"A Cover Story" for Biblio

Image credit to Julia Ritchey and Mountain Xpress
CEO Brendan Sherar (and a Biblio bookshelf with assorted books and games from staff members.)

Mountain Xpress features Biblio.com

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While wired readers load up their iPads, Kindles and Nooks with summer reading, one online marketplace is keeping the pages turning for hardcore bibliophiles. For 10 years, Asheville-based Biblio.com has connected collectors around the globe with used and rare books, growing to become, by some measures, one of the top-three online used-book sellers.

Since Biblio has now entered its tenth year of bringing bookseller and customers together around the world, the local, independent Asheville paper Mountain Xpress asked to interview our CEO Brendan Sherar, and President Allen Singleton.  The resulting article covers our history, our present, and our vision for the future.  Read the article directly on their site.  Thanks, MountainXpress!

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.





A True Passion for Books

Elizabeth Kostova spoke at a reception Thursday evening, October 7th on Carolina Day’s Key School campus in Asheville, North Carolina. Throughout her talk, she shared her childhood experiences which were centered on reading.  Her growing up years were not only focused on silent reading, but reading aloud to one another.  Kostova’s family read the classics including Jane Austen, Henry James and Charles Dickens.  In fact, as Kostova picked up Conan Doyle to read aloud to one of her children, she realized that it was these … Continued



An Interview with Jim Crace

British novelist Jim Crace discusses The Pesthouse, his latest projects, and the craft of writing. What was your initial inspiration for The Pesthouse? The initial inspirations for my novels hardly ever resemble the finished products. If a book is going well it abandons me and starts to impose agendas of its own. That’s what happened with The Pesthouse. I guess it all started about 21 years ago in the summer that my first book, Continent, was published. It sold–unexpectedly–for a … Continued


Diana Looser on Collecting Plays from Oceania

Diana Looser, currently finishing her PhD. in theatre studies at Cornell University, recently claimed second place in the 2007 Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. Taking some time out from her studies and theatre efforts, she talks with us about how her collection developed out of her personal history and her fascination with Oceanic culture. B: Your collection, “Drama of Oceania”, is a collection of plays from Pacific Island nations. How did you first come to be interested in this material? What … Continued


Biblio.com Exclusive: Collegiate Book Collecting Contest: Speaking with Diana Looser

Diana Looser, currently finishing her PhD. in theatre studies at Cornell University, claimed second place in the 2007 Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. Taking some time out from her studies and theatre efforts, she talks with us about how her collection developed out of her personal history and her fascination with Oceanic culture.


David Butterfield on Books, Collections and Classics – An Interview

Recently, David Butterfield became the First Place winner of the 2007 Collegiate Book Collecting Championship (sponsored in part by Biblio.com; read the announcement here), after taking top prize in the Rose Book Collecting contest sponsored by Cambridge University. His collection, “Landmarks of Classical Scholarship”, is comprised of 2,500 volumes centered on Roman and Greek authors. Despite being heavily engaged in academic research at Cambridge University, David agreed to talk with us a little regarding his love of books and the … Continued