Shelfari, which launched in October last year, is another website aimed at developing a book-sharing community. Similar to LibraryThing, which Quillblog previously discussed here, Shelfari allows members to put their personal libraries online.
The platform is a virtual shelf displaying the front covers of the “shelfarians’” libraries, and browsers may search by title, author, ISBN, or subject. Members may build a friends list, and the site even suggests other people to contact based on reading taste. The largest library is currently held by shelfarian “amoxcalli” who has 6,993 books.