Q. Why is this site different from all other sites?
dedicated to those who savor books, those
reading, discussing and searching for books. It's for those who have
opinions about books and
want to make informed decisions about buying or borrowing
There are two basic types of book sites on
the web. There are
that sell and sites with a more literary bent. We have designed BWH to lead
you to finding the literary types and to make it especially easy to
published reviews from major book review websites.
We also make it easy to compare prices and buy
from the major web
booksellers. If you want to find a book, but don't want to buy, there's
a link on the vendor page to help you find a local library
Q. Where does BWH get its book listings?
We use Amazon's book
inventory. Theirs is the most comprehensive,
Q. What's the difference between sort by popularity and author?
Popularity shows you which
books sell the most.
Author lists the books alphabetically by the
author's last name. Since
may have more than one author, we highlight the author last name you're
Q. Do I need to put quotes around a name or title?
You can, but it won't make any
difference. We build our list from
service and it doesn't recognize quotes.
Q. What if I type in a wrong name or phrase?
There's a simple answer - kind
of. If you put in something really wrong
such as Franklin Rosevelt
rather than Franklin Roosevelt, the system will ask
you, 'Did you mean
If, however, you type Ann
Simmons instead of Anne
Siddons, the system
won't second guess your entry.
The moral is that you have to be sure of what you want, but there is no
penalty for using the system to stir your memory. The do you
is the same as you'll find in Google. It has a large and effective
or taxonomy, but can only go so far.
Q. How do you make your money besides from ads ?
If you use our site to buy
from Amazon, Booksamillion, etc., we get a
fee from them. You pay the same price whether you go through us or
Amazon, etc. You never pay more. We believe you'll want to use BWH
make it easier for you to shop and that we offer other valuable
Q. How do I send you a message?
See Contact Us