I love this application. There is so much room to explore. The ability to read a review , find a store or library holding the book and seeing other related texts on one site is fabulous. I tried to locate many of my own books - old, new, obscure - they were all there. This would be a good site for students to find similar books to one they enjoyed or other books written by the author. It is great to be able to add their own review as well as reading the reviews of others.
Is google the new microsoft? We probably need to give it the test of time. I don't think it is as original as microsoft was but it certainly has been able to adapt, refine and provide a service at a very reasonable cost.