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Casey Cavanagh
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If you are an avid reader, there are a number of brands, websites, and companies you should check out. Whether you are looking for a new place to download e-books for free, need new literary-themed artwork in your home, or just want to explore and engage with communities just as obsessed with reading as you are, the business and sites on this list of bookworm brands has your newest book related obsession just waiting to be discovered.

Database driven communities like GoodReads, Shelfari, and Booktagger help you engage with other readers and book lovers to catalog and share your books, while also discovering great new reads. Other companies like Powell's Books and Book Riot offer book subscription services, for those book fans who want new reads (and fun book related accessories and treats) delivered right to their doors! Still other brands are nailing it when it comes to e-readers (Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook) and audio books (Audible).

Whether you're looking for a book light, book journal, or even just some great bookshelves to proudly display your home library, the brands on this list are essential reading for bookworms and avid readers. 

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Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Amazon.com Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses, Retail, Online service provider - Have books delivered to your door on the cheap and get yourself a Kindle!

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Mighty Bright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Mighty Bright The best booklight brand, helping you read late into the night without disturbing your S.O.

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Audible Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Audible Inc. Business Services, NEC - The best source for audiobooks.

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Barnes & Noble is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Barnes & Noble Retail, Bookstore, Hobby - Not just a bookstore, B&N has a great e-reader (the Nook) and tons of accessories for book lovers.

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Moleskine SpA is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Moleskine Everyone needs a book journal!

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3M is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
PostIts Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology, Manufacturing - Mark your favorite passages and quotes without dog-earing pages.

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New Yorker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Elise Hennigan added New Yorker For their contemporary short fiction pieces, fiction podcast and (best of all) cartoons

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Powell's Books is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Powell's Books The Portland bookstore's book "Indiespensable" subscription is perfect for readers with no time to shop.

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IndieBound is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
IndieBound The best resource for independent bookstore lovers.

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Open Library is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Open Library Website with over 1 million free and downloadable e-books.

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The Literary Gift Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
The Literary Gift Company Website for affordable products for writers and bookworms, from books, homewares, stationary, mugs, and posters.

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Kartell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Kartell Furniture company that sells unique tables, chairs, and bookshelves for avid book collectors.

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BookRabbit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
BookRabbit Social networking site for bookworms.

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Book Crawler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Book Crawler An excellent book tracking and book database app.

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BookCrossing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
BookCrossing Share books online and leave behind the books you've read for other people. 

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BookMooch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
BookMooch Book lending site, where you earn points and redeem them for new books.

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Booktagger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Booktagger Write descriptions and reviews, create and organize book lists,  keep track of books you’ve loaned, etc.

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Longreads is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Elise Hennigan added Longreads For wonderful longform stories to read on a lengthy commute or a lazy weekend

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Bookish is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Bookish Company that sells all book-related products, including artwork and jewelry. 

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Oyster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Oyster Subscription service that offers unlimited book rentals for just $9.95 a month.

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Sharpie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Sharpie Stationery - The best highlighters in the business, to annotate in style.

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Shelfari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Shelfari Display and build a virtual bookshelf.

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LibriVox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
LibriVox Offers thousands of free audiobooks and out-of-print selections.

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Chronicle Books is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Chronicle Books A quirky independent publisher based in San Francisco

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Quotegasm is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Quotegasm View and submit your favorite famous quotes by authors.

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The Librarything is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
The Librarything A library quality book database.

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Book Riot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Book Riot A fun, monthly subscription service that delivers books and "bookish stuff" right to your door!

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Newswordy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Newswordy This site offers a new "buzzword" every day, explains its definition, and gives examples.

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Zazzle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Zazzle Purchase and customize cards, gifts, and more for bookworms.

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BookLamp is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
BookLamp Operating much like Pandora, this site suggests books for you based on your previous reads.

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CliC is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
CliC Ergonomic and compact reading glasses you can take anywhere.

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Bookarmy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Essential Brands for Avid Readers
Bookarmy Read and post reviews, find book recommendations, learn about different authors, and interact with readers.