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Subject: is there a list of most overall popular and desired books?
Date Posted: 7/11/2015 3:57 PM ET
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I go out a lot to used book stores and see many nice looking books, if I knew they were wanted on PBS I could get them on occasion..is there a link to list desired books or authors?  sincerely, Sandra  "Rolfeswife"

Date Posted: 7/11/2015 4:01 PM ET
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This link will take you to the most requested books. http://www.paperbackswap.com/top/wishes.php
 

Date Posted: 7/12/2015 9:20 PM ET
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There's also an app for your phone called PBS Wishing that lets you scan barcodes and it tells you how many people are wishing for that book. A book with even 200 wishes won't show up on the list of most wished for books, but even those with many fewer wishes are still likely to be snapped up.

 

Date Posted: 7/15/2015 2:09 PM ET
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I use the app to acquire WL books to post in the FIFO system. Learned not to purchase unless 5 wishers or more, because some membes left PBS and their WL are still active. Now got some books sitting on my shelf that I wouldn't have had and spent money for nothing. 

Date Posted: 7/15/2015 5:37 PM ET
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what's the name of the app?  The App Store on iPhone does not have it as "pbs wishing".

Date Posted: 7/26/2015 1:45 PM ET
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I would also like to know where to get the app.  I can barely see, and yet I sit on the floor of the bookstore, balancing 2 pair of glasses on my nose, manually typing ISBN numbers into my phone to see if they are WL'd.  That app would save so much time, and it'd be easier on my eyes too.

Appreciate the link.

Judye / maysied

Date Posted: 7/26/2015 11:24 PM ET
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Go to Mobile / PDAs  (bottom of any page, under Search for a Book), at the top (right under PaperbackSwap Search) click on the one you need (iPhone App   or  Android App).



Last Edited on: 7/26/15 11:25 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 7/27/2015 9:50 AM ET
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It looks like the iPhone app has been withdrawn by the developer and can no longer be downloaded. This was a 3rd party app, not built by PBS.