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This article reads like a press release or a news article and is largely based on routine coverage or sensationalism. Please expand this article with properly sourced content to meet Wikipedia's quality standards, event notability guideline, or encyclopedic content policy.(September 2020) is an international online marketplace specializing in rare and collectible books.[1] was established in 2000 in Asheville, North Carolina, by Brendan J. Sherar and Michael C. Tracey.[2] announced a joint three-way agreement with Bibliopolis, LLC and Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) in April 2009, to provide a new e-commerce site for ABAA members and their books.[3]
Type of businessPrivate, Online retailer
HeadquartersAsheville, North Carolina, United States
Founder(s)Brendan Sherar
IndustryRetail (Specialty)
ProductsUsed books, rare books, out of print books, new books and textbooks
Employees10 (2010)
Biblio was founded in 2000 as a metasearch or price comparison engine company. In 2003, it began hosting its own online marketplace.[4] In May 2009, Biblio expanded to the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe.[citation needed]
Technology provides BiblioDirector, an inventory management software that works on both Biblio and other marketplaces. provided Bookhound inventory management program for free to its sellers from June 2008 to December 2012. An updated version of Bookhound is still available for sale through Bibliopolis.[citation needed]
As of 2008, launched a complete overhaul of their site. Their new site was built on the Solr search engine, a subproject of the Apache HTTP Server Lucene project. The Solr search engine allows one to search by author, title, illustrator, data, among other parameters. Biblio's stated goal for search is to help customers find titles in as few clicks as possible.[5]
Corporate structure and partnerships is wholly owned and operated by Biblio, Inc., a privately held company. The company advertises its use of a triple bottom line and runs in charity programs called Ecosend and Biblio Charitable Works, Inc.[6][better source needed] Biblio describes itself as the first online book marketplace to offer carbon-free shipping through its Ecosend program, purchasing carbon offsets for the shipment of every book sold through its site.[citation needed]
On April 17, 2009, announced a joint three-way agreement with Bibliopolis, LLC and Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) to provide a new e-commerce site for ABAA members.[7] Under the 4-year joint operating agreement, the new ABAA e-commerce site built by Bibliopolis features's search engine and e-commerce technology.[3] In addition to the ABAA site, Biblio runs similar niche-market sites such as and (Independent Online Booksellers Association).[citation needed]
  1. ^ Ritchey, Julia. "A cover story: Biblio". Mountain Xpress. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Certificate of Assumed Name For a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, or Limited Partnership". Consolidated Real Property. 2351. Buncombe County, NC Register of Deeds. 2000. p. 347. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Archive for the 'Bibliopolis' Category". Fine Press Book Association. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ Reynolds 2004
  5. ^ Biblio 2008
  6. ^ PRWeb
  7. ^ Loftin 2009
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