Reading is no longer an individual activity. Thanks to online book clubs, book trading networks, social media sites just for librarians and book lovers, kids' networks and more, connecting with your fellow bibliophiles and gnashing about favorite books is easier than ever. Thanks to these sites, you don't have to wait for your friends to hurry up and finish the book you just read: chances are, there's someone out there who's dying to talk about it too. Check below for 100 different sites and networks to find other bibliophiles like you.
[Note: This page is no longer available on the OEDB. Some of the sites have links to them, some do not. Those which do not can probably be found using a search engine. Some sites have been removed, as they no longer exist.
Book collectors can use these networks to locate older editions, trade their own books and track down information about books.
Blogs can provide a great, low-maintenance way to learn about books and connect with other readers through posts, member blogs on community sites and through comments.
Librarians may just be the ultimate bibliophiles. Check here for librarian-only apps and networks.
From Meetup pages to whole social media sites devoted to book lovers, visit these online communities to meet people like you.
Hop on one of these sites to get recommendations for new titles and to share your list of favorites.
Organizing and Sharing Titles
The features on these websites offer up neat ways to catalog your collections and share reading ideas with others.
Novelists and Writers
Writers who love books can promote their own works on these sites, meet agents and publishers, and talk about some of their favorite books.
Sites for Children and Teens
Children and teenage readers have their own safe networks to discuss their favorite characters and get ideas for books they might like.
Trading and Selling
The book swapping and selling market is huge on the Internet, and these are some of our favorite networks.
For Those Who Love to Read
Anyone who loves to read will like these websites, which offer outlets for discussion, recommendations, searches and more.