Textbook Season is here!

It is time to buckle down and prepare for the next semester of college courses! Many of our booksellers specialize in selling used textbooks at significantly cheaper prices than new copies run in today’s market. Read more for some tips about buying used textbooks or click here to start saving on used textbooks now! Search by ISBN if your professor has provided them.  Searching for a college textbook by title and author alone can provide search results that include multiple … Continued

Marelibri launches an Android Application

Breaking News From our friends at Marelibri:

Marelibri has just released a free application for Android smartphones and tablets!

You can now search and compare prices for that perfect new, used, or antiquarian book from thousands of independent booksellers from your Droid and then purchase directly from the bookseller.  You can also save your favorite books and searches for later, or to share with your friends.

Download it for FREE:  http://www.marelibri.com/androidApplication.html

or search the official Android Market for “Marelibri”

The Android app is currently available in English and French.

How to Search for Books on Biblio

A detailed guide to the search options on Biblio.com! We have the tools to help you find the book you want from one of our thousands of independent booksellers.

Simplifying price comparison on books

Single Variable Calculus
Even James Stewart's popular calculus textbook might not be able to help you find the best deal on used books as our new bulk search tool!

Price comparison on books and textbooks can be a chore.

If you’re anything like me, you probably stock up your bedside table in bursts, ordering several used books at the same time.  Very likely, you also find yourself rifling through dozens of book searches and possible ordering combinations to arrive at the best bundle price including shipping and delivery.  And that can take some time – and fancy calculus.

Sometimes, I enjoy the challenge of the hunt.  Others, I just want to order my books and be done.

Enter Biblio’s new Bulk Book Search (OK, not the most catchy name, but as you know, we love alliteration).

The new bulk book search allows you to specify a list of ISBNs, the condition you’d prefer, and where you’d like the books shipped to.  And, then it does all the hard work of analyzing every possible combination of dealers and books to arrive at the perfectly priced cart for your order.  All you have to do is simply check off the copies you want, and add them to your cart!  Perfect for the avid reader, or the student looking for cheap textbooks.

So, please, give it a try and send us your feedback.  We’d love to know if it works for you, and of course, how we can make it even better.

Feedback wanted: new “grouped” search results

We’re testing new functionality in our search and are asking for your feedback and input! As you know, Biblio is constantly working to improve its site to become the very best site for discerning book lovers, book collectors and booksellers everywhere.  This week, we’re trying out a new way of displaying search results (only in certain cases, see below), and would love to hear your thoughts. What are “grouped” search results? “Grouped” search results means that instead of showing all … Continued

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

New Search Feature: Search for Books by Illustrator

Wizard of Oz popup
We used the new illustrator feature in our book search to turn up this popup of the Wizard of Oz done by famed illustrator/book artist Robert Sabuda.

We’re happy to announce a new search feature on Biblio.com and Biblio.co.uk: the ability to specify book illustrator as a criteria when searching for books!

As far as we know, this makes Biblio the only major rare & out-of-print book marketplace to offer this capability.  Most importantly, though, we hope this tool proves useful in helping everyone find the books they are looking for, especially those looking for a specific edition of a book with a particular illustrator’s work in mind.