Based in Seattle, Shelfari introduces readers to our global community of book lovers and encourages them to share their literary inclinations and passions with peers, friends, and total strangers (for now). Shelfari was the first social media site focused on books, and will continue to innovate as it brings together the world’s readers. Our mission is to enhance the experience of reading by connecting readers in meaningful conversations about the published word.

Shelfari is a product of Tastemakers, Inc., and was acquired by Amazon in August 2008.


Date Type Amount Investors Valuation
02/01/07 Series A 1M Amazon Unknown


Josh Hug (President & Co-Founder)

Kevin Beukelman (Chief Architect & Co-Founder)

Dave Hanley (Vice President of Marketing)

Kevin Durdle (Lead Software Engineering)

Timothy Gray (Director of Design)

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