Monday, September 14th, 2015

LibraryThing’s 10th Anniversary

Happy birthday to us! LibraryThing hits the big 1-0 today, with 10 years—and 99 MILLION books—of cataloging under our belts. As you can see, we’re all having our cake (and eating it, too) to celebrate.

Thanks to each and every one of you, and here’s to the next 10 years!

Come share in the warm fuzzies over on Talk.

For more about our Ten-Year Celebration, check out our new feature to enhance music and movie cataloging, and watch for our iPhone app, coming out shortly.

Labels: 10th anniversary, birthday


  1. MRBruns says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!! I love This Site!!!!!!

  2. Kathy says:

    Now I want some…..

  3. Joan Bailey says:

    The best book site. Thanks for all the hard work to make it so. Happy Anniversary! (I got my five-year badge today!) Yay LT!

  4. Lorin says:

    Congratulations on a decade of LibraryThing!
    I very much appreciate your site and efforts.
    I am addicted to making additions to Common Knowledge.
    Being a retired programmer myself, I appreciate how a system can grow and get a sort of mind of it’s own. Take good care of your buddy TL. You can be proud of your accomplishment!

  5. NWADEL says:

    Happy anniversary LibraryThing! Nice cake 🙂

  6. Erin Clark says:

    Happy Anniversary to the best site in the UNIVERSE!!! I can’t go through a day without checking in here. Thank you!

  7. NanaJojo says:

    Happy Anniversary Librarything. I love this site and received 5 year badge today. I started as a handy way to keep track of my books but hope to use more of the features in future. Nice to see how many read the books I do. Thanks again for all your hard work for readers. No matter what you read, ready is so important! NanaJojo

  8. Debann11 says:

    Happy Anniversary! You guys do a great job. Wishing you many more. I appreciate all you do the work and effort you make to keep us happy.. I refer many readers to your sight.

  9. Michelle Rafael says:

    Happy first decade. Love LT.

  10. Meredy says:

    What a great milestone! Thanks for being.

  11. arthurfrayn says:

    HBD, LT!!!
    Still useful and fun after all these years!

  12. Ashley says:

    I joined this site on July 6, 2007, and immediately bought a permanent membership. Best investment I ever made. There’s no better way to keep track of your books, and now music and movies too! I love you guys. Keep going forever!

  13. Terri Loeffler says:

    Happy Anniversary! My anniversary is just one year behind you!

  14. Anna-Marie says:

    Happy Anniversary! Thank you for the badge! Lifelong member, and I wouldn’t be able to keep track of my books without you! This has saved me from so many double buys of books.

  15. Michigantrumpet says:

    Happy Birthday!

    And Iphone app? Yippee! It just keeps getting better and better!

  16. Lareeta says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  17. Andre says:

    Happy Birthday!
    All the best! Thank you!!

  18. Jean says:

    Happy Birthday!

  19. Benny says:

    Happy Anniversary! You guys do a great job.

  20. Whiskye says:

    Bon Anniversaire !
    Keep going to have fun together ^_

  21. Eva Muhlhause says:

    Happy Birthday, thanks for the amazing service you guys provide.

  22. Happy Anniversary! The cake is awesome! Here is to the next 10!

  23. Larry says:

    Happy Anniversary to a great site.

  24. Happy Belated Birthday! Congrats….

    Of course, you have to celebrate all month long, right? Sept 14 was my birthday, as well (of course I am a little older than 10)…

    Love the site, and thanks for all effort and work maintaining such a great site- love all the new bells and whistles!

    Keep up the great work!

  25. Linda says:

    Happy Birthday to LibraryThing! Love the site; love all these wonderful book junkies. We are a tribe of our very own. Eat cake for me, too!

  26. sudesh says:

    Happy anniversary..!!!! This is great web site.

  27. Noel Willis says:

    A belated Happy Birthday to LibraryThing!
    This is not just a site, but a community – a community of booklovers, which cares for each other. I realised this when we lost our house in the Blue Mountains bushfires of 2013. I was amazed- and delighted – when LibraryThing members, from all over the world, not just Australia, sent books from their own collections to replace many of those we lost in the fire.We’ll be forever grateful – and so glad that we were members of LibraryThing!

  28. Jesse says:

    Congrats. You people have kept a great thing going!

  29. JW says:

    Been here 10 years and still love it.

  30. K.J. says:

    I was loading movies, two weeks ago, and all went well. Today, I cannot see my books, and could only see movies, cannot get a response in the “Book Search” page, from any venue, cannot access any talk – which would have allowed me to enter a comment in “Bugs,” and with no other option, you get this message. As of today, nothing seems to be working on your site and even after signing in, your home page data does not come back up, nor does any other information, no matter what page I go to. I used both Firefox and Opera to access the site, both gave the same zero results. Problems? How about a means of reporting a problem from outside the system, since it is obvious to a reasonable person to know that if the only means of alerting staff that there are connectivity/activity issues is from inside, and inside is unreachable, you have a notification system designed to fail. KJ

    • Loranne says:

      Sorry to hear you had so much trouble. We did experience some server issues around the time you posted this comment. All has been back up and working now since an hour or so after that point. If you’re still experiencing problems, or if you have any other questions, please email us at, and I’ll be happy to help you from there.

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