Because Alibris is based in Northern California, many of our employees are apartment dwellers. Space for a garden is at a premium. As we we enter the back to school season, we can sympathize with those of you living in cramped quarters for the first time. To our college-bound freshmen:[…]
It’s really hard to find good party planning books. Not because there aren’t any books written on the topic; there are tons of them. The problem is that most of them aren’t really about hosting a party at all. They are cookbooks disguised as party books. Often a publisher will[…]
Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day! Perhaps you took your dog to work today, and Sparky made such a scene that you were politely told not to invite her back. Or perhaps you know your pooch well enough to know he is not ready for prime time office politics.[…]
Summer wanderlust is here again, and I’ve got your back with the list of road trip CDs to end all lists of road trip CDs. These are albums that are good from start to finish, because you can’t be fishing around every three songs for the next CD. Road trips are the time when you want to hear familiar songs so you can sing along, and bond with your friends over their silly seat-dancing. Classic songs give the trip a cinematic feel: we’re really going somewhere!
My Fight/Your Fight Ronda Rousey’s My Fight/Your Fight recently came out to a lot of press. If you were just looking at Ronda Rousey now, having climbed out of whatever hole you’ve been hiding in, you would think she was on top of the world and it had always been[…]
You may wonder, why bother with a post about LGBT musicians? After all, good music is good music, regardless of sexual preference. There are two reasons. The first reason is awareness. Forty years ago, pretty much everyone was assumed to be straight, so that most people thought they didn’t know[…]
Father’s Day is June 21st, so we thought we would present some books dad’s may like. The first selection of books below focuses on books we think will be favorable to those of the dad persuasion. The second half of the post highlights two interesting books that are fun gifts for[…]
This past weekend in Chicago, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the Nebula award winners for the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2014. Rather than a small panel of judges, the Nebula award winners are chosen by all SFWA active members, who consist of professional fantasy[…]