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Lookybook November 28, 2007

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Buying picture books isn’t necessarily something that you want to do online. There is nothing better than going into a bookshop and browsing through the pages yourself. Lookybook aims to bring some of the offline advantages to the online experience by providing a website where you can flick through the pages of an entire book.

It allows you to get a real idea whether each title is suitable for your students (or your own children) before buying the book. It also showcases some of the older or harder to find books that traditional booksellers don’t have the space to display.

You can buy each book on the site (it’s currently only linked Amazon US), share a link to the book or add it to your own virtual library.

You can also embed a mini version of the book in a webpage like this…

It’s a great idea and I’m looking forward to seeing how the site expands in the future.

(Link originally discovered via Larry Ferlazzo’s blog.)