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Alibris Saves Shoppers 80% on College Textbooks

Students discover lowest-price option: buying used textbooks and selling them back to the online marketplace

EMERYVILLE, CA—July 27, 2009—Alibris started the fall back-to-school season by delivering dramatic savings to students and parents. Long regarded as the premier independent marketplace for new and used college textbooks and other school books at discount prices, Alibris now also buys college textbooks, literature, and reference guides.

In the economic recession, many students and parents are working hard to make ends meet. Alibris delivers substantial value when customers buy used textbooks and when they sell back used textbooks.

Textbook title, author, &
list price
Lowest Alibris price* Save up front Buyback amount* Net cost Save with Alibris
By Andersen, et al
ISBN 9780495007425
$102.95 $33.69 67% $28.00 $5.69 $97.26        94%
By Campbell, et al
ISBN 9780321543257
$183.53 $94.99 48% $46.75 $48.24 $135.29     74%
Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
By McMurry, et al
ISBN 9780136054504
$172.87 $136.50 21% $78.00 $58.50 $114.37     66%
History of Modern Psychology
By Schultz, et al
ISBN 9780495097990
$157.95 $90.51 43% $61.00 $29.51 $128.44     81%
*On July 24, 2009            

The message of these savings examples is clear: Alibris delivers up to 60% off publisher list prices when you buy college textbooks and also could pay you hundreds of dollars when you to sell Alibris your textbooks, literature, and study guides. The end result is savings up to 90% off list price, which exceeds most textbook rental programs.

“Students and parents should see for themselves how much value Alibris can deliver,” said Brian Elliott, President and CEO of Alibris. “Whether you want the best book prices, want to be paid cash for textbooks, or both, turn to Alibris for top value during these tough times.”

With more than 100 million items listed by 13,000 independent sellers, Alibris has one of the largest selections of cheap textbooks. “Alibris has been driving consistent, reliable sales growth to our independent sellers—even in this tough economic climate and especially during back-to-school seasons. The reason for that is simple: It’s because we continue to appeal to shoppers where it counts—in their wallets.”

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