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Subject: Adding Book To BIR List
Date Posted: 11/8/2015 1:45 AM ET
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I just finished reading a book that was published in 1947.  It has no ISBN number or any record of the title in the PBS database.  I do not want to post the book for swapping, I just want to add it to my Books I've Read list.  From what I read about Non-ISBN books on the Help Center page about posting books I am out of luck.  Am I correct in this conclusion or is there some way to get around this problem?

Date Posted: 11/8/2015 7:52 AM ET
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Just give it a star-rating or write a review.  It will automatically go onto your BIR list.

Date Posted: 11/10/2015 8:52 AM ET
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She can't rate it or review it because it is not on PBS. One solution would be to list it as a non ISBN book as if you were swapping it, rate it and then immediately remove it from your bookshelf.

Last Edited on: 11/10/15 8:52 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/10/2015 7:57 PM ET
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Yes, that would work to add it to the database.  I just went thru the BIR stuff to rate it and there was a book on there I'd added to the PBS database to swap it.  It didn't have an ISBN and I had to create an entry for it.