I created an easy way to browse & find Google books (today is my birthday ğŸŽˆ)

Books 📚

Find books from Google Play Books

Feel free to contribute on GitHub

I was casually surfing online and saw an article about Google Books API. I read the docs, and decided to create a minimal, lightweight and beautiful web app to browse & find books using Google Books API.

That's why I created Books 📚.


Books is an open-source project which make use of Google Books API.

Some of its features are:

  • Search book by title, author, category, genre etc.

  • Minimal and elegant UI.

  • PWA support.

  • Dark mode. Can't live without it!


Bonus: 🌗 I also added dark mode so that your eyes won't hurt during night!

Demo 🚀

Feel free to contribute on GitHub

If you want a heads up on my next projects, or just want to chat about the web, make sure to follow me @liyasthomas 💙.

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Emmy Leke's photo

You are definitely a 20x Engineer

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Liyas Thomas's photo

Glad you liked it. You should definitely check out my new project - mnml URL - which I wrote about and is trending on Hashnode - How to create your own custom URL shortener in 10 minutes for free & deploy to GitHub 🚀.

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priya pitchaimani's photo

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 3.24.54 PM.png

see the left panel , it marked the fantasy option ,but the page navigates to romance option

Liyas Thomas's photo

I see you're having a problem with the app, but i can't replicate it on my PC. Here it's all working fine. Anyway I'll do a check up.

priya pitchaimani's photo

If I clicked fourth and fifth option in Library. It doesn't show the currently clicked option in the library. Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 3.24.54 PM.png

Liyas Thomas's photo

I just checked and there's no problem 🤔

Muhammad Muhajir's photo


Loves the design

I found some browser compatibility issue with safari tho. ScreenRecording2019-07-12at1.gif

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Caleb H.'s photo

I'm having the same issue.

Great design though! How long did this take you?

Liyas Thomas's photo

I'm on the issue. It took me a couple of nights to make the app.