Book Catalogue

4.94K reviews
Content rating
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image

About this app

An open source book cataloguing application (source on github). Books can be added manually, by ISBN, or barcode.

Remember to backup and export your existing catalogue before you upgrade!

Book Catalogue is NOT a book reader.

Features include:
* Sorting by author (last name), title, series, etc.
* user-defined sort and list styles
* Search Amazon, Google Books, goodreads and LibraryThing for data
* Searching
* Thumbnails (download, gallery or camera)
* Loaning books
* goodreads synchronization
* Export and Backup
* Bookshelves (books can be on multiple shelves)

Want a wishlist? Just create a bookshelf called 'Wishlist' and start adding books.

Please email us (below) if you have any issues after an upgrade.

Wiki can be found at:

Full history at:

Recent History:

New in 5.1.0

* Italian translation (Eugenio Davolio)
* Spanish translation (José M. Galdo)
* Turkish translations (Emir Sarı)
* Ability to archive only new/updated books and to exclude covers (or books)
* Better thumbnail size in lists for high density screens
* Added options to see books by author/series at Amazon
* Other minor bug fixes

New in 5.0.8

* More German translation updates (Robert Wetzlmayr)

New in 5.0.7

* Fixes to bugs introduced in 5.0.5!

New in 5.0.1-5.0.5

* Style 'Added date' is now in descending order for Android 2.2+
* New field: Language
* Minor Performance improvements for Android 2.2+
* Translation updates (Imkal)
* Bug fixes

New in 5.0.0

* A non-editable view of book details, with 'fling' support! (Nick Silin)
* Archiving of entire catalogue, including books, covers, preferences and styles
* Updated and improved interface, including Action Bar suppor (should work better on devices without menu buttons)
* Support for pic2shop scanner
* More French translation updates (Imkal & Djiko)
* More German translation updates (Robert Wetzlmayr)
* More Russian translation updates (Nick Silin)
* Bug fixes
Updated on
Mar 29, 2020

Data safety

Developers can show information here about how their app collects and uses your data. Learn more about data safety
No information available
4.94K reviews
Liam Bulkley
August 30, 2022
I've had this app... for a looooong time and it's completely solid. Everything works. If you're having a scanner issue the options are (confusingly) under the "Admin" section, and with some more advanced functionality (including scanner options!) under "Admin"→ "Other Preferences". Biggest functional annoyance is that you can't pick an (or any) ontology upon which to standardize genre. That entry is just a text field with parsing of similar generality. The dated interface is why I gave it 4/5.
1 person found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Danielle Floyd
September 15, 2022
This is an amazing app if you never have to change phones. I have over 1500 books in my app, a lot had to be added manually. I've contacted multiple people from book catalogue as well as the library thing and I've never received a response to my requests for help with the import. I'm sad to be uninstalling this app but I have to find another app that transfers easily or has people to respond when you need help.
1 person found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
A Google user
September 18, 2018
This is one of those apps that just ALWAYS works. Never any issues. Never any problems. It just does what it says it does. I am a book-a-holic and buy way more books then I will ever have time to read. This app helps me to keep them organized. Not only to remember which I own (useful when at the book store and can't remember if I already bought a book or not), but I can also rate them, save notes and/or reviews to share with friends if they ask me what I thought of a given book. After scanning in about a 1,000 books, it is also nice to be able to save and transfer all that data to a new device each time I buy one. I'm telling you, rescanning every single one of my books again, would not be fun. If you are looking for something to organize your collection, this is it, PERIOD. I have used it for multiple years and have not had one single issue. Absolute homerun for the dev.
49 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Evan Leybourn
September 27, 2019
Glad you like it! As you say, doing regular backups and saving them elsewhere is very important!

What's new

Bug fixes