Book Database API

Book Database API

One of the most complete Book databases out there. Look for a book by its name, get information about it, and more...

About the API:

An API with one of the largest book databases on the internet. Be able to get popular books by genre, get their synopsis, books of the year, popularity by genre, and much more.


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

This API will receive, for example, the name of the Book and you will receive its publishing date, its author, its rating, and its cover picture. 

At another endpoint, you will pass the genre of your choice and the year, and you will be receiving the most popular and most awarded books of that genre in that year. 


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

This API is ideal for those developers that want to create an app for book enthusiasts. Get ready to serve your users with recommendations based on their preferences, and give them additional information about a book before they decide to buy it, and customize their experience. 


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides API call limitations per month, there are no other limitations.

API Documentation


Given a book name (where spaces must be replaced by '+') you will receive a list of corresponding books. This list can return up to 20 books related to the input.


Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            [{"book_id":69571,"name":"Rich Dad, Poor Dad","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki"],"rating":4.11,"created_editions":339,"year":1997},{"book_id":29502358,"name":"Wisdom from Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki"],"rating":4.32,"created_editions":1},{"book_id":69572,"name":"Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens: The Secrets About Money - That You Don't Learn in School!","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki","Sharon L. Lechter"],"rating":4.03,"created_editions":1},{"book_id":914,"name":"Rich Dad, Poor Dad 2: Cash Flow Quadrant - Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki"],"rating":4.13,"created_editions":130},{"book_id":22171782,"name":"Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Summary","cover":"","url":"","authors":[""],"rating":4.27,"created_editions":1,"year":2009},{"book_id":40696808,"name":"Summary of Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!: by Robert T. Kiyosaki","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Book Avenue"],"rating":4.19,"created_editions":1},{"book_id":11855219,"name":"The Rich-Dad-Poor Dad Mindset","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Larry Hall"],"rating":4.54,"created_editions":1,"year":2011},{"book_id":18877530,"name":"The Financial Freedom Secrets Of Robert Kiyosaki - How To Make Passive Income And Be Financially Free Like Robert Kiyosaki","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Steven Nash"],"rating":3.65,"created_editions":1,"year":2013},{"book_id":20882027,"name":"Rich Dad Poor Dad, Cash Flow Quadrant, Guide to Investing-3 Book Set","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki"],"rating":4.2,"created_editions":4,"year":2005},{"book_id":19221822,"name":"Lessons from Rich Dad Poor Dad - A Book Summary","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Jeffrey David"],"rating":3.65,"created_editions":1,"year":2012},{"book_id":25935166,"name":"Robert Kiyosaki: 101 Greatest Life Lessons, Inspiration and Quotes From Robert Kiyosaki","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Chris Johnston"],"rating":3.42,"created_editions":2,"year":2015},{"book_id":7060107,"name":"Rich Dad's Rich Kid Smart Kid 2-Pack with Bonus Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki","Sharon L. Lechter"],"rating":3.89,"created_editions":1},{"book_id":2588301,"name":"Rich Dad, Poor Dad/ Rich Dad's Prophecy","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki","Sharon L. Lechter"],"rating":4.01,"created_editions":42},{"book_id":14487204,"name":"A Summary of Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Snowball Publishing"],"rating":3.64,"created_editions":1,"year":2011},{"book_id":18694018,"name":"Rich Dad Poor Dad for College Students: What Every College Student Needs to Know About Money","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki"],"rating":4.5,"created_editions":1,"year":2014},{"book_id":26032253,"name":"Rich Dad Poor Dad: by Robert T. Kiyosaki","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Jeremy White"],"rating":4.28,"created_editions":1,"year":2015},{"book_id":18912067,"name":"Summary: Rich dad, poor dad - Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money -- That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!","cover":"","url":"","authors":["BusinessNews Publishing"],"rating":3.87,"created_editions":1,"year":2013},{"book_id":26254242,"name":"Robert Kiyosaki: Biography and Lessons Learned From Robert Kiyosaki Books Including; Rich Dad Poor Dad, Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant, Second Chance, Rich ... books / Personal Development Gurus)","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Mark Givens"],"rating":4,"created_editions":1,"year":2015},{"book_id":20561393,"name":"Summary: Rich dad, poor dad Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Must Read Summaries"],"rating":4.07,"created_editions":2,"year":2011},{"book_id":49521310,"name":"Rich Dad Poor Dad, Drive Daniel H. Pink, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, So Good They Can't Ignore You 4 Books Collection Set","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki","Daniel H. Pink","T. Harv Eker"],"rating":4.62,"created_editions":1}]

Search book by name - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


Giving its Id, this endpoint returns a lot of information about that book, such as Name, Published Date, Authors, Synopsis, and many more.


Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"book_id":69571,"name":"Rich Dad, Poor Dad","cover":"","url":"","authors":["Robert T. Kiyosaki","Sharon L. Lechter"],"rating":4,"pages":195,"published_date":"December 1st 2007","synopsis":"Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his \"rich dad\" — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his \"rich dad\" — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you."}

Get Book info by ID - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


Returns the most popular books from the last weeks given a genre.


Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            [{"book_id":58340941,"name":"Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Modern Computer","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":51475358,"name":"The Couch Potato","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":58146427,"name":"We Had to Remove This Post","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":57933306,"name":"Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention- and How to Think Deeply Again","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":59350598,"name":"Chrysalis","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":37976541,"name":"Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":40672036,"name":"Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":56587388,"name":"How the World Really Works: A Scientist’s Guide to Our Past, Present and Future","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":59802037,"name":"What We Owe the Future","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":57094295,"name":"Termination Shock","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":35209767,"name":"How to Break Up with Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":44595007,"name":"Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":42771901,"name":"How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":31920777,"name":"American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":60165391,"name":"Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":49099937,"name":"No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":11084145,"name":"Steve Jobs","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":4099,"name":"The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":3735293,"name":"Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":9778945,"name":"The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":21856367,"name":"The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":17255186,"name":"The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":25541028,"name":"Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":23463279,"name":"Designing Data-Intensive Applications","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":27209431,"name":"The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":20527133,"name":"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":44936,"name":"Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":28186015,"name":"Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy","cover":"","url":""},{"book_id":34272565,"name":"Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence","cover":"","url":""}]

Weekly Popular Books by Genre - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


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After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Book Database API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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