• Seller Spotlight: Bulrushed Books

    Seller Spotlight: Bulrushed Books

    Books, like all things, have a lifespan, a day will come when they no longer can do the job they were meant to do. This is seen in its most extreme in the textbook market, where a student would buy and use a book for a few months, sell it[…]

Seller Spotlight: Bulrushed Books

Seller Spotlight: Bulrushed Books

Books, like all things, have a lifespan, a day will come when they no longer can do the job they were meant to do. This is seen in its most extreme in the textbook market, where a student would buy and use a book for a few months, sell it[…]

by × March 25, 2021 ×

January is National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? Usually thought of as a time for new beginnings and resolutions… why not indulge in something that sparks your interest and brings you joy instead. Whether getting back into an old hobby you set aside or pursuing a new passion, we[…]

by × January 14, 2021 ×

An Introduction to Punk Genres in Speculative Fiction

An Introduction to Punk Genres in Speculative Fiction

In the broadest sense, the punk subculture is about anti-authoritarianism, anti-big corporate, and personal freedom. In the literary world, this is seen most often in the speculative (namely, sci-fi) genre where current-day anxieties and issues can be examined in a fantastical way. Many of these genres have been co-opted in[…]

by × December 17, 2020 ×

Classics of Horror

Classics of Horror

It’s spooky month, which means pumpkin spice, sweaters, and horror. Most people think of scary movies or video games, but some of the greatest horror is from the written word, where your mind can create the most terrifying images. No blockbuster budget or cutting-edge CG can outdo your imagination, and[…]

by × October 9, 2020 ×

Dick Weatherford  1939-2020

Dick Weatherford 1939-2020

Dick Weatherford 1939-2020 Alibris Co-founder Alibris was sad to learn of the passing of our beloved co-founder, Richard “Dick” Weatherford. Dick founded the company in 1998 along with Martin Manley. Though he left the company more than a decade ago, his spirit and influence on Alibris continue today. Below are[…]

by × September 3, 2020 ×

Best Selling Books of June

Best Selling Books of June

What have you been adding to your summer reading lists? Here are the books that you bought the most in June. 1: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo discusses the concept of white fragility, the emotions and actions (or[…]

by × July 8, 2020 ×

Gender Expansive Speculative Fiction and Authors

Gender Expansive Speculative Fiction and Authors

Speculative fiction—a super-genre of what-ifs, such as sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and alt-history—has always been subversive. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, widely considered the first true sci-fi story, asked deep questions about humanity. In worlds filled with elves, aliens, and monsters, writers could broach topics using literary devices, bringing the reader to question[…]

by × June 12, 2020 ×

Most Popular Books April

Most Popular Books April

As you are working on your reading list, ever wonder what others are up to? We looked at what our customers were choosing to read this April. 1: The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History When confronted with unprecedented events, we can always look to the[…]

by × May 8, 2020 ×

Help Save Indie Bookstores

Help Save Indie Bookstores

At Alibris, we love not only books, but also independent bookstores and booksellers. Each independent bookstore – whether a general neighborhood book shop, a specialty bookseller, or a rare book dealer – has its unique personality, and we take pride in supporting these small businesses that share our love for[…]

by × April 24, 2020 ×