May 26, 2022

New App: BiblioBoard App for iPad Provides Worldwide Access to Historical Books

Ed. Note: In June 2011 we mentioned BiblioLabs on infoDOCKET when they released The 19th C. Historical Collection in partnership with The British Library. Bilbliolabs developed the actual app. We posted a second mention in August 2011.

From a Company Announcement (August 13, 2012):

BiblioLabs today unveiled BiblioBoard, a free iPad App that brings thousands of curated historical primary source materials to consumers’ fingertips worldwide.


BiblioBoard was created by the founders of BookSurge, which revolutionized the publishing industry in the early 2000s by offering global software infrastructure for print on demand and publishing services. The same team founded BiblioLabs after BookSurge, later rebranded as CreateSpace, was acquired by With BiblioBoard, they are changing the way the world accesses, buys and discovers content, including books, images and documents, through a multimedia user experience set in a digital ecosystem.


BiblioBoard provides access to historical Anthologies that explore places, events, people and themes from across the centuries. Each Anthology is a curated multimedia experience about a topic that on average includes 75 historical books with numerous other historical images, articles and documents, accompanied by expert commentary.

Today, more than 70 Anthologies are available on BiblioBoard covering a multitude of topics, including literature, sports, religion and war. Users can even find more niche anthologies such as Fairy Tales: Favorite Tales From Around the Globe, The Olympic Games: A Historical Collection, American Slave Narratives: A Historical Collection and Myths and Legends: Stories from Around the World. New Anthologies will be released daily. For a complete listing of Anthologies available on BiblioBoard, visit, or simply download the free BiblioBoard App and browse all the Anthologies.

With Anthologies ranging in price from $9.99 to $15.99, users can purchase an entire curated universe of historical artifacts for the price of a single paperback book. In addition, three anthologies created from the British Library’s 19th Century Historical Collection are being offered for free with every BiblioBoard download, including Trains: The History and Pleasures of Railroading, High Seas Adventures: A Historical Collection of Maritime Life and Castles: An Anthology.


Organizations interested in making their own Anthology for BiblioBoard can learn more at, a free platform for creating multimedia BiblioBoard Anthologies.

BiblioLabs’ internal expert curators develop Anthologies under the imprint BiblioLife. $1 from every BiblioLife Anthology sold will be donated to the Internet Archive to help in their ongoing effort to digitize and preserve the world’s history.

Read the Complete Announcement

Direct to Biblioboard Web Site

Download Biblioboard App

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.