Book Collector

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Try Book Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.

Catalog your book collection in no time at all.
Just enter or scan ISBNs for automatic book data & cover art.

Catalog your books automatically

Automatically download full book details and cover images.
Just enter author and title, enter ISBNs or scan ISBN barcodes.
Scan your hard-disk for ebook files.

Browse, sort and search
your book collection

Browse your book database in cover flow. Sort lists any way you want. Find books quickly and easily.
Keep track of your database and wish list. Never buy dupes again.

Export your data to the mobile app, share it online

Export your book database and wish list to the CLZ Books app, available for iPhone/iPad & Android.
Upload your database online, for easy access & sharing with friends.
I have been looking for a program like this for a long time. GREAT JOB!
William Gleason - November 20, 2014

Download the free trial version or buy the full version

Try Book Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The free trial is limited to 100 books.
(Of course the full version has no limits at all.)

Buy Book Collector

No database limits, full access to online data, free cloud storage.

Choose between Standard or Pro:

US $29.95 or US $49.95

Latest versions:

for Windows: Cobalt.8.6
release date: Nov 4, 2014
what's new »
Mac OS X
for Mac OS X: Cobalt.8.4
release date: Nov 14, 2014
what's new »

Thanksgiving Offers - Valid through November 27, 2014   time left: Days Hours Minutes and Seconds

two pack


   Book Collector PRO
+ Movie Collector PRO

US $99.90

US $74.90

US $25 discount

three pack


   Book Collector PRO
+ Movie Collector PRO
+ Music Collector PRO
US $149.85

US $99.85

US $50 discount

Full Pack

Full Pack

All 5 PRO editions for Windows:
Music + Movie + Book +
Comic + Game Collector PRO
US $249.75

US $149.75

US $100 discount

Browse your book database

Use Book Collector's main screen to browse, sort and search your book database. Choose from multiple views and layouts:

Easily add new books to your database, by ISBN or by Author and Title

Adding new books to your personal book database database is quick and easy,
just search our central online book database by ISBN or by Author and Title.

Our central online book database will then automatically provide full book details, cover art and author information.

Book information:
  • ISBN
  • Author
  • Title
  • Publisher & Publication date
  • Plot summary
  • Language
  • Genres & Subjects
  • Format
  • Number of Pages
  • Dimensions
  • LoC Classification
  • Dewey
Book Images:
  • Front Cover
  • Back Cover (when available)

Author information:
  • Author images
  • Links to the author's pages on Wikipedia
  • Birth and death dates and cities

Cataloging e-book files

Book Collector can also catalog your e-book files. Just let it scan your computer for e-books,
then link the e-books to your book entries. After that, the e-books can be opened right from your book details panel:

FREE CLZ Cloud storage, for online backup, syncing and sharing

Book Collector comes with free cloud storage for your collection data, using our own CLZ Cloud service.
Use the CLZ Cloud to:
  • Always have an online backup of your book database.
  • Synchronize your database between devices, e.g. between your desktop computer and your iOS device.
  • Publish your book list online, to share it with friends and family.
    (this uses a free view-only version of our online software "Book Collector Connect").

Available add-ons:

Book Collector Connect

Upload your book database online, then add and edit books from anywhere using the online software.
Book Collector Connect

CLZ Books mobile app

Export your book database and wish list to your phone or tablet and always carry it with you.
Export your collection to iPhone, iPad or Android CLZ Books is available for iOS & Android.

CLZ Barry scanner app

Speed up your book cataloging with the CLZ Barry wireless barcode scanner app for iOS and Android.
Barcode Scanner for Android and iOS CLZ Barry is available for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) for US $7.99.

Here's what customers have to say about Book Collector:

LIKE this program
"I really do LIKE this program very much: it makes cataloguing my collection so easy and very automated and helps me a lot in not inadvertently ordering duplicates!"
Ian Nelson (Canada)
October 06, 2014
Just thrilled
"I just wanted to drop a note to the fine folks on the team that have made Book Collector. I am a mathematician, both at work and at play, and have a fairly large print and e-book library (> 1300 titles). This library continues to grow. Unfortunately, in spite of a well laid out process, I continually found myself either 1) not being able to find a title or 2) purchasing a duplicate unknowingly.

Then I found Book Collector. The more I use it, the more I realize how dependent I am on using it. I can't imagine not having it. I just did a weekend book run to Seattle (we live in Portland, OR) where I hit 4 stores that sell used titles. It was so refreshing to have your app with me to ensure that I don't already have a book.
In addition, the fact that I can link to and launch all of my e-books from within the app is so helpful.
All in all....I'm just thrilled to have your application, and thought I should say so.

Sitting here, I haven't thought about it too much, but I also have lots of research papers in PDF. Unfortunately, they aren't ISBNed and I suspect not in your online DBs. I guess I ought to break down and just hand enter the items. This would be an even greater boon to what is already such an integral part of my workflow now.

Please distribute my million thanks evenly among your whole team :-)"

Dave Novick (USA)
October 01, 2014
Important organizing factor
"Your product is sufficiently flexible that I was able to set up one database for professional journal articles and the other for books. I am a college professor, and your software has become an important organizing factor in my research."
Kenneth Curry (USA)
September 17, 2014
Great catalogue programme
"About 95% of the books are now catalogued! All the book cases and shelves done, just the boxes to tackle. Last count 1.028 catalogue entries which includes several boxed sets so lots more books than that total LOL.
All I can say is thank you to for the great catalogue programme. Made my life a lot easier."
Chris Armstrong (New Zealand)
September 16, 2014
"Best Book Collectorz program on the market."
James Bishop (USA)
August 28, 2014
Very friendly
"Thank you for creating the library software - very friendly and cheap!! "
Joy Pang (Singapore)
August 20, 2014
"Your software is a "god send'' for a collection this size."
Sigrid McAfee (USA)
August 09, 2014
Love the program
"Love the program, by the way. I've recommended it to thousands of people in my cookbook group as well as some book-collecting family members.
I hope it gets you some business!"
J Morris (USA)
July 01, 2014
Served us so well
"We use this for a small community library. The program has served us so well for over 4 years. Our community loves it and it makes it so easy for us to keep track of the books that are borrowed and returned."
Roxane Bethour (USA)
July 01, 2014
"This program is unbelievable! I've had my own version in Microsoft Access for years and with the purchase of an IPhone I wanted to get the inventory on the IPhone; In no time at all I was able to import over 8,000 books. I've transferred to them to my IPhone also very quickly. The barcode scanning technique works perfectly with a $9,99 scanner.
Thrilled to have found it!"
Richard Dayton (USA)
May 17, 2014
Keeping track of our books
"We love this new system for keeping track of our books. I know there are several children's centers (schools for children birth to 5 years old) connected with universities that use your program too. Thanks!"
Avis Shrestha (USA)
May 12, 2014
Favorite tools
"I have been using Book Collector Pro, Movie Collector, Music Collector and CLZ Books for iPod for several years and found them to be among my favorite tools.
Thanks again for a wonderful product that keeps getting better and better (unlike a lot of software whose "improvements" are dubious)."
John Simonson (USA)
March 24, 2014
"We have spent many hours cataloging books in our book collector software. The software is awesome! Really, one of the best I have ever used and very affordable. It is so simple and intuitive. My seven-year old does a lot of cataloging and really enjoys it. She often says she wants to be a librarian. ;) Well done!"
Erin Daly (USA)
March 09, 2014
Excellent service
"I want to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for your most timely and helpful reply to my dilemma regarding splitting my library into 3 sections. I can't tell you how much I value your excellent service and going above and beyond 'The call of duty'."
Thomas Bennett (USA)
March 06, 2014
Book Collector is brilliant
"I think the Book Collector is brilliant. I looked at four other programmes, what decided my purchase besides the amount of detail for each book is your having your own database of books. "
David Greenhalgh (United Kingdom)
March 03, 2014
"Just thought I d say that the CLZ apps are the best I have. I know exactly where my movies and books are (I have a few!) and the mobility offered by the iPhone app means that when I'm out and about and see a bargain DVD, Blu Ray or Book there's no danger of me buying something I already had and had forgotten I had as I just check the app !
They really are superb value for money and incredibly useful and fun. Congrats to all the team and thx again for opening my iCloud synching for the book app. Brilliant !"
Bill Max (United Kingdom)
February 13, 2014
Most useful
"Thanks to your professionalism and expertise all systems are now 'GOOD TO GO SIR!" Thank you very much!
I am most appreciative of your remedying that irritating issue that I had. You have a fine product, and I enjoy using same immensely; and find it to be most useful in my travels {what with not duplicating book purchases on the road.}"
Tom Bennett  (USA)
January 07, 2014
I like it
"Wow I spent a large part of my holiday time to brush up my entries in the Book Collector. My soon 3,00 books are not yet fully perfectly entered, but that comes. The more I use the software the more I like it ;o)
I love the possibility to update directly from lists (in the Cobalt version), when you have a lot to change, that helps win time. I've a nice customised backdrop and pictos and all... great! Thank you."
Pierre-Yves Kohler (Switzerland)
January 07, 2014
Top notch
"Your entire system is a top notch product and I anticipate soon starting on my collection of old 33rpm records as well as cds and mp3 music."
David Bedell (USA)
December 13, 2013
Love your book programme
"Love your book programme, not got all my books on it yet but slowly working through them, thank goodness for the scanner, its so quick."
Terrie Lyons (United Kingdom)
November 26, 2013
Exciting improvements
"I just wanted to write and tell you that I'm really enjoying the newest Book Collector version -- in a multitude of ways. It has so many exciting improvements. So thank you!"
Bill Phillips (USA)
November 08, 2013
Makes life so much easier
"We love your software!!
I have over 6,000 books and it makes life so much easier."
Lisa Good (USA)
October 16, 2013
Wonderful product
"You have an absolutely wonderful product - with the book collector program we can loan out (and track) hundreds of books to our clients on a monthly basis, and give them access to resources they would otherwise not be able to use - and it's done affordably, which as a non-profit organization is a huge consideration. without this program, we'd still be using pen and paper - and losing a lot of our resources as well, because they are much harder to keep track of that way!"
Becky Irvine (Canada)
October 15, 2013
Saved me a great deal of money
"Thank you so much, I now have book collector working. I appreciate your help and will pass on to friends how the program works. It has saved me a great deal of money by avoiding books that I have already read. My wife and I consume a book every two days."
Richard Plath (USA)
October 12, 2013
Can't imagine life without it!!
Had Book Collector for two years now, can't imagine life without it!!"
Marci Kippenbrock Delaney (USA)
September 28, 2013
Completed my library
"So happy to have "completed" my library after many many months of work! Count: 3655!!! Now I can FIND things, and all my books are so much better organized. I'm just cleaning up now, trying to complete records and add editors and translators to the proper field, if I can figure that out! Just now playing with how to sort the columns so I can have a printed copy of the essentials by location. Thank you for helping me with what felt like an overwhelming project!"
Ann Hearn Tobolowsky (USA)
August 23, 2013
"I have found the Book Collector software invaluable in getting my rather extensive book collection organized--finally!!"
Jack Bandy (USA)
August 21, 2013
Well worth the money
"I have been searching and loading over 1,000 books. All in all, it has a been great software that was well worth the money."
Jeff Davidson (USA)
August 20, 2013
Full inventory
"I have been using book collector for many years but have just really gotten serious about doing a full inventory. During this time of making a much more extensive use of this program let me first say I love it!!
Thank you for your fine product, I am really very very satisfied with what it does."
Luke Burgess (USA)
August 15, 2013
"Thank you again for your help, and for creating a terrific product for bibliophiles around the world!"
Kent Davis (USA)
August 02, 2013
Hear from more delighted customers »

Download the free trial version or buy the full version

Try Book Collector Free

Download your free trial edition
Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The free trial is limited to 100 books.
(Of course the full version has no limits at all.)

Buy Book Collector

No database limits, full access to online data, free cloud storage.

Choose between Standard or Pro:

US $29.95 or US $49.95

Latest versions:

for Windows: Cobalt.8.6
release date: Nov 4, 2014
what's new »
Mac OS X
for Mac OS X: Cobalt.8.4
release date: Nov 14, 2014
what's new »

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