featuring 24,014,408 books
(including 1,251,822 with full-text)
[as of April 27, 2010]
One web page for every book ever published. It’s a lofty, but achievable, goal.
To build it, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and people who are willing to contribute their time, effort to building the catalog.
To date, we have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way.
We have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but we can’t do it alone! This is an Open project – the software is open, the data is open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your knowledge and effort. If you see a typo, or want to write a widget, that would be super.
Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. About Us
Terrific blog too.