You may have noticed that we updated Shelfari’s marquis feature, its Shelf. The new wood grain shelf fills your screen with all of the books that will fit. You can quickly see member reviews and flip through the books on the shelf without going to another page. Beyond the look, the biggest change in the new bookshelf is how you interact with books. As on our Facebook application, Shelfarians can mark their books as:
- Books you've read
- Books you own
- Books in your reading queue
- Books on your wish list
- Your favorite books
Try clicking around to switch between these lists on the left side of the shelf.
The new shelf also notes on which books members have left their fingerprint.
• Favorite books have little hearts.
• Books with your opinion have a “talk” icon.
• New books have a red tag.
• Books you have in common with the shelf owner have a little green bookmark.
• Rated books have one to five stars.
Mouse over a book and the detail window appears, showing how a Shelfarian relates to a particular book. When viewing it from your shelf, you will see your reviews and tags (or prompts to add or edit reviews and tags). When viewing from another’s shelf, you will see his or her reviews, tags and ratings. It also features our new "Add to Shelf" button, which also appears everywhere you can add a book to your shelf (from search results, book details page etc.). By default the button adds the book to the "books you've read" list. But if you click on the little arrow on the right-hand side of the button you'll see a drop-down menu listing all of the options listed above. So now you can add a book to your shelf and add it to a list from one place.
We hope you'll enjoy the new look. You'll see more changes to the Shelf and the bubble in the near feature. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions or want to comment on the current design you can send us input from the Feedback page on Shelfari.com.