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Online bookshelves keep expanding

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.