William Blake in Color in San Francisco

The William Blake Gallery presents:

William Blake in Color

For the first time a massive volume of 2500+ rare plates from the Trianon Press Illuminated Book series enters the collector market

Additional proofs and personal archives from legendary Trianon producer, Arnold Fawcus are also made publicly available

William Blake, Jerusalem, Trianon Press facsimile, 1951

Exhibition Dates: April 22 – July 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 4 – 7 pm

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm
William Blake Gallery, 49 Geary, San Francisco, CA | www.williamblakegallery.com (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.


Author E.R. Braithwaite (1912-2016)

Guyanese author E.R. Braithwaite has passed away at the venerable age of 104. Braithwaite is best known for his award-winning novel To Sir, With Love. This autobiographical tale tells of his time as a schoolteacher in the East End of London. The book was made into a film starring Sidney Poitier and the singer Lulu. His writings mostly dealt with the difficulties of being a black man with a classical education in a world full of discrimination.  Braithwaite joined the … Continued


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 will be attending the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair!

florida antiquarian book fair as seen on biblio.com
Biblio is proud to be a sponsor for the 34th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair!

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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.


Join the BiblioWorks Reading Corner Fundraiser!

Clarita loves to be read to! Can you help us build reading corners in the libraries in Bolivia?
Clarita loves to be read to! Can you help us build reading corners in the libraries in Bolivia?

“Clarita likes to sit on the librarian’s lap and listen to stories while she follows the text and pictures with her eyes. After the story is over she plays with games, while recalling words that she saw in the book. Clarita has become a favorite among all of the volunteers that come to Pampa Aceituno to work with our organization. She learned to read at the age of four, something that would have never happened without the support of the Reading Corners program.” read more at Biblioworks.org

A Reading Corner is a space in the library that is dedicated to children ages 4 to 8. These areas are intended to be a comfortable area with a rug, pillows, games, books, and other learning tools for young children.

BiblioWorks is raising funds to create these cozy corners in each of their libraries ever since the Reading Corner in Pampa Aceituno has gone over so well with the children and librarians! (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.


#GivingTuesday 2015: Donate with Biblio

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Biblio is an excited participant in #GivingTuesday 2015!

#GivingTuesday comes after #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday – the holiday hashtag trifecta. Instead of telling you to buy, buy, buy, it encourages you to give, give, give. Give time, give energy, and if you can, give money to charitable organizations that are doing good in your community.

I’ve seen articles written by those who grumble that the #GivingTuesday movement is being abused by marketers trying to make their brands look better. While we can see why some would feel that way, we continue to participate because the heart of #GivingTuesday is true. The flow of holiday consumerism has a mighty tide, and any message that can break through to remind people how their money or volunteer time can help in the communities around them is worth boosting! (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.


$35k copy of the Principia sold on Biblio

$35k copy of the Principia: Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Sir Isaac Newton is the most expensive book sold on Biblio in 2015.
$35,000, 2nd edition of the Principia

Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica by Sir Isaac Newton is the most expensive book sold on Biblio in 2015.

Our booksellers find new homes for their unusual, rare, and often beautiful books on Biblio. There are hundreds and thousands of books that are sold each and every day, but one recent sale caught our attention.

How could it not? At $35,000, this is one of the most expensive books ever sold on Biblio.

And beyond the price, the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica is nothing to scoff at!  Translated as “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,” this groundbreaking work was written in 1687 by Sir Isaac Newton. It is in this work that Newton first stated his laws of motion. It is considered one of the most important works in the history of science and it revolutionized the study of physics.

Two more editions of The Principia were published in Newton’s lifetime – in 1713 and 1726.  The second edition of the Principia included updated chapters, a new preface, and a General Scholium by Newton. It was one of the 750 copies of the 1713 editions which just gained a new owner through Biblio.

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.


Svetlana Alexievich Awarded 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich is seen during a book fair in Minsk, Belarus, in 2014. Photograph: Reuters
Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich is seen during a book fair in Minsk, Belarus, in 2014. Photograph: Reuters

The Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature today, Thursday, October 8, 2015.

The Belarussian journalist and prose writer is the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and she is also one of the first nonfiction writers. Alexievich is best known for her works about female Russian soldiers, the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is given in recognition of a writer’s entire body of work rather than a single title. The Swedish Academy praised Alexievich’s collections of oral histories and “polyphonic writings” as a “monument to suffering and courage in our time”.

Sources:

The Guardian: Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature

NY Times: Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Google censorship: Good Intentions Gone Wrong?

Rolls and Historical Sketch of the Tenth Regiment, So. Ca. Volunteers, in the Army of the Confederate States by Cornelius Irvine Walker

From the article on For.TheLoveOfBooks.com by Brendan Sherar entitled “Google Suppresses Books Mentioning the Confederacy“:

In response to the recent tragedy in Charleston and subsequent (and just) calls to remove the confederate flag from public buildings and monuments, Google last week announced it was jumping on the growing bandwagon of corporations that are pulling merchandise featuring the confederate flag from their shelves. For Google, this means automatically disapproving these “product listing ads” that are uploaded to its popular shopping portal by individual online retailers.

It isn’t just items that bear the flag, either. Any book with “confederate” in the title or description is being removed from the Google product feed.

While we support the removal of that particular symbol from an exalted place in public spaces, this heavy-handed response from Google (and other large companies) is a bit much. We don’t want to rewrite history, just change the future.

You can read the full article (and see lovely examples of “prohibited books”) here:

http://for.theloveofbooks.com/2015/07/google-suppresses-books-mentioning-the-confederacy/

 

 

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.


2015 Don Dario Scholarship Winner

August 10, 2012 CABS Janine Moodhe
August 10, 2012 CABS
Janine Moodhe

Books Renewed has been awarded the 2015 Don Dario Scholarship!

Biblio would like to thank to each and every applicant for the 2015 Don Dario scholarship for the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.

We receive quite a few applications for the Don Dario scholarship every year from our worthy booksellers and it is always difficult to choose only one of them to win! After much deliberation, the selection committee has chosen Christopher Korczak of Books Renewed to be the recipient of the tuition scholarship for 2015. Congratulations, Christopher!

Christopher will receive the full cost of tuition for attendance, $250 toward travel and accommodations, and have all monthly fees rebated for one year of Biblio’s lowest commission billing option.  There is also a $250 donation heading to Little Free Libraries to help us to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.

We wish Christopher a safe journey and a wonderful time in Colorado! We hope that he returns to Books Renewed in Massachusetts with a new wealth of knowledge about rare and antiquarian books.

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.