Love & Romance

A graphic we made for our excerpt from Anais Nin's classic A Spy in the House of Love

Can Classic Lit Be Steamy? An Excerpt from A Spy in the House of Love

Today we’re sharing the first chapter from Nin’s breakout novel, A Spy in the House of Love. The story takes place in New York during the age of Mad Men. Like Nin, the lead character Sabina is leading a double life. She tells her secrets to a professional lie detector, a man she found by dialing a random number.

by × March 24, 2015 ×

Amanda Diehl of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books your guide to the best romance books of all time

The Top Ten Best Romance Novels of All Time

Not everyone is spending Valentine’s day waiting in long lines to be ushered to tables at expensive but nicely lit restaurants, hoping for a night worthy of gushing about on Tumblr. Some of us just want to curl up with a trashy romance novel. And I’d not deny you that[…]

by × February 13, 2015 ×

How to Read a Love Poem to Your Valentine

How to Read a Love Poem to Your Valentine

So you have a special Valentine, and you want to do something adorable to make this Valentine’s Day one she’ll remember forever. Or perhaps you have your sights set on a guy, and you want to let him know he’s the one. Poetry has been the trick to woo choosy[…]

by × February 6, 2015 ×

Love & Romance

Steamy Winter Romance Reads

Steamy Winter Romance Reads

  As temperatures start to drop we recommend staying inside with a steamy romance reads. There’s nothing like getting involved with a few intriguing characters for a few hours by the fire. Here are a few of our favorites in November 2014. Heart Fire by Robin D. Owens Antenn dares[…]

by × November 18, 2014 ×

LGBT Lit

Groundbreakers in LGBT Literature

Groundbreakers in LGBT Literature

There may be no shortage of LGBT culture represented in today’s literary scene, but to say that was not always the case would be a criminal understatement. Prior to the ’70s, such fare was scarce, and the best of it was rarer still. Trying to tally the best of contemporary[…]

by × October 3, 2014 ×

Best Of

Fall Fiction Books for Foodies

Fall Fiction Books for Foodies

Fall makes us think of pie, pumpkins and all kinds of sweet treats. It inspired us to take a look at some great fiction for foodies. From romance to mysteries, cozy up with one of these comforting, but fast-paced reads this Fall. Need more inspiration? Take a look at our[…]

by × September 19, 2014 ×

Love & Romance

September 2014 Romance Reads

September 2014 Romance Reads

The kids are back and school so it’s time to pick up a great romance read perfect for Fall. With all these alluring romance releases coming out remember to also look at our audiobook editions that are just what you need for your morning commute! The Paper Magician by Charlie Holmberg Having graduated[…]

by × September 16, 2014 ×

Guest Favorites

Author Jill Gregory Shares New Summer Reads

Author Jill Gregory Shares New Summer Reads

We’re excited to have NY Times bestselling author Jill Gregory here to dish on her favorite upcoming summer romance reads for Alibris readers. See her fun recommendations below. I love reading books, one after the other, all year long, but my favorite time of year to read is spring and summer. […]

by × May 23, 2014 ×

Seller Tips

The Art of Collecting Rare Romance Books

The Art of Collecting Rare Romance Books

Get your hands on a pristine first edition of Wuthering Heights, and you’ve nabbed a gem of the romance book collection world indeed. Even a slightly worn copy of the 19th century classic has fetched upwards of $200,000, thanks to its limited first-edition run of 250 copies. A book’s rarity[…]

by × March 3, 2014 ×