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Goodreads Book Search

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Search Goodreads.com from Alfred.




Download from GitHub.


  • Search by book/author
  • View your bookshelves and add/remove books
  • List books by author
  • List books in series
  • Open details on Goodreads.com
  • Add custom scripts to pass book data to other programs/URLs


See the documentation on GitHub for more information.


The workflow will ask you to authorise it to read your Goodreads data (via OAuth) on first run.

Edited by deanishe
Big new release
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  • 4 months later...
24 minutes ago, selrond said:

would it be possible to search by author?


You already can search by author. Just enter the author's name and a list of their books is shown. You can use ⌘↩ to open the author's page on goodreads.com or ⌥↩ to view their books in the workflow.

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2 hours ago, selrond said:

apparently there's a refetch after it recognizes the query is an author's name


Not really, no. Like many workflows, it tries to show results as soon as possible, and it can take a couple of seconds for the results to "catch up" with your query.

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  • deanishe changed the title to Goodreads Book Search

Massive update today. Complete rewrite, basically.


The workflow now uses OAuth, so you can access your own bookshelves and add/remove books.


I've replaced custom URLs with custom scripts, so you can do just about anything with book data, not just open URLs.


The workflow can now also fetch a book's full dataset, so there are a lot more data to play with (e.g. book description, which is available as plaintext, HTML or Markdown).

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