Joseph Jude

Building an online book-shelf

2008.07.21 / python /

An online book shelf as a service

I spend a lot of time in reading books. That is one big hobby that I have. (it suits my introvert nature very well).

One is going on buying books and another is to keep tracks of the books in your shelf. Well, so far I didn’t have any success. I even thought of building an application for it (for lack of time it has not progressed).

Today via Tim O’reilly’s tweets, I came across someone who already built an online bookshelf in Shelfari. As soon as I read about it, I immediately created an account and added few books.

Its a cool service. Once you add a book, it pulls the information from Amazon (and may be other sites as well), and catalogues the books. But that isn’t cool. It builds a beautiful bookshelf kind of structure online.

online bookshelf

You can add books that you already have, you are reading, you plan to read and so on. So it becomes a comprehensive book catalogue. A nice good effort.

It also allows to download the book’s list in an Excel file.

Check out my online bookshelf. In case you create one, invite me.

Share this post on

Twitter | | |
Sign up for my weekly newsletter

I will send blog updates to this email. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in those emails.