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TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Error message4 unread / 4maisiedotes, Monday 7:45pm
Happy to be here but a little confused3 unread / 3lilithcat, May 5
New member and Overwhelmed16 unread / 16LShelby, April 30
Hello everyone!3 unread / 3LShelby, April 30
Finding the books I have won6 unread / 6Shookie, April 27
So much to look at3 unread / 3rosalita, April 22
Setting up a library for easy browsing...15 unread / 15Qui_suis_je, April 21
LibraryThing Will Not Recognize a Modern Book5 unread / 5suburbguy, April 20
Wish list?20 unread / 20al.vick, April 13
Search books2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, April 9
LT's availability2 unread / 22wonderY, March 25
'ello! 'ello!! 'ello!!!2 unread / 2Taphophile13, March 21
"Your my only hope!" Looking for book3 unread / 3Pedalvia, March 14
Can I add a counting widget to TinyCat?5 unread / 5kristilabrie, March 9
Multiple Entries Not Working4 unread / 4gilroy, March 6
Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number3 unread / 3EGBERTINA, March 4
New member and overwhelmed ... where to start6 unread / 6petra4, March 2
I try to find the books about a woman in New-York who finds a Private demon in a cellar3 unread / 3Dany1059, February 25
Catch up to now?5 unread / 5MarthaJeanne, February 23
ISBN to Dewey Decimal24 unread / 24SwanHillsFCSS, February 11
Questions on lists18 unread / 18aspirit, February 5
moving books from "your library" to a specific collection2 unread / 2AnnieMod, February 1
Author field blank after using bulk uploader7 unread / 7lorax, February 1
multiple entries?19 unread / 19Crypto-Willobie, January 29
Why Collections and/or Tags Text in Pink not Black?12 unread / 12SandraArdnas, January 28
Reading and ADHD1 unread / 1landgazr, January 27
Barcode Scanner Help14 unread / 14Jaded_Kiwi, January 25
Silly Question6 unread / 6Foretopman, January 11
Introduction10 unread / 10AnnieMod, January 7
posting messages7 unread / 7MarthaJeanne, January 2
bulk edit book titles?6 unread / 6MarthaJeanne, December 2020
bulk edit custom call numbers2 unread / 2gilroy, December 2020
Search limiter4 unread / 4kristilabrie, December 2020
reordering a series6 unread / 6Opteryx, December 2020
Universal upload date problem5 unread / 5nonob, December 2020
bulk edit covers6 unread / 6Opteryx, December 2020
Shared family library9 unread / 9nonob, December 2020
adding a second collection3 unread / 3SandraArdnas, November 2020
Can't add a book that is on librarything2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, November 2020
So, this is a site for just cataloging books? The books are not here for me to read?7 unread / 7DanieXJ, November 2020
Newbie with a dumb question: LibraryThing vs Goodreads?42 unread / 42BenjaminThomas, October 2020
Adding Books27 unread / 27Rojasfam, October 2020
Using Help Thing to learn how to print a book list12 unread / 12margaretbartley, October 2020
ISBN Scanning Questions9 unread / 9jjmcgaffey, October 2020
expanding series3 unread / 3gilroy, October 2020
Importing call numbers via CSV file5 unread / 5lorax, October 2020
Private comments on authors and/or series6 unread / 6Bookmarque, September 2020
Newbie Here! Help!7 unread / 7fledenbach, September 2020
Find a book8 unread / 8Adelaidetz, September 2020
How to do queries?3 unread / 3thorold, August 2020
Tool area not on my Your Books page10 unread / 10gilroy, August 2020
Importing records via CSV file; multiple copies?2 unread / 2gilroy, August 2020
how to add books in English once French books are noted2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, August 2020
Friends and Contacts16 unread / 16mnleona, August 2020
How is it possible11 unread / 11lesmel, July 2020
How does my Wishlist work?4 unread / 4MarthaJeanne, July 2020
YA "boy" books3 unread / 3gilroy, July 2020
Sort searched series or tags by average rating?6 unread / 6uss.scissorfish, July 2020
eBook hosting for small LGBT community library3 unread / 3rosalita, July 2020
How to reclassify a book to another work6 unread / 6spiphany, July 2020
"the" in sorting4 unread / 4Bearpecs, July 2020
My activity3 unread / 3Mannivu, June 2020
Book title help6 unread / 6Taphophile13, June 2020
Poetry and Life4 unread / 4lilithcat, June 2020
Book swaps during Coronavirus?5 unread / 5goodoldstick, May 2020
Books Won3 unread / 3lilithcat, May 2020
YA Historical Fiction2 unread / 2lilithcat, May 2020
How to import a ton of Kindle books?17 unread / 174given2serve, May 2020
ISBN, ASIN numbers and how to add books that are not listed.2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, May 2020
Newbie, somewhat3 unread / 3overlycriticalelisa, May 2020
Tags vs. Collections21 unread / 21ldbackues, May 2020
Common Knowledge Badge3 unread / 3littleone1996, April 2020
list5 unread / 5athenabooks889, April 2020
ISBN, OCR, in bulk/batches7 unread / 7RABateman, April 2020
Printing3 unread / 3gilroy, March 2020
Book title help!2 unread / 2lilithcat, February 2020
Syncing11 unread / 11kristilabrie, February 2020
LibraryThing for things that aren't books24 unread / 24mfigroid, February 2020
generating & locating LC numbers3 unread / 3posterhouse, February 2020
Importing a CSV file19 unread / 19gilroy, February 2020
Copy and pasting from other members library with permission4 unread / 4gilroy, February 2020
Updating Challenge Wiki Information3 unread / 3Val_Reads, January 2020
Is there a way to group tag4 unread / 4MuranoBlue, December 2019
Newbie here4 unread / 4Yuki_Onna, December 2019
Search within work-relations/subordinate works4 unread / 4jjwilson61, December 2019
Objectives2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, December 2019
Groups9 unread / 9lydiamarievw, December 2019
Live near Bristol / Bath UK - looking for Library Thing help3 unread / 3norabelle414, November 2019
Author Last, First/First, Last6 unread / 6lesmel, November 2019
Hello everyone, I joined the group this morning!2 unread / 2reconditereader, November 2019
Hi Everyone!3 unread / 3Esack, November 2019
Introduction2 unread / 2lilithcat, November 2019
How can I stop everyone seeing my library?16 unread / 16rosalita, October 2019
Add illustrator to book 📕👩‍🎨🖼19 unread / 19MarthaJeanne, October 2019
Is there a way to show the contents of a box set as individual entries?8 unread / 8AnnieMod, October 2019
Library organization2 unread / 2Taphophile13, September 2019
LibraryThing Phone app6 unread / 6kristilabrie, September 2019
Spanish community3 unread / 3Erasmo_Cachay, September 2019
Newbie (sorry) help on labels for books7 unread / 7DVRLIBRARY, September 2019
help with export2 unread / 2bnielsen, September 2019
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