Asheville, NC (PRWEB) July 21, 2010
Biblio.com announced the recipient of their annual Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar scholarship. This scholarship competition is open to all eligible booksellers, and requires an essay by the entrants on “how their book selling business creates a positive impact in their community or the world. This may be interpreted broadly, such as work in encouraging literacy, efforts to recycle, etc.”
The 2010 winner is the Morin Foundation, whose bookselling business, Charity Bookstall, uses 100% of its proceeds to fund and build libraries which are accessible to “underserved readers.”
Project Library, the literacy program through which these libraries are developed, has five focus areas including a Native American Outreach Program, Therapeutic and Recovery Program and providing literacy materials to greater Boston's homeless community.
The essay concludes, “We've kept millions of books out of landfills and made a difference in millions of lives.”
The scholarship contains a full-ride payment to the seminar ($1195) as well as free listing fees for one year on Biblio.com, and a donation of $500 to the winner’s literacy charity of choice.
“The Don Dario Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for Biblio to support literacy and independent booksellers.” says Stephen Bakes, director of Bookseller Relations for Biblio, Inc. “Independent booksellers are a cornerstone of local communities, and this is a chance for us to give something back to them and support their work.”
Biblio.com is one of the world’s leading sources for textbooks, used books, and rare books. Established in 2003 in Asheville, NC, Biblio.com has grown to become one of the largest global book marketplaces, with over 50 million books for sale from over 5,000 booksellers in countries around the world. Biblio.com is wholly owned and operated by Biblio, Inc., a privately held company with a commitment to a triple bottom line, in part through its environmental program, Ecosend, and its work with Biblio Charitable Works, Inc.