The Open Library is aiming to create a webpage for every book published. It contains over 20 million records.
It provides APIs for
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Open Library Bibliographic Data is available to bulk download. You can also return bibliographic data by simply adding an .rdf/.json/.yml extension to the end of any OL bibliographic identifier.
Source code is available on GitHub https://github.com/internetarchive/openlibrary
They suggest using the COinS format for embedding reference metadata in any HTML pages http://ocoins.info
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