When I search a book, how can see where the book is?
Hi, MFox! If you're looking for books in the wild, the "go hunting" pages let you select the country/state/city.
If you're browsing for books that you'd like to request in trade, that's a different matter. There's no easy way to find the current location of books on people's bookshelves, and even if you could, you'd still have to read the journal entries *and* check the profile page of whoever has the book now, to see if they indicate an interest in trading - many BCers do not.
The closest you can get is to use the "advanced search" option under the "books & People" tab; it has a "location" sort-order option, which will sort the results by country/state. These don't show on the search-results page, so you'd still have to click on each book to see the details, but it might help narrow down the amount of clicking-through you'd have to do.
The easiest way to get involved in trades is to post in the "Random Acts" forum (and/or the German-language forum), offering books of your own or requesting specific titles.
Hope that helps!