Pumpkin Moonshine is Great for Children

Pumpkin Moonshine is Best Shared with the Whole Family Don’t worry, Biblio hasn’t pivoted towards the illegal still industry. Pumpkin Moonshine is an adorable children’s book authored and illustrated by the famed Tasha Tudor. Just in time for Halloween, your little trick-or-treaters will love the story and illustrations featured in this timeless tale of adventure and mischief. Pumpkin Moonshine tells the story of Sylvie Ann, a rambunctious child who goes searching for the perfect pumpkin moonshine, more commonly known as … Continued


An uncommon collectible – City Directories

Don’t throw those Yellow Pages away quite yet! City directories are an interesting niche where the world of collectible books and ephemera meet. While they aren’t the most riveting object to collect, city directories deserve a place on the shelf of a some collectors. For example, if your book collection based on your hometown, a city directory can be a great addition! Famous businesses, family names, and other facts about the town are beautifully bound in a directory. These annual … Continued


16 Must-Have Poetry Books for Your Collection

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman First published in 1855 Leaves of Grass was a small book consisting of twelve poems. Whitman revised and republished it throughout his life, resulting in vastly different editions, the last including more than 400 poems. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson Although Dickinson wrote over 1800 poems during her lifetime, less than a dozen were published before her death in 1886 at the age of 55. Her younger sister, Lavinia, who lived at … Continued


Collecting a Series

Regardless of what book series you choose to go for, the collecting experience is invariably fun, and the end result unquestionably appealing on the bookshelf.



The Cataloguer's Desk: "Is My Harry Potter Book Valuable?"

Last night marked the premier of the first of two feature length films that make up the final book in the much-acclaimed Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

To celebrate this event, Laura Massey of “The Cataloguer’s Desk” blog has offered up a very clear and concise article to help you to determine if your copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is one of those rare and collectible first edition, first printings.

Go and have a read, and even if your copy is one of the battered and abused non-collectible editions, crack it open and let yourself enter the world of Privet Drive and Hogwarts again!