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Is there an equivalent of IMDB or Allmusic for books? i.e. A site that lists all books written by a particular author with ratings, reviews, comments etc? English language based.
posted by mairuzu to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
LibraryThing is your friend :) It does not cover all books but it goes a long way!
posted by Presentnapper at 4:25 AM on July 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


Amazon.com
posted by Static Vagabond at 4:52 AM on July 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


I've switched over from LibraryThing to GoodReads, but they're both useful.
posted by Jeanne at 5:04 AM on July 3, 2008


Sorry, bad link. GoodReads.
posted by Jeanne at 5:05 AM on July 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


Most bookstores and libraries use Global Books in Print for their book searching needs but you need to be a subscriber to get access. Check your library's website to see if you can online access through them.

Open Library (which is currently in beta) aspires to be the source you are looking for: "one web page for every book".
posted by copystar at 5:30 AM on July 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


I switched to GoodReads from LibraryThing as well, so I recommend GoodReads over it.
posted by Nattie at 5:43 AM on July 3, 2008


For current British (and Commonwealth) authors I like Contemporary Writers
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:11 AM on July 3, 2008


There's also Fantastic Fiction
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:13 AM on July 3, 2008


WorldCat is useful, esp. if you are also getting citations.
posted by gudrun at 6:42 AM on July 3, 2008


For general bibliographic data (and links to other sites for each book) see also ISBNdb
posted by hatmandu at 6:44 AM on July 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


To piggyback... what's GoodReads got over LibraryThing?
posted by Leon at 6:58 AM on July 3, 2008


Also Shelfari, Anobii, and Books iRead.
posted by Xere at 7:49 AM on July 3, 2008


what's GoodReads got over LibraryThing?
More than 200 books on a free account.
posted by i_am_a_Jedi at 9:04 AM on July 3, 2008


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