MLA Platinum Award Press Release

Dynamic Apps

The apps on this page can be easily embedded into any page of a subscribing library's website enabling patrons to start browsing BookBrowse with one-click, no login required!

  • Read-Alikes by Title & Author: Displays a search field linking to handpicked read-alikes for more than 4,000 contemporary books and their authors (more than 3,000). Two to three search results are available immediately, with full results available after logging in.
  • This Week's Top Picks: Displays between 1-5 books (you choose the number). Each book links to BookBrowse's review and "beyond the book" article.
  • Top Book Club Recommendations: Displays between 1-5 books recommended for book clubs (you choose the number). Each book links to reviews, excerpt and discussion guide.
  • Rotating Book Jackets: Displays four rotating book jackets of the current week's top recommendations which links to the relevant reviews and "beyond the book articles".

Due to BookBrowse's innovative login-free technology, your patrons will be able to see the content specific to these apps simply by clicking on the app. If they click away from these immediate results to view more content on BookBrowse, they will be prompted to log in with their library card number and, having done so, will be jumped to the correct destination page with full access to all of BookBrowse's resources.

These include our reviews and "beyond the book" articles for every featured book, plus read-alike recommendations, an excerpt; and when available, an interview and discussion guide. They will also be able to click from any book to see the relevant search result in your library's OPAC. Additionally, they will be able to browse for books by genre, time period, setting and theme; find advice and resources for their book club, take part in online book discussions, and much more.

If you have questions about these apps, or any other aspect of BookBrowse, please contact us.

Read-Alikes by Title & Author



This app allows patrons to find handpicked read-alikes for more than 4,000 contemporary books and their related authors (more than 3,000). Patrons will be able to see 2-3 search results for each book without needing to log in. If they click to see full results, they will be prompted to log in with their library card number and, having done so, will be jumped to the correct destination page which will display full information for the selected book.

Once installed, this app requires no maintenance.

To use, change the letters at the end to your library's quicklink - in this example we are using myt, which corresponds to our sample library, "MyTown Library". If you do not know your library's quicklink, contact us.

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.bookbrowse.com/apps/readalikesapp.cfm?lib=myt"></script>


This Week's Top Picks



This displays between one and five static book jackets - you set to the number you want to display - which in turn link to the relevant review and "beyond the book" article, plus an excerpt, a range of media reviews, read-alike recommendations and more.

Once installed, this app requires no maintenance and will automatically pull the currently featured book jackets and links from BookBrowse (updated with new books/articles 4 times per week).

To use, put the following code in your page where you want it to appear, setting the number of books to display from 1 to 5 and making sure to change the letters at the end to your library's quicklink.

In this example we have set the display to three books and are using the quicklink for our sample library, "MyTown Library". If you do not know your library's quicklink, contact us.

Code snippet for the example directly below:
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.bookbrowse.com/apps/mcapp.cfm?n=3&lib=myt"></script>

n=3: display 3 jackets (set this from 1 to 5).
lib=myt: Mytown Library (use your library's quicklink here so patrons click directly to your library's branded page).

Example Display

Top Book Club Recommendations



This displays between one and five static book jackets of titles specifically recommended for book clubs (you choose how many books to display). In turn, these link to more information about each book including a range of media reviews, an excerpt and discussion guide which patrons can view without needing to log in. If they click away from these destination pages, they may be prompted to log in with their library card number and, having done so, will be jumped to the correct destination page with full access.

Once installed, this app requires no maintenance and will automatically pull the currently featured book jackets and links from BookBrowse. It is updated weekly.

To use, put the following code in your page where you want it to appear, making sure to change the letters at the end to your library's quicklink - in this example we are using myt, which corresponds to our sample library, "MyTown Library." If you do not know your library's quicklink, contact us.

Code snippet for the example directly above:
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.bookbrowse.com/apps/mcapp.cfm?n=4&lib=myt&q=bc"></script>

n=4: display 4 jackets (set this from 1 to 5).
lib=myt: Mytown Library (use your library's quicklink here so patrons click directly to your library's branded page).

Example Display

Rotating Book Jackets



This app displays a rotation of book jackets, which in turn link to the relevant reviews and "beyond the book" articles on BookBrowse. You could place it next to a short description of BookBrowse on your resources page for an eye-catching display.

Just put the following code in your page where you want it to appear, making sure to change the letters at the end to your library's quicklink - in this example we are using myt, which corresponds to our sample library, "MyTown Library". If you do not know your library's quicklink, contact us.

Once installed, this app requires no maintenance and will automatically pull the currently featured books and links from BookBrowse (updated four times each week).

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://www.bookbrowse.com/apps/rbapp.cfm?myt"></script>