Some more book-related : - Community for swapping books powered by libre software & WikiData, follow them on here at @inventaire - eBook storage site with social features, follow them on here at @kevinbeynon - Huge non-profit online library with downloads for PD books and lending for non-PD titles. - Open source eBook organiser/editor and format converter

@switchingsocial Thank you for Inventaire! I found something similar in French, but was hoping for a libre alternative, and here it is! :)


If you go to your profile and click on the three dots ... you can view your favourites (the posts you click a star on).


By the way, if you want to see the links above and others, you can find them on the Amazon alternatives page of

@Nixfreak this is what the 'favourite' button is meant for, despite the fact that a lot of users seem to use it as an 'agree' or '+1' button ;-)


Gutenberg is brilliant!

It was on a previous post though, so I didn't want to repeat it.

You can see all of these links and more on's Amazon alternatives page:


Calibre really is the best of the best for ebook management. The developer is very responsive and there is a thriving community of plug-in contributors.


I would also give a shoutout to AmuseWiki, which let's you build an eBook library site with some excellent features (exporting to various formats, community editing backed by git, and tools for building physical collections, to name a few):

@switchingsocial @inventaire

Wow, I think is something I always wanted (without actually knowing)

Make lists of my books I want to share (some to give away, some to borrow out, maybe some to sell) and somehow share this list locally.

...I had a more #offline approach in mind: like hanging a printed list on a (#analog) bulletin board, but I guess an #online-first approach with printout-option would be just as fine!

I'll sure check it out!

@switchingsocial that @inventaire looks awesome, I've started writing something to do that about three times now

@telent @switchingsocial join us then! \o/ feel welcome to add your ideas to the roadmap to be discussed with the all the contributors and supporters of the project

@switchingsocial @inventaire @kevinbeynon I have kind of mixed feelings about OpenLibrary. On the one hand lending books is great. On the other hand, DRM, and (worse?) Adobe Digital Editions is not great. Leaving aside ideological issues about proprietary software (which is a leap, given the context), running ADE on linux apparently requires Wine. So for me that's a no thanks.


Yup, not the easiest of formats. I don't think the Internet Archive has any choice in this situation unfortunately :(

Publishers really love DRM :/

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