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Happy to be here but a little confused3 ungelesen / 3lilithcat, Mittwoch 10:29am
New member and Overwhelmed16 ungelesen / 16LShelby, Freitag 6:50pm
Hello everyone!3 ungelesen / 3LShelby, Freitag 6:43pm
Finding the books I have won6 ungelesen / 6Shookie, April 27
So much to look at3 ungelesen / 3rosalita, April 22
Setting up a library for easy browsing...15 ungelesen / 15Qui_suis_je, April 21
LibraryThing Will Not Recognize a Modern Book5 ungelesen / 5suburbguy, April 20
Wish list?20 ungelesen / 20al.vick, April 13
Search books2 ungelesen / 2MarthaJeanne, April 9
LT's availability2 ungelesen / 22wonderY, März 25
'ello! 'ello!! 'ello!!!2 ungelesen / 2Taphophile13, März 21
"Your my only hope!" Looking for book3 ungelesen / 3Pedalvia, März 14
Can I add a counting widget to TinyCat?5 ungelesen / 5kristilabrie, März 9
Multiple Entries Not Working4 ungelesen / 4gilroy, März 6
Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number3 ungelesen / 3EGBERTINA, März 4
New member and overwhelmed ... where to start6 ungelesen / 6petra4, März 2
I try to find the books about a woman in New-York who finds a Private demon in a cellar3 ungelesen / 3Dany1059, Februar 25
Catch up to now?5 ungelesen / 5MarthaJeanne, Februar 23
ISBN to Dewey Decimal24 ungelesen / 24SwanHillsFCSS, Februar 11
Questions on lists18 ungelesen / 18aspirit, Februar 5
moving books from "your library" to a specific collection2 ungelesen / 2AnnieMod, Februar 1
Author field blank after using bulk uploader7 ungelesen / 7lorax, Februar 1
multiple entries?19 ungelesen / 19Crypto-Willobie, Januar 29
Why Collections and/or Tags Text in Pink not Black?12 ungelesen / 12SandraArdnas, Januar 28
Reading and ADHD1 ungelesen / 1landgazr, Januar 27
Barcode Scanner Help14 ungelesen / 14Jaded_Kiwi, Januar 25
Silly Question6 ungelesen / 6Foretopman, Januar 11
Introduction10 ungelesen / 10AnnieMod, Januar 7
posting messages7 ungelesen / 7MarthaJeanne, Januar 2
bulk edit book titles?6 ungelesen / 6MarthaJeanne, Dezember 2020
bulk edit custom call numbers2 ungelesen / 2gilroy, Dezember 2020
Search limiter4 ungelesen / 4kristilabrie, Dezember 2020
reordering a series6 ungelesen / 6Opteryx, Dezember 2020
Universal upload date problem5 ungelesen / 5nonob, Dezember 2020
bulk edit covers6 ungelesen / 6Opteryx, Dezember 2020
Shared family library9 ungelesen / 9nonob, Dezember 2020
adding a second collection3 ungelesen / 3SandraArdnas, November 2020
Can't add a book that is on librarything2 ungelesen / 2MarthaJeanne, November 2020
So, this is a site for just cataloging books? The books are not here for me to read?7 ungelesen / 7DanieXJ, November 2020
Newbie with a dumb question: LibraryThing vs Goodreads?42 ungelesen / 42BenjaminThomas, Oktober 2020
Adding Books27 ungelesen / 27Rojasfam, Oktober 2020
Using Help Thing to learn how to print a book list12 ungelesen / 12margaretbartley, Oktober 2020
ISBN Scanning Questions9 ungelesen / 9jjmcgaffey, Oktober 2020
expanding series3 ungelesen / 3gilroy, Oktober 2020
Importing call numbers via CSV file5 ungelesen / 5lorax, Oktober 2020
Private comments on authors and/or series6 ungelesen / 6Bookmarque, September 2020
Newbie Here! Help!7 ungelesen / 7fledenbach, September 2020
Find a book8 ungelesen / 8Adelaidetz, September 2020
How to do queries?3 ungelesen / 3thorold, August 2020
Tool area not on my Your Books page10 ungelesen / 10gilroy, August 2020
Importing records via CSV file; multiple copies?2 ungelesen / 2gilroy, August 2020
how to add books in English once French books are noted2 ungelesen / 2MarthaJeanne, August 2020
Friends and Contacts16 ungelesen / 16mnleona, August 2020
How is it possible11 ungelesen / 11lesmel, Juli 2020
How does my Wishlist work?4 ungelesen / 4MarthaJeanne, Juli 2020
YA "boy" books3 ungelesen / 3gilroy, Juli 2020
Sort searched series or tags by average rating?6 ungelesen / 6uss.scissorfish, Juli 2020
eBook hosting for small LGBT community library3 ungelesen / 3rosalita, Juli 2020
How to reclassify a book to another work6 ungelesen / 6spiphany, Juli 2020
"the" in sorting4 ungelesen / 4Bearpecs, Juli 2020
My activity3 ungelesen / 3Mannivu, Juni 2020
Book title help6 ungelesen / 6Taphophile13, Juni 2020
Poetry and Life4 ungelesen / 4lilithcat, Juni 2020
Book swaps during Coronavirus?5 ungelesen / 5goodoldstick, Mai 2020
Books Won3 ungelesen / 3lilithcat, Mai 2020
YA Historical Fiction2 ungelesen / 2lilithcat, Mai 2020
How to import a ton of Kindle books?17 ungelesen / 174given2serve, Mai 2020
ISBN, ASIN numbers and how to add books that are not listed.2 ungelesen / 2MarthaJeanne, Mai 2020
Newbie, somewhat3 ungelesen / 3overlycriticalelisa, Mai 2020
Tags vs. Collections21 ungelesen / 21ldbackues, Mai 2020
Common Knowledge Badge3 ungelesen / 3littleone1996, April 2020
list5 ungelesen / 5athenabooks889, April 2020
ISBN, OCR, in bulk/batches7 ungelesen / 7RABateman, April 2020
Printing3 ungelesen / 3gilroy, März 2020
Book title help!2 ungelesen / 2lilithcat, Februar 2020
Syncing11 ungelesen / 11kristilabrie, Februar 2020
LibraryThing for things that aren't books24 ungelesen / 24mfigroid, Februar 2020
generating & locating LC numbers3 ungelesen / 3posterhouse, Februar 2020
Importing a CSV file19 ungelesen / 19gilroy, Februar 2020
Copy and pasting from other members library with permission4 ungelesen / 4gilroy, Februar 2020
Updating Challenge Wiki Information3 ungelesen / 3Val_Reads, Januar 2020
Is there a way to group tag4 ungelesen / 4MuranoBlue, Dezember 2019
Newbie here4 ungelesen / 4Yuki_Onna, Dezember 2019
Search within work-relations/subordinate works4 ungelesen / 4jjwilson61, Dezember 2019
Objectives2 ungelesen / 2MarthaJeanne, Dezember 2019
Groups9 ungelesen / 9lydiamarievw, Dezember 2019
Live near Bristol / Bath UK - looking for Library Thing help3 ungelesen / 3norabelle414, November 2019
Author Last, First/First, Last6 ungelesen / 6lesmel, November 2019
Hello everyone, I joined the group this morning!2 ungelesen / 2reconditereader, November 2019
Hi Everyone!3 ungelesen / 3Esack, November 2019
Introduction2 ungelesen / 2lilithcat, November 2019
How can I stop everyone seeing my library?16 ungelesen / 16rosalita, Oktober 2019
Add illustrator to book 📕👩‍🎨🖼19 ungelesen / 19MarthaJeanne, Oktober 2019
Is there a way to show the contents of a box set as individual entries?8 ungelesen / 8AnnieMod, Oktober 2019
Library organization2 ungelesen / 2Taphophile13, September 2019
LibraryThing Phone app6 ungelesen / 6kristilabrie, September 2019
Spanish community3 ungelesen / 3Erasmo_Cachay, September 2019
Newbie (sorry) help on labels for books7 ungelesen / 7DVRLIBRARY, September 2019
help with export2 ungelesen / 2bnielsen, September 2019
Introducing myself18 ungelesen / 18railheater, August 2019
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