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BookRenter Teams Up with Alibris to Offer Millions of Textbook Rentals

Alibris's vast selection of new, out-of-print, and used textbooks from its thousands of independent sellers further enhances BookRenter's service and selection

EMERYVILLE, CA—January 21, 2010—Alibris, the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, and, the leading online textbook-rental company, announced the launch of a new partnership today..

In order to further expand its catalog and strengthen its unique market position, BookRenter has integrated Alibris inventory to give BookRenter customers direct access to an additional 100 million new, hard-to-find, collectible, and used textbooks. These books are offered for sale by Alibris's global network of independent booksellers, ensuring that students can find all of the textbooks they need from one source.

“The integration with Alibris demonstrates BookRenter's commitment to work with the very best partners to deliver the most comprehensive catalog of textbook rentals to our customers,” said Mehdi Maghsoodnia, chief executive officer of BookRenter. “This partnership will be particularly welcome news to the thousands of students and professors seeking rare and out-of-print books, because BookRenter makes it as easy and affordable to rent hard-to-find books as it is to rent the newest textbooks, saving students more money than ever before.”

The BookRenter integration utilized the Alibris E-commerce Integration Framework and enables customers to benefit from Alibris's vast selection, competitive prices, and convenient marketplace shopping experience.

“Our independent booksellers have asked us to help them to sell more books,” said Brian Elliott, president and CEO of Alibris. “Our partnership with BookRenter achieves that goal by providing our sellers with access to hundreds of thousands of happy BookRenter customers.”

About Alibris

Alibris is the premier online marketplace for sellers of new and used books, music items, and movies. We connect people who love books, music, and movies to the best independent sellers from 45 countries worldwide. We offer more than 100 million used, new, and out-of-print titles to consumers, libraries, and retailers, which include, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Alibris was founded in 1998 and acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners in 2006. Read more about us.

About BookRenter

BookRenter launched in 2008 and is dedicated to making education more affordable by allowing students to rent textbooks for up to 75% off the retail price. BookRenter's innovative pricing and operating systems provide students with the best price, highest quality books, and most flexible rental experience available today. Currently carrying over 3 million titles and serving hundreds of thousands of students on over 5,000 U.S. campuses, BookRenter is one of the fastest growing startups in Silicon Valley, growing at over 300% each year. BookRenter, with offices in Campbell, California, is a private company that is funded by prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firms. To learn more about how to use BookRenter for all of your textbook rental needs, please visit

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