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The Livejournal Book Club

For those who love to read

The Book Club
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The Livejournal Book Club is for anyone who loves to read!

Membership is now unmoderated in the hope that more people will be encouraged to join.

Please read all of the following before joining! Once you've joined please feel free to make an introductory post, perhaps detailing some of your favourite books, genres and hobbies.

The Rules

* Members will be invited to suggest books for consideration. You should give the title and author of the book as well as a quick description. You may link to other sites if you wish, such as Amazon. Each suggestion should be posted as a 'reply' to the main topic. This keeps things neat. Members will be informed when nominations will close.

  • Members should avoid discussion of the merits or otherwise of other people's suggestions. If you wish to discuss a nominated book, or any other book you may have read, please make a new post.

* A poll will be posted as soon as nominations close and the democratically chosen book will become the 'Book of the Moment'.

  • You are not obliged to read the nominated book, but please refrain from negative comments about a book you haven't read. It is inevitable that there will be occassions when some members will have read a nominated 'Book of the Moment'. 

* Members are encouraged to discuss the book as they read but must make sure of the following:

  • The post should be labelled with the name of the book and the chapter you have reached (e.g. Relentless - Chapter 6.)

  • Discussion of the book ( up to the chapter mentioned) is then permitted in the post.

  • If you have finished the book and wish to discuss it in it's entirety then please make sure you follow the above rules, using the 'subject' box and LJ cut appropriately.

* Off topic posts are welcome. Feel free to post about books you're reading or have read, film adaptations of novels or anything else book related! As always though, please make sure you use a cut if you're giving away any secrets!

I hope these rules don't seem too stringent, and haven't stopped you wanting to join. We look forward to meeting you!

Where to buy your books

Abe Books is the world's largest online marketplace for books with over 13500 independent booksellers selling 100 million books from around the globe.

Amazon UK stock millions of books so if you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist! Choose from new or used at a price suited to your budget.

Blackwell online Over 700,000 books in stock now. Free UK Postage on orders over £20.

eBay - go on, have a go! You can get old paperbacks for as little as 50p, but watch out for those postage costs!

Same Day Books stocks millions of books and send the same day by first class post.

Play.com offer free delivery on all their products. They have a 'marketplace' similar to Amazon in which you can purchase new or second hand books from private sellers.

Tesco even do books now, with free delivery on orders over £15.

Waterstones offer Free delivery on all online orders and huge savings on 1000s of books.

Of course, there are many, many more. If you would like to add a link, just get in touch!

Find your nearest high street bookstore

Use these links to find the nearest branch of these popular high street book shops:

The Works

How else can I find a book?

Try your local library! If you're not sure if there's a library near you, use the Find Your Library search tool. Pop in your postcode and you could be borrowing a book by tomorrow! Alternatively, try the library search function on People's Newtwork.

What you need to know about your local library
Not a member?
It's free and easy to join. All you need is proof of who you are and where you live - bank statement, utility bill, student card, driving licence, or other form of id. Check at the counter for details.
Worried about bringing books back on time?
Just give your library a call to renew by phone
What else can you get?
Videos and DVDs - rent cheaper than the High Street. CDs - try before you buy. Audio books - listen to a great book on the move.