The Books behind Bird Box and Bandersnatch

All holiday break long, my social media streams have been full of Bird Box and Black Mirror: Bandersnatch references, from quips and social hot-takes to cartoons, shocked reviews and horror fans delighting in the new stories. For those of you not in the know, Netflix recently released “Bird Box,” a thrill ride that has already been viewed millions of times. Based on the novel Bird Box by John Malerman, the psychological horror follows a mother and her children who must … Continued

12 Classic Books to Inspire You in the New Year

Looking to improve yourself in the New Year? Studies have shown that people who read are more successful. According to the research, rich people don’t read for entertainment, but rather to educate and improve themselves. Many successful people, including the top one percent of income earners, read on average a book or two a month, focused on self-improvement. Warren Buffet is known to devote an upwards of 80% of his time to reading, more than 500 pages a day, and … Continued

Have You Read all 10 of these Christmas Classics?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!Dr. Seuss (1957) The Grinch first appeared in a 32 line illustrated poem titled “The Hoobub and the Grinch,” published in 1955 in Redbook magazine. Seuss later revisited the character of the Grinch, writing him into his own book, which was published in 1957, the same year Seuss released The Cat in the Hat. The first Seuss book with a villain as the main character, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is compared with Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol, for showing … Continued

8 Books on Hygge to Make Your Winter a Little Cozier

Here’s a few good books on Hygge! Hygge translates roughly to mean cozy, content, enjoying the simple things in life. It can be best understood through feeling: cozying up with a loved one and watching a movie, eating a warm meal with family and friends, or sitting alone in thick socks and a warm drink next to a fireplace with a favorite book.

Bibliobar: What you should read, based on your favorite drink

In that same vein, we’ve been daydreaming about opening our own bar – the Bibliobar – where you get a classic book to go with your drink order. It’s kind of like a blind date, only safer and more likely to be a good match. Here are our book recommendations based on what you’re drinking. Feel free to chime in with your own drink and book recommendations in the comments, and look for round two (and three) of Bibliobar.

Remembering Stan Lee, Culture and Comic Legend

Fans around the world are mourning the death of Stan Lee, comic book titan. Born in 1922 to immigrant parents, Lee entered the comic book industry at a young age as a proofreader for Timely Comics. Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he adopted the pen name Stan Lee with the publication of his comic book debut, writing text filler for “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge” in Captain America Comics #3. In addition to the many comic books Lee would go … Continued

Biblio Welcomes Booksellers Disenfranchised by AbeBooks

Biblio remains proud to be an independent alternative to Amazon for rare booksellers and collectors around the globe. ASHEVILLE, North Carolina., November 5, 2018 — is extending a special signing offer to independent booksellers around the world. In the wake of the decision by Amazon subsidiary Abebooks to remove sellers based in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, and South Korea, all booksellers (new and existing) who list on Biblio from those countries will have their listing fees completely waived … Continued

Old Editions Bookshop celebrates their new location

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Oliver Street location of Old Editions Bookshop and Gallery, ABAA, will be held on November 1, 2018, at 4 p.m. The public is invited to join in the grand opening celebrations. From WNYPapers: “Old Editions Bookshop and Gallery sells used and rare books, prints, artwork, first editions, signed books, historical documents, collectible magazines, and other memorabilia. Owner Ronald Cozzi has a vast collection of over 300,000 items that have been acquired over … Continued

These Edgar Allen Poe Illustrations are Nightmarish and Amazing

Illustrator Harry Clarke perfectly embodies the quiet terror and overwhelming claustrophobia of Edgar Allen Poe’s most loved stories. If you enjoy not sleeping and jumping at every noise your house makes, you should really check out Tales of Mystery and Imagination, a collection of stories by Edgar Allen Poe. First adopted in 1908 by Padraic Colum, the collection has been published and reproduced by many publishing houses, but the most memorable editions feature illustrations by famed stained glass artist and … Continued