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TinyCat

16,443 members

Welcome to the official group for LibraryThing's online catalog for tiny libraries, TinyCat! This group is for questions, general discussions/feedback, recommendations and requests regarding TinyCat. If you think you found a bug, post a report to…

Librarians who LibraryThing

10,018 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!

Science Fiction Fans

6,329 members

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

What Are You Reading Now?

4,976 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.

Name that Book

4,914 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…

Crime, Thriller & Mystery

4,188 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

4,135 members

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

The Green Dragon

4,092 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…

Historical Fiction

4,066 members

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

Romance - from historical to contemporary

4,050 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…

FantasyFans

3,925 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.

Writer-readers

3,544 members

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

Non-Fiction Readers

3,310 members

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

1001 Books to read before you die

3,178 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

3,013 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…

BBC Radio 3 Listeners

2,699 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…

Hobnob with Authors

2,440 members

This is a group for readers and authors to connect. AUTHORS: DO introduce yourself in the Author Introduction Thread, and then please sit down and chat. Join the on-going discussions (they'll offer you plenty of opportunities to talk about your…

Hogwarts Express

2,439 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…

Ancient History

2,057 members

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

Tea!

2,020 members

Tea drinkers everywhere, unite!

Christianity

1,939 members

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

Folio Society devotees

1,873 members

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

Reading Globally

1,688 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

1,627 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…

Science!

1,478 members

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

Medieval Europe

1,447 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.

Children's Fiction

1,443 members

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

BookMooching

1,327 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.)

Graduate Students

1,286 members

For all those in that peculiar and often endless limbo known as graduate or professional school.

Happy Heathens

1,207 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

1,199 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.

1,156 members

Just knitting. :-)

I Survived the Great Vowel Shift

1,156 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.

Children's Literature

1,100 members

A place to discuss your favorite children's book.

Early Reviewers

1,098 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…

Feminist Theory

1,082 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'.

A Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment

1,038 members

What is Wisdom? Enlightenment? Mysticism? Beauty? Self-Knowledge? Truth? Perennial Philosophy? Love? Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. André Gide. And resting in the ocean, dipped into the sea, I find glimmers of One…

German Library Thingers

1,035 members

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

Australian LibraryThingers

995 members

A group for everyone who connects with Australia (residents, expats, lovers of Australian literature) and who are part of the LibraryThing collective.

75 Books Challenge for 2012

979 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

945 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!

Bug Collectors

931 members

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

Literary Snobs

924 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

875 members

All language lovers are welcome.

Travel and Exploration literature

853 members

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

Combiners!

850 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…

Girlybooks

824 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

806 members

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

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

798 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…

Cookbookers

788 members

Cookbook collectors

Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

777 members

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

75 Books Challenge for 2013

754 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…

Rare, Old or Offbeat

749 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,…

Vampire Fiction

744 members

This group is for people in love with vampire fiction - whether it's romance, fantasy, sci-fi, horror or something else. Share your recommendations with the group!

History Fans

716 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…

I Love Jane Austen

699 members

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

Humor

697 members

Group for people who like books that are funny, fiction or non-fiction.

75 Books Challenge for 2010

697 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…

Legacy Libraries

696 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"…

Military History

693 members

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

Banned Books

670 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…

75 Books Challenge for 2014

664 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…

Genealogy@LT

658 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.…

Cats, books, life is good.

630 members

For book-loving ailurophiles and cat-loving bibliophiles.

Political Conservatives

627 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…

Audiobooks

625 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.

Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies

621 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.

Easton Press Collectors

620 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.

Weird Fiction

615 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…

Italians - Italiani

613 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.

Virago Modern Classics

610 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…

Manga and Anime Addicts

600 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…

Book Care and Repair

582 members

Discuss how to protect, repair and preserve your books.

Geeks who love the Classics

579 members

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

Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests

578 members

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

Catholic Tradition

565 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…

Canadian Bookworms

552 members

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

British & Irish Crime Fiction

543 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…

American History

539 members

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

Member Giveaways

536 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…

Books on Books

513 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)

The Weird Tradition

501 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,…

Mathematics

498 members

For mathematicians, lovers of math, and hangers on.

Historical Mysteries

486 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…

Fine Press Forum

469 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…

King's Dear Constant Readers

467 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

Swedish Thing

460 members

Welcome everyone from Sweden or readers of swedish authors!

Second World War History

458 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.

The Chapel of the Abyss

457 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…

It's a LondonThing

453 members

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

Erotica

447 members

For readers and writers of erotica without boundaries…

American Civil War

442 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…

Playing games and solving puzzles

441 members

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

Pro and Con

440 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…

Finnish Librarythingers

432 members

People from Finland, welcome!

History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture

432 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…

Dystopian novels

428 members

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

Church Libraries

426 members

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

Teachers who LibraryThing

425 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

423 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.

Deep South

417 members

For those believe the literature of the American South is worthy of deep discussion, and also for any who are interested in spending some time with those who do, welcome. Attempts to define or delimit the territory covered by "the deep south" are…

New York Review Books

415 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…

Brits

414 members

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

ReadaThing

410 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…

Cozy Mysteries

407 members

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

75 Books Challenge for 2017

405 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…

Manga!

404 members

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

Writer's Brag and Rag Bag

398 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…

What did YOU buy today?

392 members

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

Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

391 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…

The Prizes

389 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.

75 Books Challenge for 2018

389 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2018. 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…

Needlearts

388 members

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

BookCrossers

384 members

A group for BookCrossers / BookCrossing.

Made into a Movie

382 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…

ravelry

382 members

Ravelry members on LT. Ravelry is an online community for knitters, crocheters, spinners, dyers, and all things yarn.

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:…

Literatura en Espanol

371 members

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

George Macy devotees

368 members

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

Cthulhu Mythos

367 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!

Buddhism

357 members

This group is for people interested in enlightenment and the Buddhist tradition, whether they are seekers or long-time practitioners.

Amazon's Kindle

356 members

Just viewed the promotional video for Amazon's new eReader. I have to admit I'd be tempted at a lower price. Has anyone actually seen one? Do you think it will be a success?

75 Books Challenge for 2019

350 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2019. 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…

Lesbian Bookworms

339 members

I think the name says it all!

Persephone Readers

337 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

336 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,…

TinyCat Testers

333 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.…

BBC Radio 4 Listeners

319 members

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

National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo)

307 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?

Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing

301 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.

Ebook

300 members

Online Link For Ebooks (Free Or Commercial)

Agatha Christie

297 members

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

Monthly Author Reads

294 members

This is a group where we highlight one author a month with each month's author decided by group members' suggestions. 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 that…

Mythology

292 members

This will enhance anyone's understanding and knowledge of mythology through different user's imaginations in the subjects by having group discussions. Great for anyone who loves mythology or wants to know what is it.

African/African American Literature

291 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.

Library of America Subscribers

289 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…

Short Stories

288 members

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

Reviews of Early Reviewers Books

285 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…

Let's Talk Religion

282 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…

75 Books Challenge for 2020

282 members

Anyone can join. Just start a thread and begin listing the books you have read in 2020. 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…

Japanese Literature

279 members

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

Post-apocalyptic Literature

279 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…

Psychology

276 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.).

Frequently Asked Questions

274 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.

Book Collectors

273 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.

999 Challenge

271 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…

New Yorkers City

262 members

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

Chicagoans

262 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

The Drones Club (all things P.G. Wodehouse)

256 members

Aunts, cow creamers, Drones, policemen's helmets, prize pigs, and whatsits.

Fiber Arts

256 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,…

Classical Music

255 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!

Taggers!

247 members

Discussing the multitudinous ways to organize your book collection through tags.

List Five Books Parlour Game

246 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?

50-Something Library Thingers

246 members

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

Books in 2025: The Future of the Book World

244 members

Check out the blog post announcing the group. Some questions:How will ebooks change reading? Has it changed your reading?How fast will ebooks rise, and how high will they go? Is the paper book dead?Where is social reading going? What's core and…

Archaeology

242 members

A place for arm-chair archaeologists ... although we'd be happy to welcome the field workers who actually have to deal with heat, dust, locals, and diminished access to cold beverages!

The Globe

235 members

A Shakespeare group.

Book reviewers

235 members

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

Arthurian Legends

232 members

For those who dig Arthurian texts and novels. Discuss King Arthur, Camelot, the Knights, Avalon, etc.

CueCat questions and help

230 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

LibraryThing in het Nederlands

224 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…

Victoriana

223 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

221 members

For fans of Margaret Atwood's novels, short fiction, essays...and all other things Atwoodian. Share your thoughts. NOTE: This group was started in the early days of LT and who knew that most author-based groups wouldn't last. Some of us are around,…

Irish Librarythingers

218 members

For the Irish here. Relating to all things Irish and of Ireland. I couldn't resist the Dolmen picture from Gov.ie. Though speaking of politics please steer clear!

Gamers

213 members

This group is for any of the many gamers, role-players, LARPers and other ilk that lurk on LibraryThing. Discussions on good games (or bad ones), the industry, and related books are all welcome.

SF Bay Area Librarythingers

213 members

Live somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area? Join in!

Gardens & Books

211 members

For everyone who likes books (fiction, non-fiction) featuring gardens, gardeners, trees, flowers, shrubs, plants,... Welcome to this group. Feel free to add your thoughts to any of the threads or start a new one. Useful threads: - Member…

Tattered but still lovely

211 members

We treasure old and sometimes obscure literature. We find that the language is rich, and the points of view are quirky and still entertaining. I've pencilled a dashed line somewhere in the 1950s to separate 'old' and 'modern.' We'll list some of our…

The Hunger Games

210 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.

What the Dickens...?

208 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…

New Zealand Thingamabrarians

204 members

For Kiwis who participate in and adore LibraryThing!

Art Books

204 members

Do the names Phaidon, Rizzoli & Taschen mean anything to you? Lust for those big, beautiful art books? Do you have mini-collections of monographs? Do you buy museum catalogs? Do you adorn your living room with those 15-lb glossy treasures? Here's…

Jewish Bibliophiles

203 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.

Board for Extreme Thing Advances

202 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…

All Books Africa

201 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

Anarchism

199 members

Studies, histories, theories, accounts, discussions ...

Mystical & Spiritual

196 members

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

North Carolina LT Group

195 members

For book lovers in North Carolina.

Picture books

194 members

Picture books are a child's first view of the world of reading. They include artwork by some of the best illustrators in the world, transporting the suburban western toddler to China, outer space, jungles, the 19th century, or primary-coloured…

Gothic Literature

194 members

A place for devotees of Maturin and Le Fanu, Radcliffe and Lewis, Dacre and Walpole, Poe and Blackwood, Brown and Lovecraft, Machen and Bierce, Stoker, Beckford, Shelley, Jackson, the Bronte sisters, and all the rest. Those who prefer the mystic to…

HMS Surprise

193 members

Which it's for Patrick O'Brian fans.

Maps and Atlases

193 members

For those of us interested in maps, atlases, and books about cartography.

Fairy Tale Readers

193 members

A group for those who read (or were read) the original fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and many more. A place to discuss our favorites, and the most depressing; along with whether or not we think the changes made…

Mystery and Suspense

193 members

This is a group for everybody who loves to read Mysteries and Suspense. So come in and pull up a chair and tell us what Mystery or Suspense you are reading. Within the Group we will do (amongst others) a monthly Group Read voted on by members;…

Antiquarian Books

191 members

People who enjoy books most readily accessed through the catalog lists of Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, but even more so if they are stacked in piles in barns. Genealogy, local history, pamphlets, multi-volume sets, descriptive…

Go Review That Book!

189 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…

Baseball

187 members

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

Birds, Birding & Books

186 members

Discuss birds, birdwatching, books-on-birds, and any topics orinithological in nature.

The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group)

178 members

For fans of Nero Wolfe and his wisecracking sidekick Archie - an alternative meeting place to the old brownstone on West 35th Street. Orchid and crime enthusiasts, gourmands, and good dancers are, of course, equally welcome. Back to black orchids…

Faith and Reason

177 members

Here's a place to discuss the history of theology and science. Augustine, to Galileo, to Voltaire, to Papal Encyclicals. Biblical textual analysis, historical viewpoints on natural phenomena, changing church doctrine, the enlightenment, Leonardo,…

Spam Fighters!

175 members

This is a group for members devoted to finding, marking and removing spam members, books, and other data from LibraryThing. You are the wind beneath our wings. Photo by Flickr user freezelight (Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic)

Council of Elrond

173 members

For anyone interested in Tolkien books to discuss, enjoy and even debate perennial questions like 'Did elves have wings?', 'Did Tom Bombadil have pointy ears?' and 'Who is the Balrog?'.

San Diego Bibliophiles

171 members

This is a general discussion forum in relation to books and reading for anyone in the San Diego County area. So, please join and make this group flourish!

Harry Potter/Hunger Games/Twilight/Every Series You Know You Love

171 members

This Group is for the lovers of any good book. I know ground breaking stuff. What I mean is you don't have to love a certain book to join. Once you are part of this group you don't have to agree with what anyone else is saying. Put a comment about a…

LibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups

170 members

The objective of this group is to create a central location for people to discuss and plan in-person gatherings. All are welcome to join to discuss the best places and best times to gather. Please create a thread for each gathering being planned and…

Byzantinistik

169 members

A group for those interested in the history, culture, religion, art, science, economics and politics of Byzantium and the Byzantine Empire. Common Tags: Byzantium, Byzantine, Constantinople Other Key Terms: Eastern Roman Empire, nova Roma, New Rome,…

Recommend Site Improvements

169 members

A place to make recommendations for functions or features you'd like to see incorporate into LibraryThing. Sometimes known as "Recommended Site Improvements."

Wikipedia-Bibliothek

168 members

Die Gruppe für deutschsprachige Wikipedianer zur effizienteren Organisation von Recherechen. Bitte meldet euch mit eurem Wikipedia-Benutzernamen an, um eine einfache Zuordnung zu ermöglichen. Wer bereits eine Bücherliste in beliebiger Form…

 

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