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How to Keep Track of Which Books You’ve Read

Paper and ebookEvery book lover eventually comes across the problem of keeping track of which books they’ve read. When you’re reading new books all the time, months or years can pass before you pick the same book up twice, making it easy to lose track of those you’ve already read.

Keeping an inventory of what you already own will prevent you from ending up with duplicates or from passing on buying a new book due to uncertainty. It also comes in handy when you’re reading a series so that you can know which volumes you’ve already read and which you still need to purchase or find.

So where do you get started? There are actually a few different options to choose from, all of which have their own perks.


Libib is a library management tool that can either be accessed either through their app (iOS or Android) or their website. It allows you to scan barcodes, search, or enter an ISBN/UPC to find information about books or catalog them. Since it’s a cloud-based service, you might want to take some extra steps to protect your data.

With Libib, you can also keep track of movies, music and video games. Adding notes and tags helps you organize your books a bit more, and the app’s social features allow you to share your books with friends.

The features don’t end there either. You can write reviews, keep track of stats and import or export your libraries as needed. Best of all, it’s free unless you decide to upgrade to Libib Pro.

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