Mar 17, 2022
Biblio.com started as a
price comparison engine for new and used books in 2000. Later, this
price comparison engine became SearchBiblio.com famous for several
years as the Internet's fastest "metasearch" site for books. In the
summer of 2003 Biblio.com launched as a used books marketplace,
working off a 'triple bottom line' using these goals: achieving
profit, serving people, and preserving the environment.
Biblio's founder, Brendan
Sherar has a life-long passion and appreciation for books.
A former bookstore owner, he has been involved in the
transformation of the book industry from the earliest days of the
Internet. He has a B.A. in economics from University of North
Carolina at Asheville and is a graduate student at Georgia
Institute of Technology. In his spare time, he enjoys running,
soccer, hiking, playing piano, gardening, and traveling
I met with Brendan via Zoom to talk
about the differences between Biblio and its larger competitors,
about Biblio's first ever live virtual Antiquarian Book
Fair scheduled for March 24-26, 2022,
about how booksellers can best increase their online sales, tips
for book buyers wanting to shop online, advice on book collecting,
how Biblio is working to match collectors with buyers and sellers,
and much more.