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Book Collector Downloadable desktop software for Windows

Catalog books and e-book files on your Windows PC

Last updated:

Apr 28, 2021

Compatibility:

Windows 7, 8, 10

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Browse, sort and search your book collection in various layouts and views

Book Collector's main screen is highly customizable, so that you can make it look the way you want. Choose between:

  • Multiple layouts for the main screen folder, list and details panels.
  • List, Images or Card View for your book lists.
  • Different templates for the book details panel.
  • Light, Dark and System skins for all screens.

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

Adding new books to your personal book database is quick and easy:

  1. Just search our online books database by author and title or by ISBN.
  2. Select the book that you own.
  3. Click the Add button.

Our Core online book database will then automatically provide

  • The main book details like author, title, publisher, publication date, etc..
  • Other information like number of pages, genres and subjects, dimensions, etc..
  • Front cover images, author images, author wiki-page links.

Adding books by ISBN:
Adding books by author and title:

Organize your e-book files by scanning your folders

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


Free CLZ Cloud storage for backups, syncing and sharing

Use the free CLZ Cloud service to:

  • always have an online backup of your book database.
  • synchronize your book data to other computers and mobile devices.
  • share your book list online, for friends and family (example).


Other features and tools

  • Efficiently edit your data using field defaults, batch editing, direct editing in main screen list, etc..
  • Add missing cover images by searching the internet with the built-in Find Image Online tool.
  • Customize your database by renaming existing fields, or by creating your own User Defined Fields.
  • Manage your loans with the integrated Loan Manager system.
  • Export your book database to Text or XML files.
  • Print book lists in any order, with your configurable columns.

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Book Collector reviews from customers

April 30, 2021
Excellent!
Your "Collectorz" program for my books is "excellent". Keep up the good work!! I always recommend the Collectorz program to all of my Civil War Book Fanatics!! — John T Campbell (USA) on Book Collector
April 25, 2021
A joy to use
I have really enjoyed the use of your products over the years. The Books and Comics in particular made cataloging my collections a whole lot easier to finish and sort. It was really nice that I was able to add most items without having to enter each piece of data separately, like some of the other software out there.
What seemed like an endless task of adding 3500+ paperbacks and hardcover, became a joy to do. The use of a barcode reader just made it that much faster. I still had to manually input a fairly large number of books as they were printed before the barcode system came into being, but even that, for the most part, was reasonably easy to do by using the ISBN. A bit tougher to enter the ones without any ISBN listed, but there the search by title and author made things doable. — Per Olsen (USA) on Book Collector
April 22, 2021
Intuitive and user-friendly
I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for creating the Book Collector software. I have an extremely large book collection that I need to downsize, and I was hoping to find a tool that would allow me to easily catalog my books so I could determine which ones to sell, which ones to bring to the used bookstore, and which ones to keep. I also wanted to capture other details about my books. I discovered your website by pure chance through a Google search, and I am so happy I did since your software does everything I wanted to do (and more)! I having been working with data for 35 years and find that most tools lack the functionality that users would like, but that is not the case with Book Collector. It is very intuitive and user-friendly, and I have been able to figure out how to do something without looking at the manual. The app is a life-saver too since I found it challenging to use my web cam to scan the ISBNs. With the app synchronization, this work is very easy.
Thanks again for the wonderful resources you have created. — Jim V. (USA) on Book Collector
April 06, 2021
Everything worked exactly the way the directions said it should
My old computer is dying, and I've been having a terrible time transferring various applications to the new one. But YOU have clear instructions for moving Book Collector on your website, and everything worked exactly the way the directions said it should.
Thank you! — Margaret (USA) on Book Collector
January 26, 2021
Wonderful program
Thank you for a wonderful program by the way; it was good when I bought it a few years ago and just keeps getting better and better ... I just need to use it more often. — John Moran (United Kingdom) on Book Collector
January 24, 2021
The number 1 application in its category
I continue to be very pleased with your Book Collector system - it is unquestionably in my opinion the number 1 application in its category, and the support I have received on the few occasions I've required it has been first class; I never hesitate to recommend it to friends (though of course I can never guarantee they will follow my advice!) — Colin Pearce (United Kingdom) on Book Collector
January 01, 2021
I use Book collector almost every day!
Dear Alwin and all at CLZ,
Thank you so much for all you have done to keep this amazing program going! 2020 has been so difficult and having access to organizing my books has been one of those pleasures that bring peace in chaos. I’m in the USA, so you can imagine…no don’t, it’s not worth it yet.
Seeing your Christmas card made me smile and cry at the same time. I hope the celebrations you have for your 20th year “make up party” are ROCKIN’!! I’m not sure how long I’ve been with you, but it’s been a long, wonderful time!
Thank you for all you do!
PS I love the Big Sur update! — Carri Keaton (USA) on Book Collector
January 01, 2021
Happy New Year!!
I'm starting off 2021 with a custom bookcase wall being fitted and can't wait to use your program to organise my humble collection! — Sarah Foote (United Kingdom) on Book Collector
December 30, 2020
My hone book library
So happy to be a part of the CLZ world wide family. Your team has made my life a little easier by helping me manage my home book library. May the new year bring all of you good health and happiness. Happy New Year! — Katherine Mackenzie (USA) on Book Collector
December 30, 2020
Happy 20th anniversary
Many congratulations on your 20th anniversary, it is not many start up companies that survive 20 years. Pass on my appreciation to all your team who have supported me over the years. I am not quite your first user but I think I signed up for Book Collector before 2003/4. Your software has progressed and improved every year and I couldn’t collect books without the support of my database.
Stay safe and Happy New Year — Pat Roberts (United Kingdom) on Book Collector

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