Lightroom Classic: Book Module filmstrip clearing problems

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Using Lightroom Classic CC ver 8.2 on iMac with 16 GB RAM onboard, operating system is latest version of Mac OS (Mojave). First, the book module does not work as smoothly as I was used to in some prior versions of Lightroom. Here's the problem:  whenever I click on a new "picks" collection in the Library module and then go to the Book module to make a book, I find that the filmstrip also adds in all of the pictures I used in any prior book on which I was working. In fact, if I use auto layout, the module will fill many pages not only with my current collection but with the prior book collection. When I "clear book" everything empties out but the filmstrip continues to have all the unneeded/unwanted pictures in it. The only way to get rid of them is to manually select all of the unwanted old ones in the filmstrip and "delete from Collection." I have tried restarting Lightroom, rebooting the computer, resetting Lightroom preferences, and nothing seems to help.  This seems like a bug. Or, is it something unique to my installation.
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Dewayne Andrews

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Michael Johnson

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I have the same problem with the book module running on an IMac with 64GB of RAM running the LR version 8.2 and Mojave 10.14.2. 
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Robert Cullen

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Same symptoms for me (WIndows-10 Classic v8.2)
IIRC it is how Lr now works. Until you have created a "Saved Book Collection" the Book module does not 'know' what photos you want for the book so it pulls in all recent photos from books and folders.

I suggest you start a new Book by-
1) selecting one photo,
2) open the Book module from the top menu,
3) immediately [clear] the book (if it auto-filled).
4) immediately [Create a Saved Book] from the tab, with option [Include only used photos]
5) Now return to Library grid mode and add all the photos you want in the book by dragging into the 'Saved Book Collection'.
6) Re-open the Book module only from the 'Saved Book Collection'- NOT the top [Book] menu! Then you can Auto-fill, or add photos to pages one-by-one.