Browse Books With Book Widgets!

These wonderful widgets have been around for sometime, but if you haven’t discovered the fabulous “Browse Inside” widgets from Harper Collins, you need to surf over and browse the selections! These widgets, which can be embedded on MySpace, a blog, a regular web page, or wiki, allow your patrons to preview and browse a book for free!  How cool is that?

To download the code, simply scroll to the bottom of the page for the book you have selected from the search.

Most websites will accept the second box of code, but some online resources, such as MySpace or text boxes in WordPress, will need that MySpace code in the first box.

Here is an example of how I embedded these widgets on my library blog:

You can also embed the code within a blog post:

Browse Inside this book
Get this for your site

Browse Inside this book
Get this for your site

Once you click “browse this book”, you can “flip” through the entire book!


Insert these widgets anywhere where students can easily access your web presence to help promote books you want to spotlight!

Buffy Hamilton, Media Specialist
Creekview High School


About Buffy J. Hamilton

I am a writing and Language Arts teacher who loves learning, literacy, stories, learning, dogs, poetry, fabulous shoes, and good lip gloss. I began my career as a high school English teacher in 1992 and then became a high school librarian and 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker before returning to the classroom in August 2016.

Posted on January 26, 2009, in Web 2.0 and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Very cool Buffy! thanks for sharing!

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