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Here are my top 10 picks for books released this past year.
One of the oldest and largest book fairs in the country, the 2009 Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Browsers and buyers will have the chance to see several incredibly rare books, such as a signed, first edition of Amelia Earhart’s 20 Hrs. 40 Min., the book that chronicled her [...]
The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA), a trade association dedicated to maintaining high ethical and professional standards in order to foster greater trust between book buyers and sellers, has a new look on its e-commerce site: IOBAbooks.com. The site, powered by Biblio, features new, used, rare and out-of-print books from IOBA bookseller members.
It’s time to confess: I’ve been “playing nice” during the recent explosion in e-reader popularity. It stops now.
We like to play games. But only ones where our customers win something big–like a $200 BiblioBucks gift certificate. And what better game to play than a treasure hunt? So welcome to the Biblio Book Hunt, a treasure hunt exclusively for our Twitter fans! Here’s how to play: Join Twitter if you haven’t done so [...]
The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) has a new look online! Created in 1949, the ABAA has built a strong professional network of booksellers carrying high-quality books. They are the oldest antiquarian bookseller association in the United States, and continue to remain a cornerstone of the rare book market. Although the ABAA has maintained [...]
The winners of the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest have been announced! “What the heck is that?” You may ask yourself. The contest is a fiction parody contest inspired by novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873). Bulwer-Lytton was famous for The Last Days of Pompeii and the opening line of Paul Clifford: “It was a dark [...]
Find an independent used bookstore near you! (and shop their books online – or off) Enter your 5-digit zip code: We’ve long meant to provide a way that customers can search the combined inventory of their local independent used bookstores online. We’re pretty pleased to have that pet project off the ground over at Biblio.com [...]
We’re very pleased to announce that we have quietly snuck the new Biblio UK site out the back door of our skunkworks! The new site is focused largely on serving European customers who are looking to source second hand and antiquarian books “locally” from the UK or other parts of Europe. While a few other [...]
One very common question we receive from customers is, “how can I take all the library markings off of an ex-library book? Its very tempting, as book collectors, to want to malign libraries for the damage they do to books. But as Stephen (whose parents were librarians) has often defended to me: “How many books [...]« Previous Entries