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rejecting mooches.

I am feeling really bad about rejecting a mooch for one of my books. I have on my account that I only send to my country as I cannot afford to send further afield. The moocher has United Kingdom after her name but the address is in Australia. Will this go against me? should she not have asked first?

carol peace
7 days ago
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(6 days ago)Thank you I feel better now, I didn't think it would matter but I just wanted reassurance.
carol peace
(7 days ago)On the members profile it has the UK bit at the top and then at the bottom it says Australia. I have noticed this occasionally before and not understood it. You have done nothing wrong in rejecting the mooch, you only send within the UK and they're not in the UK.I know some members have an address in another country that they use to have books sent to so it's possible the member was trying to do that, but if that's the case she should have emailed you or mentioned it in the notes when she mooched.
kathers
author graphic

Is anyone else having trouble reading author graphic? I can't mooch anything because I can't read it and keep typing it in wrong.

Sylvia B
18 days ago
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(9 days ago)Yes you can list ARCs here - be sure to indicate that it is an ARC in the condition notes. Also, you should post your question as a new thread and not a reply to old thread. Choose "Write a new message" from the drop down menu.
Sarah
(10 days ago)Can Advanced reading copys be listed??.. You cant resell them but I consider this Trading not selling..
Lou Jones
(11 days ago)Yes, I'm using firefox. Thanks! that worked great.
Sylvia B
(18 days ago)I have the same thing. If you right click on the image, the first option should be View Image. That opens a page with just the name so you can read it. Hit the back button and you can type it in because it does not change. Are you using Firefox? I have not seen this problem anywhere else and I use FF most of the time.
Sarah
People logging in, but ignoring requests

I have 60 points, mostly from mailing many books, and it looks like I won't be able to use much of them. Many of my requests go unanswered, despite the member logging in multiple days. It's frustrating. I don't understand what they are logging in so much for.

Schuylar
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)Create a wishlist. The bigger your wishlist, the more chance there is of some of those books turning up. Also check the "recent" listing. If you see a book there that someone won't send to your country, add it to your wishlist; there's a chance that a future moocher might just mail it to you.
jacquie
(1 month ago)I'm also annoyed with people not marking books as received. I have 22 of them that were delivered by now. 17 of them are to the Bookmooch charity Books For Keeps.
Schuylar
(1 month ago)You might try to list books you want in your wishlist. I know that I often check the wishlist of people who have been thoughtful enough to mail me books.
Cara
(1 month ago)I usually check out the forums to find active members. then I look over their inventories. This helps find people who will respond. Or I recheck the inventories of people who sent me books before since I figure they have the types of books I want. Good luck in your mooching.
Roo
A "lost" book arrives

I recently marked a book "lost" after the 4-month mark.
Then it arrived today.

Can I mark the book "un-lost"?
Also, what do I do with the two bookmooch points?

Thanks for your help.

peter
3 years ago
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(1 month ago)I had a book mark lost by system and I have received it but there is no easy way to find this person. I have so many receives and send and it's so slow to go from page to page it would take me twenty minutes. In Paperback Swap you can click to see books you've received, sent, did not receive, etc. all separately. That is what is needed here, especially if you've been a long time user.
A. Anderson
(1 month ago)When any admin closes an account all the books sent are marked lost. The admin probably makes the assumption the books were never sent.
Cara
(1 month ago)Hello Librarian, it now looks like their account's been closed.... And according to the wiki, you (a member) are not supposed to mark a book lost until 6 weeks domestically, and 4 months internationally--http://wiki.bookmooch.com/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions I think he just didn't understand how that is supposed to work...or maybe he hit the wrong button, hit "lost" instead of something else?? edited for clarity :)
Melanie C.
(1 month ago)I had someone mark three books lost today that I ironically received today. The weird part was that the books came fast, and I never asked where they were. The sender never asked me if I got them, just marked them lost suddenly. I find that quite strange. I was actually just sitting down to say how great the books were when the emails came through........if I had marked them 2 minutes earlier they would have seen it. I wonder if they are not understanding how long media mail can take and so forth.
LibrarianWisconsinSchoolfortheDeaf
(3 years ago)Hmmm - a while back, I had sent two books overseas, and after four months, when they hadn't arrived, the person marked them as lost - but then a week later they turned up! He went back to the original acceptance email and left +1 feedback - so if you kept the email, perhaps you can try that - I'm not sure whether it will work, but it's worth a try.
Sophie Houston
(3 years ago)Nope, there is no way to un-mark a "lost" book, and you can't leave feedback saying that you got it, either. Just notify the person that you did recieve it... You can keep the extra points, give them to a charity, or whatever you want.
Heather
Looking to trade 20 Bookmooch points for 15 Paperback Swap credits!

Email me or comment!

Crystal
1 month ago
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Book in system wrong - receiver is mad at me

I entered ISBN 0545244102 for My Sister The Vampire Series: Re-Vamped. The receiver is mad because she was expecting a three volume set, because the system showed My Sister The Vampire Series (#1-3): Switched / Fantastic / Re-Vamped (3 Volumns). The Amazon page and ISBN on that page is correct though. I googled the three volume set and there is no such thing. I don't want bad feedback for something that never existed.

Schuylar
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)The title shown was correct on the Add books page, but it leads to a wrong description page.
Schuylar
(1 month ago)If they leave you bad feedback, you can reply to it and explain by selecting Transaction Details from your feedback page. Also, to prevent this in the future, check the title you post with the title shown and note in the condition notes if there is any difference.
Sarah
blocking certain users?

is there anyway we could make a blocked users list? (specific to each user). i keep running into the problem of mooching from a particular person and then realizing afterwards that i've had multiple negative interactions with them. (basically, each time i have mooched from this person, they haven't responded for literally months, then accepted, and then never responded again) if someone has a distinctive username, i can obviously remember not to mooch from them but this particular person has a very generic first name as their username. it would just be nice to have a way to flag them for myself as someone to not mooch from.

just a thought.

Britt
2 months, 17 days ago
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(1 month ago)I also want to be able to block people. Not because I have had negative interactions, but because I suspect that I have asked them before if they would send to my country and they have answered "no." and then I ask them again a few months later, because I'm not sure if they said "no" or not. I don't want to keep bothering them... I don't want to be notified if they are offering books from my wishlist. At the same time, I do not want to report them for abuse. They haven't abused me. They just won't send to me, that's all.
WebsterViennaLibrary
(1 month ago)Sorry, no idea. Could you try it and tell us the result?
kdsj
(1 month ago)but does that "report abuse" thing guarantee they won't be on the site anymore? i've never used it, so forgive me, but if i click it, and the user remains on the site, there's nothing to indicate (for me) that i don't want to interact with that user. short of writing down a list at home, i think there needs to be a way to keep track of those sorts of negative interactions for each user within the site.
Britt
(2 months, 2 days ago)There is a "Report Abuse" button on the homepage of each user. I think you should use it for such problems.
kdsj
(2 months, 15 days ago)i agree, i was just thinking out loud.
Britt
(2 months, 15 days ago)Rather than just blocking people, Bookmooch should be looking for a way of encouraging its users to behave responsibly and not wasting people's time.
Steve
Long time between drinks

Just successfully concluded my first mooch for 8 months. Things have certainly slowed down here dramatically.

Steve
1 month ago
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excess credits, no money but I want to get rid of more books

So I have far too many credits already.
I have far too many books sat here at home so want to list them and pass them on.
I am about to be on zero income and need to stop spending on everything.
How can I carry on passing on my books, without spending more money?

Suedo
6 months, 15 days ago
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(1 month ago)I have the same problem. I listed all the books that I had listed on bookmooch for at least 11 months on craigslist. I sold 50 of them for about $1 each to 3 different people. We met in a local coffee shop (don't meet them at your house or work!). So: sell them on craigslist!
Ashley
(1 month ago)Donate them to your local library and write it off on your taxes. Our library has book sales twice a year.
VABuckeye
(5 months, 19 days ago)Can you list on half.com or ebay, or Amazon marketplace, from the UK? That way you can charge for shipping and perhaps get a few cents back for each book, if they are reasonably rare. If they are a dime a dozen and you simply want to get them off your hands, donating to a charity shop is probably your best bet. If you were in the US, I'd recommend PaperBackSwap.com, which allows you to resell your earned book credits for gift cards etc., but it is US-only.
LauraTS
(5 months, 27 days ago)booksfreeswap.com-- on that site, the receiver pays the postage. One word of warning though: the site is much slower than this one. Most books I post to both sites are snatched up here, not there. Still, it is a chance to get rid of books without cost.
Gretchen Ann
(6 months, 14 days ago)You could see if you have a healthy planet bookshop near you : https://healthyplanet.org/get-involved/sustainable-community/books-for-free
kathers
(6 months, 14 days ago)Maybe offer bulk orders only? 10-15 books a box? That will save you money.
Anne C.
(6 months, 14 days ago)How about advertising here for face-to-face swap?
jacquie
Question on posting books

I have two books that my son had gotten for required reading for English and I can't find any isbn numbers to list them under and I searched for them by title and author and they have many versions. How should I list them?

Theresa
1 month ago
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(1 month ago)What I've done also is do a search of title and author, using the amazon.com line under the Browse function, and there will usually be a listing that comes up that matches my book in most respects, if not all (author, title, publisher, binding type, date published, etc.) but that also does not have an isbn attached to it. Then I post my book using this listing, and use the condition notes to explain any differences (if any). That way anyone who does an amazon search on the site will come up with my listing. I just try and find the closest amazon listing, and explain any differences in the condition notes.
Melanie C.
(1 month ago)Have you checked the page with all the publishing info as well as the cover? If you have, then I would list them under an edition with the same cover and binding if possible and just mention in the condition notes about not being able to find an ISBN.
kathers
Book mooch "reply"

I am travelling for a hwle with my iPad. when I try to reply to a request it DOES NOT get routed to the member, at best I get a message from the email postpeople that the message could not be delivered, it doesn't even get sent to Boookmooch, just remains in limbo. I can't always get to the member's page to send a reply (will I send to their country), it took real detective work to find the correct email address. Please do something!!!!!!!!!! I don't want my account suspended for not replying within a week (an unreasonable short time, as it happens)

NinaBryna
2 months, 3 days ago
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Privacy Settings?

I can't seem to find any method to adjust privacy settings? I try to keep a very clean online footprint... to my surprise, when I google'd my user name, the German BookMooch website came up in the search list - now any person can see my entire mooch history.

Not really what I wanted, I'm trying to figure out how I can adjust settings to make this info non-searchable to non-members.

Try out your own ID here: de.bookmooch.com/mooched/XXXX (where XXXX is your username.

Jill
2 months, 19 days ago
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(2 months, 18 days ago)Anyone can search for a member and look at their profile without having to log in. To start with I couldn't understand why it was an issue that people can see your mooching history, however having thought about it I do see some issues. I also think there is a problem with the way the book details page shows who has mooched and given a particular book.
kathers
Please either accept or reject

What's up with people neither accepting nor rejecting requests? People just let my requests sit there. They even log in and don't accept or reject them!

Any explanation?

Ashley
3 months, 2 days ago
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(2 months, 23 days ago)Some people just aren't that concerned about it, I guess. I find it particularly confusing when people mark a book sent that they never accepted. They just skip that step. Oh well, most of the time things work out and if occasionally they don't, well, a used book here or there won't make a lot of difference in the big picture.
Maggie
(3 months, 1 days ago)There has also been an issue with Bookmooch emails not being accepted by many different email providers recently. John has hopefully fixed this, but for a while many members were not receiving any Bookmooch request emails.
Cara
(3 months, 1 days ago)Well, I used to have my profile set to have Overseas people "Ask First", BUT, I don't check my Email Inbox often at all. So I can understand how they can go unchecked for long periods of time. BUT NOW, I have it set to Accept Mooches Worldwide, so I won't miss any, and can ALWAYS respond. MAYBE the people who don't respond just forget. Like, they see an Overseas person wants a book, and they want to get a ballpark figure of the price first before committing to the request. And they shut off the computer and forget all about it. Then days later, they go online and see the request still there, and go "Oh Yeah....", and forget about it all over again. The older I get, the more forgetful I get, and I doubt I'm the only one.
Michelle 
(3 months, 2 days ago)We also have this occur in frequency of late and there simply isn't any explanation other than rudeness.
Miss Daisy
mailed book that was cancelled

I mailed a book and came home and got a message that the order was cancelled. What do I do...!!???

Thanks,
Eric

eric
3 months, 25 days ago
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(2 months, 23 days ago)It's not the only time it has occurred. Happened to me a couple of years ago. It worked out eventually. And now I always mark books sent before I go to the post office.
Maggie
(2 months, 29 days ago)Try emailing them from your email program (their email address will be in the original request email if you still have that). Some email providers don't always accept Bookmooch emails.
Cara
(3 months ago)I have sent several messages but the other person isn't responding at all. It seems like this could not be the only time this has occurred. Kind of demoralizing that sometimes you'll just lose a book.
eric
(3 months, 18 days ago)Like Cara said. And in the future, mark books "sent" when you leave the house for the post office instead of waiting until you get home.
Maggie
(3 months, 25 days ago)Write the person and explain the situation and ask if they will please remooch the book. Otherwise, they could send you a point through charity or the smooch button.
Cara
Problems with BookMooch notifications?

The past few days when I try to notify folks that their books have been sent (via the Pending tab on Book Mooch), they get bounced back to my regular e-mail. This morning I received an email from someone from whom I mooched a book and she wrote me directly because she was having the same problem with notifications. Anyone else? I am wondering if this is something I need to contact my 'Net source with, or if it is a BookMooch glitch. Thanks for any input!

Lynne
4 months, 14 days ago
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(3 months, 11 days ago)I just got another one in my junk/spam folder. I suppose I will just have to keep a close eye on my junk mail.
NinaBryna
(3 months, 11 days ago)Irony? I found 3 of these new messages in my junkmail/SPAM folder. I hope my replies got to the addressees mail boxes.
NinaBryna
(3 months, 11 days ago)It looks like John has made an effort to address this issue. Emails have changed Fingers crossed!
Cara
(3 months, 13 days ago)Absolutely. And the only reason this happened to me was because Bookmooch was having technical problems! I've been a member since 2006 in good standing, and was shocked that someone could do that.
Deb
(3 months, 13 days ago)I think forcibly putting members' accounts on "vacation" for not replying within a week is unreasonable. Many people are still not glued to their laptop/iphone (or don't have either one) and sometimes don't have access to their email day and night. I think this should be extended to at least two weeks, and the member should be notified by personal email that his/her account is now "on vacation."
NinaBryna
(3 months, 15 days ago)So far I haven't gotten anything bounced back to me, but I did get a mooch from someone yesterday that I was never notified of (and wasn't in my spam folder), I only found out by going to my account and saw it on my pending page. Hope they get this fixed. edited to add: I do have a "rule" published at my email to accept any email with "BookMooch" in the subject line, I don't know if this helps...
Melanie C.
(3 months, 17 days ago)Great. Thanks for the info, Cara.
Deb
(3 months, 17 days ago)Deb, An account can be put on vacation if someone hasn't replied to a mooch request in a week and the requester states so when they cancel the request. You can contact tech support by clicking the abuse button from any profile page.
Cara
(3 months, 17 days ago)Hi, I have noticed the same problem. I use AOL mail,, and all my Bookmooch communications have bounced back to me. Someone actually cancelled a request and had my account put on hold because I never saw her emails! Does anyone know how someone can do that? Also how do you report a problem to the Bookmooch folks? Thanks.
Deb
(3 months, 18 days ago)My notifications resumed towards the end of last week - both as to WK books available and books ordered/sent. (Gmail)
JL Welling
(3 months, 18 days ago)More great comments and it is obvious that the problem is Mooch-wide. I am adding no new books to Book Mooch until the problem gets solved, IF it gets solved. I am still checking Mooch periodically to get requests so I can send books, but it means a bit of a delay since I don't check every day. When mail gets bounced, I get the e-mail address and try to notify people directly and those go through just fine, which means our e-mails are working just fine and it is a Mooch problem. Enough people have written that Mooch should be aware of the issue. In the meantime, I am adding new books to Paperback Swap instead and am doing all my book exchanges there. Thanks for the great input everyone! 'Preciate it!
Lynne
(3 months, 23 days ago)I have Yahoo and have noticed the same problem as most of you. I just had two BookMooch e-mails returned to me as undeliverable. I took the time to read the message carefully and this seems to be reason for the problem: SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data: host gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com 74.125.25.27: 550-5.7.1 Unauthenticated email from yahoo.com is not accepted due to domain's 550-5.7.1 DMARC policy. Please contact administrator of yahoo.com domain if 550-5.7.1 this was a legitimate mail. Please visit 550-5.7.1 http://support.google.com/mail/answer/2451690 to learn about DMARC 550 5.7.1 initiative. wg2si15697233pab.3 - gsmtp It's all "Greek" to me but if I read correctly, BookMooch doesn't have the proper "DMARC policy." Sounds like this won't get any better until that policy is updated.
Linda Williams
(3 months, 24 days ago)I have Yahoo, and all of my BM notifications are being sent back. I sent an e-mail to BM a few weeks ago asking about this, before I saw the forum. This morning I marked some books as "lost" as they haven't been marked as "received", and all of those notices came back to me. Perhaps they aren't lost at all; perhaps the "received" notices were lost. Very frustrating. I think it is a BM issue as it appears to be happening all over the place.
Jeannine Gardella
(3 months, 24 days ago)I have accepted a mooch from someone and their email was returned to me and then I tried again to no avail. I have sent the book and that has been returned to me too. I have sent an email to them personally so I hope that this works, there has to be a problem with the bookmooch emails.Sorry but I just wanted to let you know that it is still happening.
carol peace
(3 months, 24 days ago)I'm not getting e-mails either, I switched to using gmail a year or so ago, because my other e-mail wasn't working for getting bookmooch e-mails. Haven't gotten any bounce notices regarding notices I've sent.
AC
(3 months, 24 days ago)If I'm not wrong, I wrote a comment here a day or so ago, and now it dissapeared!! ??!!
Dragana
(3 months, 24 days ago)I have a gmail account and the problem just began for me the middle of last week. I got a bunch of "recommended for you emails," ordered the books and got the order receipts, and then when the sender tried to mark them sent, they all bounced back. I too logged in and found an order for 4 books that I'd not received notifications on. I did notice that on the last one actually received it showed the sender as r.bookmooch.com, but I'm not sure if that is new...
JL Welling
(3 months, 27 days ago)Well, Cara, I got that comment! I'll see what I can do. :)
Deb Brown
(3 months, 27 days ago)From what I understand, gmail seems to be an exception, so you could create a gmail account and add it to your Bookmooch profile.
Cara
(3 months, 27 days ago)I don't get any emails telling me if someone is requesting a book. I just logged in today and noticed a pending request. I would never have known otherwise. Can I assume that I'll never be notified if something on my wishlist shows up? Not sure what to do!
Deb Brown
(4 months ago)Many thanks to all of the great response. Not a "troll" in the bunch LOL! Since it is various different e-mail providers (and we know that means Internet providers as well) I am thinking that Mooch may not have updated something that indicates they are a real site and not a spammer or hacker or other nefarious source? Some people may have better security (personal and/or provider) so I will call my own provider (CenturyLink) and see if they can help--they are fairly nationwide and I have had good luck with their techies. It is obvious that it is a Mooch problem at bottom. So I will continue to investigate. In the meantime, direct e-mail after checking Mooch seems to be the only solution, so I will do that since all of my lenders and borrowers have been such sterling folk, I owe them that! Love & Light to All! Lynne
Lynne
(4 months ago)Jennifer - in the meantime, if the email bounced you should be able to get the recipient's direct email address in the bounce notification. Then you can email them directly that you are making a mooch request. It's not ideal, but it's better than nothing, I suppose.
Andraya
(4 months, 3 days ago)That's my problem too. I'm using a Yahoo email for my BM account and I've noticed that messages I've sent through BM server to gmail, ymail, live.com and outlook.com accounts have bounced back. So people don't receive any of my BookMooch messages, but I get automatic messages just fine. The reason for this seems to be "Unauthenticated email from 'email domain' is not accepted due to domain's DMARC policy,”: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/2451690 It seems to me some kind of new policy that blocks emails sent through another server, in this case BM servers. I've emailed tech support, lets hope they can solve this asap.
Dovile
(4 months, 7 days ago)Interestingly, while mooch notification emails have all been bouncing, I've been getting emails about updates to this thread just fine. I really don't know what to make of that.
Andraya
(4 months, 7 days ago)yahoo has recently changed the way it accepts (or doesn't accept) certain types of email. I haven't heard about a similar problem with gmail?
Cara
(4 months, 8 days ago)Jennifer - actually, at least one message that I sent to a gmail user bounced as well.
Andraya
(4 months, 8 days ago)I noticed the exact same thing as Andraya. I'm not getting any notifications and they aren't in my spam folder either, plus everything I've accepted has bounced. I use a Yahoo email address and everything that has bounced has been to Yahoo users as well.
Jennifer
(4 months, 12 days ago)I've been having the same problem for several days.
Phyllis
(4 months, 13 days ago)You can contact tech support and ask them to look into the issue. My emails have been going through fine, so it could be related to your email provider. If you get a bounced back email, find the email address embedded in the header and email them directly from your email and the email should go through. Many email providers look at Bookmooch emails as spam.
Cara
(4 months, 13 days ago)I have been having the exact same problem! I just today realized it when I noticed that I had a new mooch that I never got a notification about. I looked in my spam to see if it was there, but it wasn't. What was, however, there were a number of notifications of bounced messages that apparently never made it through bookmooch to their intended recipients. This page https://help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN7253.html?impressions=true is yahoo's page for the error that it gave me. It sounds like something is going wrong with bookmooch's mail servers in some way.
Andraya
Received/Sent notifications

Does anyone else have a problem with senders who constantly "kvetch" about having received books?

we surely do. We try to have patience for those that we've tracked to respond in a weeks time but just recently we have someone trying to get a response before the book is even delivered and then when it is delivered to a POST OFFICE BOX we received yet another email stating it WAS delivered "yesterday" and why did we mark it as received.

Miss Daisy
3 months, 15 days ago
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save for later list?

I have a few things on this list that I would like to move to my regular wishlist, but I cant figure out how to even get there! I can see that I can add things from the books detail page and then immediately choose to add that one book to my wishlist...but how do I access the 7 or so books just sitting on the save for later list ? Thanks.

Megbomb
1 year ago
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(4 months, 16 days ago)Thanks, Cara, found it! Have now managed to refine both my wishlist and my save-for-later by a few books.
jacquie
(4 months, 17 days ago)Yes, on your saved for later list, use the pull down menu on the upper right and select export.
Cara
(4 months, 18 days ago)Is there a way to export my Save-for-Later list, in the same way as I can my Wishlist?
jacquie
(1 year ago)Found it =/ Lol
Megbomb
App or website to keep track of books owned

Since joining BM and PBS and regular visits to Goodwill, I have amassed a huge library for my home. Most I want to keep long term. Some will be passed on after I read them at some point. Especially for my kids, I have tried to collect all books from a series. Some series have 50+ books to them all with similar titles and covers. I have tried a few apps/sites to help store my listing of what I own, but none seem to work well. My memory fails me and I end up with duplicates. I pass those on here at BM when someone is wishing, but I would like to stop doing that just because I cannot keep track of what I already have.

Can anyone recommend a good site or app that will let me easily catalog my library? Preferably, I want to be able to take a photo of the isbn barcode and have the app find the book for me and then I just add it or I want to upload a spreadsheet of isbns like we can do here on BM for wishlists and bookshelf.

Thanks!

Good problem to have: too many books!

Ivy Hostetler
4 months, 28 days ago
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(4 months, 26 days ago)I have an app on my iPad... My Library. It can record both books and DVDs. It can find book info based on a scanned barcode or manual entry.
Gretchen Ann
(4 months, 27 days ago)I use Goodreads and they have an app that you can use with your smartphone to scan the books in by barcode.
Sarah
(4 months, 27 days ago)Librarything is good - Goodreads is also excellent, plus they have very good Android/Ios apps.
Sophie Houston
(4 months, 28 days ago)Librarything.com works best for me. I believe you can get a bar code scanner that works with Librarything that lets you scan all your books in quickly. I haven't got that ambitious yet, but may when I retire. I just went through a pile of books and pulled out quite a few duplicates, so can sympathize with your problem!
Cara
(4 months, 28 days ago)I have "All My Books" ( http://www.bolidesoft.com/ ). You can enter ISBN numbers one at a time or "paste in" an entire list. It even supports a hand scanner (even the Cue Cat which you can get for 5 or 6 dollars from eBay). It then searches each isbn and creates a database of more info than you could ever use along with lots of export options (text, excel, html...). Unfortunately this is NOT a phone app. The data handling is much too much for a phone. You will need a laptop or desktop computer for this one. The free version only allows one database and limits HTML exports, but I used it that way for a long time. Paid version (for life) is about $40. If you insist on a phone app, try https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-book-list-scan-isbn-barcode/id443391908?mt=8 , not sure how much this one is (free version is locked to 3 books). wc
Wayne C.
Readers Digest Condensed books

Is there a numbering system for these? I cannot find any number on the books themselves.

Carolyn J
5 months, 8 days ago
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(5 months, 6 days ago)Carolyn, If you go to www.librarything.com/series/Reader's+Digest+Condensed+Books and then click on the individual volume number, it will list the authors and titles in that volume. John
John Vernon Scott
(5 months, 6 days ago)I read many of these condensed books as a kid while spending summers with my grandparents. I'm sure they had a lot to do with developing a wide interest in various types of books and many different authors. Reading this string of messages, I was bothered because I remember these books always having volume numbers and years marked on them. Dug a little and found two volumes here. Sure enough, if you remove the dust jacket, at the bottom of the spine is year and volume number (1-4) for that year. Further, on the reverse of the title page below all the copyright information there is a sequential volume number--in this case mine is FIRST EDITION: Volume 230. But wait! Just looked on the title page and at the bottom it also shows the year and volume. Hopes this helps you to document what you have.
Linda Williams
(5 months, 6 days ago)Primarily I am trying to find out how to look for a book or author amongst these volumes. I can't organize them by author, or topic/genre.But I like the wide range they encompass allowing me to quickly acquaint myself with authors I would not otherwise read. I have about 130 and often see them in 2nd hand shops, then I have no idea which ones I already have.
Carolyn J
(5 months, 7 days ago)www.librarything.com/series/Reader's+Digest+Condensed+Books This is a list of 1950 through 1997 if it is of any help.
John Vernon Scott
(5 months, 7 days ago)Aha, the light dawns. You are looking for RD books. Although they are not posted, I have tons. At least my mother does. She is 93 and can't see well enough to read anything except Kindle books with HUGE type. I think she started her subscription with Vol 1. I'm sure they didn't bring them with them to Florida, so 1950 to 1970 or so is gone. Allowing for loans that never came back and other calamities, there should be a virtually complete set from 1970 to the latest one issued. We just cancelled the subscription this month. Email me a want list if you want and we can probably work something out. wayne
Wayne C.
(5 months, 7 days ago)Thank you very much. I looked at those 2 articles in Wikipedia and that is just what I am looking for. It is a shame the books themse4lves aren't numbered so that I can easily see which ones I have and which ones to look for.
Carolyn J
(5 months, 8 days ago)There is no searchable numbering system for them. RD has so far published about 320 volumes (4 a year since 1950). The best listing is in two Wikipedia articles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reader%27s_Digest_Condensed_Books which covers 1950 to 1997 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reader%27s_Digest_Select_Editions which covers 1997 to the present. If you want to post them, unfortunately you will have to hand enter each one. My mom has literally hundreds of them, that's how I know!!! I have an Excel sheet that covers the first 309 issues (to 2010) with date, volume and contents. If it would be helpful, I'll email it to you. wc
Wayne C.
Maps On Profiles

Hi, I've been mooching for a few years, and have seen maps on some peoples profiles. Since I've been sending books all over the place, I was considering adding a map to my profile too. How would I go about it?? I don't want to email people directly that already have them, cuz I don't want to bother anyone, but thought if I posted my question here maybe it'd help other people too. Thanks!!!!

Michelle
5 months, 15 days ago
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(5 months, 9 days ago)Thanks, will definitely be checking them out!!!
Michelle 
(5 months, 14 days ago)virtual tourist
donna
(5 months, 15 days ago)Venice travel guide
Miss Daisy
(5 months, 15 days ago)Try here: http://www.world66.com/myworld66
Cara
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