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Delightful & Unique:
By The Book Travel
The Ultimate Book Club - All of our tours are inspired by popular novels - we go to the places in the setting and then have our own book discussions there.
Bookcrossing.com
This is a really fun idea. Make the world a public lending library! Free your books and see where they go...
Charles Dickens - Gad's Hill Place
This site brings the world of Dickens alive via the use of art, quotes, interesting presentation and a substantial amount of content.
The Reader's Museum (Het Leesmuseum)
Every book lover needs to explore this museum room by room, you never know what you will find, but it will have something to do with books!
Book-A-Minute
A humorous collection of "ultra-condensed" versions of all sorts of books, from modern to classics.

Booksellers
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Advanced Book Exchange (ABE)
"Where over 30 million used, rare, out-of-print books are just a click away!"
Amazon.com
Did you know that Amazon sells used books too? Support The Book Venue by using this link to purchase from Amazon.
Barnes & Noble
One of my favorite places to shop in the "real world", try the online version!
Biblio.com
Used, rare and out-of-print books at biblio.com
BookCloseOuts.com
Buy NEW BOOKS at 50-90% off!
Booksforsale
A personal collection of unique used books. Prices in pounds.
Infoheaven-Digital-Books.com
For digital books on Business opportunities, Marketing Strategies, Personal Issues, Health Issues, Computers, Investing, Sports, and even fun stuff like magic tricks.
Book-of-the-Month Club
Get 5 Books for $1Plus a FREE Attache with Membership.
Heritage Book Shop
"We are an internationally renowned antiquarian book shop specializing in fine copies of rare books and first editions. Heritage Book Shop constantly maintains one of the largest and finest inventories of rare books and manuscripts in the world."

Book Reviews
Mysteries Galore
Lots of reviews for mysteries, suspense, thrillers, detective, sleuth, and crime novels.
BookLore
A nice UK based site with lots of reviews.
Discussing Books
This site features lots of great reviews, in English and some in French.
BookLoons
"...book reviews for all ages and across genres. Enter contests; sample excerpts; enjoy online reading, author interviews and book columns..."
Bookworm's Lair
Book reviews, also featuring nice author bibliographies and other author information. A very nice site.
Dangerously Curvy Novels
Book Reviews for well-rounded women.
Dr. McDermott's Books Page
"... a running commentary here on books I'm reading... "
Danny Yee's Book Reviews
"...nearly six hundred book reviews, covering all kinds of books - fiction and non-fiction..."
The Book Haven
"...honest opinions that are in no way influenced by publishers, authors or outside sources..."
Reader's Refuge
"...for those who have picked up a book from a library shelf or a table at a used-book sale for no other reason than it seemed to be beckoning ..."
Ell's Book Page
"..you'll find some of my opinions on books and reading... lots of interesting links..."
The Bookshelf Online
"... contains reviews and recommendations for over five hundred books in fifteen genres..."
John's Book Pages
"... I like to think that my opinions are useful to people who are looking for a good read..."
Tiff's Bookworld
"...some of my own thoughts and opinions on several of the MILLIONS (ha ha) of books I've read..."
Chrissy's Book Reviews
"...books in the order that I read them..."
Readaholics.com
"...for years we have each kept a reading list with a short synopsis of each book we have read - good and bad, classic and trash..."
Helge's Notebook of Books & Trivia
..here are reviews of some books I've read....
Space Dragon Reviews
A nice review site for mostly Fantasy/Sci-Fi.
Reviews by Kristen Voskuil
"...read any of the reviews on this site, you'll notice I feel free to give out my opinion as if I were issuing checks...
Book Lvr's Web Page: Bookends
"...here it's about any book you've ever read!"
Jandy's Reading Room
"...personal reviews of books that I (and others) have read.."
Notes In the Margin
"...notes and comments on the books I read... some.. will be simply my reactions to the book; others will be more polished and critical reviews."
Suzie's Book Pages
"...173 books reviewed and still reading...
Red Sugar's Library
Neeter Skeeter's Place

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Book Groups & Forums
The Knoxville Book Club
The Knoxville Book Club was created to give young people an incentive to read all those books they meant to read but never got around to. Also to provide them with a forum to discuss these books and socialize with others.
MAHOGANY BOOK CLUB
WELCOME TO MAHOGANY BOOK CLUB ~ AN AFRICAN AMERICAN READING CIRCLE IN HUDSON & ALBANY, N.Y. ~ JOIN US FOR ~ DISCUSSIONS~ NEWS ~ REVIEWS ~ WHAT'S HOT! ~ WHAT'S NEW ~ FOR YOUR LITERARY WORLD ~
The Book Forum
A nice place to discuss books and book news. Also features a book review library.
Quill and Swill Book Club
"Welcome members and visitors to the home page for the Quill and Swill reading circle.
Bay Area Book Group
"...a personal web site for our book club in the San Francisco Bay area. We're a group of about a dozen women who have been discussing books together since fall 1988..."
The SWE-Detroit PD Book Club
"... reads one book a month alternating between a nonfiction book (often on technical or women's issues) and a work of fiction by a woman author..."
The Un-Named Book Club's Page
This site features lots of good titles and what the club thought of them.
47th Street Readers
A reading group founded in 1998 in West Philedelphia.
The Book Group List
"... a list of books and a reasonable schedule in which they should be read in. Then the group is invited to discuss the book..."
Edward's Online Book Club
"...if you like to learn languages and read literature then you have come to the right place!"
Book Chatter
A book discussion group.
Mother-Daughter Book Group
"...our group of moms and daughters has been getting together once a month since November, 1997..."
The Funky Women's Book Club
"...the homepage of The Funky Women's Book Club! We will use this page to keep you up to date on all the club's happenings..."
The Reading Group
"... has been meeting {since 1992} roughly once a month to have dinner, drink wine, catch up and, of course, discuss the book..."
Mostly We Eat
"...we're a group of friends that has been meeting to discuss books over a tasty meal for several years..."
Brookworms
"...comments from our group discussions on the books, giving a brief summary of views on them ..."
Bookwomen of Encinitas, California
"We have created this site in order to share our list with you, and hopefully even encourage some of you to start groups of your own.."
Tallahassee Book Group (aka: the LunaChics Literary Guild)
"...has been meeting monthly since November, 1992 in Tallahassee, Florida..." - site features a list of books with group ratings.
Bookedin
"...founded to connect with fellow book enthusiasts to discuss our favourite books and authors, as well as discovering new books in which to immerse ourselves in."
The Armchair Critics' Book Club
"We are a small group of women who meet monthly to share our love of good books."

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Awards:

Amazon Awards Lists Here you can find the current and past winners of dozens of different literary awards! Including major awards like: Booker Prize, Caldecott Medal, National Book Awards, National Book Critics Circle Awards, Newbery Medal, Nobel Prize, PEN American Center Literary Awards, PEN/Faulkner Award, and Pulitzer Prizes.
The Man Booker Prize
Pen/Faulkner Awards
The Pulitzer Prizes
The National Book Awards
The Caldecott Medal to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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Reading Guides/Publishers:

Aliform Publishing "Specializing in Latin American and world literature in translation."
Pumpkin House "One of the most well-loved traditional stories of many generations of children. Books for children, Multicultural books."
Owl Square Press "Books to the ceiling, books to the sky. My piles of books are a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them." Poster available in 3 sizes.
Mystery Vault "Pull up MysteryVault.com.... you won't be disappointed."
New Falcon Publications "Many consider us publishers of "rebellious" and "counter-culture" material. We couldn't agree more..."
Hyperion Books "Hyperion, which was founded in 1991, publishes general-interest fiction and nonfiction books for adults. It includes the Talk Miramax, ESPN Books, ABC Daytime Press, Hyperion East and Theia imprints."
Random House UK Find out what's hot in the UK. Features bestsellers, new releases, extracts from many titles, and reading guides for some.
Books@Random Reading group discussion guides for dozens of Random House titles. Also has links to other great reading resources.
SimonSays.com Features some excerpts and reading guides for some Simon & Schuster titles and more.
Time Warner Bookmark Discussion guides for dozens of titles, links to author's web sites, information on bestsellers and new titles.
Penguin Putnam Reading Guides Another large selection of reading group guides, as well as other resources related to Penguin Putnam publications. This publisher carries some very good titles.
Harper Collins Reading Resources

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Other Reading Resources:

Book-Clubs-Resource.com Resource and guide for book clubs, reading groups, and book discussion groups, including articles about running a book club, links to online book clubs, and reading group guides.
Writers and Readers Network Writers: Do you have a book you would like reviewed? Readers: Have you read a good book? Would you like to submit a review to WRN?
An Online Library of Literature A great collection of public domain literature, all online!
Concordance of Great Books - Full searchable text for hundreds of books!
Dr. Korcz's Bookhound Page- "Looking for books online? Here are some links to useful resources: places you can read about and purchase books. I've found these resources invaluable in looking for good books, doing research and stretching my book-buying dollars."
Books, Books, Books - links to book related sites of all kinds, also features a very large collections of reading, book, and library quotations.
Biblomania.com "Hundreds of searchable full text works of classic fiction, popular fiction, short stories, drama, poetry, dictionaries, research and religious texts, including Brewer's Phrase and Fable, and Reader's Handbook, Webster's Dictionary, The Koran, The Hobson Jobson Dictionary of Anglo-India Terms, Simonds History of American Literature, Dictionary of Synonymes, Dictionary of Quotations, Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. Roget's Thesaurus, A Dictionary of Quotations, more... A superb educational resource"
BookWebsites.com An organized directory of book content sites on the web.
Rachel's Compendium of Online Book Discussions, et al.-links to book clubs and books discussion sites all over the web, and more.
Biblioholics Anonymous - "Welcome to Biblioholics Anonymous. This Page is about Books, Books and More Books. My Favorite Topic! My Name is Beth and I am a Biblioholic." Lots of great reading links here.
DMOZ Open Directory - Reading Groups List - If there aren't enough links for you on my list...here is an extensive directory of Reading Group sites.
Book Spot - this is a great source for finding good booklists, reviews, award winners, authors ... you name it! They also feature a "rating zone", you rate a few titles, then receive recommendations based on your ratings.

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