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A Crazy Little Thing Called Love: What We’re Finding on Biblio

How do you find books/treasures on Biblio?

Well, obviously, if you know what you’re looking for it’s just a matter of searching by ISBN, title, author, or condition. Tick the right boxes on the advanced search page and you’ll find your first edition, signed John Updike, for example!

But if you don’t know what you are looking for, randomly browsing allows you to unearth some amazing finds. Biblio specializes in rare and out-of-print books, so our sellers have books that you won’t find in just any old warehouse store.

We noticed a Biblio bookseller, The Yard Sale Store, providing a recent customer with great service, so we took a moment to browse their inventory to see what books they had. By filtering their listings to just the signed and first editions we unearthed this gem (for a great price, too – it was quickly snatched up by a Biblio staff member):

While working on a Valentine’s Day post, I couldn’t remember how to spell an author’s name, so I only put in the title of the book: How to Love. This search came up with a lot of interesting finds.

Below is a sampling of just the first three pages of my search – in which I discovered a plethora of rather unique books I would have otherwise not known existed.

Note: The original author I was looking for was Thich Nhat Hahn. I have a block against being able to spell the names of people I’ve been close to for decades correctly, so chances are I will never spell Thich Nhat Hahn right.

What’s Your Food Sign?: How to Use Food Clues to Find Lasting Love

By Alan R. Hirsh

Dr. Hirsh, a medical researcher and psychiatrist, shows how food preferences can be one of the best indicators of compatibility. I mean, we all know that romance is a crapshoot, right? So, maybe the secret is tacos.

How to Love Someone You Can’t Stand

By Milton Jones

This title offers seven steps to overcoming bad relationships based on Biblical principles. But really, the cover sells this one.

How to Keep the Pastor You Love

By Jane A. Rubietta

With up to 25% of pastors relocating every year, this book shows church congregations how to care for their pastors so they don’t leave. At least I hope that’s what this book is about…

How to Really Love Your Teen

By Ross Campbell

Teens are hard to love – but this book will help you ‘handle teenage anger, as well as your own.’ Baby steps.

How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 1)

By Kerrelyn Sparks

This is the first book in a whole series called ‘Love at Stake,’ which include The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo, and How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying), and Crouching Tiger, Forbidden Vampire.

How to Live Between Office Visits: A Guide to Life, Love and Health

By Bernie S. Siegel

Not sure if the titular office visits are for a physician or a therapist, but either way, I’m sure living between visits is a good goal to have.

How to Make Someone Love You Forever in 90 Minutes or Less

By Nicholas Boothman

I have no doubts that this book lives up to the claim of the title.

The Pig and I: How I Learned to Love Men (Almost) as Much as I Love My Pets

By Rachel Toor

“Why is it so easy to love an animal, and so hard to live with a man?” Amen, sister.

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