Readopedia, designed by Pamela Dean and her design studio, Westside Virtual, is a website database listing of the greatest books which have made the “best of” book lists from a variety of sources including the New York Times Best Seller List, Hawes List, Penguin List, the 100 best English-language novels from critics Lev Grossman and Richard Lacayo, and more.

Readopedia is free and updated daily.  You can subscribe to its feed, search for titles and authors, create and contribute comments, and read reviews.

Readopedia includes book descriptions, author information, book cover art, and sometimes, the actual ebook from Google Books online reader (if it’s free), and more.

And for my cybersecurity colleagues, we’ve included infosec titles too!

Readopedia is not an ecommerce site.  It’s a site built simply for people who love to read and learn.

Since we’ve launched we are aware that some of the online reader data needs to be cleaned up so if you see a document that looks icky when it renders in the online reader, let us know, so we can get to it.

As always, we want your feedback! Please let us know how you like this Book Lovers feature and if you find it helpful. Comments may be sent to info@westsidevirtual.com

Well, it’s time to curl up on the couch with a good book.


Pamela Dean
NYC Website Designer
Westside Virtual