Booksellers! You can now create Free Shipping Sales and offer free shipping on selected inventory items!

You asked for it, and now it’s here! You can now offer free shipping on selected inventory items, and you can specify a date range for that offer.  You’ll use the same tools that already exist for setting up book sales, and you can offer free shipping alone OR in addition to a book price reduction!

Offering free domestic shipping is an effective tool for increasing sales.  You already have the option of entering zeros in your shipping matrix if you want to offer free shipping on all orders to specific shipping zones, and a lot of sellers are now offering free domestic shipping by doing just that.  We heard from many Biblio booksellers who liked that tool, but wanted a way to offer free domestic shipping on selected inventory items only.  Now you can create a book sale which includes all or just a portion of your inventory with free shipping as the discount you offer.  Your free shipping offer can be combined with a book price discount or stand alone.  You can include all your books in your free shipping sale, hand-pick individual items, or select portions of your inventory.  For details about setting up a free shipping sale, click here.  If you have any questions, you can get in touch with our support team by clicking here.

"Dog Days of Summer" Sale from Quaint Book Shop

The Firm First Edition
While I'm not a huge John Grisham fan personally, $175 a nice price for an inscribed first edition of the Firm

Having felt the heat of August dog days here in Asheville since June, this 30% off sale from Quaint Book Shop in Springfield, Ohio caught my eye. (is Springfield the setting for the Simpsons?)

In particular, I liked this nice affordable first edition of Ulysses and the first edition of The Stones of Summer (which I’ve been meaning to read ever since the documentary on this book came out a few years back.  don’t worry, ample reprints of Stones of Summer are also available at a cheaper price).

Gunn Memorial Library Sale!

Get ready: the Gunn Memorial Library will hold its annual book sale, one of the best library book sales in New England, on Oct. 9th and 10th, 2010.

On Saturday, Oct. 9th, there will be a preview from 9-10a.m. with an admission of $15.  From 10a.m. to 4p.m. admission is free.

On Sunday, Oct. 10th, they are open from 10a.m. to 3p.m. and admission is free.

Prices for books start at $1 for paperback and $2 for hardcovers.  They have some very special art, textile and rug books this year as well as books on many other topics.  95% of their books are donated and not ex-library copies.

The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road in Washington, CT.

Please call the library for more information at 860-868-7586 or check out their website.

60% off sale from Allington Antiquarian Books

Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman
A signed first of Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman on sale for just $350 - exclusively on

Allington Antiquarian Books of Winston-Salem is running a 60% off sale on hundreds of very nice collectible books from their inventory now through September 1st.

And, we do mean nice inventory: for example, you can find a first printing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, discounted from $3750 to just $1500.  Or, how about a near fine first of E.B. White’s classic, Stuart Little, on sale for $900!?

Check it out now or browse other exclusive discounted books – only available on!