Cecily’s Book Tea

This tool was made for Ms. Cecily, who wanted a way to put in a list of book titles and get a description of each one in a CSV.

Put in book titles, one per line, and click search. In a moment you’ll get a list of the titles you looked up and their descriptions in the form of a csv text file downloaded to wherever you usually save downloaded files. Cecily’s Book Tea uses the Internet Book Archive API to find book descriptions connected to titles.

The generated CSV is carat (^) delimited instead of comma-delimited, because of all the commas in the book descriptions. Also, only the first paragraph of the description is included, which is usually enough. (Some of these descriptions tend towards multi-paragraph over-enthusiasm.) Not all books had descriptions in my testing but lots of them did.

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