LibraryThing now offers gift memberships!
Gift memberships make excellent stocking-stuffers, “top presents” and “balancers.” (I always have a few gifts I can shift between family members when I weigh the piles on Christmas Eve.) Wouldn’t they make a nice present for everyone in your office, library or academic department? Yes, they would, and prisons too!
I particularly recommend them for friends and family with so many books you can’t risk getting them something they already have. Once they catalog their collection, you’ll never have that problem again. When does a present give so much back? Never, I tell you.
Gift memberships means I can finally close the “book pile contest.” Drumroll please…