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 — Biblio.com 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WNYPapers: “Old Editions Bookshop and Gallery sells used and rare books, prints, artwork, first editions, signed books, historical documents, collectible magazines, and other memorabilia.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


An uncommon collectible – City Directories

Don’t throw those Yellow Pages away quite yet! City directories are an interesting niche where the world of collectible books and ephemera meet. While they aren’t the most riveting object to collect, city directories deserve a place on the shelf of a some collectors. For example, if your book collection based on your hometown, a city directory can be a great addition! Famous businesses, family names, and other facts about the town are beautifully bound in a directory. These annual … Continued


Rare Journal of a Young Privateer Rediscovered in a Linen Closet

  A treasure was recently found in a strange hiding place – a linen closet in Kansas City. While the relatives of Margaret Davis sorted her estate, they came across the handwritten journal of one of their ancestors: Christopher Hawkins. His journal was penned in 1834 when he was 70 years old, and it recounts his tales as a young privateer during the Revolutionary War. At the tender age of 13 years old, apprentice Christopher Hawkins turned privateer to help … Continued


Biblio.com is offering a scholarship for the 2018 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

2018 Colorado Antiquarian Bookseller Seminar scholarship from Biblio!

We are excited to announce that we are again offering a scholarship to the 2018 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS).

Are you a bookseller, or a serious book collector who wants to increase their knowledge about the identification, valuation, restoration, and selling of rare and antiquarian books? CABS is the educational conference of your dreams! Our scholarship is now open to you. Here’s what we cover:

  • the full cost of tuition for the seminar ($1250)
  • $250 towards accommodations at the facilities provided by the seminar
  • $250 to be donated to a literacy or education-based non-profit of your choice

To apply for the scholarship, you must provide an essay of around 500 words that introduces your chosen field of expertise or specialization in your book collection. We may publish this article on its websites will full attribution, of course! Please also provide a brief description of your preferred literary charity and why they are your choice.

The deadline for applications/articles is May 7, 2018. Please send all applications to scholarship@biblio.com. A drawing is held among qualified entrants to find the winner. The scholarship winner will be notified within 7 days of the application deadline.


The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar, now in its 41st year, provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern.
https://www.bookseminars.com/scholarships.php

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.


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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.


Agatha Christie Manuscript Notebook Going to Auction

agatha christie manuscript notebook - listed by Lucius Books on Biblio

 

Agatha Christie wrote out her brainstorming and inspiration in handwritten notebooks, and now James Hallgate of Lucius Books has one of those notebooks up for auction.

Lucius Books, who sells on Biblio, has the manuscript notebook listed for sale. You can browse the listing on Biblio here.

From their description: “Manuscript notebook, written entirely in the hand of Agatha Christie containing 175 pages of notes relating in depth to the Miss Marple novel “A Murder Is Announced” (here with the working title “A Murder Has Been Arranged”) and the play “Spider’s Web”. With further notes relating to the novel “They Do It With Mirrors”, a page regarding the play “Miss Perry”, an alternative plot for “A Pale Horse”, notes for a Mary Westmacott novel, jottings of autobiography, a room sketch to illustrate the layout for a murder and much more.”

agatha christie manuscript notebook - by lucius books on biblio.com
An unassuming notebook containing a wealth of inspiration from Agatha Christie

The auction will take place at the “China in Print” fair, whih features rare books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. The fair runs through November 17-19 at the Maritime Museum in Hong Kong.

Lucius Books (ABA, ILAB) is located in York. They carry a high quality stock of first editions, signed copies, bound sets and childrens & illustrated books with some original art. Browse their full inventory on Biblio.

If you are a fan of Dame Agatha Christie, you can browse her rare and collectible titles here.

 

 

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.


Pre-Fire Chicago Map Sells for $200,000 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Reprinted with permission from Fine Books & Collections

J.T. Palmatary’s rare birds-eye view of pre-fire Chicago sold just shy of $200,000 in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ September 13 Fine Books and Manuscripts auction conducted in Chicago. It was printed in 1857 by Braunhold & Sonne and is one of four known copies. The three other copies are held by the Library of Congress, the Newberry Library and the Chicago History Museum.
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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.


Some Farm: E.B. White’s Maine Home for Sale

by Barbara Basbanes Richter, reprinted with permission from Fine Books & Collections The house that inspired E.B. White’s classic children’s book Charlotte’s Web is for sale. Including a circa 1795 farmhouse and 40+ acres of farmland nestled on Allen Cove in Blue Hill Bay with views of Acadia National Park, the property is listed with Downeast Properties for $3.7 million. White’s story of how a spider named Charlotte convinced a farmer to save the Wilbur the pig from the dinner … Continued


Biblio and Rare Book Hub Partner to Expand Rare Book Sales

Biblio.com and Rare Book Hub today announced a new integration between their two sites, allowing easier listing and purchase of rare and collectible books on RareBookHub.com. The Rare Book Hub website is a comprehensive resource for information relating to rare, antiquarian, and collectible books and ephemera. The new partnership with Biblio allows subscribers of Rare Book Hub to offer books for sale directly through the site for immediate purchase through a secure cart, powered by Biblio.com’s search engine and e-commerce … Continued