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


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


Biblioworks needs YOU! Help Donate to the Literary Festival!

 

The Reading Festival (Sucre Lee!) takes place in Sucre, Bolivia every year. It is the largest event organized by BiblioWorks! The main goal of the festival is to promote reading habits among children.  Annually, Sucre Lee gathers around 2,000 student and has over 20 organizations helping to spread the love of reading!

They are raising money to help facilitate the event, and they need your help!

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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.


#BiblioShelf 2016 Giveaway Winners!

We are pleased to announce the winners for the #BiblioShelf Giveaway!

One winner from the blog post widget: Rick H.

One winner from the Instagram #BiblioShelf Contest: Amanda S.

Each one has been contacted by email and will get $100 credit in BiblioBucks for FREE BOOKS!

Thanks for playing, everyone!

Here’s the rest of the #BiblioShelf Instagram entries, just for fun! (If the widget below doesn’t load, just click here!)

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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.


#BiblioShelf Free Book Giveaway!

#BiblioShelf Free Book GiveawayThe season of the best reading weather is here! To celebrate tumbling leaves, warm beverages, and the pleasure of a good book, Biblio is giving away $100 in BiblioBucks to a lucky follower!

Enter to win by using the giveaway widget below the rules. If you are on Instagram, you can enter to win there by visiting this link and following the instructions!

The rules:

BiblioBucks are good for use on Biblio.com, Biblio.co.uk, Biblio.com.au, and Biblio.co.nz. Winner must create a free account on one of those sites, to which the $100 credit will be applied. If the winner does not respond within 5 business days, another winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway, you agree to receive promotional emails from Biblio. Learn more about BiblioBucks here.


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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.


BiblioWorks Fifth Annual Reading Festival is coming soon!

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Kids read in Sucre during the literary festival.

April is Literacy Month!

Do you believe in the power of literacy?

Literacy has the power to open new doors to people and allows for economic, cultural and social growth. We hope to engage the population of Sucre through innovative reading activities that promote healthy debate about some of the toughest issues Bolivia currently faces.

Biblioworks has designated April as literacy month, so we will be bringing the joy of reading to Sucre via two exciting events:

  • Sucre Reads is a fun activity where our staff and volunteers ride on local buses sharing books and reading with passengers and drivers.
  • The Fifth Annual Reading Festival is a full-day activity that introduces children and adults to the love of books and reading. It gathers more than 2,000 students from different schools in Sucre and is open to the public as well. More than 20 organizations present their projects and programs encouraging literacy.

You can help BiblioWorks in their efforts to spread the love of reading in a few ways:

 

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 needs your help!

  BiblioWorks believes that healthy communities require healthy minds, and so does Biblio.com! That’s why we founded Biblio Charitable Works in 2005 and have been helping to support BiblioWorks in their building of libraries, supplying books and training librarians in the poorest communities of Bolivia ever since. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, they also need support from donors like you. To date, 12 libraries have been built in rural Bolivia. BiblioWorks trains librarians to run the libraries, which are embraced as … Continued


My Biblio order came from Amazon?!

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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.


The Power of Books – One Man’s Story

Brad Wirz of GoneReading.com
Brad Wirz and friends, volunteering in Honduras.

Author: Brad Wirz and GoneReading.com is the force behind the Bibliophile’s Shop here on Biblio.com.
The literary-themed gifts that he curates are fun and unique, and 10% of each purchase goes to benefit BiblioWorks.org!  Check out the bookmarks, posters, games, clothing, kitchenware, and more for holiday gifts for the bookish types on your list.


Almost four years ago I found myself curled up in the fetal position in a dark hotel room in New York City. A supercharged, 20+ year career in corporate marketing had taken its toll, putting me on the road 200 days each year, persistently eroding the great enthusiasm I had in the early years of my career.

I called my wife with a firm proclamation: One year from now I’m going to be doing something completely different. Without even blinking, she agreed, and I released a sigh of relief. (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.