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Used and New Textbook Rentals from Alibris Give Students Lower-Priced Options

Alibris one of the first marketplaces to offer textbook rentals

EMERYVILLE, CA—August 9, 2011— Alibris, a division of Monsoon Commerce and the premier online marketplace for new and used books, textbooks, music, movies, and video games, introduces the first online textbook rental marketplace, featuring textbooks for rent from hundreds of independent sellers.

"Now Alibris offers students the best of all worlds: great rental rates on already lower-priced, used textbooks and the option to buy at real bargains. For students tired of spending too much on books, Alibris provides one-stop shopping," said Liz Derr, COO of Monsoon Commerce.

The Alibris textbook rental marketplace offers thousands of titles with free return shipping and a worry-free guarantee. Rental periods last 130 days with a weeklong grace period, and if a student wants to keep the book for longer, he or she can easily purchase it at any time during the rental period.

"We're happy to offer students amazing deals on textbook rentals through Alibris," said Alan Martin, CEO of Campus Book Rentals, an independent seller participating in the program. "We've been selling our used textbooks on Alibris for years and are excited about this new program where we can offer our rental textbooks to savvy Alibris shoppers."

Rentstravaganza: Rent to Win an iPad 2 or Cash

To celebrate the launch, all shoppers who rent through Alibris from July 28 through September 15, 2011, will be automatically entered in the Rentstravaganza giveaway for a chance to go back to school with a grand prize of an iPad 2 or up to $250 in cash.

About Alibris and Monsoon Commerce

Alibris, the retail division of Monsoon Commerce, is the premier online marketplace for independent sellers of new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, as well as rare and out-of-print titles.

Monsoon Commerce helps 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. Learn more.

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