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Bookish.com brings a very fresh feel to online book shopping, though it's much, much more than a "store." It brings an interesting blend of the feel of brick and morter browsing, lots of articles about writers and reading, and elements of social networking that make it a very interesting "place" to just meander around and among all things bookish. You can set up a profile keeping track of your particular reading preferences allowing you customize the environment and to keep track of your activity. You can establish a book shelf that remembers books you've read as well as books you'd like to read. And perhaps the coolest feature is the two search methods for finding books, articles, and recommendations.
The SEARCH box is a fairly traditional search where you type in a title, author, or keywords for something you're looking for and it searches for the resources available on the site. I typed in Candide and it returned not only links to the book itself, but also links to the musical by Leonard Bernstein and even a link to a collection of the lyrics to the songs in the musical. It also returned a few other interesting results all in some way related to Candide.
The second "search box" is a recommendation search. There you type in a book that you recently read or loved and it returns "other books" you might like. When I typed in Candide here, it returned "The Portable Thoreau" and Kurt Vonnegut's "A Man Without a Country." And, below each of these suggestions it has a "More Like This" link.
What is particularly interesting is that on this page you can actually create a search based upon up to four different titles. When I added Gulliver's Travels, it added a few new titles including Brave New World, Bob Dylan's Chronicles and Slumdog MIllionaires Q&A among others.
It was fascinating to see patterns of themes in books both serious and humorous develop.
Check it out. If nothing else, it's a very different experience for Lit Lovers!