Local Books resembles popular dining apps like LocalEats or UrbanSpoon—but for book lovers. It shows you local bookstores, libraries and bookish events wherever you are or plan to be.
I’ve been using beta versions on my trips for months already; it’s the ideal travel companion. Even if you know your area well, you’re almost certain to find new places. We hope it will be a shot in the arm for physical bookstores and libraries—a new way to see how much bookishness there is around you.
Hmmm. It’s interesting. I don’t know exactly how useful it’s going to be, but I’m all for anything that promotes bookishness.
I downloaded it and have played around a little. It’s a nicely built little app, easy to navigate. And it does work; it picked up my own book club meeting this afternoon, and something else at the public library. Of course the key is — bookstores, and libraries, need to input their events in order for anyone to find them. That’s the sticking point.