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The Biblical Library elegantly designed & crafted for enjoyable reading, separated into volumes, and free of all numbers, notes, &c.
The Biblical Library elegantly designed & crafted for enjoyable reading, separated into volumes, and free of all numbers, notes, &c.
14,884 backers pledged $1,440,345 to help bring this project to life.

Well-nigh

Posted by Adam Lewis Greene (Creator)
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Hello, everyone.

I’m sorry for the long wait between updates. The end is in sight. Here’s where we stand.

All five volumes are completely printed. Binding is almost finished—three of the five volumes are completely bound, while the remaining two are in the finishing stages and will be bound by October 7. I spoke with one of our contacts at Kösel yesterday, and he has confirmed the entire order will be ready—arranged in slipcases, packed into custom shipping boxes, and ready to send over the ocean—the first week of November or sooner.

The books, weighing in at a total of about 150 tons, will be loaded onto eight forty-foot shipping containers. Our international and domestic ocean freight and trucking logistics are lined up and ready to go.

 

What all of this means—and what I know many of you are anxious to hear—is that if everything goes smoothly, the books will arrive in port by late November to early December, which means that U.S. orders and most international orders should arrive in time for Chanukkah and Christmas.

We will be sending numerous reminders to have you confirm or, if necessary, update your address, along with clear instructions on how to do so.

If you have any questions (other than how to update your address), please feel free to reach out to us at support@bibliotheca.co. We’ll do our best to get back to you within 48 hours.

I sincerely wish we had been able to deliver the finished product sooner. We did our best—and I’m confident that because we took the time we did, we have made the best books we could have shipped to you. The editorial team, the researchers, the proofreaders, the scholars, and Kösel have all brought their expertise to the table to create something that I trust you’ll find enjoyable, enriching, and enduring.

That’s all for now. A more visual update is in the works, and will be posted soon.

Kind regards,

Adam & co.
bibliotheca.co

 

Jacob Ford, Lucien W. Dupont, and 372 more people like this update.

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    1. Dave Pettengill on

      Whoo Hoo! Definitely excited to receive these!

    2. David Filson on

      Can't wait to get my hands on these volumes! It is no wonder a project of this creativity, vision, and quality has taken extra time. Patience and persistence is coming in for a Merry Christmas landing. Love the pics! I think I saw one of the volumes that'll be in my set, third stack from the right;-)

    3. Aaron Decker on

      ALG tweeted me: "Before Christmas! Hoping for early December. Freight/customs makes it hard to pin down exact dates." and Christianity today published this article http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/november-web-only/kickstarter-bibliotheca-million-dollar-bible-is-finally-fin.html… ...it is NEAR people!

    4. Weston Waugh on

      Congrats!

      Don't sweat the timeline.
      Been with you from day one til now.

    5. Christi Kropf
      Superbacker
      on

      Hi Adam,

      Unfortunately, neither one of those methods works for updating one's address. My $240 pledge just informs me that there have not been any surveys posted yet.

      Also, I'm giving this as a gift and it comes with a personalized library emboss. How and when will we get to enter that information? I would imagine that needs to be done by the printshop, correct? Please advise. Thanks.

    6. Adam Lewis Greene 2-time creator on

      Hi Backers!


      We are very thankful for the eagerness and support for Bibliotheca. You have all helped make this project the first of its kind and a success.


      For address updates, Kickstarter will not allow us to edit your personal information, so for those who may need it, here are the steps to update your address:
      **note- you may not be able to change your address on a mobile device**


      - Log into your Kickstarter account
      - Navigate to the BibIiotheca campaign page
      - Scroll down to your selected reward (highlighted green)
      - Click on the link “Your response”
      - Select “Edit address”

      Or, alternatively:

      - Log into your Kickstarter account
      - Click on the Profile Setting drop-down in upper right-hand corner
      - Under “My Stuff,” select “Backed Projects”
      - Select “Bibliotheca” from the “Projects I backed” list
      - Click the middle “Survey” tab
      - Select “Edit address”


      We appreciate each of you and hope you will continue to share Bibliotheca with friends and family! We can't wait to get it in your hands soon!


      As always, you can reach Bibliotheca support with the emails listed below, through Kickstarter messaging or the "contact" link at www.bibliotheca.co - we're here to help!


      Have a great week,

      Heather
      Bibliotheca, Inc.
      Customer Support Manager


      heather@bibliotheca.co
      support@bibliotheca.co
      http://bibliotheca.co

    7. Adam Lewis Greene 2-time creator on

      Hello @Ng Jun Siang,


      Thank you for reaching out. All aspects for shipping have been accounted for. Our freight shipping out of Europe will not be directly affected by events in Asia. We have partnered with a very reputable company, a global leader in shipping, who is helping to ensure all logistics go as smooth as possible with these precious books before they make their way to each of their new homes.


      Thanks for all your support and patience.


      Many thanks,

      Heather
      Bibliotheca, Inc.
      Customer Support Manager


      heather@bibliotheca.co
      support@bibliotheca.co
      http://bibliotheca.co

    8. Liam Walsh on

      Awesome update! Super excited about these and the revolution they have and will start in the Bible publishing industry! One question though. Are the ribbon markers now black instead of red? They look black from the pictures, but they're too small to tell for sure.

    9. Ng Jun Siang on

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    10. Danny McNeal on

      Thank you, Adam and team! Appreciate your tireless efforts and your non-compromising work ethic. A project of this caliber definitely deserved painstaking attention to detail coupled with the finest craftsmanship--and you delivered. In fact, you labored on it as if you were working for the Lord. ;-) Kudos and kind regards,

      Danny McNeal
      Clarksville, TN

    11. John Goering on

      Yay! Congratulations to you all for the work and to all of us for supporting you and making this whole thing possible! Drinks all around! Non-alcoholic ones, if you're Southern Baptist. ;-)

    12. David Filson on

      Can't wait to get my hands on these volumes! It is no wonder a project of this creativity, vision, and quality has taken extra time. Patience and persistence is coming in for a Merry Christmas landing. Love the pics! I think I saw one of the volumes that'll be in my set, third stack from the right;-)

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      David Anderson on

      Great News Indeed. I predicted many months ago that the ESV Readers Bible 6 volume Set would release before this and unfortunately I was correct. Anyway, going to get both sets and hope that this will usher in a revolution in Bible production. I would love to see a quality study bible given the multi-volume treatment.

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      PapaTex on

      Hurrah, Hooray, What great news befalls my eyes to read! Patience is hard but blissful if accomplished!
      My hands yet yearn to the day I will be able to hold and peruse said Tomes!
      Thank you Adam, thank you team ALL!
      I await the day,
      Layne

    15. Allen Green on

      With this update, I feel like a kid again. Christmas with books in hand. I can not wait.

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      Mike Thom on

      Oh momma. Pleeeeeeeeease get to Canada this Christmas.

    17. Trina A.L. Esene on

      Awesome! Mahalo Team Bibliotheca! �

    18. Ronnie M on

      Thank you for the update. Looking forward to receiving these.

    19. Ng Jun Siang on

      Those photos almost made me exclaim "Oh my God!" (although the words would carry their literal meaning if they did, heh)

      Lovely, and even lovelier to hear they could reach in time for Christmas! I just hope recent events in shipping (http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/31/hanjin-shipping-vessel-unable-to-dock-at-south-korea-port-yonhap.html) won’t cause knock-on effects that jeopardise this.

    20. Chad Ostrowski on

      ��� they look great! Thanks for taking the time to do this right!

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      Matthew Flenley on

      Good work! It might be this year's Christmas present or else maybe one for Epiphany �.

      Well done again

      Matt

    22. Jared Bennett on

      YES! So excited!

      Quick question on handling: being that the paper is not wood based (I think I'm remembering that correctly), is there any special handling requirements to make sure the volumes last a long time? Like oily hands and all that?

    23. Robert Thomas Kenmore on

      So excited to see photos of the books and to know they are this close now! I've been a very vocal supporter from the beginning and it's so great to see the project so close to coming to a close!!! I'm so excited because two of my sets are for X-mas gifts! Great news today!

    24. Danny Angelo Fluker Jr. on

      This is amazing news! I can't wait for my Christmas/Birthday gift to myself! <3

    25. Keith James Thomson on

      Adam, I can't bless you enough with thanks for your dogged commitment. What a project. Unbelievable. I can't wait to receive the hard copy of all your work. Thank you again.

    26. Gabriel Perea on

      I will have two calendars. A traditional Advent Calendar and now a Bible delivery calendar! Y'all have truly blessed me with this news today!!!

    27. Isabel Poole Klint on

      Well YAY, I can't wait.

    28. Ashley Rimkus on

      How exciting!! They are looking so beautiful!!! I'm so excited for them to be done and ship out!!!

    29. Amy Sept on

      I'm so excited about this—and you must be thrilled!! Thank you for your care and diligence at every step of the journey.

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      Brent James on

      Thank you SOOOO much Adam! REALLY appreciate the update. And grateful for listening to us! I hope in no way have we disheartened you. Really grateful for your tenacity. Happy to receive more little updates as you get info.

    31. Jon Wolfinger on

      Thank you for the update and all the work put into this amazing project. Looking forward to receiving it!

    32. Matt Parker on

      Can't believe we are almost here! And I'll need to update my address because I moved awhile back.

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      Colby on

      Awesome. Completing this project must have been a ton of work; i can't wait to read them.

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      Kimberly on

      Yay!!! What an exciting update!! I don't mind the wait � I'm more than happy at the care that has been put into this project!

    35. Joel on

      Well done all of you! Can't wait to read it.

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      Chris Pultz on

      This is lovely news. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to seeing this idea through. That's what we backed - your idea. Not a timeline.

      Know that your team has been in my thoughts often, and I look forward to experiencing the fruit of your labors.

    37. Aaron Hudkins on

      YAY!!!! Can't wait to see the update with more pictures to come :D

    38. Ruthie Parkman Pratt on

      That is wonderful news!! Still very proud of you, Adam and your amazing team.

    39. Andrew Washburn on

      Dear Adam and Team,

      Many congratulations on getting so close to the end of this saga of work and effort you all have put in! As a Pastor I understand and truly appreciate the reverence with which you have treated this project. I am looking forward to my copy and am so excited to read it.

      Most of all I wanted to say thank you.

      Thank you for allowing me to be a part of something bigger than myself and a part of your dream. Know you have my prayers. You and all of your families.

      Grace and Peace Brother.
      Andrew

    40. Jared Covington on

      So excited! Congratulations on getting it to this point. Can't wait for December.

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      Gordon Cloke on

      Hurrah - can't wait to get hold of my copy! Congratulations to the whole team.

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      Wembley G. Leach, Jr. on

      I'm so excited for these books after all this time and I'm looking forward to that's visual update also. It's great to know that this part of the journey is almost over.

    43. Stinky Robots on

      Happy Chrismukah everybody! God bless us everyone!