SUMMARY: The purpose of this project is to practice web scraping by extracting specific pieces of information from a website. The Python web scraping code leverages the Selenium module.
INTRODUCTION: Books to Scarpe is a fictional bookstore that desperately wants to be scraped according to the site owner. It is a safe place for beginners learning web scraping and for developers validating their scraping technologies as well. This iteration of the script automatically traverses the book listing web pages (about 50 pages and 1000 items) to capture all the basic data about the books and store them in a CSV output file.
Starting URLs: http://books.toscrape.com/
The source code and HTML output can be found here on GitHub.