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I just searched for German books - there are lots. BUT I want to mooch from my own country. It would be good if the search options could be combined so that I can search for German books from Finland as an option.

Maybe it is there as a function, but I did not see it. An I did not see it AFTER selecting publisher country, to then select book location.

markus petz
2 years ago

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From the browse tab, if you select advanced search you can select both country and language.

http://bookmooch.com/m/s/de/-/0/50/0/German/-/FI/-/-/a/-/-/-/-

Cara
2 years ago
Tried it now with just those 2 options selected. THAT IS German language and from FINLAND - and got 0 books as a result. AS I KNOW that I have in my inventory German language books It does not work.

Perhaps that is because it says "German Language" and not publisher? Some wild card characters are needed somewhere? Some blank field must be filled in? I have no idea what specifically, I just know it does not work, just as there is no icon for twitter searching options in the Bookmooch that I have here.

So supposed functionality is either not there OR has never actually been added properly. I will keep using Bookmooch - I like it - but bits could serve me better.

markus petz
2 years ago
You have to write something in the search box (I chose "de") otherwise nothing is returned from the search. Click on the link in my last message, and you will see. Once you have found a few books, look in the inventories of the members who have those books and you can see if they have other German books. Regine Claudia S. Jeltsch
Cara
2 years ago
@cara - thanks I will try it. But its not obvious this is what you have to do.

@stephanie - you say it does not include your own inventory. But again this is not obvious as there is a search option that says "- Skip your books:" so I would presume if you do not select this then your books are NOT skipped. That is your inventory should be searched too. OR does it mean something else???

markus petz
2 years ago
I did a search of a book where my copy is the only one available and when doing the search with the book title it showed my book stating that mine was the only one available. It may not be the same if you do a less specific search but...
donna
2 years ago
Just tried it. I can find books with a particular title. BUT not all German nor all English Books - which is what I need to persuade others to join Bookmooch.

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markus petz
2 years ago
The English is easy. Just go to the browse books by country page. Almost all the books for the first few pages are in English.

http://bookmooch.com/m/country/FI

For the German, don't search by anything as specific as a title, use something more vague like "de". You will get more results.

Cara
2 years ago

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