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Subject: confused
Date Posted: 4/19/2010 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2009
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I have a book showing up on my bookshelf, but not my public bookshelf....  I physically have the book, so it hasn't already been ordered.  Why doesn't it show on the public shelf??

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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which book?  It's not on individual or one hour buyer's remorse hold?

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 11/17/2008
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Check to see if it's on a Wish List Hold. When I first joined this site, the first book I posted was Wishlisted. I didn't realize that at first and kept trying to repost it to make it show on my Bookshelf. Finally I caught on (luckily, well within the time to agree to send the book out), and earned my first credit.

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 11:21 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2010
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It's probably on individual book hold, as Mary mentioned.  If it is, when you look at your shelf you'll see a red crossed out circle on the green check to the book image's left - if it's not on individual hold there's only the green check.  If it's on Wish List or Buyer's remorse hold, there'll be a grey exclamation mark all the way to the right, and if you put your cursor over it it'll tell you which it is.  Was this a book you received from PBS?  The system automatically puts received books on your shelf on hold unless you mark otherwise when you receive it.  I often forget to uncheck that box when filling out the survey and I'll find books on my shelf that I didn't mean to repost.