Incompatible with Firefox 6.x Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Book Burro was the best book price comparison extension because it could search libraries, both county and university (via worldcat), as well as other book vendors. Are there any plans to update for FF 6? Are there any other book tools with similar capabilities.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.74). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I loved the bookburro. Was a little bit clunky, but definitely cool. I'm very impressed with what Jeese has done. But no longer supported. The heir apparent to BB, which just came out is BargainBookMole created by experienced developer Baris Derin [his add-ons have been downloaded million+ times]. Bargain Book Mole works seemlessly to find the lowest prices on the fly--a little tab descends only appears when you're looking at details for a book. Then searches 30-plus biggest bookselling websites [tens of thousands of individual booksellers]. Plus, they give 5% of any affiliate fees they make to nonprofit causes.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.74). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I prefer greasemonkey script for Firefox called BookInfoLine.

It always works with any FF update.
Way more sites are searched. It is faster. In any case here is what they say:

Script Summary:
Skip extra time and steps of going to "price comparison sites". Compare price of the book you are looking at on your favourite site in seconds against various book stores: Abebooks, Alibris, Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble, Betterworldbooks, Biblio, Borders, Craigslist, Ebay, Ebooks, Google Books, Half, Kindle Editions, Powells, Strandbooks, Thriftbooks, Walmart. Fixed and Improved BookBurro. It will hover as yellow rectangle named BookInfoLine all you will need to to is click small arrow and it will unfold and show you all the price, when done click the arrow again and it will fold back into unobtrussive small rectangle.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.74). 

How to fix it for Firefox 3.6 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on but it seems to have stalled in development. In particular it does not work for Firefox 3.6. Here's how to fix that.

You can get version 0.72 from http://www.bookburro.org/ Unfortunately it set for up to version 3.5 but you can change this in the file install.rdf. XPIs are zip files so you can unpack and pack in a normal way. In install.rdf you need to change em:maxVersion to say 3.6.* instead of 3.5.*. Then pack it up again as a zip file and rename it to an xpi file. Then you can install it in 3.6.

The source code for this open source project is available at http://github.com/anotherjesse/bookburro so if somebody else wants to work on it, that's where it is. The author has not done anything since October 2009.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.73). 

version giving has error Rated 1 out of 5 stars

ditto, getting the same hash error in FF3.6

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.73). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great extension in FF3.5. In 3.6 I get the same error as stoney77:

Firefox could not install the file at

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/downloads/file/77071/book_burro-0.73-fx.xpi?src=addondetail&confirmed

because: Invalid file hash (possible download corruption)
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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.73). 

Error Installing Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It will not install on Firefox 3.6. Here's the error message:

Firefox could not install the file at

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/downloads/file/77071/book_burro-0.73-fx.xpi?src=addondetail&confirmed

because: Invalid file hash (possible download corruption)
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This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.73). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Receiving Error 207 - Not a valid install package. Makes no difference if I install it from AMO or download the extension and try to install it locally. Thanks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.73). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this extension!

Please add support for bookdepository.uk.co and bookdepository.com (they are different sites). I read British authors and use these sites from the U.S. (Sorry but I couldn't make heads or tails of your forums to ask this.)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.73). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

BookBurro is great for college students seeking textbooks or anyone else who shops for books. Even people who never buy a book will want this extension with the handy library search function. Surprisingly, I didn't find my library on the extensive list. However, the developer responded to my email quickly, adding support for my library within a day!

Great extension with great support. Should be on everyone's list of installed add-ons!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A favorite of mine. Any who reads should use it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If your local library's search leaves a bit to be desired, this extension will allow you to search Amazon and head right back to your library via WorldCat. Amazing!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is an incredibly helpful add-on...and the latest version (0.7) is extensible, so if you have a little skill at coding, you can easily add a library that's not on the included list. If you're not so good at coding, there's a guide to get the information to the developer to help get your library added. I can't sing the praises of this add-on enough...comparison shopping in a single window, and jumping from Amazon to on reserve at my library in just a few clicks? I'm a happy bookworm.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7).