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How do I write-off registered books when they're damaged beyond repair?

I've got a book that got really damp and is no longer legible. How do I write it off so it no longer appears available?

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I've got a book that got really damp and is no longer legible. How do I write it off so it no longer appears available?
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The easiest thing to do is to edit the book details, replacing it with a different title.

here's a entry from the FAQ section under Information"
Q60:
Somehow I registered the same book twice; how do I get rid of the extra book?

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For the time being, BookCrossing has gone completely "green" with our BCIDs and we are not deleting any registered books from our data base. If you have inadvertently registered a book twice and it has two distinct BCIDs, please recycle the extra BCID for another book by editing the book details to reflect the information for the proper book. Then make sure you've labeled the correct book with the correct BCID, and you're on your way!
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If the book is one that you registered yourself and has no travel history, I'd follow quietorchid's suggestion - with one addition: if it's possible to find another copy of the same book, perhaps an inexpensive thrift-shop copy, you could use the BCID on that copy and consign the poor soaked book to the compost heap. But editing the book-details and journal entry would let you reuse the BCID for some other title if that's your preference.

If a book that *does* have a travel-history gets damaged beyond readability, then I'd suggest adding a journal entry explaining the situation and then setting the status to "traveling" - as in, "to that great library in the sky". That way the book won't show as being "in hand" on your bookshelf, but its travel history is preserved.
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That way the book won't show as being "in hand" on your bookshelf, but its travel history is preserved

And if you remove the BC labels, before the compost heap, then nobody will know it was a BCbook.
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f a book that *does* have a travel-history gets damaged beyond readability, then I'd suggest adding a journal entry explaining the situation and then setting the status to "traveling" - as in, "to that great library in the sky". That way the book won't show as being "in hand" on your bookshelf, but its travel history is preserved.


That's the first thing I thought: Don't re-use the number if the book has ever been journaled by anyone except the one who originally registered it!
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If a book that *does* have a travel-history gets damaged beyond readability, then I'd suggest adding a journal entry explaining the situation and then setting the status to "traveling" - as in, "to that great library in the sky".

Here's a journal entry picture that I've crafted for such cases, feel free to use it if you like:
http://images.bookcrossing.com/---/2121232.jpg

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