Top Ten Bookish Websites
1. Better World Books: I haven’t actually used this site, but the idea behind it? Amazing. They sell new and used books to raise money for literacy initiatives around the world (libraries, not-for-profits, etc).
2. Book Blogs Ning: I’m new to this site, but it seems like a pretty great resource. You can connect with other bloggers who review the same genre, or maybe those who live in the same area. It’s a social network specifically for book bloggers, which makes it pretty cool.
3. Book Depository: I’m pretty positive most people know about Book Depository’s awesomeness, but how can I not mention it? Such great prices, no tax, and free shipping around the world? Just... wow.
4. Edelweiss: I haven’t used this one a lot, but it’s so perfect for searching different publisher’s catalogues in one spot. You could spend hours looking through all the awesomeness!
5. Fiction_L: This is a really good readers advisory source if you’re looking for a book with a particular setting or on a particular topic. Check out their assembled lists, but also search the archive. Can also be helpful if you’re looking for a particular book.
6. Free Book Friday: This site is exactly what it sounds like. Every Friday (if you're in the US or Canada) you can sign up for the chance to win free books! The site was founded by author Jessica Brody.
7. Goodreads: My love of Goodreads precedes book blogging, but now that I'm reading more than ever and finding out about even more awesome books it's such a perfect tool to keep track of my TBR list. Plus I love seeing my friends' reviews and keeping track of what I've read as well.
8. Netgalley: Kind of a ‘duh’, but how awesome is Netgalley? It allows us non-US bloggers and bloggers with a bit lesser following to get early access to some amazing books.
9. WorldCat: WorldCat is a global library catalogue. What that means is that you can search the catalogue for a particular book, author, subject... whatever, and WorldCat will tell you which libraries closest to you hold a particular item.
10. Young Adult Book Blog Search Engine: Looking for reviews on a specific book? You’ll find them here! Better yet, add your own blog to the search engine so people can find your reviews easily.
I hope I've been able to introduce you to a few new websites, and I'm excited to see which ones other people have listed!