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Subject: the number of books on paperback swap?
Date Posted: 12/31/2009 9:33 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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I was wondering if there is a way to tell how many copies of the same book is posted.  It would kinda be interesting to see which books are posted the most.   (This is what I am doing on New Years Eve, sad isn't it)

Happy New year

Wanda R.

Date Posted: 12/31/2009 9:40 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2008
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Add the book to your reminder list and you will be able to see how many copies of the book are posted.

Date Posted: 12/31/2009 10:01 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Also, under community, there is the selection Top 50s.   That includes lists like top 50 posted books and top 50 WL books.  Under Search there is the Most Traveled books, which lists which copies of books have been swapped the most, based on the passport (footprint) of posted books.

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 2:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2007
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I sometimes use the reminder list to see how many ciopies of a book are currently posted before deciding to post my copy. You should be careful when using the number of books available to decide whether or not to post, however, as some popular books can move rather quickly. Still, this is a tool which can be helpful.

Also, as already mentioned, PBS maintains Top 50 lists of "Requested Books for the last 30 Days", "Posted Books for the last 30 Days", and "Wished For Books in the last 30 Days".

Here is the Help Doc for <a href="javascript:lookup_relevant_faq('557');">How to Use the Top 50s</a>.

Date Posted: 1/2/2010 2:55 AM ET
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Sorry, the href in my previous post did not embed the link as I expected. You can either copy and paste "javascript:lookup_relevant_faq('557');" into your browser, or enter "how to use the top 50s" in the search term box when browsing the PBS Help Docs from the Help Center.