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.


Top Ten Survival Books to Get You Safely Through the Storm

Hurricanes, Wildfires, Tornados, Floods, there are endless disasters, natural and man-made, that threaten humans on a daily basis – are you prepared? We’ve put together a checklist of top survival books to get you safely through the storms. SAS Survival Guide by John “Lofty” Wiseman A classic outdoor manual covering every numerous disaster scenarios, this book has gone through multiple editions and sold millions of copies. John Wiseman was a former survival instructor for Britain’s elite Special Air Force. The … Continued


Collecting Thomas Wolfe

Here in Asheville, NC, where Thomas Wolfe and Biblio.com both have their roots, Wolfe’s novels have always been well known and touted throughout the small mountain town. Actually – that’s not true at all – Wolfe left Asheville when he was 15 and didn’t come back until right before his death at the young age of 37 – and his reception during his visit wasn’t the welcome homecoming he was hoping for.  But Asheville was never far from his thoughts, … Continued


Burt Reynolds

Burt Reynolds (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018)   Nothing can replicate the screen presence of Burt Reynolds, but there are some excellent books available about the acting giant. But Enough About Me  by Burt Reynolds and Jon Winokur This memoir, published in 2015, is described as “scandalous, sentimental, no-holds-barred, New York Times bestselling memoir from one of Hollywood’s most enduring and resilient stars.”         Burt Reynolds: My Life Published in 1994 by Hyperion, Reynolds admits that he censored … Continued


Collecting Popular Authors of the 2000s

Continuing where we left off with Collecting Popular Authors of the 1990s, here are some mega-bestsellers from the 2000s and their most collectable works: John Sandford Born, John Roswell Camp, John Sandford (2/23/1944) starting writing for newspapers, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a series in 1985 titled “Life on the Land: an American farm family.” He then turned his attention to fiction, and began writing his most popular works, the Prey Series, starting with Rules of Prey … Continued


Collecting Popular Authors of the 1990s

Collecting Popular Authors of the 1990s Collecting popular fiction from best-selling authors may seem like heresy for some – there is nothing rare about most of these commercially printed books, and some book scholars may snub their noses at the literary value. But collecting doesn’t have to be high-brow or based purely on monetary value, it can just be fun. If you have a passion for a popular author there is no reason to not dub yourself a bibliophile and … Continued