Biblio offering CABS scholarship to a Bookseller

A talk by Michael Suarez, titled "Ecosystems of Value: Thinking about the Circulation of Antiquarian Books"
A talk by Michael Suarez, titled “Ecosystems of Value: Thinking about the Circulation of Antiquarian Books”

In support of Biblio’s commitment to excellence in bookselling, we are pleased to once again pay the tuition for a bookseller to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.

The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar is one of the single greatest resources available for professional booksellers of every experience level to increase their knowledge.

This is the eighth year that Biblio has offered a bookseller a scholarship to attend the Seminar. Biblio’s scholarship awards:

  • The full cost of tuition for the Seminar
  • $250 toward accommodations at the facilities provided by the seminar
  • $250 donation to a non-profit of the winner’s choice which promotes literacy and/or education
  • One year of Biblio’s lowest commission option with all monthly fees rebated.

Past scholarship recipients have reported the amazing depth of information available during this 5 day event, and we are proud to be able to help booksellers attend.

To apply, please provide:

  • A few paragraphs on why you hope to attend the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. (no more than one single-spaced page)
  • A brief description of the charity you would choose to receive the donation and why you chose them (no more than one single-spaced page)

Email your entry to scholarship@biblio.com by May 30, 2016.
We’ll announce a winner by June 10th.

Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books.

You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie’s Pocket.


Biblio Booksellers: Enter to win a scholarship to the 2015 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar!

Attention Biblio Booksellers! Biblio is pleased to offer a scholarship to the 2015 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. Over the past years, we’ve been able to share this scholarship opportunity with wonderful bookshops like Black Paw Books, Renaissance Books, Charity Bookstall, Act 2 Books, and Grateful Dead Books. Named in honor of a community leader who was instrumental in helping us open the first public library in Bolivia, the Don Dario Scholarship is provided annually to one bookseller in recognition of their … Continued


Biblio Booksellers: Win a scholarship to the 2014 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar!

A talk by Michael Suarez, titled "Ecosystems of Value: Thinking about the Circulation of Antiquarian Books"
Image by Malcolm Moncreif-Spittle of Renaissance Books, the 2013 winner of the Don Dario Scholarship.  A talk by Michael Suarez, titled “Ecosystems of Value: Thinking about the Circulation of Antiquarian Books

Biblio.com is pleased to offer a scholarship to the 2014 Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar.

The Don Dario Scholarship was named in honor of a community leader who was instrumental in helping us open the first public library in Bolivia.  We are proud to award the annual scholarship to a Biblio bookseller in recognition of their experience and professionalism in the book trade.

The scholarship is open to any registered Biblio.com bookseller.


The Don Dario scholarship recipient will receive: (more…)

Amber is the current marketing coordinator at Biblio. A lifelong love of the written word brought her to Biblio and she happily spends her days talking about books and delving into the wide world of antiquarian books.

You can also find her in the garden or writing about brewing and plant adventures at Pixie’s Pocket.


“Booked to Die” Revisited

Booked to Die, first edition
Booked to Die, first edition

When I first started working in a used bookstore, the shop keeper assigned me two books to read before starting. The first, ABC for Book Collectors, was a thorough encyclopedia of the terminology of the trade.  It supplied me with a solid foundation on which to build my knowledge of used and rare books. The second book I was given was John Dunning’s Booked to Die.  That little page-turner mystery gave material to construct spires on that original foundation.

For those who haven’t read Dunning’s Bookman series, you should get a copy of Booked to Die as soon as possible. John Dunning managed to draw on his real life experience running a bookshop in Denver to create a detailed portrayal of the strange and sometimes seedy world of used and rare books. Booked to Die introduces police detective and book-collector Cliff Janeway working a murder case revolving around rare books. (more…)


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.


Canada Post Strike

Greetings! As I am sure, many of you have noticed the news about the rolling Canada Post strikes currently affecting deliveries to and from Canada.

If you have recently shipped to an address in Canada, we encourage you to contact those customers as a courtesy to let them know that there may be a delay in receipt of their order due to the Canada Post rolling strikes. This is especially true for orders sent via USPS Media Mail.

For new orders that have not yet shipped, you may wish to look at other mail service options, such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or similar private companies.

If you are a Canadian bookseller and a rolling strike is scheduled for your area, you may wish to put your shop on vacation during that time period.  For more information and a guide to putting your shop on vacation, click here:  https://www.biblio.com/faq_detail.php?faqid=23

For our Canadian booksellers who receive payments from Biblio via check, this might be a great time to switch to Direct Deposit (paid twice monthly, no extra fees).

Thank you, and please feel free to direct any questions or concerns to bookseller-support@biblio.com.


New Rare Book Rooms

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, we’ve added two new Rare Book Room categories:

We’ve already added a few books from Biblio to those new categories to get things started, but this is a great chance for you to highlight some of your rare seasonal offerings!

Biblio’s Rare Book Room is a powerful tool for recommending your better stock to discerning collectors.

Remember, it’s absolutely free to add books to the Rare Book Room. You just need to have a price of at least USD $100.00 and at least one photo on that book. The rest is easy! CLICK HERE to find out how!



Expanded Payment Options!

To make it easier for customers to buy books on Biblio, we are planning to introduce some new payment options to Biblio’s checkout system. In the coming weeks, Biblio will be testing Amazon Payments, followed later this year by Google Checkout.

Similar to PayPal Express, Biblio customers will be able to use their existing online payment account through either Amazon Payments or Google Checkout to pay for book orders from Biblio booksellers. We hope that giving customers more options for making fast and secure payments will increase orders for Biblio booksellers.

For booksellers, these new payment types will work just like any other Biblio processed payment.


Discounts on archival supplies for Biblio booksellers

Biblio is always looking for ways to help booksellers with their businesses. We’ve been able to arrange a special offer from Gaylord Brothers to help booksellers save on book archival and repair materials, such as book jacket covers

Gaylord is extending a 20% discount to Biblio booksellers. Simply use Priority Code BIBLIO when placing your order, and your total is discounted by 20%!

Gaylord brothers is one of the oldest and most respected sources for archival and library materials, and we are thrilled to be able to help offer their products to Biblio booksellers with their very generous discount offer!