The features that come with using BiblioReads.
Simple. We don't show ads and no personal information is ever collected.
Use BiblioReads without signing up for an account and you never have to deal with those annoying sign up popups.
View your results without any of the useless bloat.
Installable as a progressive web application (PWA) on mobile for a native app experience.
Every request you make on BiblioReads is proxied, your requests are never directly made to Goodreads.
Responsive design with built-in light & dark mode support.
The Hunger Games Book Page (Tested on Chrome v108, without scroll, no throttling, cache disabled)
There are two ways you can use BiblioReads:
1. Visit http://localhost:3000 and either paste the Goodreads book URL into the input box or search for a book using the input box.
2. Replace the https://www.goodreads.com of any book page URL with http://localhost:3000.
Short Answer - Scraping.
Since Goodreads stopped issuing new developer keys for their public developer API back in December of 2020 and plans to retire the current version of the their API which you can learn more about from this help article. BiblioReads instead goes to the Goodreads book page and scrapes the required content.
The "Biblio" in BiblioReads comes from the prefix biblio- meaning book and "Reads" comes from the ending of Goodreads which is what this website is an alternative front-end for.
When you make a request for a book on BiblioReads, your request needs to be first scraped by the scraper from Goodreads before the result can be shown to you. This causes a delay from when you make the request to when the result is shown.