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Leading Online Retailer Alibris Presents Libraries with $1000 Collection Awards

E-commerce leader adds to library collections with grants-in-kind

EMERYVILLE, CA—January 7, 2011— Alibris, the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, has named Spokane Falls Community College and Willard School, Warren City School District as winners of the 2011 Alibris Collection Award.

This will be the eighth year in a row that Alibris for Libraries has provided grants to help supply underfunded libraries with materials they need. Since the award's inception in 2003, Alibris for Libraries has contributed collection-development materials worth over $23,000 to participating libraries.

Dozens of applicants qualified for the award by creating an online Alibris “wishlist" of books to augment their local collections. The books chosen by the winning libraries represent collections designed to:

  • Promote early literacy via multicultural folktales at Spokane Falls Community College, in Spokane, Washington; and
  • Help reduce both the causes and effects of violence and bullying at Willard K-8 School in Warren, Ohio.

"We're delighted to offer these grants, especially during years of decreasing funding and support for libraries," said Shelly Stuard, director of Alibris for Libraries. “We love to help build better libraries by offering more kinds of books for readers everywhere."

The distinguished Collection Award jury includes Toni Garvey, director, Phoenix Public Library; Dr. Mark Sandler, director, Center for Library Initiatives at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation; Dr. Lynn Sutton, library director, Wake Forest University; Jack Walsdorf, retired bookseller and book scholar; Dr. Richard Weatherford, co-founder of Alibris; and the members of the Alibris for Libraries Advisory Board.

Complete details of the award may be found at: http://library.alibris.com/collection-award

About Alibris for Libraries

Alibris for Libraries is the leading library supplier of used and hard-to-find books, movies, and music. Alibris has millions of out-of-print, older in-print, and otherwise unavailable titles in stock. We offer flexible payment options, consolidated shipping, and custom tools for managing replacement and collection-development projects.

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Alibris: pr@alibris.com