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Cataloging books online

SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
edited January 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
What is a good website for cataloging your books? I used to use Library Thing, but they have a 200 book limit on free accounts, and I loathe to pay for something I can get for free somewhere else.

Any comments on Shelfari, or any of the other websites out there? Which is the best? The only features I'm really looking for are to be able to add books by isbn, and cover art.

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    ServoServo Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2010
    a friend of mine got me into goodreads.com, which i use off and on. i haven't noticed anything about subscriptions, and i have more than 200 books on my account. what do you mean by cover art? just that the website displays it?

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    SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Nothing fancy, just a little illustration, much like album art provided by Windows Media Player. I could do this with a spreadsheet, but it presumably wouldn't be as pretty.

    When I added all my books to Librarything, it was because I was moving, and they were going into storage. Having a nice list of books I own is useful when I'm not actively displaying them on shelves. Otherwise, I sometimes forget what I have, or forget a book entirely (out of sight, out of mind).

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    YannYann Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I haven't actually used this, just the Facebook app they have, but maybe http://weread.com/ can do this?

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    DalbozDalboz Resident Puppy Eater Right behind you...Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I've used three different internet apps (weRead, Visual Bookshelf on LivingSocial, and Goodreads) and my opinion is that Goodreads is the best and most robust of all of them. It can be a pain if you have a lot of books like I do, but in the end it's worth it. Just punch in your ISBN number for each book to get the exact edition. You can add info like when you finished reading a particular book, customize your bookshelf, etc. Then you can export your bookshelf to a handy Excel spreadsheet file.

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    SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Goodreads it is. It seems to look a little nicer than the others, and it's had some version of all the books I've tried to add, if not the very same version.

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