personal library

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A personal library is an online collection of books that reflects either physical or digital items one owns, wants to acquire, has bookmarked to read, is currently reading, or read in the past. Sometimes they're maintained as archives and others are maintained as collections on individual page(s).

For pages about read posts or books distributed or readable online, please see those pages and examples.

IndieWeb Examples

Christian Weiske

Christian Weiske keeps a list of books he has read. Markup as h-cite with u-uid for the ISBN.

Paul Munday

PaulMunday has a page on his site for each of his books marked up with microformats as documented here:

Erin Jo Richey

Erin Jo Richey publishes her personal library of books she owns (and has likely read most if not all) on her website:

Sebastiaan Andeweg

Has a page with a few books he knows (either owns/owned or borrowed or read or want to read) on

Ryan Barrett

Ryan Barrett keeps a list of books he has read and would like to read:

Tom MacWright

Xavier Roy

Xavier maintains an online personal library.

Maggie Appleton

Jacky Alcine

Jacky Alciné keeps a static list of books he reads at

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry keeps a collections of books he read at My Bookshelf

Other Examples

Other interesting or notable examples of people posting about reading on the web, perhaps lists of books they have read, perhaps on another site but not on a "read" post silo.

Amy McLay Paterson

Amy McLay Paterson read 164 books in 2015 and tracked them all in a spreadsheet.

Mandy Brown

Someone mentioned Mandy Brown's digital library at IndieWebCamp LA 2016 as a good example of someone reading and including some of their notes in posts.

Alex Chan

Horst Gutmann

Example at

Silo examples


Main article: Goodreads

Library Thing

Main article: Library Thing


How to mark up

  • Thoughts?

IndieWebCamp Sessions

Previous IndieWebCamp related sessions related to personal libraries, books, and reading:

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