Biblio was founded in 2000 by current CEO Brendan Sherar. The company was originally a price comparison search engine. In 2003, the company changed direction and retired the search engine in favor of an online used book store, with their main focus out of print or hard to find books.
In 2008, Biblio overhauled not on the site, but the way in which books are tagged for searching purposes. The company introduced SOLR, a super fast search engine to provide access to the company’s 60 million book titles. The company has a three way agreement between Biblioposis and ABBA. This four year agreement, signed in April of 2009, allows the ABBA eCommerce site clients access to the Biblio search engine.
Biblio is the first online book seller to offer carbon free shipping. Through the Ecosend program, Biblio purchases carbon offsets for every shipment of books it sends.