LibraryThing API: Mashup The Library

John Musser, February 13th, 2008

One of newest API directory listings is the LibraryThing API, a programmable interface to the popular book lovers site LibraryThing. The service, started as a personal project by Tim Spalding allows users to catalog their book collections now has over 23 million entries. In 2006 Abe’s Books bought a 40% interest in the company. Earlier this month the site was a pick over at the Wall Street Journal which points out that the site has 350,000 members, indexes for 252 international and 39 US libraries, and has over 700,000 user-uploaded book covers.


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The API is a fairly straightforward REST API with three primary methods:

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March 13th, 2008
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Comment by: Google releases a Book Search API today

[...] also see the Google Book Search API in action at such sites as librarything (whose API we recently profiled) and openlibrary.org. Want to know even more? Read the perspective of librarything’s Tim [...]

March 17th, 2008
at 2:14 am
Comment by: Google Releases API for Book Search

[...] also see the Google Book Search API in action at such sites as librarything (whose API we recently profiled) and openlibrary.org. Want to know more? Read the perspective of librarything’s Tim Spalding [...]

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