What’s Being Bought Where

This is a little scary — the UK-based online bookstore, BookDepository.com features a live map on their site of orders being placed (thanks, to today’s Shelf Awareness for pointing out the story in The Guardian). It’s curiously fascinating; ooh, look, someone in Belgium bought The Librarian’s Book of Quotes, published by ALA.

It was created using Google Maps. Are there interesting library applications that wouldn’t violate privacy? “What’s Being Placed on Hold” or “What’s Just Been Returned To Which Branch “?

One Response to “What’s Being Bought Where”

  1. Tricia Says:

    Although not a book site, Zappos has been doing the same thing for a while: http://www.zappos.com/map/. It does get addicting to watch…