Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Win free books—December 2017 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the December 2017 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 85 books this month, and a grand total of 2,435 copies to give out, including staff favorite Mallory Ortberg’s upcoming collection, The Merry Spinster. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Tuesday, December 26th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Sinful Press Apex Publications World Weaver Press
Tundra Books Prodigy Gold Books Henry Holt and Company
Candlewick Press Puffin Books Canada Penguin Teen Canada
Faber & Faber USA Harper Perennial Montana Born
Southern Born Oneworld Publications Solipsis Publishing
Ballantine Books Random House Beacon Press
NewCon Press HighBridge Audio Tantor Media
City Owl Press Orca Book Publishers Gefen Publishing House
Odyssey Books Anaphora Literary Press CarTech Books
Poolbeg Press William Morrow Tupelo Press
Allium Press of Chicago Open Books Akashic Books
Bellevue Literary Press EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Small Beer Press
Prufrock Press Revell BHC Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

4th Annual Holiday Card Exchange

cardexchange-fullOur 4th annual LibraryThing Holiday Card Exchange is here! Inspired by ALA Think Tank and Reddit, previous years have brought holiday cheer to many, so we’re doing it again!

The idea is simple:

  • Mail a Holiday card to a random LibraryThing member.
  • You’ll get one from another member. Only that member will see your address.*
  • You can mail a hand-made or store card. Add a note to personalize it.

Sign-up closes Friday, December 8th at 5:00 PM EST. We’ll inform you of your matches within an hour or so. Send your cards out soon after.

» LibrayThing Holiday Card Exchange

Questions? Join the discussion on Talk

* In order for the cards you receive to be addressed to your real name, you must include your name in the address box.

Labels: card exchange, events, holiday

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Holiday Store & New Tote Bags!

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LibraryThing is bringing a little more excitement your way for the holidays! In addition to SantaThing (signups close December 4th, 12pm EST) and our annual Holiday Card Exchange (more coming soon), we’ve added gorgeous new TinyCat totes to our Store and a bigger, extended sale on all LibraryThing merchandise!

First up is our shiny new TinyCat totes (pictured at right)! Made of 100%, certified-organic cotton, these bags boast an interior valuables pocket, key clip, contrast bottom, and open front pocket for smaller items. Pack your gifts, winter gear, and all of your book hauls in style this season—these beauties have quickly become a LibraryThing staff favorite.

While you’re checking out our new totes, you can also enjoy an extended holiday sale between now and Epiphany* (a couple weeks earlier than last year’s sale!). Snag even more amazing deals this year, including CueCat scanners for just $5 and all shirts for just $7.**

Claim your holiday merch from LibraryThing’s Holiday Store today, before we run out!


*Epiphany, Little Christmas, the night before Orthodox Christmas or the day after the Twelfth day of Christmas—and doesn’t your loved one deserve twelve LibraryThing t-shirts?

**Prices do not include cost of shipping. Shipping is included on Store pages.

Labels: deals, holiday, LT swag, sale, teeshirts, TinyCat, tshirts

Monday, November 13th, 2017

SantaThing 2017—Bookish Secret Santa!

We’re pleased to announce that the eleventh annual SantaThing is here at last!

What’s SantaThing? SantaThing is Secret Santa for LibraryThing members.

Done this before?

» Sign up for SantaThing!

HOW IT WORKS

You pay into the SantaThing system (choose from $15–$50). You play Santa to a LibraryThing member we pick for you, by selecting books for them. Another Santa does the same for you, in secret. LibraryThing does the ordering, and you get the joy of giving AND receiving books!

Sign up once or thrice, for yourself or someone else. If you sign up for someone without a LibraryThing account, make sure to mention what kinds of books they like, so their Santa can choose wisely.

Even if you don’t want to be a Santa, you can help by suggesting books for others. Click on an existing SantaThing profile to leave a suggestion.

Every year, LT members give generously to each other through SantaThing. If you’d like to donate an entry, or want to participate, but it’s just not in the budget this year, be sure to check out our Donations Thread, run once more by fabulous volunteer ladylenneth

IMPORTANT DATES

Sign-ups close MONDAY, December 4th at 12pm EST. By Monday evening, we’ll notify you via profile comment who your Santee is, and you can start picking books.

Picking will last until MONDAY, December 11th at 12pm EST. As soon as the picking ends, the ordering begins, and we’ll get all the books out to you as soon as we can.

» Go sign up to become a Secret Santa now!

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?

Every year we tweak SantaThing a little. This year, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Print as our official local SantaThing store. Other new additions: Barnes & Noble and Walmart are joining our list of booksellers, which also includes Powell’s, Book Depository, Apple iBooks, and Amazon (including national ones). You can choose to have your books picked and sent from any of these stores at any and all price points.

Just like last year, the Kindle Only option is available to all members, regardless of location. So long as your Kindle is registered on Amazon.com (not .co.uk, .ca, etc.), you can elect to receive your SantaThing gifts as Kindle ebooks. See more information about Kindle and SantaThing here.

SHIPPING

Some of our booksellers are able to offer free shipping, and some are not. Depending on your bookseller of choice, you may receive $5 less in books, to cover shipping costs. You can find details about shipping costs and holiday ordering deadlines for each of our booksellers here on the SantaThing Help page.

Go sign up now!

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?

See the SantaThing Help page further details and FAQ.

Feel free to ask your questions over on this Talk topic. You can contact Loranne—the LT staffer who runs Santathing—at loranne@librarything.com.

Happy SantaThinging!

Labels: events, holiday, santathing

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

November 2017 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the November 2017 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 100 books this month, and a grand total of 3,455 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, November 27th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Kaylie Jones Books Akashic Books Apex Publications
World Weaver Press Meerkat Press Revell
John Ott EsKape Press Faber & Faber USA
Pink Narcissus Press Avery William Morrow
NewCon Press Tule Publishing Anaphora Literary Press
Tantor Media City Owl Press HighBridge Audio
Henry Holt and Company Marble City Publishing Small Beer Press
CarTech Books Random House Ballantine Books
Prodigy Gold Books Bellevue Literary Press Read Furiously
Odyssey Books Candlewick Press BookViewCafe
BLF Press Blue Crow Books Prufrock Press
Charlesbridge Brash Books Science, Naturally!
Books by Elle, Inc Tor Books Blue Nile Press
Holland Park Press Provisioners Press Barbour Books
River Boat Books Pneuma Springs Publishing Rippple Books
Petra Books EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing BHC Press
Chronicle Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

LibraryThing Movie Night – Never Let Me Go

This weekend, join us for the first ever LibraryThing Movie Night! Many of our favorite books have been adapted for the silver screen. And while, yes, LibraryThing is a book site, we thought it would be fun to share the experience of these book-to-film adaptations together.

This Friday, Oct. 27th, we’ll be watching and talking about the film adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. We’ll be talking about both the book and the movie, both of which were widely praised, although the movie is less well-known.

Details

Synchronize your watches for Friday, Oct. 27th, at 9pm Eastern (US). That’s when we’ll start the show. Never Let Me Go is available to stream on Netflix in the US and Brazil, or you can rent it on Amazon or iTunes.

You can see the trailer for the movie on YouTube—avoid that if you’re spoiler-averse, though.

Talk about it

This is one instance where you’ll be encouraged to talk during the movie. Join the discussion on Talk thread during or after the movie, as you like. If you’re so inclined, tag your Twitter or Facebook posts with #LTMovieNight so we can keep in touch there, too.

We ask that you keep discussion spoiler-free until we’re all watching together. If you’ve read the book or seen the movie already, don’t ruin any surprises!

More

This is an experiment that we thought would be fun to try. If it goes well and folks like it, we’ll do it again! Questions, comments, or suggestions for other movies you’d like to watch with LTers? Post ‘em on Talk.

Labels: events, fun, movie event, movies, Uncategorized

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

October 2017 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the October 2017 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 77 books this month, and a grand total of 2,580 copies to give out. Our publishers are getting into the season with some spooky mysteries for October, and we’re starting to see the first glimmers of winter holiday titles, too. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, October 30th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Oneworld Publications Faber & Faber USA Tundra Books
Akashic Books Puffin Books Canada City Owl Press
Revell World Weaver Press William Morrow
Loving Healing Press Apex Publications Algonquin Books
Raincloud Press Harper Perennial Tu Books
Newcastlewest Books Odyssey Books First Steps Publishing
Michelkin Publishing HighBridge Audio Tantor Media
Anaphora Literary Press Prufrock Press Open Books
ForeEdge Yugen Press CarTech Books
BookViewCafe EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing BHC Press
Lindbak + Lindbak Emerald Lake Books Chronicle Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

September 2017 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the September 2017 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 90 books this month, and a grand total of 3,220 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, September 25th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

William Morrow Ashland Creek Press Random House
Tundra Books Henry Holt and Company Akashic Books
City Owl Press Puffin Books Canada Tule Publishing
John Ott Five Directions Press Whitepoint Press
Beacon Press EsKape Press Story Spring Publishing, LLC
Tantor Media HighBridge Audio Vincere Press
CarTech Books Oneworld Publications Candlewick Press
Exterminating Angel Press EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Meerkat Press
Literary Wanderlust LLC Prufrock Press BookViewCafe
ForeEdge Read Furiously BHC Press
Yugen Press Poolbeg Press Anaphora Literary Press
Chronicle Books Creativly

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

LibraryThing Turns 12!

Today is LibraryThing’s 12th anniversary! To celebrate, we held a cataloging race with our three key cataloging methods going head-to-head-to-head:

See the video to see who won (besides office assistant/dog Gunner, obviously).

Over the years, LibraryThing has evolved to focus on cataloging efficiency, to benefit data-lovers and libraries (hey there, TinyCat) everywhere. Today, we’ve got 12 years and 117 MILLION books’ worth of cataloging under our belt.

However you catalog, we’re happy you’re here with us. We’d like to send a huge “Thank you!” to all our members. You help make LT what it is—a great place to be.

Grab your party hat and come share in the celebration on Talk.

Labels: birthday

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

August 2017 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the August 2017 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 112 books this month, and a grand total of 3,260 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, August 28th at 6PM Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Oneworld Publications Beacon Press Revell
Candlewick Press Ballantine Books L.N. Smith Publishing
William Morrow Apex Publications Plough Publishing House
City Owl Press Bards and Sages Publishing Prufrock Press
Lake Claremont Press World Weaver Press HighBridge Audio
Tantor Media Chronicle Books EsKape Press
Petra Books Faber & Faber USA Poolbeg Press
Anaphora Literary Press Literary Wanderlust LLC Harper Perennial
CarTech Books Sunrise River Press Everything Goes Media
Meerkat Press Westminster John Knox Press Akashic Books
Mirror World Publishing Bellevue Literary Press Tundra Books
Henry Holt and Company BookViewCafe Tule Publishing
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Tor Books
Penguin Teen Canada Puffin Books Canada

Labels: early reviewers, LTER