These Edgar Allen Poe Illustrations are Nightmarish and Amazing

Illustrator Harry Clarke perfectly embodies the quiet terror and overwhelming claustrophobia of Edgar Allen Poe’s most loved stories. If you enjoy not sleeping and jumping at every noise your house makes, you should really check out Tales of Mystery and Imagination, a collection of stories by Edgar Allen Poe. First adopted in 1908 by Padraic Colum, the collection has been published and reproduced by many publishing houses, but the most memorable editions feature illustrations by famed stained glass artist and … Continued

Collecting Thomas Wolfe

Here in Asheville, NC, where Thomas Wolfe and both have their roots, Wolfe’s novels have always been well known and touted throughout the small mountain town. Actually – that’s not true at all – Wolfe left Asheville when he was 15 and didn’t come back until right before his death at the young age of 37 – and his reception during his visit wasn’t the welcome homecoming he was hoping for.  But Asheville was never far from his thoughts, … Continued

Collecting Popular Authors of the 2000s

Continuing where we left off with Collecting Popular Authors of the 1990s, here are some mega-bestsellers from the 2000s and their most collectable works: John Sandford Born, John Roswell Camp, John Sandford (2/23/1944) starting writing for newspapers, winning a Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a series in 1985 titled “Life on the Land: an American farm family.” He then turned his attention to fiction, and began writing his most popular works, the Prey Series, starting with Rules of Prey … Continued

Collecting Popular Authors of the 1990s

Collecting Popular Authors of the 1990s Collecting popular fiction from best-selling authors may seem like heresy for some – there is nothing rare about most of these commercially printed books, and some book scholars may snub their noses at the literary value. But collecting doesn’t have to be high-brow or based purely on monetary value, it can just be fun. If you have a passion for a popular author there is no reason to not dub yourself a bibliophile and … Continued

A Complete List of Anthony Bourdain’s Books

A Career In Writing Anthony Bourdain may be best known as the television persona traveling the world and eating exotic cuisines in his hit shows on the Food Network A Cook’s Tour, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, and The Layover, along with CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, but he is also the author of multiple best-selling books. Most of his books, both fiction and non-fiction, center around cooking and food, including his first breakout best-seller Kitchen Confidential, published in 2001. The … Continued

The Works of Harper Lee

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Nelle Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama on April 28, 1926, and she passed away in her hometown earlier today, February 19, 2016.

Harper Lee was best known for the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which was published in 1960. It was immediately successful, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, and has become a classic of modern American literature.  She remained out of the public eye for decades afterwards, and did not publish anything else until 2015, a sequel to Mockingbird: Go Set a Watchman in 2015. (more…)

Roald Dahl: a family builds a love of books

Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl, illus. Quentin Blake

Our Roald Dahl collection started entirely by accident, but that’s often the case when collecting books, isn’t it?

When I married my husband, I had a son from a previous relationship. As is expected, the two hadn’t quite found the moment that clicked between them. My son was preschool age and generally regarded my husband as the tall, odd man that fed and bathed him. My husband was (is) a tall, odd man who wanted nothing more than to lavish his new stepson with all manner of love and be-spoil-ment. Then one night, purely by chance or else divine intervention, I got called into work to cover a late shift.

I got home right as bath-time was accomplished, pajamas administered, and my son was running down the hall to pick out a bedtime story. Normally I did story-time in his room, squatting awkwardly next to his tiny bed, but I was content to watch and see how my husband might do things differently.

When my son came pelting out of his room with no books in hand and swerved for the living room of our tiny apartment, I nearly stopped him. I’m glad I didn’t. (more…)

Pru is a North Carolina native, transplanted to the bustling base of South Carolina’s tiny share of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she tag-teams with her husband to herd two brilliant boys and two cats.

When she’s not busy blogging with Biblio or toiling over original works, you can most likely find her speeding around in the mountains, blasting egregiously loud music and singing off-key.

Despite being fresh in the bookselling scene, she’s been a insatiable reader since forever, and will point you to her love for Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen, while tucking Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams behind her back and shushing them. Honestly, she’ll read anything you put in front of her. Help support her writing career via Patreon

Aleister Crowley: The Man and the Magick

Aleister Crowley is a well known occultist and mystic, and the founder of Thelema. His credo of “Do As Thou Wilt” earned him the title, “The wickedest man in the world,” and the aliases Frater Perdurabo and The Great Beast. The Thelemite prophet was an author and poet as well, and published many books until his death in 1947.

There are many sellers on Biblio who have stunning examples of his works, many of them signed first editions:

Collecting Jonathan Franzen

With the release of Jonathan Franzen’s new book, Freedom, everyone, it seems, has gotten into Franzen Frenzy again.  While most everyone is lined up to pick up a signed first edition of Freedom, we know you’ll all be rushing to backfill your Franzen collection and thought we’d give you a few choice first edition picks from our booksellers’ vast inventories: 1. The Corrections – 1st Edition/1st Printing by Franzen, Jonathan New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fine in Fine dust … Continued