devoted to those who enjoy reading non-fiction, even when they don't have to.

1001 Books to read before you die

3,024 members

For anyone trying to complete the set, or just for those who want to disagree with the choices made in the book by Peter Boxall.

50 Book Challenge

2,950 members

Welcome one and all! What is 50 Book Challenge? 50 Book Challenge is a way to track and share the books you read throughout the year. Some people also choose to set personal goals to read more books, or more non-fiction, or more new books. The point…

Name that Book

2,822 members

Have you forgotten the name of a book you once read? This group is here to help you find it again. Start your book search by clicking on the Post a new topic option and... (1) Enter a helpful Subject line that includes a genre and a clue.Long…

BBC Radio 3 Listeners

2,661 members

Radio 3 is known as the BBC’s classical music station, but that description sells it short. It provides just over 2 million people with programming that still, in some way, connects with the BBC's original charter to enlighten and educate rather…

Hogwarts Express

2,381 members

Welcome to the Hogwarts Express, where Harry Potter fans of all ages gather to discuss the series and, well, just about anything else! If you're joining us for the first time, welcome! We love hearing from new members, and love it even more when…

Hobnob with Authors

2,175 members

This is a group for readers and authors to connect. AUTHORS: DO introduce yourself in the Author Introduction Thread, add yourself to our List of LT Authors by location, and then sit down and chat. Join the on-going discussions (they'll offer you…

Tea!

1,999 members

Tea drinkers everywhere, unite!

Ancient History

1,975 members

Group for talking about ancient history, particularly Greek and Roman, but also including that of other ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern peoples.

Christianity

1,846 members

Readers and book owners interested in Christianity, theology, the Bible, etc...

Reading Globally

1,620 members

"Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." ---Jean Rhys This group is for readers who, for whatever reason, endeavor to explore the world through great fiction. We don't…

Philosophy and Theory

1,560 members

Broadly construed -- meaning traditional philosophy, be it classical, continental, or British; more modern philosophy and theory (American pragmatism, postmodernism and post-strucuralism, etc.), and hopefully philosophy outside the West as well…

Folio Society devotees

1,481 members

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:Folio_Society_Devotees Current, past & future devotees and former members of…

Science!

1,438 members

For readers of popular (and not-so-popular) science books -- Anthropology to Zoology.

Children's Fiction

1,410 members

For children's fiction readers of all ages. Talk about what you like and what you hate.

Medieval Europe

1,400 members

A group for those with an interest in medieval history, art, music, literature, philosophy, theology, language, warfare - in short, any aspect of medieval culture.

BookMooching

1,332 members

For BookMooch members: a purely informal group on using BookMooch, or meeting up with LTers who Mooch books, and Moochers who LibraryThing. (Image courtesy of kevinzim at Flickr, some rights reserved.)

Bloggers

1,291 members

If the first thing you did, when you heard about LibraryThing, was blog about it, then this is your place. Share your blog or discuss books about blogs, blogs about books, or any blog you just might love.

Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction

1,207 members

For readers of books set in Asia, or Asian Related, Asian writers, Asian American writers, Asian Culture. Contemporary and Historical Fiction, Travel, Travel Musings, Arts & Culture, and History. This group is open for all discussion relating to…

Happy Heathens

1,183 members

Welcome to what we think (humbly of course) is one of the best groups on LibraryThing. You may not always agree with everyone here, but you will find serious, lively debate and some decidedly silly conversations--we don't take ourselves seriously…

Comics

1,161 members

From 100 Bullets and Akira via DC and Judge Dredd, to Marvel through the Phantom and Tintin to Zot and all other things with pictures and words.

Knitters Inc.

1,141 members

Just knitting. :-)

I Survived the Great Vowel Shift

1,137 members

A group for linguists, armchair linguists, would-be linguists, budding linguists, linguists-in-training, linguistic anthropologists, and/or anybody interested in the scientific study of languages.

Early Reviewers

1,107 members

Note that this is a discussion group. To actually sign up for Early Reviewers make sure to fill out the sign-up page. The list of available books -- changes monthly Mark a book as unreceived, if you haven't received it Early Reviewers FAQ -- common…

Livejournalers

1,051 members

For everyone who can also be found in LJ

Feminist Theory

1,040 members

From Mary Wollstonecraft and Simone de Beauvoir to Judith Butler and bell hooks: a group for people who like thinking about the history, philosophy and politics of what it means to 'be' a 'woman'.

Progressive & Liberal!

1,004 members

From the just left-of-center to progressive radicalism, a forum to discuss those books and authors which help to shape, change, mold, or support political and social values & beliefs.

German Library Thingers

990 members

Eine Gruppe für alle Library Thingers aus dem deutschen Sprachraum - auch jenseits der bundesrepublikanischen Grenzen

75 Books Challenge for 2012

987 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2012. You don't have to begin on January 1! Last year, some members just listed their titles and authors while others posted a mini-review of each book. It's all up to…

Poetry Fool

926 members

Are you a fool for poetry? It is an art and a craft, and it requires a daring foolishness to write and appreciate. You've got good company!

75 Books Challenge for 2011

897 members

We had a great year in 2010, and now we want to do it again in 2011! Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2011. You don't have to begin on January 1. Last year, some members just listed their titles and…

Literary Snobs

870 members

There's a time and a place for badly-written populist mind-candy. This is neither. It is, however, the place to appreciate good writing - both past and present, genre or non-genre. No deathless prose, no cardboard characters, no idiot plots. The…

Language

858 members

All language lovers are welcome.

Bug Collectors

832 members

This is the place to post or discuss bugs on LibraryThing. It's not a wishlist for features, nor a list of things that could be better.…

Travel and Exploration literature

831 members

Travel literature, Outdoor literature, Nature literature, Exploration accounts .. this is a group for discussing far off places and exotic faces.

Girlybooks

800 members

For people who make an effort to read books by and/or about women. Whether it's sci-fi, social sciences or literature, we support female writers and positive representations of women. (yes, male readers are welcome!)

Purely Programmers

797 members

A group for programmers, software developers and those interested in computer languages. Or just those who have books on the subject.

Combiners!

786 members

When to combine? When not to combine? How the #!% did they get combined? Welcome to an Anarchists' Convention ... "World domination through work combination!" -- Tim, March 5, 2007 Rules for combining: Do no harm. Disambiguations! Disambiguation…

Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill

775 members

A group "constructed" to gather the best in methods, materials, diagrams, plans, and designs for the literary lover in storing this precious commodity. DIY, y'all. Also a place to share recommendations on the best places and types of book storage…

75 Books Challenge for 2013

767 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2013. You don't have to begin on January 1! Last year, some members just listed their titles and authors while others posted a mini-review of each book. It's all up to…

History: On learning from and writing history

757 members

Each written history has its own viewpoint, but which is correct and why? Is it the big men that make the big movements of history or the other way around? Are those who don't learn from history really condemned to repeat it? Lots of questions but…

Cookbookers

737 members

Cookbook collectors

Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

731 members

For devotees of the horror genre and all things from the dark side of literature. Vampires and werewolves and demons... Oh My!

All Things Discworldian - The Guild of Pratchett Fans

728 members

If you're a fan of Terry Pratchett, then this is the group for you! Whether you're young or old, pull up a chair, hand over a banana to the Librarian and get handed a book in return. With any luck it'll be one that won't send you hurtling into the…

Rare, Old or Offbeat

723 members

A group for those cursed with collector manias of all kinds. Welcome to folks who just have to buy every scrap written by obscure symbolist poets, every cheesy gothic romance with great cover art, every first edition from a minor press in the 1930s,…

75 Books Challenge for 2010

701 members

We had a great year in 2009, and now we want to do it again in 2010! Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2010. You don't have to begin on January 1. Last year, some members just listed their titles and…

I Love Jane Austen

678 members

A group for devotees of Jane Austen and her wonderful works.

75 Books Challenge for 2014

676 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2014. You don't have to begin on January 1! Last year, some members just listed their titles and authors while others posted a mini-review of each book. It's all up to…

History Fans

664 members

For all you self-proclaimed historians and history-buffs out there, who don't necessarily like or read historical fiction. Want to get a new book, not sure if the author was accurate or it's worth the money and want a second opinion? Join the group…

Military History

658 members

A place to discuss books on military history and related topics.

Banned Books

652 members

A place to discuss banned or challenged books and related topics (intellectual freedom, censorship, privacy issues, etc.) Please keep discussion respectful and be open to the opinions of others (which may not be the same as your own.) Banned Books…

Awful Lit.

630 members

Literature you can't stand, that was poorly written, that is all too cliche, that you hardly want to admit even touching...warn us before we make the same mistake! Or let's just create controversy. :P

Legacy Libraries

622 members

A group for those interested and involved in entering the personal libraries of famous readers into LibraryThing as Legacy Libraries. For discussions of the libraries of those still among the living, head on over to the "Other Peoples' Libraries"…

Political Conservatives

613 members

Readers of conservative "classics" like The Road to Serfdom, Free to Choose, Witness, etc., or conservative "contemporaries" such as Slander, Shut Up and Sing, The Age of Reagan. Not looking to stir up contentious debate. Just hoping to find a group…

Cats, books, life is good.

606 members

For book-loving ailurophiles and cat-loving bibliophiles.

Genealogy@LT

606 members

Group for any and all interested in genealogical research. This group is for beginners and for professionals. It's for those who like to research and compile data and those who like to paint a cultural and historical picture of individual lives.…

Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies

593 members

A great biography or memoir can be just as enthralling as any great work of fiction, so please tell your favorites and let's share the wealth.

Audiobooks

591 members

There are simply some times when you can't use your hands to turn pages. When you get tired of trying to drive, knit, and cook while turning pages with your feet, you turn to the audiobook.

Nederlandstalige lezers

590 members

Dit is een algemene groep voor Nederlandstalige lezers, waar ze in het Nederlands van gedachten kunnen wisselen over onderwerpen waar (nog) geen andere, bijzondere Nederlandstalige groep voor bestaat.

Manga and Anime Addicts

575 members

For all those who like to read manga and watch anime. Welcome to all new members, I hope that you'll enjoy the group. Please, feel free to join in a conversation or start your own. I'd definitely like seeing the group grow, so please invite your…

Italians - Italiani

571 members

Group for Italian users of LibraryThing, or for those with Italian books. Gruppo per utenti italiani di LibraryThing, o per coloro che hanno libri italiani.

Weird Fiction

570 members

"for all fantastic literature - fantasy, SF, horror and all the stuff that won't fit neatly into slots" Authors like H.P Lovecraft, M John Harrison, Mervyn Peake, China Mieville. Sci-fi, Horror, Speculative, Surreal, Fantasy - Everything that's just…

Virago Modern Classics

565 members

A group for all of us who enjoy the wonderful Virago books. The picture shows the cover of "Frost in May", Virago's first book. Virago Modern Classics Group Wiki Visit the group Wiki where you'll find links to: - Our Virago Collection Tracker - HTML…

75 Books Challenge for 2015

553 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2015. You don't have to begin on January 1! Last year, some members just listed their titles and authors while others posted a mini-review of each book. It's all up to…

Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests

548 members

Free book giveaways and blog contests we can all participate in.

Geeks who love the Classics

542 members

For those of us who like reading and discussing the classics.

Book Care and Repair

538 members

Discuss how to protect, repair and preserve your books.

Canadian Bookworms

530 members

A place for book-aholics from across Canada to talk about book related topics.

Catholic Tradition

529 members

For LT'ers of any religion/denomination who love reading/collecting books on Catholicism, The Tradition, Catholic Apologetics, the Magisterium, Popes past and present, etc. Please remember to respect others' beliefs and don't throw sand in the…

British & Irish Crime Fiction

517 members

For fans of British & Irish crime fiction in all its many guises - Ian Rankin, Lindsey Davis, P.D. James, Dorothy L. Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and many many more. We include detective novels, spy thrillers, comic crime…

One LibraryThing, One Book

509 members

Beginning October 2013, LibraryThing is sponsoring a new reading group, inspired by "One City, One Book" and "The Big Read," and designed to bring LibraryThing together as a community to read and talk about one book a month: fiction, non-fiction,…

Gay Men

502 members

You're here, you're queer, and, yes, you've got the books and battle scars to prove it. Welcome to the warm embraces of the gay male LibraryThing community. Won't you stay awhile? This group is for, well, we with our subversive lifestyles,…

American History

500 members

A group for those who dig American History. From colonial to Vietnam.

Queer and Trans Lit

493 members

A group for those interested in Queer, Transgender, Bisexual, Lesbian, and Gay (GLBTQ) literatures and writers. Related Groups: African/African American Literature, Arab, North African, and Middle Eastern Literatures, (Dis)ability Politics,…

Easton Press Collectors

492 members

A group for those who seek out and collect books published by the Easton Press. Also, occasional forays into other similar publishers, such as the Folio Society and the defunct Limited Editions Club, Imprint Society and Franklin Library.

75 Books Challenge for 2016

482 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2016. You don't have to begin on January 1! Last year, some members just listed their titles and authors while others posted a mini-review of each book. It's all up to…

Books on Books

481 members

For those interested in books on books (books about books), history of the book, book culture, acquisition/ownership of books, the book as object, and such related topics... (image: Maria Friberg)

Member Giveaway

470 members

This is a discussion group for all things related to the LibraryThing Member Giveaway. This is not an official LibraryThing-created group, just a place for us MG members to hang out and discuss the program. To sign up for the Member Giveaway…

Historical Mysteries

467 members

If you prefer your mysteries to transport you to another time and culture, here's the group for you! We're here to discuss mysteries set in any period from the dawn of civilization to the end of WWII, so feel free to post your own threads on…

Kindley Book Club

464 members

This group's purpose is to discuss books that are available on the Kindle and of course to just have Fun!

Mathematics

462 members

For mathematicians, lovers of math, and hangers on.

18th-19th Century Britain

455 members

A group for readers who enjoy British history set during the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly the Georgian and Regency eras.

Anglophiles

455 members

For everyone who is avid about English literature from all time periods. If your blood pulsates at the word "Bloomsbury" or if the name "Wickham" makes you hiss, if you can envision Pooter painting his bathtub red; if you are there when Lily Briscoe…

Used Books

453 members

For folks who like to trawl used bookstores, Goodwill and Salvation Army and other thrift stores, yard sales, library sales, and online sources such as Ebay and Amazon Sellers for reading delights from days of yore! Is it out of print or obscure?…

It's a LondonThing

448 members

For LibraryThing'ers living in, visiting, or interested in, London.

Swedish Thing

445 members

Welcome everyone from Sweden or readers of swedish authors!

Feminist SF

441 members

Feminist fans of science fiction/fantasy/utopias/magic realism & all related genres ... SF is used in the broadest sense of the word: see the FSFwiki for a sense of how broadly we view it.

King's Dear Constant Readers

440 members

a group for fans of the work of Stephen King. Discuss his work or study references in his work to his magnum opus "The Dark Tower"-series

Urban Fantasy

437 members

for readers and writers of Urban Fantasy

Hardboiled / Noir Crime Fiction

436 members

For the fan of noir and hardboiled mysteries, in book and film: whether you love Hammett, Chandler, Ross MacDonald and the pulp fiction they sprang from; Graham Greene's noirish entertainments (and resulting films); Cornell Woolrich, James M. Cain,…

Second World War History

434 members

Group for discussion of books on World War II. All facets of the conflict are fair game. The causes of the war, military strategy, social history, the Holocaust and outcomes.

Finnish Librarythingers

427 members

People from Finland, welcome!

Baker Street and Beyond

427 members

For lovers of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, the various modern pastiches including Laurie King's Mary Russell series, and any offshoots thereof (such as Lord Peter Wimsey!).

Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds

426 members

Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds - My favorite Science-Fiction sub-genres.

American Civil War

414 members

For those studying the great American Civil War that tested whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. Welcome Rebels and Yankees, bluebellies and graybacks! Tags: American Civil War, US Civil War, Civil War…

Dystopian novels

410 members

Discussion group about novels in which the world goes horribly wrong. I mean, even worse than it is.

History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture

410 members

A place for discussing history in general. Why do you read history? What does it mean to you? How do you approach various interpretations of the past? What are the limits in trying to understand past peoples and periods? How do you think about…

Erotica

409 members

For readers and writers of erotica without boundaries…

The Weird Tradition

405 members

Discussion focuses on the unique group of writers who created horror and dark fantasy fiction for Weird Tales, Unknown, Astounding, and other pulp magazines. Included are such leading lights as Robert E. Howard, Manly Wade Wellman, Fritz Leiber,…

The Chapel of the Abyss

404 members

Blessèd be thine hands, for they are unclean! At every joint lie secret sins unseen, Their white nails beneath the lamp Evoke hosts stolen beneath the white shadow of the lamp, And upon thy finger, the captive opal’s gloss Is the last sigh of…

Brits

402 members

For residents of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

ReadaThing

401 members

LibraryThing's readathon group. We have multiple readathons during the year. Check here for threads concerning upcoming readathons, and sign up for a spot. The wiki pages for ReadaThing Upcoming ReadaThing: "National Readathon Day" ReadaThing (23-24…

Pro and Con

399 members

Progressives and Conservatives: Here is a place where you can meet, argue, discuss, throw imaginary tantrums, ask questions of each other and share a virtual beer or coffee together. Simple rules: attack ideas, not people. Be honest. Let others be…

Playing games and solving puzzles

395 members

A place to play games and solve puzzles through LT talk.

Manga!

394 members

a group for manga lovers... talk among yourselves :)

Teachers who LibraryThing

393 members

For those wonderful educators who either teach young students just learning how to read or older students exploring more advanced genres. Let this be a group where we can give each other teaching tips or recommendations. Maybe it might be "Runaway…

Fans of Russian authors

393 members

A group for fans of Russian literature to discuss their favorite Russian works and authors. Recommend your favorites. Not necessary to have read them in the original language. Please post your comments in English.

What did YOU buy today?

389 members

A place for you to share your latest book purchases, even when they're breaking the bank.

Cozy Mysteries

389 members

For those who don't mind finding a body in the library as long as the blood doesn't get on the carpet...

New York Review Books

385 members

A group for fans of imprints of the New York Review Books. The neglected classics that are being rediscovered and republished, both the Classics and the Children's Classics. Feel free to discuss which books you are reading and what titles you hope…

BookCrossers

382 members

A group for BookCrossers / BookCrossing.

Library Anywhere

382 members

This group is for beta testers of Library Anywhere, to discuss features and bugs. To return to the Library Anywhere administrative controls, click here:…

En français

381 members

Autour et alentour du français. Ce groupe a pour objectif de rassembler tous les utilisateurs francophones de Librarything.

The Prizes

380 members

Pulitzer, Booker, Nobel, Orange, PEN-Faulkner, Booker International, Whitbread, Hugo, Edgar, Nebula, etc. A place to discuss the merits and failures of the choices made for literary prizes and awards, as well as of the very idea of prizes.

Made into a Movie

379 members

This group is for fans of books that have been made into movies. One of my favorite joys is reading a book then renting the movie to see if the director's vision was the same as mine. It's always a win/win situation when I see the movie because I…

Writer's Brag and Rag Bag

376 members

A place for writers to talk about their own work without fear of flagging. LibraryThing Authors are welcome (and encouraged) but neophytes can play along, too. It is suggested that, if you ARE a writer, you strive to answer any serious question…

Fairy Tales Retold

366 members

Twisted fairy tales, adult fairy tales, or just a new retelling of an old favorite. This is the place to share your love of fairy tales in whatever form they may take.

Cthulhu Mythos

363 members

In his group at LibraryThing dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. For fans of the works of H.P. Lovecraft, his circle, and others who've come after and expanded the Cthulhu Mythos. Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!

75 Books Challenge for 2017

359 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2017. You don't have to begin on January 1! Last year, some members just listed their titles and authors while others posted a mini-review of each book. It's all up to…

Books off the Shelf Challenge

355 members

If you have books on your shelves that you have been meaning to read, but never quite get to because something new is always catching your eye, this challenge is for you. Set a target for the number of books you want to read in 2010 and track and…

Needlearts

354 members

Knitters, embroiderers, cross-stitchers, tatters, crocheters, lacemakers...

Church Libraries

352 members

For those who are interested in putting small church libraries on Library Thing

Vegetarians and vegans

348 members

Like to eat your veggies, fruits, beans and grains and things? Let's get together and share ideas on surviving in a meat-centered world, favorite cookbooks, as well as favorite recipes.

Literatura en Espanol

344 members

Para los amantes de los libros escritos en la lengua de Cervantes.

Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

337 members

For anyone interested in ancient and medieval manuscripts, the history of books and related subjects. Topics of interest include the Dead Sea scrolls, Egyptian papyri, Biblical manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts, Buddhist manuscripts from Dunhuang…

TinyCat Testers

334 members

This is the beta-testing group for LibraryThing's new online catalog for small libraries, TinyCat! The group is run by LT staff and is for all things TinyCat as we continue to develop it: testing, feedback, questions, recommendations and requests.…

Fine Press Forum

319 members

This group is for those who want to discuss topics related to Fine Presses past (Golden Cockerel, Limited Editions Club, etc.) and present (Arion Press, Barbarian Press, etc.) as well as companies like The Folio Society that issue fine or limited…

Lesbian Bookworms

317 members

I think the name says it all!

BBC Radio 4 Listeners

314 members

For those who listen to Radio 4 - fiction and nonfiction. Afternoon plays, book readings and dramatisations, The Archers, comedy half-hours ...

Persephone Readers

312 members

A group for all lovers of Persephone books, "reprints [of] forgotten classics by twentieth-century (mostly women) writers. Each one in our collection of seventy books is intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written, and most are ideal…

Sustainability

305 members

Mostly about books on the environment, ecology and sustainable living. But it is also about... antiglobalization, biocentrism, biodiversity, cultural imperialism, culture, david suzuki, deep ecology, deforestation, ecocriticism, ecoculture,…

Doctor Who

304 members

for collectors/fans of Doctor Who related fiction

National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo)

302 members

Have you ever wanted to write a novel? Join with thousands on November 1st, 2008 and the goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30. Up for the challenge?

Ebook

293 members

Online Link For Ebooks (Free Or Commercial)

African/African American Literature

283 members

The purpose of this group is to of course to share and discuss African/African American literature--both historical and contemporary books. All are invited to join.

Agatha Christie

279 members

A group for anyone who loves her books or the movies and TV specials based on them.

Short Stories

277 members

A group for people who love short stories of any style, period or genre.

Monthly Author Reads

277 members

This is a group where we highlight one author a month with each month's author decided by a group vote. During that month, you can read one or more books by the author or just jump in to discuss books you have already read by them! Current author:…

George Macy devotees

273 members

Fans of the work of the founder of The Limited Editions Club and The Heritage Press

999 Challenge

272 members

This group is to help you track your progress on the 999 challenge - 9 books in 9 different categories, all read in 2009. For an added challenge, try completing your books by 9/9/09! You pick the categories yourself, just post here and let us know…

Japanese Literature

269 members

Discussing fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction from Japan and about Japan.

Let's Talk Religion

264 members

Feel free to discuss openly any topics related to religion and to agnostic and atheistic perspectives. All positions and topics are open. I would like to learn about religious issues, non Western religions, ancient religions, and atheistic and…

New Yorkers City

261 members

For residents of the most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

Psychology

260 members

For anyone interested in the discpline of psychology and psychotherapy (also counseling). Includes all disciplines within the field (applied, abnormal, social, bio, personality, transpersonal, humanistic, etc.).

Post-apocalyptic Literature

254 members

If you are intrigued by the idea of a broken down civilization, life after the bomb or you simply fathom a more realistic scenario of an apocalyptic event without any silly rapture or fat babies with wings, join up and share your reviews of such…

Chicagoans

253 members

"Satan to newcomer, with discontent: 'The trouble with you Chicago people is that you think you are the best in Hell -- whereas you are merely the most numerous.'" - Mark Twain

Book Arts

253 members

For bookbinders, papermakers, typographers, book designers, book artists, and anyone who loves the art of making a book. Related Links: The Book Arts Web, Guild of Book Workers, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, Movable Book Society

Book Collectors

250 members

A group for book collectors. A place to share tips, post want lists, talk about what you're collecting and why you're collecting it . . . oh the possibilities.

Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing

250 members

For discussion of LibraryThing's unique "Common Knowledge" feature—a sort of "fielded wiki" available on work and author pages—and our more conventional wiki, WikiThing.

Classical Music

247 members

The group for classical musicians of any form (instrumentalists, vocalists, conductors, composers), fans of classical music, and people who are interested in learning more!

Reviews of Early Reviewers Books

247 members

This group is a place to post your reviews of Early Reviewers books you received (in addition to putting the review on the work page) and for discussing those books. Each book should have its own thread, and then all reviews for that book (and…

Photography

246 members

For members who enjoy reading, collecting, and browsing anything having to do with photography: technique, history, personalities.

Books Compared

246 members

Take reviewing a step further. Pick two books and compare them. Did you love one book and hate the other? Or love both despite (or because of) their differences? How was the subject matter similar? Did the authors come to radically different…

50-Something Library Thingers

246 members

For those of us in the second half of our first centuries.

Fiber Arts

244 members

All textile and fiber arts, especially more than one type of fiber artistry: Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Knitting, Naalbinding, Crochet, Sprang, Tablet-weaving, Card-weaving, Batik, Natural Dyestuffs, Tye-dying, Braiding, Cord-making, Lucet,…

List Five Books Parlour Game

239 members

Just a time-waster game to list five books suggested by a keyword posted by members. If you like it here why not take a look at the BOOK NUDGERS GROUP?

American Revolution & Founding Fathers History

238 members

American Revolution & Founding Fathers History

Lovers of the Paranormal

237 members

This is a forum where people who love reading paranormal fiction can talk about what they are reading, make recommendations and have chats about their favorite books!

Library of America Subscribers

236 members

Ahh, the joy of opening the little white box to see what the good editors sent. Does anyone else rip off the shrinkwrap and deeply inhale the fresh paper and ink, or is that just me? How about untucking the little ribbon so someone else…

Frequently Asked Questions

233 members

Frequently Asked Questions -- Ask, add and/or answer. This is an unofficial, informal group. For the Official FAQ, go here or click on the "About" tab. The FAQ is the 3rd link on the left hand side.

LTers with dogs

227 members

As it says really. A group for those of us who prefer to do our reading snuggled up to a big hairy, flatulent, somewhat slobbery soul mate (though memberships are welcome from unmarried people too - haha).

The Globe

225 members

A Shakespeare group.

LibraryThing in het Nederlands

225 members

Welkom bij LibraryThing in het Nederlands! In deze groep kun je al je vragen kwijt over LibraryThing en meedenken over het vertalen van Engels naar het Nederlands. Voor nieuwe Thingamabrians is dit ook het startpunt om de wereld van LibraryThing te…

NERDFIGHTERS!

221 members

An informal place where members of the Nerdfighting community can check out each others libraries and discuss our love of specific books.

CueCat questions and help

220 members

LibraryThing sell CueCats! (See here.) Many users already have them. I've started this group to answer questions, and let CueCaters trade info. For more help with your CueCat, check out the FAQ

Physics!

218 members

For all fans of the most fundamental natural science!

Book reviewers

212 members

Do you review books on LT or elsewhere? This is a list on the what, how and why of reviewing.

Victoriana

211 members

A group for those who read and collect books about and from the Victorian era, everything from the multi-volume diaries of Gladstone to Anne Perry mysteries. The focus, obviously, is on Britain, but we can (and I think, should) include the British…

Atwoodians

211 members

For fans of Margaret Atwood's novels, short fiction, essays...and all other things Atwoodian. Share your thoughts. Please feel free to start discussion threads that would interest you! NOTE: We are around, and we stop in from time to time so the…

The Hunger Games

207 members

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. People! We need more conversation here!!! Anyone new to this group, or a new poster who is an old member, please first introduce yourself on the welcome page.

New Zealand Thingamabrarians

206 members

For Kiwis who participate in and adore LibraryThing!

What the Dickens...?

203 members

This is a group for anyone interested in discussing the great 19th century English novelist, works by Dickens, biographies about him or people in his circle, critical works both contemporary and modern, or any other books which shed light on his…

Board for Extreme Thing Advances

200 members

The is the BETA group for LibraryThing. This group is run by the LT staff and is for testing and feedback of advanced features on LibraryThing. We will occasionally post URLs to proof-of-concept projects or pages that you can help with (both in the…

Cookbook Collectors

199 members

For people who love cookbooks-whether you use them or not!

All Books Africa

197 members

A group for people that like to read about Africa. Fiction, travel, history, or other material centered on Africa, from Egypt to South Africa, Senegal to Kenya

North Carolina LT Group

193 members

For book lovers in North Carolina.

Elizabethan England

191 members

For those who are interested in the history and culture of Elizabethan England.

Jewish Bibliophiles

188 members

Book-loving is a veritable Jewish pastime. A group for Jews, or people who like Jews, to discuss all things Jewish, literary, or both.

Go Review That Book!

185 members

This is a simple idea aimed at encouraging people to read and/or review books from their own shelves whilst adding a spicy random factor to their reading. This is how it works: 1. Jump into the latest Game Thread. Pick an unreviewed book from the…

100 Books in 2016 Challenge

185 members

A group for those of us who want a real challenge - 100 or more books read in 2016!

Seattleites

183 members

For folks living in Seattle.

All the World's a Stage

183 members

For all those who enjoy theatre (or theater!) and drama, either onstage, offstage, backstage or on the page.

Floridians

182 members

LibraryThing Florida - books and their lovers in America's most tropical state!

Baseball

179 members

For people who love and collect books about The Great Game!

Ancient China

179 members

All things Chinese before about 1000 years ago

Mystical & Spiritual

179 members

For any people who are interested in anything related to mystic, occult, esoteric like Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, Palmistry & other forms of Divination.

2015 Category Challenge

177 members

Welcome to the 2015 Category Challenge! The idea is to read books from different categories, to chat about what you read, and to inflict bookbullets on your fellow challengers. You can have as many or few categories as you wish, they can cover any…

 

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