Book by Category API

Book by Category API

Explore literature by topic, genre, and classification using the Book by Category API.

API description

About the API:  

The Book by Category API is crafted to assist users in pinpointing books tailored precisely to their unique interests and preferences. This API offers a comprehensive solution for discovering books across various topics and categories.

Empowered by the Book by Category API, users can delve into an expansive database housing books categorized across a diverse spectrum of subjects. From timeless classics and captivating fiction to informative nonfiction and scholarly texts, the API encompasses a broad array of genres and topics, catering to a multitude of reading preferences.

Moreover, the Book by Category API furnishes rich metadata for each book, encompassing essential details such as title, authorship, and reviews. Armed with this information, users can make informed decisions regarding which books align best with their individual tastes and requirements.

For users, the Book by Category API offers seamless integration capabilities, enabling effortless incorporation of book search functionality directly into websites, applications, or platforms. Through API integration, users can elevate the user experience, offering value-added features like personalized book recommendations, curated reading lists, and more.

In summary, the Book by Category API emerges as a valuable asset. By granting access to an extensive repository of books organized by topics and categories, the API empowers users to explore, discover, and indulge in a plethora of literary works meticulously tailored to their preferences and interests. Whether seeking inspiration, knowledge, or entertainment, the Book by Category API serves as a gateway to a realm brimming with reading possibilities.


 What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

It will receive parameters and provide you with a JSON.


What are the most common uses cases of this API?

  1. Book recommendation platforms that integrate APIs to suggest relevant books based on user preferences.

    Educational websites that incorporate the API to improve their book search functionality.

    Mobile applications that provide personalized reading lists to users based on their interests using the API.

    Libraries and bookstores that use the API to create curated collections for their users.

    Online book clubs that use the API to facilitate discussions about specific genres or topics.

Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls, there is no other limitation.

API Documentation


To use this endpoint you must indicate a category or topic in the parameter.


Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"result":[{"bookName":"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone","authorName":"J.K. Rowling","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"The Final Empire","authorName":"Brandon Sanderson","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"The Night Circus","authorName":"Erin Morgenstern","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"The Name of the Wind","authorName":"Patrick Rothfuss","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"The Magicians","authorName":"Lev Grossman","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"A Deadly Education","authorName":"Naomi Novik","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"A Wizard of Earthsea","authorName":"Ursula K. Le Guin","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"The Way of Kings","authorName":"Brandon Sanderson","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"Sabriel","authorName":"Garth Nix","reviews":[]},{"bookName":"The Colour of Magic","authorName":"Terry Pratchett","reviews":[]}]}

Search Books - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request GET '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Book by Category API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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Users must indicate a category to obtain a list of books.

The Book by Category API allows users to discover books based on specific topics, genres, or categories.

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