ILAB Pop Up Book Fair Celebrations on April 23rd

ilab pop up book fair unesco 2016

 

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Mark your calendars for April 23, booklovers! The ILAB Pop Up Book Fairs are quite likely appearing somewhere in your area. From the Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna’s famous Prater, with a DADA performance in Zurich, at the elegant Grand Palais in Paris, to an ILAB Pop Up Book Street in Groningen, Netherlands, these bookish flashmobs are going to be everywhere. (more…)

Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books.

You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie’s Pocket.


Guidelines for Guest Bloggers

Bibliology is now accepting posts from potential guest bloggers.


What type of content are we seeking?

The world of books and book collecting is enormous and full of amazing niche interests, so there is more to write about than we can dream of covering by our staff! Our main readers are collectors and booksellers, or dedicated bibliophiles.  We will accept posts from guest bloggers related to: (more…)

Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books.

You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie’s Pocket.


Frankenstein Movie Poster

frankenstein-poster-insertFrankenstein leads the way at poster auction

One of the highlights of the movie poster auction at Heritage Auctions was this rare 14″ X 36″ insert produced for the 1931 film version of Frankenstein…

 

Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books.

You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie’s Pocket.


What's on your shelf?

A bookshelf image from Flickr user on MyBookshelves

There is a new project in the works for the Guardian, the UK online news source.  Their book blog has created a group on the image-sharing site, Flickr, where they encourage their readers to send in snapshots of their bookshelves.

From their website:

“Are you pedantic when it comes to arranging your books? Do you place them on your shelf in order of height, colour, or age, in the order you buy them, or do you have a more complicated system? Do you place novels side by side only if you think the characters in them would get along in real life? Whatever your reasons for your ordering scheme, we want to know. Upload photos of your bookshelf to this group, and tell us why you chose the books, what they mean to you, and the idiosyncrasies of your cataloging system.”

Visit the group here:  http://www.flickr.com/groups/mybookshelves/


The Cataloguer's Desk: "Is My Harry Potter Book Valuable?"

Last night marked the premier of the first of two feature length films that make up the final book in the much-acclaimed Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

To celebrate this event, Laura Massey of “The Cataloguer’s Desk” blog has offered up a very clear and concise article to help you to determine if your copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is one of those rare and collectible first edition, first printings.

Go and have a read, and even if your copy is one of the battered and abused non-collectible editions, crack it open and let yourself enter the world of Privet Drive and Hogwarts again!


Blondes have more fun…and books…

Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses, Long Island, New York, 1954. Photo by Eve Arnold.
Marilyn Monroe reading Ulysses, Long Island, New York, 1954. Photo by Eve Arnold.

Stephen J. Gertz,  author of the BookTryst blog, has posted an in-depth and fascinating blog post about Marilyn Monroe and her love of books and reading in anticipation of the October 12th publishing date of “Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe,” edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment.

This article provides a great surprise for those of us who bought Marilyn’s “dumb blonde” routine without question.  It even includes a full list of the titles on her bookshelves!

Stephen writes, “Her love of books was genuine, and if it seems that she lost no opportunity to be photographed while reading it was only a desperate need to be taken seriously as a human being and as a thinking, intellectually curious, down-to-earth  woman with something extra beyond her obvious physical charms that motivated her; she should be forgiven. The magic castle of Hollywood and her image had become a prison and she did what many of the incarcerated do to keep from going insane. She retreated into the private world of books  and explored her thoughts and feelings as a diarist and journal-keeper.”

Find the article here:

http://www.booktryst.com/2010/10/marilyn-monroe-avid-reader-writer-book.html