Goodreads Scraper

Goodreads Scraper

Grab a book by its name and the author

The Goodreads Scraper is an automatic tool that helps you gather extensive information about books from This automation speeds the data collecting process, providing you with detailed details about books accessible on Goodreads, whether you're a book enthusiast, researcher, or simply inquisitive about a particular title.

Why Should You Use This Automation?

Goodreads is a large platform with a large book collection, making manual data extraction time-consuming. The automation of the Goodreads Scraper eliminates the need for manual searches and data entering, saving you time and effort.

How to Utilize and Initiate:

  1. Install: "GoLess" extension

  2. Download the Workflow: Start by downloading the Goodreads Scraper workflow from the marketplace.

  3. Initiate the Automation: Click the "Run" button to begin the automation process.

  4. Input Book Details: A window will appear, requiring you to input specific details:

    • Author: Enter the name of the book's author in the "author" field.
    • Book Name: Input the title of the book in the "book name" field.
    • Google Spreadsheet: Select a Google Spreadsheet where the scraped data will be stored in the "google spreadsheet" field.
  5. Execute the Scraper: The workflow will open, search for the specified book, and scrape all associated data for that book.

  6. Access the Result: After the scraping is complete, the automation will open a spreadsheet with the collected book data.

Input Data and Result:

  1. Input:

    • Author's name.
    • Book title.
    • Selection of a Google Spreadsheet for data storage.
  2. Output:

    • The automation will scrape and provide detailed information about the specified book on Goodreads, including its description, name, rating, reviews count, and genres. This data will be organized in the designated Google Spreadsheet.

Questions and Answers:

  1. Can I use this tool to gather information about a large number of books at once?

    • This tool is designed for individual book data extraction. To gather information about multiple books, you may need to run the automation separately for each book.
  2. Is it possible to use this tool to scrape additional information from Goodreads, such as author profiles or user reviews?

    • This specific tool is designed to extract information about individual books. To scrape other types of data, like author profiles or user reviews, you may require separate tools or customizations specific to those data sources.



Last update

25 March 2024

Created by

Elliot Smith

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