Tips on buying bulk religious materials on Biblio

If you are in the market for multiple Bibles or other religious instruction books, we have a couple of tips for your search. To start, it is most helpful to have an ISBN number for your desired book. All Bibles and books printed after 1970 will have an International Standard Book Number, otherwise known as an ISBN number. Since a unique ISBN is generated for each edition of a particular book, the ISBN is the best way to search for … Continued


My Biblio order came from Amazon?!

sell books on biblio
We welcome professional booksellers to list on Biblio.

“Dear Biblio. Why in the world did my order from your online marketplace get delivered from Amazon, with the box, invoice, and everything covered in their logos? Are you guys some kind of front for them?!”

*sigh*

No, we are still an independent business, and we are not affiliated with Amazon.

Biblio’s goal of allowing independent booksellers to sell their books online with ease and autonomy has not changed.

However, one of the side effects of that freedom is that some Biblio sellers may also list their books on other venues, including Amazon and the Amazon-owned ABEbooks. Some sellers may also use “Fulfillment by Amazon” as a way to cut their delivery costs.  This means that the sellers send their physical book inventories to Amazon and when they receive an order, the shipment is then handled by the Amazon warehouse. That is most likely what happened with your order.

I can attest that most of our sellers do not use those methods, but I cannot promise that you won’t see this happen again! Remember, though – the independent seller is still the one who gets your business whether through Biblio or through another marketplace, and that’s what we really care about.

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.


Heartbleed

Heartbleed

News is breaking all over about Heartbleed, the dramatic name for a new bug that was putting internet security at risk. Bruce Schneier said of the Open SSL bug:

“Catastrophic” is the right word. On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11.

But don’t fear: Biblio.com is on top of the Heartbleed bug. Our site is secure and still safe for shopping, and no servers containing sensitive customer or bookseller information were at any point compromised. We have patched a couple noncritical servers holding no customer data that were affected and replaced the affected SSL certificates with completely new ones. You can shop securely on Biblio!

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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.


Guidelines for Guest Bloggers

Bibliology is now accepting posts from potential guest bloggers.


What type of content are we seeking?

The world of books and book collecting is enormous and full of amazing niche interests, so there is more to write about than we can dream of covering by our staff! Our main readers are collectors and booksellers, or dedicated bibliophiles.  We will accept posts from guest bloggers related to: (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.


"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

Check it out!

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.


BiblioWorks – Be a part of the 2nd Annual Literacy Festival!

Biblio.com was built for the love of books, and the desire to share that appreciation with the rest of the world.  In 2005, we founded the non-profit organization, BiblioWorks. After the success of the first library project in Morado K’asa, Bolivia, BiblioWorks became a major contributor in the efforts to bring literacy and education to impoverished indigenous communities.  Since then, we have helped to build nine community libraries in Bolivia, as well as assisted with local book drives, prison book … Continued





Shop local used bookstores – online

Find an independent used bookstore near you!

(and shop their books online – or off)

Enter your 5-digit zip code:

We’ve long meant to provide a way that customers can search the combined inventory of their local independent used bookstores online. We’re pretty pleased to have that pet project off the ground over at Biblio.com – even if only for U.S. bookstores at present. So, head on over to Biblio.com, find local used bookstores near you, and search their combined inventory online.  I promise its very geeky-cool for book people.

Whether you buy books online using Biblio.com, or head down the road and visit their shops, we want you to join us in supporting independent bookstores! Don’t forget to bookmark the page for future use, or share with your friends!

And, if you’re looking for local, independent new bookstores, be sure to bookmark the ABA’s IndieBound, too.