Guyanese author E.R. Braithwaite has passed away at the venerable age of 104. Braithwaite is best known for his award-winning novel To Sir, With Love. This autobiographical tale tells of his time as a schoolteacher in the East End of London. The book was made into a film starring Sidney Poitier and the singer Lulu. His writings mostly dealt with the difficulties of being a black man with a classical education in a world full of discrimination. Braithwaite joined the … Continued
It’s time for All Hallow’s Read again, that magical time of year when we give the gift of fright!
If you haven’t yet heard about it, All Hallow’s Read is a month-long celebration of the horror genre (for the adults) and spooky stories (for the kids). The idea is, whether it’s a beautifully-wrapped Stephen King novel to your spouse, a dog-eared copy of Frankenstein you abandon on a park bench with the inscription “Take Me!” on a Post-It Note, or anything in-between, that we all take the time to give each other scary books. (more…)
A correction: Mr. Peteen and PBA Galleries have let us know that the auction is on October 20th, 2016 – not September 20 as we first reported. This October 20th, San Francisco’s PBA Galleries will be auctioning off a book of rare William Henry Jackson images. The auction company will feature a bound volume of 76 “Albertypes” of Yellowstone National Park made from negatives produced by Jackson. What makes these images so remarkable, besides their quality, is their aforementioned rarity. … Continued
In the wake of the British “Brexit” vote that not only begins the process of withdrawing from the European Union, but also potentially triggers the break-up of the United Kingdom, the libretto to a piece of eighteenth-century theatre illustrates the tangled history of Britain and Europe. In 1700, England faced a succession crisis: twelve years previously, the Roman Catholic king James II had been ousted by his daughter, Mary Stuart and her husband, the Dutch Protestant William of Orange. They … Continued
One hundred years ago, an innovative (anti-art) artistic movement swept Europe. Dada, really more of an anti-movement, was birthed when Hugo Ball and Emmy Ball-Hennings opened their “Künstlerkneipe Voltaire” in Zurich, Spiegelgasse 1, together with artists like Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, Richard Huelsenbeck, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, André Breton, Jean Arp, Hannah Höch and Kurt Schwitters on February 5, 1916. (more…)
April is National Poetry Month.
Across the United States, you will find teachers, librarians, poets, authors, and lovers of the written word engaging in events and celebrations relating to poetic pursuits. (more…)
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Mark your calendars for April 23, booklovers! The ILAB Pop Up Book Fairs are quite likely appearing somewhere in your area. From the Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna’s famous Prater, with a DADA performance in Zurich, at the elegant Grand Palais in Paris, to an ILAB Pop Up Book Street in Groningen, Netherlands, these bookish flashmobs are going to be everywhere. (more…)
Biblio is proud to be a sponsor for the 34th Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair!
The Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize in Literature today, Thursday, October 8, 2015.
The Belarussian journalist and prose writer is the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, and she is also one of the first nonfiction writers. Alexievich is best known for her works about female Russian soldiers, the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.
The Nobel Prize in Literature is given in recognition of a writer’s entire body of work rather than a single title. The Swedish Academy praised Alexievich’s collections of oral histories and “polyphonic writings” as a “monument to suffering and courage in our time”.
The Guardian: Svetlana Alexievich wins 2015 Nobel prize in literature
Books Renewed has been awarded the 2015 Don Dario Scholarship!
Biblio would like to thank to each and every applicant for the 2015 Don Dario scholarship for the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.
We receive quite a few applications for the Don Dario scholarship every year from our worthy booksellers and it is always difficult to choose only one of them to win! After much deliberation, the selection committee has chosen Christopher Korczak of Books Renewed to be the recipient of the tuition scholarship for 2015. Congratulations, Christopher!
Christopher will receive the full cost of tuition for attendance, $250 toward travel and accommodations, and have all monthly fees rebated for one year of Biblio’s lowest commission billing option. There is also a $250 donation heading to Little Free Libraries to help us to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide.
We wish Christopher a safe journey and a wonderful time in Colorado! We hope that he returns to Books Renewed in Massachusetts with a new wealth of knowledge about rare and antiquarian books.
To the many booksellers that were not choose this year, we hope that you will apply again next year! Biblio.com offers an annual scholarship to the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar – The Don Dario Honorary Scholarship is offered in keeping with Biblio’s stated commitment to Environment, Independence and Community.