Biblio offering CABS scholarship to a Bookseller

A talk by Michael Suarez, titled "Ecosystems of Value: Thinking about the Circulation of Antiquarian Books"
A talk by Michael Suarez, titled “Ecosystems of Value: Thinking about the Circulation of Antiquarian Books”

In support of Biblio’s commitment to excellence in bookselling, we are pleased to once again pay the tuition for a bookseller to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.

The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is one of the single greatest resources available for professional booksellers of every experience level to increase their knowledge.

This is the eighth year that Biblio has offered a bookseller a scholarship to attend the Seminar. Biblio’s scholarship awards:

  • The full cost of tuition for the Seminar
  • $250 toward accommodations at the facilities provided by the seminar
  • $250 donation to a non-profit of the winner’s choice which promotes literacy and/or education
  • One year of Biblio’s lowest commission option with all monthly fees rebated.

Past scholarship recipients have reported the amazing depth of information available during this 5 day event, and we are proud to be able to help booksellers attend.

To apply, please provide:

  • A few paragraphs on why you hope to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. (no more than one single-spaced page)
  • A brief description of the charity you would choose to receive the donation and why you chose them (no more than one single-spaced page)

Email your entry to scholarship@biblio.com by May 30, 2016.
We’ll announce a winner by June 10th.

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.


Biblio Booksellers: Enter to win a scholarship to the 2015 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar!

Attention Biblio Booksellers! Biblio is pleased to offer a scholarship to the 2015 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Over the past years, we’ve been able to share this scholarship opportunity with wonderful bookshops like Black Paw Books, Renaissance Books, Charity Bookstall, Act 2 Books, and Grateful Dead Books. Named in honor of a community leader who was instrumental in helping us open the first public library in Bolivia, the Don Dario Scholarship is provided annually to one bookseller in recognition of their … Continued


Winner of the 2014 Don Dario Scholarship

Black Paw Books Logo

Black Paw Books has been awarded the 2013 Don Dario Scholarship!

Biblio would like to thank to each and every applicant for the 2014 Don Dario scholarship for the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.

Every year we receive many applications for the Don Dario scholarship from our worthy booksellers and it is quite difficult to choose only one of them to win! After much deliberation, the selection committee has chosen Charles Schmieg of Black Paw Books (newly renamed Novanglus Books) to be the recipient of the tuition scholarship for 2014. Congratulations, Charles!

Charles will receive the full cost of tuition for attendance, $250 toward travel and accommodations, and he will also have all monthly bookseller listing fees rebated for one year on our lowest commission billing option. There is also a $250 donation on its way to Room to Read, a non-profit literacy group, to assist them with their literacy education and gender equality campaigns in the developing world.

Everyone here at Biblio wishes Charles a safe journey, a wealth of knowledge to take back home to his bookshop in Rhode Island, and an overall wonderful time in Colorado!

To the many booksellers that were not choose this year, we hope that you will apply again next year! Biblio.com offers an annual scholarship to the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar – The Don Dario Honorary Scholarship is offered in keeping with Biblio’s stated commitment to Environment, Independence and Community.

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.


Biblio Booksellers: Win a scholarship to the 2014 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar!

A talk by Michael Suarez, titled "Ecosystems of Value: Thinking about the Circulation of Antiquarian Books"
Image by Malcolm Moncreif-Spittle of Renaissance Books, the 2013 winner of the Don Dario Scholarship.  A talk by Michael Suarez, titled “Ecosystems of Value: Thinking about the Circulation of Antiquarian Books

Biblio.com is pleased to offer a scholarship to the 2014 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.

The Don Dario Scholarship was named in honor of a community leader who was instrumental in helping us open the first public library in Bolivia.  We are proud to award the annual scholarship to a Biblio bookseller in recognition of their experience and professionalism in the book trade.

The scholarship is open to any registered Biblio.com bookseller.


The Don Dario scholarship recipient will receive: (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.


“Booked to Die” Revisited

Booked to Die, first edition
Booked to Die, first edition

When I first started working in a used bookstore, the shop keeper assigned me two books to read before starting. The first, ABC for Book Collectors, was a thorough encyclopedia of the terminology of the trade.  It supplied me with a solid foundation on which to build my knowledge of used and rare books. The second book I was given was John Dunning’s Booked to Die.  That little page-turner mystery gave material to construct spires on that original foundation.

For those who haven’t read Dunning’s Bookman series, you should get a copy of Booked to Die as soon as possible. John Dunning managed to draw on his real life experience running a bookshop in Denver to create a detailed portrayal of the strange and sometimes seedy world of used and rare books. Booked to Die introduces police detective and book-collector Cliff Janeway working a murder case revolving around rare books. (more…)


Booksellers! You can now create Free Shipping Sales and offer free shipping on selected inventory items!

You asked for it, and now it’s here! You can now offer free shipping on selected inventory items, and you can specify a date range for that offer.  You’ll use the same tools that already exist for setting up book sales, and you can offer free shipping alone OR in addition to a book price reduction!

Offering free domestic shipping is an effective tool for increasing sales.  You already have the option of entering zeros in your shipping matrix if you want to offer free shipping on all orders to specific shipping zones, and a lot of sellers are now offering free domestic shipping by doing just that.  We heard from many Biblio booksellers who liked that tool, but wanted a way to offer free domestic shipping on selected inventory items only.  Now you can create a book sale which includes all or just a portion of your inventory with free shipping as the discount you offer.  Your free shipping offer can be combined with a book price discount or stand alone.  You can include all your books in your free shipping sale, hand-pick individual items, or select portions of your inventory.  For details about setting up a free shipping sale, click here.  If you have any questions, you can get in touch with our support team by clicking here.


Biblio Booksellers: Enter to win a scholarship to the 2013 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar!

colorado abs logoBiblio.com is pleased to offer a scholarship to the 2013 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Named in honor of a community leader who was instrumental in helping us open the first public library in Bolivia, the Don Dario Scholarship is provided annually to one bookseller in recognition of their experience and professionalism in the book trade.
This year’s scholarship recipient will receive:

* The full cost of tuition

* $250 toward accommodations at the facilities provided by the seminar

* $250 donation to a non-profit of their choice that promotes literacy and/or education

Additionally, the winner will receive one free year of listing fees, along with Biblio’s lowest commission option.

 The scholarship is open to any registered Biblio.com bookseller.

Applicants should provide:

1. A few paragraphs on why you hope to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. (no more than one single-spaced page)

2. A brief description of the charity you would choose to receive the donation and why you chose them. (again, no more than one single-spaced page)

Email your entry and/or any questions about the scholarship to scholarship@biblio.com by July 1, 2013.

The scholarship winner will be notified within 7-10 days of the application deadline.

Best of luck to all of our scholarship applicants!


Congratulations to Grateful Dead Books LLC!

Thanks to everyone who applied for this year’s Don Dario scholarship to the 2011 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. The process of naming one winner is always extremely difficult for our selection committee, but this year brought a record number of applicants, and the entries this year were universally high quality.

After much deliberation, our committee has selected Hamlin Endicott of Grateful Dead Books LLC for this year’s scholarship.

In addition to full tuition to the week-long seminar and $250 toward travel and accommodation expenses, Hamlin will have all monthly fees rebated for one year of Biblio’s lowest commission billing option.

Hamlin has chosen the Georgia Humanities Council for the $250 charitable contribution portion.

We wish Hamlin great travels, and anxiously await hearing about his experiences at the seminar.

To the many booksellers that sadly we couldn’t choose this year, we hope that you will apply again next year!


Canada Post Strike

Greetings! As I am sure, many of you have noticed the news about the rolling Canada Post strikes currently affecting deliveries to and from Canada.

If you have recently shipped to an address in Canada, we encourage you to contact those customers as a courtesy to let them know that there may be a delay in receipt of their order due to the Canada Post rolling strikes. This is especially true for orders sent via USPS Media Mail.

For new orders that have not yet shipped, you may wish to look at other mail service options, such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or similar private companies.

If you are a Canadian bookseller and a rolling strike is scheduled for your area, you may wish to put your shop on vacation during that time period.  For more information and a guide to putting your shop on vacation, click here:  http://www.biblio.com/faq_detail.php?faqid=23

For our Canadian booksellers who receive payments from Biblio via check, this might be a great time to switch to Direct Deposit (paid twice monthly, no extra fees).

Thank you, and please feel free to direct any questions or concerns to bookseller-support@biblio.com.


New Rare Book Rooms

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, we’ve added two new Rare Book Room categories:

We’ve already added a few books from Biblio to those new categories to get things started, but this is a great chance for you to highlight some of your rare seasonal offerings!

Biblio’s Rare Book Room is a powerful tool for recommending your better stock to discerning collectors.

Remember, it’s absolutely free to add books to the Rare Book Room. You just need to have a price of at least USD $100.00 and at least one photo on that book. The rest is easy! CLICK HERE to find out how!