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TinyCat

11,402 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

9,896 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

6,179 members

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

What Are You Reading Now?

4,868 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

4,115 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

4,079 members

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

Historical Fiction

4,020 members

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

The Green Dragon

3,948 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

3,862 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

3,790 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…

Name that Book

3,776 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…

Writer-readers

3,464 members

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

Non-Fiction Readers

3,235 members

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

1001 Books to read before you die

3,111 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

2,984 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

2,679 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

2,409 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

2,323 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…

Ancient History

2,015 members

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

Tea!

2,008 members

Tea drinkers everywhere, unite!

Christianity

1,898 members

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

Folio Society devotees

1,681 members

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

Reading Globally

1,655 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

1,587 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!

1,458 members

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

Children's Fiction

1,428 members

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

Medieval Europe

1,423 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

1,333 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

1,295 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

1,219 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

1,194 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

1,179 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.

1,149 members

Just knitting. :-)

I Survived the Great Vowel Shift

1,148 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

1,101 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…

Children's Literature

1,077 members

A place to discuss your favorite children's book.

Feminist Theory

1,066 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'.

German Library Thingers

1,016 members

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

Progressive & Liberal!

1,015 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.

75 Books Challenge for 2012

983 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…

Australian LibraryThingers

981 members

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

Poetry Fool

935 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!

Literary Snobs

897 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…

Bug Collectors

886 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.…

Language

864 members

All language lovers are welcome.

Travel and Exploration literature

843 members

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

Combiners!

821 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

817 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!)

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

785 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…

History: On learning from and writing history

767 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…

75 Books Challenge for 2013

758 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…

Cookbookers

757 members

Cookbook collectors

Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night

757 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

751 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

734 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

699 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…

History Fans

695 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

689 members

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

Military History

679 members

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

Legacy Libraries

669 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"…

Banned Books

657 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.

631 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

Genealogy@LT

631 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.…

Political Conservatives

620 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.

620 members

For book-loving ailurophiles and cat-loving bibliophiles.

Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies

610 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

608 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

597 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.

Italians - Italiani

595 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

589 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…

Weird Fiction

588 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…

Manga and Anime Addicts

586 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…

One LibraryThing, One Book

579 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,…

Easton Press Collectors

561 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.

Geeks who love the Classics

560 members

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

Freebies, Book Giveaways and Contests

560 members

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

Book Care and Repair

558 members

Discuss how to protect, repair and preserve your books.

Catholic Tradition

549 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…

75 Books Challenge for 2015

546 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…

Canadian Bookworms

541 members

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

British & Irish Crime Fiction

528 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

522 members

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

Member Giveaways

509 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

500 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)

Historical Mysteries

481 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…

Mathematics

476 members

For mathematicians, lovers of math, and hangers on.

French Connection

469 members

For those of us who speak French, read French or just love the French language no matter where we are in the world. Pour les francophones et francophiles des quatre coins du monde.

Kindley Book Club

469 members

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

King's Dear Constant Readers

463 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

Anglophiles

461 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

460 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?…

The Weird Tradition

457 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,…

Swedish Thing

453 members

Welcome everyone from Sweden or readers of swedish authors!

Feminist SF

452 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.

It's a LondonThing

450 members

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

Urban Fantasy

449 members

for readers and writers of Urban Fantasy

Second World War History

442 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.

Time Travel, Alternate Histories and Parallel Worlds

436 members

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

Baker Street and Beyond

431 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!).

American Civil War

431 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…

Finnish Librarythingers

430 members

People from Finland, welcome!

Erotica

425 members

For readers and writers of erotica without boundaries…

The Chapel of the Abyss

424 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…

Dystopian novels

420 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

418 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…

Playing games and solving puzzles

418 members

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

75 Books Challenge for 2017

418 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…

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…

Pro and Con

414 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…

Teachers who LibraryThing

413 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…

75 Books Challenge for 2018

411 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…

Fans of Russian authors

409 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.

Brits

406 members

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

Cozy Mysteries

405 members

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

Manga!

402 members

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

New York Review Books

397 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…

Writer's Brag and Rag Bag

391 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?

390 members

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

En français

388 members

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

Fine Press Forum

387 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…

Church Libraries

385 members

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

The Prizes

383 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.

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:…

Fairy Tales Retold

378 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.

Needlearts

374 members

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

Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

363 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…

Books off the Shelf Challenge

360 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…

Literatura en Espanol

357 members

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

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.

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.…

Persephone Readers

327 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…

Lesbian Bookworms

325 members

I think the name says it all!

Sustainability

322 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,…

George Macy devotees

321 members

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

Doctor Who

315 members

For readers of Doctor Who related fiction

National Novel Writing Month (Nanowrimo)

305 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

299 members

Online Link For Ebooks (Free Or Commercial)

Short Stories

283 members

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

Monthly Author Reads

281 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 her or…

Common Knowledge, WikiThing, HelpThing

277 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.

Let's Talk Religion

275 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…

Japanese Literature

272 members

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

Reviews of Early Reviewers Books

270 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…

Psychology

268 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.).

Library of America Subscribers

268 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…

Post-apocalyptic Literature

263 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…

Book Arts

260 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

Chicagoans

259 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

Frequently Asked Questions

256 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.

Norske bibliotekarer

253 members

A group for Norwegian librarians: librarians and (living or working) and (norway or abroad).

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

252 members

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

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?

Outlander: Gabaldon's series about Jamie and Claire

245 members

This is a forum for fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series which includes the books: Outlander/Cross Stich, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, and A Breath of Snow and Ashes. We are here to discuss Jamie, Claire, and…

50-Something Library Thingers

244 members

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

American Revolution & Founding Fathers History

243 members

American Revolution & Founding Fathers History

Taggers!

240 members

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

The Globe

234 members

A Shakespeare group.

Arthurian Legends

232 members

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

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).

Book reviewers

222 members

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

CueCat questions and help

221 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

Irish Librarythingers

217 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!

Atwoodians

217 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 electronic services (From librarians point of view)

213 members

In the new world of e-services we talk in this groub about new developments in electronic services and how to delivery electronc services to user any time any place

SF Bay Area Librarythingers

210 members

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

What the Dickens...?

207 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…

Alternative Sexuality

205 members

For people into BDSM, kink, fetishes, polyamory, or other "alternative" forms of sexuality. Also for the people who read books about said topics and people, whether for pleasure or academic knowledge. It's for all forms: bondage, discipline,…

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…

The 'verse

201 members

For any fans of Joss Whedon and his work. From Toy Story to Buffy, from Firefly to X-Men. Anything Whedon-related has a place in the 'verse

2013 Category Challenge

201 members

Welcome to the 2013 Category Challenge! The idea is to read books from different categories. Tradition dictates that it should be 13 categories this year, but that is in no way a requirement (hence the group name change). They can be any categories…

Gardens & Books

199 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…

Jewish Bibliophiles

197 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.

Tattered but still lovely

196 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…

HMS Surprise

190 members

Which it's for Patrick O'Brian fans.

Fairy Tale Readers

190 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…

Maps and Atlases

188 members

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

Go Review That Book!

188 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…

Seattleites

186 members

For folks living in Seattle.

Birds, Birding & Books

185 members

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

Baseball

183 members

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

Picture books

182 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…

Antiquarian Books

180 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…

Bookshelf of the Damned

179 members

From Charles Fort to Whitley Streiber, Yuri Gellar to James Randi, Montague Summers to Katharine Briggs, Ivan T. Sanderson to Erik von Daniken - ufology, alchemy, cryptozoology, parapsychology, skepticism, magick, chieromancy, herbology, New Age,…

Unitarian Universalist Readers

177 members

A you a Unitarian Universalist? Use this group to connect with others, and to recommend reading that you have found to be pertinent to your faith journey. Also a good place to recommend authors who are Unitarian Universalists, discuss readings from…

The Black Orchid (A Nero Wolfe Group)

175 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…

2015 Category Challenge

174 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…

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."

Spam Fighters!

169 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)

LibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups

167 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…

Pedants' corner

166 members

The place for LT members who keep a piece of chalk in their handbags for correcting badly punctuated restaurant chalkboard menus. For members who would rather leave off their underwear than leave out an apostrophe. If you swear in court on a copy of…

Gothic Literature

165 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…

Council of Elrond

164 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?'.

Penguin Classics

163 members

When you think about it, they form the core of your collection.

Dewey Decimal Challenge

162 members

Welcome one and all! The Challenge: Read a book from every Dewey Decimal category. This sounds like fun! How do I start? There's a list of the categories here. You can find the Dewey Decimal numbers of many books in the Details section of their LT…

Byzantinistik

161 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,…

Mystery and Suspense

160 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. Originally this was the Shelfari Mystery and Suspense Plus Group before that site's closure…

Ancient Egypt

158 members

For lovers of things to do with Ancient Egypt, specifically (Hieroglyphs, etc).

2018 Category Challenge

157 members

Welcome to the 2018 Category Challenge! What are the categories? It’s up to you! You can set as many categories as you like, in whatever genres you like. You can set minimum numbers of books to read in each category, or you can fill them up as the…

 

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