Literal is the best platform to collectively explore the ideas of the world’s greatest authors.

We want to go beyond reviews and give space for diving into the atoms that make up a book.

  • Build your personal library

    Keep track of what you’ve read and what you’d like to read in the future.

  • Discover your next favorite book

    Go beyond bestseller-lists and algorithms to find the hidden gems. Follow the people you trust the most.

  • Using GoodReads?

    You really don’t want to use it anymore, we get it. You can import all your existing content into Literal or start from scratch.

We’re building Literal to let you share the most impactful moments of your reading and get a window into what moves the people you care about.

Whether you’re reading for entertainment or learning, we want to give you the foundation for sparking great conversations.

  • Keep an archive of your highlights & notes

    From a single paragraph to whole passages, save it and tie it all together.

  • Share your favorite moments

    Bring your highlights seemlessly to Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp or whereever you feel like it. It’s yours.

Literal is designed based on the idea that trust beats algorithms in the game of recommendation and that we are all trusted.

Some by millions of followers, others in close-knit groups, we want to give you space for both.

  • Support your local bookstore

    The world is better with local bookstores to share their passion and knowledge through real-world curation.

  • Not your ordinary book club

    Curate shelves with friends and discuss books with others.

Join us in exploring the thoughts of the best authors of the world

A community is a fragile thing and we want to get it right. So, we’re slowly letting everybody in as we find our footing while developing Literal.

Sign up to join the waitlist, and we’ll invite you as soon as possible.

Are you an author or a bookstore?

We're looking for the best ways to support you. Get in touch and help us shape the future of the independent book industry.

Contact us at [email protected]