Google Play Books is launching new beta features for true bookworms

Custom shelves, granular searching and “Ready to Read” shelf are the first features to roll out. The new beta features are only for the web view of Play Books, but the hope is that after testing and getting feedback the cream of the crop could make it to the app. What you need to know

New opt-in beta program gives you early access to experimental Play Books features. Google Play Books isn’t the flashiest of Google’s services, but many frequent readers rely on it to keep all of their books, audiobooks and comics in one place and synced across devices. You can try the latest Play Books features while the team is still working on them. Beta features are only available on the web at first, and will change regularly. And the engineers in Google working on Play Books are just as serious about reading — and that’s why they’re announcing a new beta program to let people get a look at the new features they’re coming up with. The beta program is launching today with three features, an…