This project aims to provide a simple and useful website to search for public book cases in your neighborhood.

Also it is possible to register (very few credentials are needed) for an account and help to extend the database and increase the quality of the existing information by editing the entries.

Graphics credits

Some graphics were made by other people under a Creative Commons license.
As this license implies to give credit to the original creators, you'll find them including links to their work.


  • Jan 3, 2015

    • added automatic rotation of uploaded book case images by using EXIF information
  • Nov 2, 2014

    • added possibility to delete own user account in case you don't need it anymore
  • Aug 13, 2014

    • added T.A.R.D.I.S. icon for special book case
    • optimized edit functions
  • May 27, 2014

    • added ability to add an external website link to an entry
    • added Flattr support button
  • May 21, 2014

    • added geo locate function in map view
  • May 20, 2014

    • enhanced search functionality in list view so in the address will be searched too
    • added address in list view just below the title
  • May 15, 2014

    • added support for give boxes (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umsonstladen)
  • May 14, 2014

    • fixed a zoom bug where the map was not rendered when a case were searched through a short link or the list view
  • May 13, 2014

    • added search parameter to list site to predefine search lists
  • May 7, 2014

    • added AJAX loader icon to map popup dialog when loading details dialog
    • fixed short link input field so it's accessible from every browser
  • May 1, 2014

    • automatically fade out alert boxes (like login success and error messages) after some seconds
    • added delete function for book cases
  • Apr 29, 2014

    • re-added "latest entries" list
    • added news feed from OpenBookCase blog
  • Apr 28, 2014

    • fixed image display bug in Internet Explorer
  • Apr 18, 2014

    • added social sharing buttons in detail view
  • Apr 17, 2014

    • added short URLs for quick linking in social networks etc.
    • added changelog list by gathering commits from GitHub
  • Apr 5, 2014

    • added profiles and functions to change email or password
    • new translation: Dutch
  • Feb 11, 2014

    • added completely new layout which is much more mobile friendly
  • Feb 4, 2014

    • preprocessing of book case images to implement the authors name
  • Jan 24, 2014

    • added possibility to mark book cases as inactive including comment
  • Dec 16, 2013

    • added bugtracker
    • added list feature to search for public book cases by name and location
  • Nov 24, 2013

    • Release to the public including registration form.