This is a reusable plain version the varia library website. You can host your own website of books using just a simple csv file
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crunk b6c001b8eb template for pdf and image upload 2 months ago
library template for pdf and image upload 2 months ago
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Work in progress: this is a simple flask application that turns a csv file into a website. originally used to show books like in the Varia Library Website.. but it can be used for any collection described in the csv file


$ python3 -m venv .venv
$ source .venv/bin/activate
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Or run make setup.

$ cd library && python

Or run make.

major changes

  • currently this software is broken.

readme driven development

  • add regular login instead of a secret key
  • have a settings file for the application
  • downloadable pdfs
  • uploadable pdfs
  • upon boot check for images of the book otherwise extract front page of pdfs
  • remove varia library specific code
  • implement openlibrary ISBN to book in libarary software
  • openreads ability to import this csv file
  • maybe also GoodReads, BookWyrm