Found this accidentally some hours ago from Wikipedia link pointing to Google Books, looks fine!
Previous discussion: blogoscoped.com/forum/108526.h ... (2 weeks ago)
I don't really find the new page more attractive ... furthremore, the library search doesn't support Hong Kong .. so I don't find Google Book Search particularly useful. (I like the idea of 'My Library' though ;P)
I must agree with Keith. The new UI is rather lame, very un-Googl-ish.
Similar "discovery" UIs:
I think the redesign is great – I have already utilized the google book feature quite extensively, and found it very useful to be able to search within text