• The Many Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The Many Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    The world famous (mostly) public domain detective Sherlock Holmes is the most famous creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—much to his dismay—and one of the most well-known fictional characters of all time. Due to his popularity, he’s seen countless adaptions of his canon works, additional facets of his life explored,[…]

The Many Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Many Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The world famous (mostly) public domain detective Sherlock Holmes is the most famous creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—much to his dismay—and one of the most well-known fictional characters of all time. Due to his popularity, he’s seen countless adaptions of his canon works, additional facets of his life explored,[…]

by × August 3, 2021 ×

5 Books for Getting into Chess

5 Books for Getting into Chess

One of the world’s oldest games, chess has fluctuated in popularity thanks to popular culture and updates to the game. From tv shows to advances in AI, the rules of the game haven’t changed much but how we think of the game constantly evolves. 1. Bullet Chess: One Minute to[…]

by × June 10, 2021 ×

Celebrating the moms in our lives!

Celebrating the moms in our lives!

This Mother’s Day take time to honoring your mom, grandmother, a mother figure, your child’s mom or someone else’s mom. Remind them how special they are to you. Show your appreciation with a gift of special interest to her — a favorite author, hobby or memory you share. A book[…]

by × April 23, 2021 ×

Seller Spotlight: Bulrushed Books

Seller Spotlight: Bulrushed Books

Books, like all things, have a lifespan, a day will come when they no longer can do the job they were meant to do. This is seen in its most extreme in the textbook market, where a student would buy and use a book for a few months, sell it[…]

by × March 25, 2021 ×

January is National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month

Did you know that January is National Hobby Month? Usually thought of as a time for new beginnings and resolutions… why not indulge in something that sparks your interest and brings you joy instead. Whether getting back into an old hobby you set aside or pursuing a new passion, we[…]

by × January 14, 2021 ×

An Introduction to Punk Genres in Speculative Fiction

An Introduction to Punk Genres in Speculative Fiction

In the broadest sense, the punk subculture is about anti-authoritarianism, anti-big corporate, and personal freedom. In the literary world, this is seen most often in the speculative (namely, sci-fi) genre where current-day anxieties and issues can be examined in a fantastical way. Many of these genres have been co-opted in[…]

by × December 17, 2020 ×

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 ×