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Social discoveryfor serious book lovers

We're building a better Goodreads! We want to make it shockingly simple for you to discover new books, organize the books on your shelf and make lasting connections with other readers.

Want to reserve your username? We'll email you so you can snag it before anyone else.

Here's an interactive sneak peek!

Hardcover Book with Score

Book of the Day

Ready Player Oneby Ernest Cline
Building the future.
One book at a time.
Try it out, see how easy it is.
Mark books as read, Add them to your Lists, Update reading progress and lots more.
Finding Good Books Shouldn't Be a Slog through the Amazon
Frustrated by inconsistencies, and out of spite for big companies eating up the book industry, we decided to do something about it. We set out to talk to readers from all around the world with a simple question: What would your dream book platform look like?That's who we're building Hardcover forRead more in our manifesto

Match With Books You'll Love

Hardcover gives you a score from 0% to 100% based on how likely you are to enjoy each book.

This match percentage is based on every book you've ever read, taking into account what books readers with similar taste enjoy.

For the programmers out there - we're using Tensorflow.js with machine learning models to generate this.  Join our discord if you'd like to help us get this just right.

Match with books you will love on Hardcover

Simplified Book Tracking

Hardcover is designed to be your "book brain". Track every book you might want to read, what you've already read, and what you're currently reading all in one place.

Set your status on a book, rate it, review it, add it to lists, track when you've read it and even track if this was an audiobook all in one place.

This prototype is interactive! Try playing with this demo and see how it works. If you love it or hate it, we'd love to hear your thoughts.

Simplified book tracking

Discussions for Every Book

Whether you just finished an amazing book, or you're thinking about an all-time favorite, connecting with other passionate readers can revisit what you loved.

Our threaded discussions helps you answer questions, remember the good parts, and even discover parts you missed.

Simplified book tracking

And most importantly...

Import your books into Hardcover from Goodreads, or anywhere else.

Import every single book you've saved from other platforms (or from manual tracking) directly into Hardcover.

Simplified book tracking

And we're just beginning

We’re already building features inspired by our early users.

Import Your Books

Import every single book you've saved from other platforms (or from manual tracking) directly into Hardcover.

Stay Connected

Keep in touch with your friends by easily being able to see what they're reading and their all-time favorites.

Reach Your Goals

Set yearly reading goals based on the number of books you want to read, pages per year or even book type (book vs graphic novel vs audiobook).

Earn Badges

Earn badges based on what books you've read. We'll even show you how other people who have earned this badge rated each book.

Create your own Lists

Make as many lists as you want, organize your books, never forget books you want to read again.

Follow & Clone other Lists

See when friends add new books to their lists and keep updated by following any lists you want.

Keep motivated with Challenges

Set challenges for reading, earn badges and compete with friends for the title of most avid reader.

There's a lot we want to do – and we need your feedback to help build the platform you want. Join our mailing list to add your voice to what we're building.

Want to talk directly to the team? Join our Discord

Our Team

We're building Hardcover in a new way - with a team of people all contributing missing pieces and creating something better than we could create on our own. Interested in joining us? 
Join the Discord and say hi!

  • Adam Fortuna

    Developer + Product Manager

  • Marilyn

    Lead UX Researcher

  • Rahul

    CMO

    • Ste

      Lead Designer

    • You?

      Hardcover Team Member

      Hardcover. For readers. By readers.

      Working hard to spare users from this:

    • I am concerned about Amazon's role in publishing particularly and commerce generally. I have tried to limit my use of Goodreads since it was acquired.
    • Recommendations on Goodreads are useless. I've been on the platform for over a decade and never used them once.
    • Not being able to rate books using a half-star system seems like something from the 1990s.
    • Why are there GIFs in reviews? Who thought that was a good idea?
    • I'd love to filter my reading lists based on book genre to help choose my next book.
    • It's just buggy. Sometimes I'll add a book from the app and it won't show on the website.
    • Lately I've gotten a lot of spam. People reply to a review and it sends me an email. By the time I click over it's been deleted as a spam comment.
    • There's no way to mark a book as 'Did not finish'.
    • Goodreads does not spark joy.
    • I am concerned about Amazon's role in publishing particularly and commerce generally. I have tried to limit my use of Goodreads since it was acquired.
    • Recommendations on Goodreads are useless. I've been on the platform for over a decade and never used them once.
    • Not being able to rate books using a half-star system seems like something from the 1990s.
    • Why are there GIFs in reviews? Who thought that was a good idea?
    • I'd love to filter my reading lists based on book genre to help choose my next book.
    • It's just buggy. Sometimes I'll add a book from the app and it won't show on the website.
    • Lately I've gotten a lot of spam. People reply to a review and it sends me an email. By the time I click over it's been deleted as a spam comment.
    • There's no way to mark a book as 'Did not finish'.
    • Goodreads does not spark joy.