The digital designers at Google have come up with a new way to browse Google Books. The challenge - designing a 21st century virtual bookcase to display e-books. They "imagined something that looks like the shelves in your living room, but is also capable of showcasing the huge number of titles available online—many more than fit on a traditional shelf."
And what they came up with is a bookcase that's an infinite 3D helix. That you can spin side-to-side and up and down with your mouse. The shelf holds 3D models of more than 10,000 titles from Google Books.
The books are organized into 28 subjects and if you want to read one you just click on the “Get this book” button and you're on your way to Google Books.
More at the Official Google Blog (Via Book Patrol.)
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