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There’s a new version of BeanBooks up on Spill The Beans.  This release allows you to indicate books that you would like and books that you already own.  You can also access other users’ wish lists and place a hold on a book to indicate that you intend to buy it for the user. 

To indicate that you own a book or would like to have a book, simply find the book in the listings on the home page and click the “Add to books I’d like” or “Add to books I own” links.  Once you have done this, the links will change to “Remove from books I’d like” and “Remove from books I own” so that you can change your mind.

To see a list of the books that a user would like, go to the User Directory page and click the “Wants” link next to the user’s name.  This will show you a list of books that user would like to have and give you the opportunity to reserve (or unreserve) the book.

You can see a list of the books that a user owns by clicking the “owns” link next to his/her name on the User Directory page.

You can see a listing of the books that you have reserved and the people who requested them  by clicking on the “Reserved” link on your My Account page.

You can see a listing of who owns a particular book by clicking on the “Owned by” link on the book’s listing on the BeanBooks Home page.

 Similarly, you can see a listing of who would like a particular book by clicking on the “Wanted by” link on the book’s listing on the BeanBooks Home page.  (Handy if you have extra copies and would like to distribute them.  Tip of the hat to Meg.)

This is still alpha-release software, so please be forgiving of bugs.  But also, please feel free to tell your friends about it.  Anyone who likes books is welcome.

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