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.


#GivingTuesday 2015: Donate with Biblio

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Biblio is an excited participant in #GivingTuesday 2015!

#GivingTuesday comes after #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday – the holiday hashtag trifecta. Instead of telling you to buy, buy, buy, it encourages you to give, give, give. Give time, give energy, and if you can, give money to charitable organizations that are doing good in your community.

I’ve seen articles written by those who grumble that the #GivingTuesday movement is being abused by marketers trying to make their brands look better. While we can see why some would feel that way, we continue to participate because the heart of #GivingTuesday is true. The flow of holiday consumerism has a mighty tide, and any message that can break through to remind people how their money or volunteer time can help in the communities around them is worth boosting! (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.


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


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

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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.


Join us for the “12 Days of Christmas” Giveaway on Facebook!

Join us on Friday, December 6th, 2013 for our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway on Facebook!

LikesOur “12 Days of Christmas” Giveaway is easy to play! Go to our Facebook page to Like our page and play along.

Each day for 12 days, we’ll post a question at 10am EDT, starting on December 6th. To participate, all you have to do is answer our question in the comments section, and we’ll use our random generator tool to select a daily winner. You have until 8:30am EDT the following morning to post your reply.

We’ll announce the daily winner that morning at 9am EDT. Each winner will receive a special 50% off coupon for their entire purchase on Biblio (up to $25 max discount).

Those 12 winners will then be entered into a grand prize drawing on Wednesday, December 18th, when one person will win free books for a year in 2014!

The grand prize winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 18th at 4pm EDT. (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.


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.