Book Search Engines & Directories

49 book search engines & directories.

  • A Wing and a Prayer - Directory of catalogs and resource books for teachers.
  • Able2Know.com - Poetry - Browse a database of poetry. Users can rate and review the poems or discuss them on the forum.
  • Allreaders.com - Allows users to search for books by characteristics of plot, theme, setting, and structure.
  • Amazon.com - A catalogue of millions of books.
  • American Literature Directory - Academic research directory with annotated links to American literature resources.
  • Art.Net Links: Literature References - General resource for literary information and selected poetry, prose, and non-fiction literary sites.
  • Arts Centre Bookshop - Books available relating to all things New Zealand. Maori, New Zealand history, biographies, and Pacific culture. Online shopping cart and search facility.
  • AuthorFind.com - Member-supported directory of contemporary authors, contact information and books available online.
  • Barnes and Noble - Offers books, ebooks and audiobooks. Contains program overview, promotional materials and signup form.
  • Biblical Worldview - Directory of authors, speakers, books and ministries that in the opinion of the site's authors teach a Biblical and Christian worldview.
  • Bit-Books - Web directory to fiction published online, sorted by genre.
  • BookCrossing - Encourages readers to read, register, and release books for others to enjoy. Includes a way to track books released, add journal entries and reviews, and search for books in the wild.
  • Books By Jan - General inventory, specializing in western americana, native americans, world history, and antique maps. Includes a search service.
  • Bookselecta.com - E-books from new and classic authors. An advanced search feature offers dozens of categories to choose from.
  • Book-Worm Search - Searches a webpage for ISBNs and shows price details from UK online stores.
  • Catholic Books - Large selection of traditional Catholic books. Search or browse. Order online or by mail.
  • Christ the King Traditional Catholic Books & Gifts - Online Catholic store. Site has its own search engine to find items quickly. Online ordering.
  • Classical Authors Directory - Portraits, biographies and pictures of 460 classic authors. 1258 online books of classical literature enhanced with annotations from the Encyclopedia of the Self.
  • Commercial ECNext - A search-and-order e-mall of published commercial intelligence as books and reports from business and industry, including market research information.
  • Cultural Travel - Features directory and travel guide listing travel agents and tour companies specializing in cultural and theme travel. Cross referenced by theme, destination and travel books.
  • Edseek.com - A resource database containing links to literature sites for research papers.
  • Elsevier Science - Bibliography of 120 journals and 240 books in computer sciences and related fields.
  • Esmeralda.com - Directory of free books online.
  • Everypoet.com - A poetry portal, featuring links to famous poets throughout history, personal poetry pages, resources, and books. 1046 links as of March, 2001.
  • Find Poetry - findpoetry.com. From Shakespeare to People's Poems. Add your poetry site for free or search through thousands of poetry pages.
  • Forest House Books - General bookstore, browsable via categories or search.
  • Free-Book.co.uk - A directory of free online books.
  • FreeBooks4Doctors - A directory of free medical online books.
  • Gethsemani Libreria Catolica - Claims to have the largest selection of traditional and hard-to-find Spanish Catholic books and religious items on the Web or in Los Angeles, California area. No browsing--you must search. Phone orders only.
  • Graham Brash Publishing - Independent publishing with Asian theme. Includes search and categorization of books by category and authors.
  • In Other Worlds - Science Fiction, Fantasy and Mystery reviews, with synopses, indices, ratings and search tools. Updated weekly.
  • LightStreamers - Directory of books and authors, metaphysical events, and shopping.
  • Literary Resources on the Net - Extensive academic directory of Internet literary resources.
  • MangaCenter - Search engine for anime, manga, and books.
  • Mark Twain Resources on the World Wide Web - Annotated directory of resources with local texts of his writings and sections on biography, criticism and study guides for Huckleberry Finn and other books. Includes a quote finder.
  • Mount's Bay Books - Bookseller presents list of Cornish books with links to search all his stock.
  • Nooks of Books - Graded first editions across a wide range of searchable categories, many signed. Online/offline search services.
  • Occult World Ledger - Reviews and rates books on occult/wicca/paranormal topics. Accepts submissions. Occult search engine, webrings, links. Occult webmaster resources. Updated bi-weekly.
  • Pineapple Press Books - Information on available books and authors. Online search and shopping.
  • Scottish Literature On-Line - Guide to Scottish books and literature on the web and links to worldwide books and literature web sites.
  • SearchEBooks - Specialized search engine for searching the full text of thousands of online books available on the web.
  • Springer Online: Science News - Roundup of scientific and medical research news from major universities and laboratories worldwide. Includes journal search and free online access to abstracts and tables of contents in over 500 journals and 2000 books.
  • The Coloring Hut - Directory of free printable pages and on-line coloring books.
  • The Riverside Bookshop - Stocks over 8,000 books in most categories. Web based stock search facility in addition to the Kendal shop.
  • The UCLA Ethnic Studies Publications Catalog - Directory of University sponsored books organized by sub-field.
  • US Medica - Medical and nursing books for primary care providers, general practitioners, and students. Includes a search feature.
  • Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature - Extensive academic directories to English literature resources.
  • Wisdom World Literature - Provides a literary search engine and directory of over 500 categories.
  • xml-book.com - Directory of XML books categorized by subject.