January 28, 2023

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The best book discord communities

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It’s a great day and age to be a book lover. Social media has made it a lot easier to find book clubs. We see it all the time with BookTok, Bookstagram, and BookTwit. All of these popular websites host accounts that share recommendations, reviews and spread the love of books.

A similar place that has started catching the attention of book people is Discord. Originally a place for people to connect through video games, Discord has quickly grown into a popular chat room for all kinds of experiences and hobbies. You can join huge servers with strangers or just create a small one for you and your friends. Discord does everything.

It wasn’t long after Discord got big that people started using it for book clubs. Since you have different channels of chat and the ability to make voice and video calls, this seems like the perfect place to host a book club.

Some groups even went a step further and started an entire book community online. Now there is no shortage of Discord servers with public books. Some local libraries even operate their own, so it’s worth checking your library’s website. This list is just the beginning and more are being launched all the time!

The best general servers

When joining a new server, always make sure you read and abide by all posted rules. And remember, if a server isn’t right for you, you can always leave and find a more suitable one.

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Booksandtee is about encouraging others to read and getting the same encouragement yourself. This server hosts reading marathons and sprints so you can fit reading into your schedule no matter what it is. They also contain tons of recommendations and reviews to help you find books to read. This is a medium sized server with 2,500+ people.

Book Lovers Club With nearly 26,000 members, this is a massive server with absolutely everything a book lover could want. This server hosts monthly book clubs and sometimes invites authors to join and talk about their work. There are dozens of dedicated channels for discussing the works of specific authors, and the moderators are constantly adding more.

BookTalk Book Club If you’re just getting started in the literal Discord community and want to get started with a smaller book club, this is for you. Run by a non-profit organization that hosts book events throughout the year, this nearly 200-member server offers monthly book clubs and links to author panels and interviews. It’s a great little community.

The Library This server prides itself on having links to downloadable e-books, so you can not only discuss books but also get books from this server. On the smaller side with just over 1,000 people, this is a nice quiet server for anyone looking for public domain books to read.

Book and series specific servers

Animorphs For those who loved the Animorph series growing up, there’s a dedicated Discord server just for us! Of course, there are of course channels for books that have nothing to do with Animorph, but the purpose of the server is mainly to celebrate this series and others like it.

The Crockery A room for all things high fantasy, but especially The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss. This server hosts read-along books and has space for fan theories and predictions. A great place for readers of High Fantasy and beyond to hang out and chat.

Dune A place for fans of Frank Herbert’s Dune, this server is a sci-fi lover’s paradise. Whether you know every word in the books or just have a passing interest, this Discord server is happy to have you. There’s always plenty of discussion about other classic sci-fi too, so don’t be afraid to jump right in.

Beyond that list, there are probably a good 200 literal Discord servers out there. If you’re looking for one for a specific series or book, you can use Discord.Me to search for it and find one that suits your needs.

Book Discord servers are growing in popularity, and there are some great ones out there. I hope this list gets you started and points you to some wonderful places online.