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SantaThing: Secret Santa for Book Lovers

SantaThing is LibraryThing's Secret Santa for book lovers. This is our TWELFTH annual SantaThing!

Join LibraryThing

Join LibraryThing to participate in SantaThing!

How it works

  1. Become a Secret Santa. Choose your gift level ($15–50) and bookstore, such as Powell's, Amazon, and others.

    LibraryThing takes no "cut." If you pay $30, you get $30 worth of books (plus shipping at some sellers).

    You can sign up for yourself, or make this a gift for a friend on or off LibraryThing.
  2. We choose a LibraryThing member to be your "Santee," the person you'll be buying for. We try to match up members with similar tastes in books.
  3. You pick books for your Santee.
  4. LibraryThing elves order the books and the books are shipped directly to your Santee. Only LibraryThing and the bookseller see your address.
  5. You receive a package with the books from your Secret Santa—and rejoice!

Even if you don't want to be a Santa, you can help by suggesting books for others. Click on a member's name to leave a suggestion.


Check out the SantaThing Help page, join the discussion on Talk, or email lorannelibrarything.com. See the blog post for more information.

Crucial dates

Wednesday, November 28th at 12pm EST (18:00 GMT). Sign-up ends. Secret Santas are chosen, profile messages are sent to the Secret Santa, and you can then enter your gift choices.

Thursday, December 6th at 12pm EST (18:00 GMT). Gift picking ends. LibraryThing sends the order via eight tiny ponies to the bookstore you chose.

Your SantaThings

Join LibraryThing to become a Santa.

Other Santas!

Unpicked (12)

jamieschecter. "I like romance, mysteries, literary fiction, biographies and memoirs, and history books. Sci-fi and fantasy have to be really engaging to get my attention..." (0 comments)

DeathsHand1328. "TBA..." (0 comments)

BabyLiam. "TBA..." (0 comments)

BabySamuel. "TBA..." (0 comments)

mellymel171328. "TBA..." (0 comments)

avanders. "Will fill in soon! Long story short, Speculative Fiction!..." (0 comments)

Myckyee. "I like mysteries, and creepy mysteries. I really enjoyed Ann Cleeves books and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. I also like general fiction. Some of the books on my wish list include Labyrinth of t..." (0 comments)

ILuvBookplates. "I have a wide variety of tastes with a few areas of specific interest. This year my family is making a big move in the new year so I want to add to my e-reader for traveling instead of packing more bo..." (0 comments)

majkia. "sci fi, urban fantasy (not romance kind), sword and sorcery, first contact, space opera, sciency thrillers, historical fiction with lots of science, cryptography. I like some mystery, period mystery e..." (0 comments)

thebookmagpie. "Book tastes I'm really into literary and classic fiction, but I also like sci-fi and fantasy. I like historical novels. I also like young adult a lot, in particular well-written contemporary. I tend t..." (0 comments)

lorannen. "I read a lot of sci-fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction. You can't go wrong with anything in that vein. I also read a lot of comics/graphic novels, but I'm pretty well covered in that department at t..." (0 comments)

TheDivineOomba. "I prefer odd science fiction and urban fantasy. Pop Science/Pop History Books are always fun. Quirky Detective stories are also a good choice...." (0 comments)

Total: 12


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