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Libraries & Archives

Monday, October 01, 2007

Good books.

Have you ever wanted a better way to:

* see what your friends are reading?
* keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read?
* get great book recommendations from people you know?

In a piece in the Stranger, Elliott Bay Book Company's Paul Constant calls Goodreads "Facebook for Book Nerds" and "the most Antisocial Social-Networking Site on the Internet."

"I first noticed four months ago when a coworker at my bookstore sent me an invitation," Constant wrote. "The website tore through the Seattle bookselling community like an STD. Soon, every bookseller under 40 was a member. 'Will you be my Goodreads friend?' we'd whisper to each other among the stacks. It was like MySpace, only better--it was all about books."
(from Shelf Awareness, Monday | October 1, 2007 | Volume 1 | Issue 527)

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