Goodreads Catalogs 300 Millionth Book

Posted by Patrick Brown on May 9, 2012

Goodreads continues to grow at a phenomenal pace. Today, we had our 300 millionth book cataloged! To give this statistic some context: It took the Goodreads community three years to catalog 100 million books (including books marked as read, to-read, or currently reading). Fourteen months later, in late September 2011, we reached 200 million books. Now, just seven months after that, we've hit the 300 million benchmark. Take a look at how the number of books cataloged has skyrocketed.

This milestone is an awesome testament to the voracious reading appetites of our more than 8 million members. Our community has cataloged nine times as many books as the complete Library of Congress! That's nearly one book for every person in the United States. More importantly, those books represent countless hours spent reading—living in other worlds, learning about other people, and just plain having a blast.

Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. If the numbers are any indication, it seems that readers are responding with gusto. So, thank you for making Goodreads a part of your reading life.

And there's more to come. Goodreads members have marked more more than 79 million books as "to read"—including almost 13 million in the 2012 Reading Challenge alone. Your mission (should you choose to accept it): 1 billion books cataloged!

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message 1: by Ken (new)

Ken Awesome!

message 2: by Pablo (new)

Pablo And counting! Superb!

message 3: by Tony (new)

Tony Totev Great! 3 years, 14 months, 7 months.. 1 billion books here we come!

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message 5: by Hafsa (new)

Hafsa Good!

message 6: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Congrats Goodreads! =)

Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie Wow, only slightly more than the size of my TBR shelf! lol I kid... mostly...

Yay us! :D

message 8: by Bethe (new)

Bethe Love you goodreads!!!!

Diamond (kindle lover) YAAAYY

message 10: by Moloch (new)

Moloch Just a question, does this also count duplicates yet to be merged, not-a-books and those strange (I don't know what they are, I mean) entries like "Wikipedia source" etc.?

message 11: by Robin (new)

Robin Is this why I am no longer winning any random giveaways?

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