• Classics of Horror

    Classics of Horror

    It’s spooky month, which means pumpkin spice, sweaters, and horror. Most people think of scary movies or video games, but some of the greatest horror is from the written word, where your mind can create the most terrifying images. No blockbuster budget or cutting-edge CG can outdo your imagination, and[…]

Classics of Horror

Classics of Horror

It’s spooky month, which means pumpkin spice, sweaters, and horror. Most people think of scary movies or video games, but some of the greatest horror is from the written word, where your mind can create the most terrifying images. No blockbuster budget or cutting-edge CG can outdo your imagination, and[…]

by × October 9, 2020 ×

Dick Weatherford  1939-2020

Dick Weatherford 1939-2020

Dick Weatherford 1939-2020 Alibris Co-founder Alibris was sad to learn of the passing of our beloved co-founder, Richard “Dick” Weatherford. Dick founded the company in 1998 along with Martin Manley. Though he left the company more than a decade ago, his spirit and influence on Alibris continue today. Below are[…]

by × September 3, 2020 ×

Best Selling Books of June

Best Selling Books of June

What have you been adding to your summer reading lists? Here are the books that you bought the most in June. 1: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo discusses the concept of white fragility, the emotions and actions (or[…]

by × July 8, 2020 ×

Gender Expansive Speculative Fiction and Authors

Gender Expansive Speculative Fiction and Authors

Speculative fiction—a super-genre of what-ifs, such as sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and alt-history—has always been subversive. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, widely considered the first true sci-fi story, asked deep questions about humanity. In worlds filled with elves, aliens, and monsters, writers could broach topics using literary devices, bringing the reader to question[…]

by × June 12, 2020 ×

Most Popular Books April

Most Popular Books April

As you are working on your reading list, ever wonder what others are up to? We looked at what our customers were choosing to read this April. 1: The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History When confronted with unprecedented events, we can always look to the[…]

by × May 8, 2020 ×

Help Save Indie Bookstores

Help Save Indie Bookstores

At Alibris, we love not only books, but also independent bookstores and booksellers. Each independent bookstore – whether a general neighborhood book shop, a specialty bookseller, or a rare book dealer – has its unique personality, and we take pride in supporting these small businesses that share our love for[…]

by × April 24, 2020 ×

Crafting a Reading List

Crafting a Reading List

You probably have a list (or two or three) laying around of books you should really get around to reading. We get countless recommendations from friends or family, see ads for tv and film adaptions, see references in popular media… There are more books to read then you ever could,[…]

by × April 9, 2020 ×

A message to the Alibris community about coronavirus

As the world grapples with the global COVID-19 crisis, all of us at Alibris would like to thank our customers, sellers, partners, and friends for showing enormous faith in the work we do to bring you the best books, movies, and music. Our headquarters, located in the San Francisco Bay[…]

by × March 18, 2020 ×

Love your Pet with these 6 Books

Love your Pet with these 6 Books

We have yet to discover a way to teach animals to read—save for pigeons, but single words don’t make a very good book. Instead you’ll have to do the heavy lifting with these books about pets and pet care. From improving your home to determining which breed to get next[…]

by × March 5, 2020 ×