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Open Source Goodreads Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Goodreads is Open Library. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Goodreads and nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Goodreads are lib.reviews, BookWyrm, inventaire.io and BookBrainz.

Goodreads alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Anime / Manga Tracking Apps or Movie Review Sites. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Goodreads.
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See what your friends are reading. Keep track of what you've read and organize your books into virtual bookshelves....

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    Open Library

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal.

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    lib.reviews

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    We believe that the information we use to make decisions -- about what book to read, what place to stay at or what product to buy -- will be of higher quality if we organize it transparently, through an open community.

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    BookWyrm

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    BookWyrm is a social network for tracking your reading, talking about books, writing reviews, and discovering what to read next.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedBookWyrm is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubBookWyrm support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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  4. Inventaire is a book sharing webapp, inviting everyone to make the inventory of their books, define what they want to do with it (giving, sharing, selling), as well as who should be able to see it (shared publicly, or only visible to your friends and groups).

    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubinventaire.io support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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    Most users think inventaire.io is a great alternative to Goodreads.
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    It is not owned by Amazon, and book data is linked openly with the Wikidata project for everyone, not closed down for the owner alone.

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    inventaire.io is a good Idea but does not have the Community functions of goodreads. If you just Want to store you're book lists it is an interesting alternative and it is even possible to import from goodreads.

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    BookBrainz

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    BookBrainz is a project to create an online database of information about every single book, magazine, journal and other publication ever written. We make all the data that we collect available to the whole world to consume and use as they see fit.

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    BookBrainz is very much a work in progress, but aims to become the Discogs of books, with reivews and quotes and all. While it's very much work-in-progress, and in a very limited usable state, the project is commendable and would highly benefit from contributors like YOU :)

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    Book Catalogue

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    This is a simple book catalogue application, to store a list of your books. Books can be added either manually, by ISBN, or by barcode.

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    Dante - Book Tracker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Dante lets you manage all your books by simply scanning the ISBN barcode of the book. It will automatically grab all information from Googles book database.

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    BiblioteQ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    BiblioteQ strives to be a professional cataloging and library management suite. The SRU and Z39.50 protocols are used for retrieving data for books, journals, and magazines.

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    LearnAwesome

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    A social network for learners to share reviews on learning resources like books, courses, apps, podcasts, newsletters, livestreams etc. Open-source and ActivityPub compliant.

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