Big Book Search: Book Cover Search Engine

I've written a new search engine called Big Book Search. It's like Google images for books, DVDs, and music.

Big Book Search

I'm using the Amazon Web Services database to power the results, including their 3rd party listings, which means you should be able to find just about anything you're looking for. Try a music search for your favorite band, you're likely to find some obscure singles or bootlegs you didn't know about.

The back end is written in PHP, and the interface makes heavy use of jQuery. My goal was to keep the design as simple as possible, letting the images speak for themselves.

Everything has been optimized for speed, but you'll need a broadband connection to make the most of it: As the domain name suggests, the pictures are very large!

Posted by John on 2008-11-17