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





What does Biblio.com do with all the money it makes?

Couldn’t resist the eye-grabbing headline.  At risk of disappointing the reader, I have to confess that we’re really not talking that much money. While we’re profitable (even despite the economy) I’m afraid our bottom line would look like a rounding error to many big companies.  (At least its a black rounding error, though) Its surprising to us, though, to find so many people – booksellers, vendors, customers, would be employees – who think we’re some soul-less mega corporation.  In fact, … Continued