Create & Share collection of Google books [bookshelf]


Google Books ( has huge listing of books of different topics and categories. It has easy to use “bookshelf” feature that allows quick organizing and sharing of collection of books. You can create multiple bookshelfs as per requirement and share your bookshelfs with online friends for quick and easy recommendations of best books.

Create Bookshelf of Google Books

1. Goto & login using your Google account.

2. Click ‘Create new bookshelf’ button at left sidebar.

3. Then enter ‘name’, ‘description’ for bookshelf (by default it is public). Newly created bookshelf is listed on the left menu.

Add Books to your Bookshelf

Open any specific Google book page, then click “Add to Bookshelves“. Click to tick your bookshelf name and then click Save button to put that Google book in a bookshelf.

Alternatively, you can add books by ISBN / ISSN number to specific bookshelf. Click bookshelf name on the left side, then click Options > Add by ISBN or ISSN. Enter multiple ISBN / ISSN numbers to quickly add books to your bookshelf collection. [Also See – Search Books online by ISBN barcode number]

Share your Bookshelf

Click on Bookshelf name on the left to open your collection, then use URL at the top to directly share your bookshelves with your friends. Also, you can goto Options > Export as XML to share bookshelves by sending XML file.



  1. books online are great, wether they are e-books or conventional hardbound and paperback books :*’

  2. Great post.

    Thanks for the wonderful tip.

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