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Books and Their Natural Enemies

I recently realized I didn’t know as much as I thought about caring for books. As someone with several rare books, it seemed a good idea to get better informed. While the worst enemy of books is probably humans (ahem, guilty), this discussion is about

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Books on my nightstand…

The following books are on my nightstand, all currently being read. What can I say? I like to mix things up, depending on my mood: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh Details of a Sunset and Other Stories by

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Who writes this stuff?

Yesterday our e-mail queues were assaulted by several e-mails which we believe to be pranks. Please see a sampling below and let us know if you have any clues about the perpetrator… “i think you guys should have a mascot or something: BiblioMan. and he

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Spam for breakfast

It’s the beginning of the work day, and the first job for the day is going through the hundreds of new emails to get rid of spam.  The volume of Spam email that manages to get through the spam filters is amazing.  I’ve become a

Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar scholarship available

Just a reminder that is still accepting applications from booksellers to receive a scholarship to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar this August. Complete details are available at the previous link, but in a nutshell, we’re looking for a bookseller whose work or business

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Where has all the Sci-Fi gone?

First off, a confession. I grew up reading science fiction, and have read lots of it. There are different types of reading. I’ve read a lot of non-fiction for strictly education purposes, because I had to, or because I was interested in the subject. I

Adding photos to book listings

Bruce Hollingdrake has a great tip sheet over at The Bookshop Blog that helps unravel some of the mystery around getting book inventory photos online.  We know this can often be a stumbling point for booksellers as they grapple with the technology that surrounds the

BiblioWorks hires new project coordinator

We are delighted to announce that BiblioWorks has hired Matthew Lynn to lead our library projects in Bolivia. Matthew takes over this position from Megan Sherar who has worked for the past three years to build and develop seven community libraries in the impoverished rural

Free inventory software for booksellers

We’ve long meant to get a blog up and running, and the latest announcement from and Bibliopolis gives us the perfect scoop to get moving…. And, that scoop is that Bibliopolis, builder of custom websites for booksellers, has partnered with us at to

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Becoming collectible…

Our friends over at Downtown Books & News, a great local bookstore here in Asheville, have posted our 2007 holiday card for sale at The asking price? $50 with free shipping. Its hard to believe its still available – at least as of