Why do you need a home library organizer? You love books. It's obvious by the many tomes on your shelves. And on your end tables. And by your bed. In your car. And that paperback peeking out of the pocket of your purse. You can't get enough of them and probably have accumulated a great number. The chain bookstores call your name, but that little family-owned bookshop around the corner always has something new and interesting, too. Library sales, garage and yard sales, anywhere books are available, you feel at home.
You've spent a lot of money on books, and it was money very well spent because you've gained so much enjoyment from them. So why wouldn't you want a library organizer to help you keep track of them?
Collections Large and Small
Many people don't really think of books as collections. Maybe because the word 'collection' often seems to mean things we collect mostly for display or nostalgia, like sports memorabilia or cat figurines. But whether you consider all your books as a collection or not, that's really what it is. You've collected your favorite characters, places, stories and information in the form of the books they inhabit. A library organizer can help you keep track of all of them.
If you don't own many books right now, you're likely to own more in the future, and library organizer software makes it easy for you to catalog them. You have a jumpstart on those with vast collections because you don't have to add 300 books-maybe just 30. Get the right library organizer software and you can be done in no time at all. But chances are you'll spend much more time looking through your collection.
Adding the books is as simple as typing a word or two and making a few clicks. But once you've added your books to the software, you'll want to browse. You'll see the covers and detailed information about each book. You can label the books however you want, and sort them by any criteria you want. You can even add ebooks to your library, to keep all of your print and digital materials cataloged in the same place.
Part of a Home Inventory
Books, though we love them, can be costly. Paperbacks that used to cost $1.25 now regularly cost $7 and $8 each. And hardback books can easily cost $30. Once you use great library organizer software, just a quick flip through your library multiplied by those numbers gives an idea of how much money you've spent over the years. If you should ever have to make an insurance claim on the contents of your property, having that database makes it easy to provide. Your books represent a sizable investment that should be included in a claim.
Who has What?
And a great perk of good library organizer software is the ability to track loans. You're so busy reading new books, it's easy to forget where you loaned an old one. Library organizer software keeps track for you.
"Hello! I wouldn't know where to begin. AllMyBooks has gotten so much better... But in random order what I like best about the program:
The interface is excellent!
Updating book information through numerous sites (Amazon.com/Amazon.de/Google and so on) especially seeing as I have lots of old books without ISBN number
The fact you can add not only the cover of a book but also illustrations
The fact that you can add a Biography (with picture) of the author
The virtual shelf (my idea to have this added hope others enjoy it) And on and on. There is just too much to mention!!! Overall it helps me keep track of the books I have and the location they are in. I even uploaded all to my website so whenever I am in an antiquarian bookshop and want to buy a book from them, I can have a look to be sure I don't already have that particular book (I sometimes forget if I already have a book)!!!"