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As some of you may know, Amazon Reading List was a LinkedIn app that disappeared from LinkedIn recently (early 2013, I think).

(The app page still exists, but if you try to "add" the application, you get an error:
You have reached the limit of applications on your homepage and your profile. Please remove an application from both pages before adding another application.)

I kinda liked the app, and had dozens of books listed in it as "read" or "want to read". I had put a little effort in writing some reviews, too.

Now, at a Stack Overflow question I just saw this interesting comment:

The previous Reading List data can now be resurrected at Amazon's shelfari.com

I registered to Shelfari (using existing Amazon account), which seems pretty nice and usable. I was looking for an option to find/import my old Amazon Reading List data, but couldn't find it. Anyone know how to do this, if it's indeed possible?

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Well, turns out it can be done very easily at http://www.shelfari.com/addbooks where there's an option Import Your LinkedIn Reading List. Clicking "Import" will bring you to an import view like this:

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There's a FAQ item about this too: Reading List (LinkedIn) Import.

I just tried it and my books and reviews got imported just fine.

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This option doesn't seem to work anymore since the link from shelfari to import list from linkedin is broken now. Any other options to try ? Thanks! –  sreenath Sep 25 at 18:06

After importing reading list from LinkedIn to shelfari (and adding other books) you can then use your public shelf as one of the websites that you add to LinkedIn.

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Thanks, good follow-up tip! I went ahead and did this. –  Jonik Mar 20 '13 at 13:41

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