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Monsoon Commerce Solutions and Partner to Offer New and Used Books to US School Districts customers can now access Monsoon Commerce Solutions' extensive e-commerce network of thousands of independent sellers worldwide

EMERYVILLE, CA—January 24, 2011— Monsoon Commerce Solutions (MCS), the leading provider of online marketplace-based solutions for sellers and retailers, and, the premier education and government procurement and sourcing company, are now providing access to over 120 million items — including new and used books, textbooks, movies, and music — to US school districts across the nation. Offered for sale by independent sellers worldwide, this vast inventory of items is now within easy reach of US schools and educational facilities.

"It is our goal to provide the largest, broadest selection of books and other media products to our schools at the best price possible," said Glenn Summerfield, president of "Through our partnership with MCS, our schools can enjoy great savings on a wide selection of books, movies, and music."

"Integrating with streamlines the purchasing of books, movies, and music by US schools," stated Brian Elliott, CEO of Monsoon Commerce Solutions. "This partnership is beneficial on two fronts: one, schools across the nation are getting support in a time when education dollars are shrinking; and two, this large customer base gives our network of independent sellers another significant market to grow their sales. It's a win-win situation, and we're proud to be a part of it!"

The integration was completed using the MCS E-commerce Integration Framework, a standardized XML-based technology that allows partners to access the MCS seller network in highly flexible and scalable ways. customers will benefit from MCS' large catalog, competitive pricing, and seamless marketplace shopping experience.

About Monsoon Commerce Solutions

Monsoon Commerce Solutions helps online sellers and retailers grow their sales through online marketplaces. The company offers the industry's most advanced—and most successful—selling solutions and tools for retailers and merchants.

Monsoon Commerce Solutions leverages the technology, industry expertise, and global logistics capabilities of two online marketplace leaders: Alibris and Monsoon. Together, Monsoon Commerce Solutions drives sales growth for customers through three business groups: Selling Solutions, Marketplace Services, and Alibris Retail. Learn more at

About was formed in 2005 to provide highly automated, artificially intelligent, easy to use solutions to public sector customers at the best possible value, bar none. Read more about

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