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Andrea Koczela
Enthusiast of modern and classic literature who loves transforming obscure topics into interesting reads. Writer, editor, marketer, and bookseller.

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Join Us at the 2016 Florida Antiquarian Book Fair!

By Andrea Koczela. Mar 3, 2016. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Book News

We are rapidly approaching the 35th annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair and it promises to be a good one! It's the oldest book fair in the Southeastern United States and can be relied upon for fascinating books and literary conversation. If you find yourself in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area between March 11-13, be sure to stop by. We'll even provide you with free tickets.

     
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Are You Ready for the 2016 California Antiquarian Book Fair?

By Andrea Koczela. Feb 5, 2016. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Book News

If you are near Pasadena next weekend (February 12th-14th), we would like to invite you to the 49th California Antiquarian Book Fair! Sign up here for your complimentary tickets, and then join us to experience some remarkable books.

     
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Quiz: Which Winnie-the-Pooh Character Are You?

By Andrea Koczela. Jan 18, 2016. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Children's Books, Quizzes

Who doesn't love Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood? Whether you're an A. A. Milne purist or a fan of later Disney iterations, the charm of Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, et al. is undeniable. Why not take a moment to enter into their world of honey, heffalumps, and hums? Answer six brief questions to determine which Winnie-the-Pooh character you would be. 

     
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The Best of 2015: Our 10 Most Popular Blog Posts

By Andrea Koczela. Dec 31, 2015. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Literature

It is hard to believe that 2015 is drawing to a close. What a great year! The staff at Books Tell You Why would like to take a moment to thank all of you: the loyal readers who followed our work throughout the year. Your interest and enthusiasm are a constant reminder of why we do what we do.

Before beginning festivities tonight and moving on to 2016 tomorrow, we thought we'd take a moment to revisit our ten most popular blog posts from 2015. Care to join us?

     
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Announcing a New Scholarship for Rare Book School

By Andrea Koczela. Dec 19, 2015. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Libraries & Special Collections, Book News

Here at Books Tell You Why, we're excited to announce a new scholarship for Rare Book School! Beginning in 2016, we will send one winner per year to a RBS course of his or her choosing. 

     
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Quiz: What Type of Book Should You Collect?

By Andrea Koczela. Nov 19, 2015. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Quizzes

For the indecisive bibliophiles among us, help has arrived! We have put together a quiz to determine your ideal collecting area. Answer our six penetrating questions and discover new bookish horizons. You may even realize that you've been hunting the wrong books for years. There's only one way to find out.

     
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Quiz: Which Famous Library Should You Visit?

By Andrea Koczela. Oct 12, 2015. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Libraries & Special Collections, Quizzes

For bibliophiles, there are few greater pleasures than visiting a well-curated library. Of course, as we've detailed on our blog, libraries exist in astonishing variety. How, then, does one determine which library to see next? Worry not. Book lovers may now breathe a collective sigh of relief for there can be no better way to answer this question than by taking our latest quiz: which famous library should you visit?

     
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Are You Ready for the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair?

By Andrea Koczela. Oct 1, 2015. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Book News

If you are near Seattle next weekend (October 10th-11th), we would like to invite you to the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair! Sign up here for your complimentary tickets, and then join us to experience some remarkable books.

     
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Quiz: Which Famous Book Collector Are You?

By Andrea Koczela. Sep 14, 2015. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Book Collecting, Quizzes

You love books—perhaps they're even taking over your home. Well, here's some good news: you're in excellent company. Many historical figures and celebrities are also book collectors. From Thomas Jefferson to Keith Richards, book collectors come in a vast range of styles. So what defines your collecting approach? Take our quiz to see which of the world's most famous bibliophiles you most resemble. 

     
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Brontës?

By Andrea Koczela. Aug 20, 2015. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Legendary Authors, Quizzes

The Brontës remain one of history's most famous literary families. Of the six siblings, two died during childhood. The remaining three sisters, Anne, Charlotte, and Emily, became published authors during their lifetimes. Although all three died young, their writings have endured as literary classics. How well do you know the lives and works of this legendary family? Take a moment to test your knowledge with the following quiz:

     
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How can I identify a first edition? Where do I learn about caring for books? How should I start collecting? Hear from librarians about amazing collections, learn about historic bindings or printing techniques, get to know other collectors. Whether you are just starting or looking for expert advice, chances are, you'll find something of interest on blogis librorum.

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