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


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.


FAQ: How do I find audiobooks on Biblio?

Searching Biblio for Audiobooks

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An example search form entry to find audiobooks on Biblio

Do you enjoy audiobooks? If you like having your stories read aloud to you, we can help you find them on Biblio.

Since each bookseller on the Biblio marketplace uploads their own inventory, we do not have direct control over book descriptions and their details, so there are many ways to find what you are looking for.

When you are performing a search on Biblio, use the word “audio” in the keyword field along with the book title in the title field to see all audio selections. Here is an example with “Lord of the Rings” in the title and “audio” in the keyword field:

https://www.biblio.com/search.php?author=&title=lord+of+the+rings&isbn=&keyisbn=audio&pageper=20

Now, if you check those search results, you will notice that some listings are for cassettes, while others are on CD.  We may even have a seller or two with vinyl recordings, if you search hard enough!  Make sure that you click all the way from the search results into the book detail pages to read the full description before you make your purchase.

You could also search by author name in the appropriate field, and the word audio in the keyword field, if you want a broader search of an entire author’s works.

If you need more details about a listing, you can always contact the bookseller directly, or if you need help with a transaction or order status, you may submit a ticket to Biblio support.

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.




FAQ: What is a saved search or want list?

As many seasoned book collectors know, used, rare, and out-of-print books can move fast on the internet: especially more desirable or scarce books. Occasionally, when you search for a book on Biblio, you may find that we don’t have any copies available at the moment.  Don’t give up hope, though!  That elusive, rare book may be a lot closer to your fingertips (and bookshelves) than you think. Biblio booksellers add millions of books to our site (yes, that’s a literal … Continued


Finding used books online

Finding used books online with Biblio Search for books When you know exactly what book you want If you know the author, title or ISBN of the book you are looking for, you can search very simply and quickly on Biblio.com by using the book search box which appears at the top right hand corner of every page. While this “quick search” will give you a simple, easy way to search our entire inventory of used books, you may also … Continued


How to clean and repair ex-library books

Books with library markings

One very common question we receive from customers is, “How can I take all the library markings off of an ex-library book?

Its very tempting, as book collectors, to want to malign libraries for the damage they do to books.  But as Stephen (whose parents were librarians) has often defended to me: “How many books do you think libraries would have if they didn’t mangle them with markings and pockets?”

So, we do thank you librarians one and all for helping to keep your books on the shelves for everyone to enjoy!

However, as book collectors, we do occasionally end up with an library discard book as a filler in our collection.  (Since I can’t yet afford a nice fine first of Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, for example, I have a first edition in first state dustwrapper ex-library on my own shelf).

So, to the question:  how do you clean up your ex-library books and make them at least presentable?  In this article on removing library markings from books, renowned book care expert Bern Marcowitz attacks the problem with aplomb and – naturally – a hair dryer.