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Judging a library by its book covers

There’s still a lot of love being felt for LibraryThing, an online way to snoop at people’s bookshelves. The website recently got a mention on Guardian writer Sam Jordison’s blog and on Bookninja.

On LibraryThing, you upload titles to create a catalogue of your personal library and may rate or review the books on your list. Your profile may be open to the public, allowing other users to browse your online bookshelves. The website allows you to find other people with similar reading habits, or people to mock for their poor reading choices.

As Q&Q Omni reported in May 2006, the Victoria-based Abebooks bought a 40% stake in the site with the aim of improving its book recommendations.