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Thanks MS. I'm totally going to try this. The library geek in me should have known about this long ago.
Look on the back of the title page for the ISBN number - a 10 digit number (newer books have a 13 digit number but they probably have the scannable barcode/UPC number on the cover.) Unless the book is really old or it is a Scholastic paperback book, it should have an ISBN number on the back of the title page. Use this number if your scan doesn't bring up the correct product information.
you are right, we did use this when we had one. but I like old books. I like the way they smell. I like the way my sewn books from 1890s are in better condition then the books bought last year. Sure, the covers might be in pieces, but it is still readable. the new books that are glued are missing whole chunks of pages. And old books assume that you have an education and the vocabulary, prose and syntax is more pleasant. Anyway, we have a lot of books without barcodes. lol