The Power of Books – One Man’s Story

Brad Wirz of
Brad Wirz and friends, volunteering in Honduras.

Author: Brad Wirz and is the force behind the Bibliophile’s Shop here on
The literary-themed gifts that he curates are fun and unique, and 10% of each purchase goes to benefit!  Check out the bookmarks, posters, games, clothing, kitchenware, and more for holiday gifts for the bookish types on your list.

Almost four years ago I found myself curled up in the fetal position in a dark hotel room in New York City. A supercharged, 20+ year career in corporate marketing had taken its toll, putting me on the road 200 days each year, persistently eroding the great enthusiasm I had in the early years of my career.

I called my wife with a firm proclamation: One year from now I’m going to be doing something completely different. Without even blinking, she agreed, and I released a sigh of relief. (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.

BiblioWorks – Be a part of the 2nd Annual Literacy Festival! was built for the love of books, and the desire to share that appreciation with the rest of the world.  In 2005, we founded the non-profit organization, BiblioWorks. After the success of the first library project in Morado K’asa, Bolivia, BiblioWorks became a major contributor in the efforts to bring literacy and education to impoverished indigenous communities.  Since then, we have helped to build nine community libraries in Bolivia, as well as assisted with local book drives, prison book … Continued

Congratulations, Charity Bookstall!

This year’s winner of the annual Don Dario Scholarship is Charity Bookstall, the Biblio storefront for the Morin Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Their work in supporting literacy efforts qualified them to receive:

  • Full cost of tuition for the five day annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar
  • A donation of $500 to the literacy charity of the recipient’s choice in their name.
  • One year of free listing fees in Billing Option B on

Sadly, Charity Bookstall wasn’t able to take advantage of the tuition for the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar due to staffing commitments, but they did earn a charitable contribution for the Morin Foundation, Inc. and Bibilo’s 7.5% commission plan with no monthly fees for one year!

Charity Bookstall describes their efforts this way:

“We are also known as Project Library, the name of our primary program which supports both adult and child literacy initiatives. Nationwide, Project Library focuses on expanding the holdings of public libraries and public school libraries in the poorest communities. In Greater Boston, its Library Development Program helps create informal libraries and fill their shelves. Our focus is building and strengthening libraries that cater to underserved readers.
To learn more about us, or to make a donation look us up at Network for Good.” 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.