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    Open Library Alternatives

    Open Library is described as 'One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal' and is an website in the news & books category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Open Library, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Goodreads, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Open Library are Google Play Books, LibraryThing, BookWyrm and inventaire.io.

    Open Library is mainly a Social Network but alternatives to it may also be eBook Libraries. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Open Library.
    This page was last updated Mar 4, 2022
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    One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal.
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    1. See what your friends are reading. Keep track of what you've read and organize your books into virtual bookshelves. Join a book club to discuss your favorite books. A better way to find good books to read!
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      This alternative is disputed. Goodreads is still a legitimate alternative to Open Library, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      In Open Library you can borrow books to read online, Goodreads is just to organazing your booklist
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      Google Play Books lets you search, preview, and buy millions of books using Google Book Search. Books in the public domain and certain copyrighted books can be read and downloaded in their entirety for free.


    2. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for people who love to read. It allows users to easily create their own catalogs of books that they have read, own, or would like to read.
    3. BookWyrm is a social network for tracking your reading, talking about books, writing reviews, and discovering what to read next.
    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).


    5. 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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      eBook search engine.
    6. Never forget a book again.
    7. Bookoid helps you select from a vast collection of books and easily manage your personal books library. Easily find the the book you want and also explore from a range of book listings. Build your library as you discover great books on the app.
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      BookSloth gives you the best personalized reading experience and connects you with readers everywhere for you to share your love for books.
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