Top Ten Tuesday: Online Resources for Book Lovers

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I love this week’s topic. Let’s see how many answers I can come up with for it.

None of these sites have compensated me for mentioning them in any way. I simply included ones I’ve used or think sound cool.

1.  DailyLit 

Imagine being emailed a short passage from a book every day. Each instalment can be read in about 15 minutes, and you’ll eventually receive the entire book that way.

2. Project Gutenberg 

This was the first site to ever offer free ebooks! They have a huge selection of titles to choose from.

 

3. Your Local Library

Assuming you live in a country that has a free public library system, you might be surprised at what they have to offer!

Aside from the usual ebooks and audiobooks, mine offers online courses and events in all sorts of bookish topics. It also has digital subscriptions to hundreds of newspapers, literary journals, magazines, and more on just about any topic you can imagine and a few I never would have thought would have such big followings!

 

4. Indie Bookstore Finder 

I don’t know about you all, but I’m all about supporting local businesses as much as possible. This is a fantastic resource for finding that special book you’ve been wanting to buy while helping your local bookstore stay in business.

 

An ereader with it’s cord tucked between the pages of a hardcover book. 5. AddALL 

This site helps visitors compare prices for the books they want to buy among multiple possible sellers. I wish I’d had access to this when I was in college and was scrounging around to afford textbooks! It works for regular types of books, too.

 

6. Book-a-Minute 

Imagine reading a concise but accurate summary of that book you’re thinking about reading but not sure if you want to dive into. I think there’s definitely something to be said for giving people a few spoilers if they need them to decide whether a particular book is the right one for them.

 

7. The Great Canadian Sox Shop

This quirky little shop is located right here in Toronto, Ontario. It caters to those of us who love finding that perfect pair of socks to express ourselves, whether it’s a conservative pair of business socks for an office job or something funky and bookish for less formal events.

 

8. LAMBDA Literary 

A fantastic resource for LGBT+ writers and readers.

 

9. Little Free Library

Want to find a local Little Free Library in your community? Or maybe you want to find out how to build your own? This site has all of the details you need…and then some.

 

10. Leio 

A reading log app to help you keep track of what you’re reading and what you might dive into next.

 

***Bonus*** 11. Literature Map

If you type in the name of your favourite author into this site, it will recommend other authors that are also highly read by fans of the author you first mentioned.

I’ve been playing around with this site a lot and already have a list of new authors to try!

69 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Online Resources for Book Lovers

  1. DailyLit sounds a lot like Serial Reader, which I love! Literature Map sounds like fun — I’ll need to check it out. I love Little Free Libraries — I’ve been wanting to host one for a while now, but since I live in an urban setting, I’m not so sure that it’s a realistic idea. Great list!

  2. The library is always the best source! And well, I’m going to have to look into that sock shop now… and not just because I’m wearing Halloween cat socks at the moment either. 😀

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  3. Good list. I LOVE the Little Free Library movement! A friend got to have one in her yard at her old house. It was wonderful. I always donate to those in my community. They are fun and do not hurt our public library at all.

  4. I always forget about Project Gutenberg because most of their works are older than what I like to read…but before too long some of my favorite children’s books will start popping up; I see a number of Kjelgaard’s are already on there. I did find it a very useful, streamlined way to text-search Little Women for my favorite parts/quotes!

    You’re so right about libraries. I would be simply bereft if I lived in a place without access to a robust public library system. It’s one of the most important things in the world to me.

    But to supplement that, I love that I also live in a place with Little Free Libraries all over — truly one of the best concepts invented in recent times. I borrow books quite often, sometimes on a permanent basis, and I love redistributing all the books I bought “just to read” from library & garage sales once I’m done w/ them.

    I’ve not heard of AddALL; I’m intrigued! It looks like it’s worth testing against or running alongside BookFinder.com. I also haven’t heard of #1, 6, 10, or 11, and my interest is once again officially PIQUED.

    • That’s awesome! I hope you get lots of your favourite children’s books on Project Gutenberg soon.

      It’s so cool that you’re surrounded by Little Free Libraries.

      May you enjoy #1, 6, 10, and 11 as well. 🙂

  5. I’ve been trying to purchase more from Bookshop.org lately. I may not long term as I may find something I like more, but with exception to having to pay those shipping costs, I haven’t minded the change. 🙂 Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week!

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