Top Facebook Pages for Book Lovers
Thanks to social media, book discussions are no longer limited to our immediate surroundings. Don't like what the local book group is reading these days? There are plenty of people with interests similar to yours online. Book discussions are now a global affair and one of the best ways to connect with like-minded book lovers is Facebook.
Reading groups, fan pages and more have sprung up by the thousands on Facebook in recent years. The best ones have thoughtful ongoing discussions and are monitored well enough to protect their fans from spammers. Here's a round-up of the some of the most dynamic bookish Facebook pages right now:
1. Friday Reads. This is the best bookish page on Facebook right now, bar none. Friday Reads is the place where readers from all parts of the world and all walks of life unite every Friday to post about what they are reading. This social meme began on Twitter and expanded to Facebook shortly thereafter. There is always a lively discussion here. And every week, Friday Reads sponsors giveaways to random readers who took the time to contribute.
2. Barnes and Noble. Sure, the goal of this page is ultimately marketing, but the creators of the B&N Facebook page have managed to do much more than that. Hosted here are daily questions ("What's the most recent book you recommended to a friend?"), news updates on the book world, book suggestions and reader polls in addition to details on current deals at B&N. The discussion is always huge... with hundreds of responses to nearly every post.
3. The Tattered Cover Bookstore. This Colorado independent bookseller has created an enormous pop-culture presence for themselves on Facebook. And while they do a good job of keeping their customers apprised of what's happening at the store, they also post regularly with literary quotes, book reviews, bookish photos, links to interesting book stories and more. The discussion is dynamic and the page is well-monitored.Continued on the next page