Book Collector’s Wish List allows you to keep track of books you desire, but don’t yet own. You can add books directly to your wish list and quickly move them to your collection. You can quickly switch between your wish list and books you already own using Book Collector’s Collection Status tabs at the bottom of the main screen. Sync your collection with CLZ Cloud to have your entire collection (including your wish list) viewable in your free CLZ Cloud or in your CLZ Books iOS / Android app.

Collection Status Filters

You can control the Collection Status of books within your database using the Collection Status radio buttons, found at the bottom of the Add/Edit Book screen.

There are two main distinctions.

1. Collection
2. Wish List

Once you have some books added to both your Collection and your Wish List,

On Windows:
You can use the Quick Filter panel to quickly switch between showing either your Collection, your Wish List or just everything. The Quick Filter panel is located top left, and opened with the blue button with the square and the arrow in it.

On macOS:
Use the tabs at the bottom left of the main screen to quickly switch between showing either your Collection, your Wish List or just everything.

Alternatively, you can click menu Search > In Collection Status to view books with a particular collection status.

Adding to your Wish List

The easiest way to add books to your Wish List is via the Add Books Automatically screen. In the bottom right corner of the Add Automatically screen, you have two radio buttons. Use these to define whether a book will be added to your collection or to your wish list.

When you add a book to your collection and put it on your wish list, an icon will appear next to the book in your Main List as well as in the Details Panel.

Main List:

Detail Template:

These are known as Collection Status Indicators. You can enable/disable the indicators from appearing in the main list using Book Collector’s options.

  • Click Tools > Options > Customization”.
  • Look for the option “Show ‘Collection Status’ Indicator in List”.
  • The indicators are enabled by default, to disable them, uncheck the box.

Controlling your Wish List

After you buy a book on your Wish List, you’ll need to move it to your collection. You can do so in a couple of ways:

  • Right click on the book in your Main List and click ‘Move to Collection’


  • Open the Edit Book screen and click the In Collection button under the Collection Status heading.

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