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Hello! Just joined last night15 unread / 15BillBallard, Today 2:11pm
Posting my reviews to Facebook1 unread / 1DeaconBernie, Today 12:36pm
How to add book that's in Library Thing's catalog, but doesn't show up when I do the add book search?6 unread / 6TimSharrock, Monday 10:39am
The new download policy for sending Winners their books2 unread / 2AbigailAdams26, May 1
Importing CSV file5 unread / 5DanishAmerLibraryMN, April 26
HOW TO upload authors pix. I only have three, but would like to contribute.5 unread / 5gilroy, April 24
Reply button not working for one thread1 unread / 1kjuliff, April 21
Favoriting Lists?7 unread / 7kjuliff, April 21
How do I find the tiny cats?2 unread / 2reconditereader, April 20
Will LT warn you that you are adding a duplicate book?9 unread / 9JonWakeman, April 13
Is contained In -9 unread / 9EGBERTINA, April 11
Question about selecting media type4 unread / 4OktoFalke, April 11
Importing special characters5 unread / 5DanishAmerLibraryMN, April 9
Can I have a private collection within a public library?3 unread / 3MarthaJeanne, April 8
Patron accounts5 unread / 5DanishAmerLibraryMN, April 8
Can I change the LT text in LT3 unread / 3kjuliff, April 8
Old PI novels4 unread / 4cpg, April 8
Can’t see anywhere to add author as favorite7 unread / 7MarthaJeanne, April 6
Changing a library from public to private6 unread / 6rv1988, April 4
Making my uploaded covers available for others5 unread / 5foxst, March 30
How to display html code3 unread / 3kjuliff, March 28
Just joined!15 unread / 15Buchmerkur, March 26
Import JUST ratings and date read from Goodreads9 unread / 9SandraArdnas, March 25
Lijst "waarvandaan?" bewerken2 unread / 2Petroglyph, March 23
Importing from Booxter3 unread / 3judico51, March 17
Tags9 unread / 9150410105, March 15
Translated works12 unread / 12MarthaJeanne, March 12
"New" Recommendations not working?4 unread / 4kristilabrie, March 11
hello !4 unread / 4MrAndrew, March 9
newbery accomplishment7 unread / 7EGBERTINA, March 5
New here. May never figure out how to return but at least I tried!3 unread / 32wonderY, March 1
Hello all4 unread / 4scraps, February 29
Hello3 unread / 3reconditereader, February 23
Hello!6 unread / 6MrAndrew, February 20
Name of book2 unread / 2lilithcat, February 4
Can I import my book list from Audible.com?3 unread / 3Earleybird, January 25
Hello everyone, newbie here5 unread / 5SandraArdnas, January 24
HELP2 unread / 2lilithcat, January 22
New subterranean adventures in cataloging5 unread / 5Westwater, January 22
What is this drop down box?4 unread / 4WellReadSoutherner, January 16
Book Recommendations not working?19 unread / 19MysticPanda, January 14
covers missing in pupups10 unread / 10MarthaJeanne, January 7
Hi there5 unread / 5m.d.tophus, January 5
Search AI8 unread / 8cheree_blossoms, January 5
Importing from excel (csv) without ISBN Number6 unread / 6kristilabrie, January 2
Uploaded book list leaves most covers blank.5 unread / 5SandraArdnas, January 1
book recommendations6 unread / 6MarthaJeanne, January 1
Unstaring a topic in a group7 unread / 7kjuliff, December 2023
Trilingual Books4 unread / 4Rome753, December 2023
too many publication dates3 unread / 3EGBERTINA, December 2023
How to Get Rid of Dewey on a Record?3 unread / 3MarthaJeanne, December 2023
Linking to photo in gallery13 unread / 132wonderY, December 2023
How do I see reviews?9 unread / 9gilroy, December 2023
New guy7 unread / 7SandraArdnas, December 2023
Recommending books based on current book6 unread / 6kjuliff, December 2023
installing a check out system6 unread / 6kjuliff, December 2023
Unwatching a group4 unread / 4MarthaJeanne, December 2023
Early Reviewer Can't find book to add and review9 unread / 9lilithcat, December 2023
Problems with csv upload1 unread / 1CHS_YWAM, December 2023
Is there a way to pull a list of books that have copies?7 unread / 7MarthaJeanne, November 2023
Feel good to use LibraryThing3 unread / 3Petroglyph, November 2023
Imported from Goodreads but some issues3 unread / 3kitsune_reader, November 2023
Review not appearing in reviews15 unread / 15kjuliff, November 2023
scanning without internet1 unread / 1ECAMLIbraries, November 2023
How adding items to a book ? (Com es pengen exemplars ?)5 unread / 5BibliotecaJosepCosta, November 2023
Book Cover Images27 unread / 27William_I_Zard, November 2023
book covers2 unread / 2lilithcat, November 2023
Hello. New member in here.9 unread / 9lilithcat, November 2023
Hello...5 unread / 5MarthaJeanne, November 2023
Single line -cr- spacing for profile “About you”3 unread / 3kjuliff, November 2023
Hello All!3 unread / 3MarthaJeanne, November 2023
author page correction11 unread / 11Crypto-Willobie, November 2023
Adding ebooks32 unread / 32Marissa_Doyle, November 2023
Help adding a book2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, October 2023
ALA's Booklist3 unread / 32wonderY, October 2023
Edition statements4 unread / 4SandraArdnas, October 2023
Barcode Scanner Help23 unread / 23jjmcgaffey, October 2023
reviews4 unread / 4dunpag, October 2023
Multiple editions problem3 unread / 3kjuliff, October 2023
I’m starting a library at my church4 unread / 42wonderY, October 2023
Other library thing collections3 unread / 3kristilabrie, October 2023
Any idea how to get my Kindle titles3 unread / 3elorin, October 2023
I am new here.23 unread / 23Popglossup, October 2023
a book that keeps appearing as a caldecott4 unread / 4EGBERTINA, October 2023
Book Title Different From Work Information5 unread / 5lilithcat, September 2023
how to delete collections of books17 unread / 17elorin, September 2023
Link to book cover9 unread / 9XanderHamill, September 2023
How to unlink to book cover4 unread / 4OregonGS.org, September 2023
padlock on awards section of common knowledge3 unread / 3allthegoodbooks, September 2023
Looking up/importing Kindle library2 unread / 2AnnieMod, September 2023
Getting Reviews for my Book on Amazon7 unread / 7NancyJD, September 2023
Export book list as Excel file2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, September 2023
Confused: What's the best way to find people who both have similar books to me and have given similar ratings as me?6 unread / 6MrAndrew, August 2023
What is the best way to add friends?6 unread / 6MarthaJeanne, August 2023
Two versions, one novel.4 unread / 4kjuliff, August 2023
How to6 unread / 6moonflowerdragon, August 2023
Find a book3 unread / 3moonflowerdragon, August 2023
Group read2 unread / 2norabelle414, August 2023
Getting started - finding friends, adding group members8 unread / 8MorrisOneil, August 2023
Make a private book (this is a beta feature)10 unread / 102wonderY, August 2023
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