How do you find a book when you don’t know the title or author?
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In case of a forgotten title or author, you have to remember anything you can use from the book. It could be the name of a character, a line of dialog, or even basic plot points. The more specific the phrase, the better the result.
How do I find a book if I only know the cover?
Big Book Search: If you can only remember what the cover looks like, try this cover-search tool. If you can remember just one word of the title, use the search function on Goodreads or Library Thing to find long lists of titles with a particular word.
How do I find a book I forgot?
Go to the page for the suggested title, and under the “Subjects” category, find the topic that makes the most sense for your forgotten book and click the link. This will provide you with a new search based around that subject heading. From there, you can go back and narrow again using the filters.
How can I find a book by description?
Below, we’ve gathered a few useful ways you can find a book from a vague description.
4 Ways to Find a Book from a Vague Description
- Google it. Many book lovers may be familiar with Google Books.
- Turn to the expertise of strangers through social media.
- Search on BookBub’s website.
- When in doubt, ask your librarian.