Non-fiction

Pledged: the Secret Life of Sororities

Pledged: the Secret Life of Sororities

Sororities, by their very design as secret institutions, drive speculation and gossip about what happens behind their closed doors. Supposedly the devotion to volunteering and respectability that our grandmothers associate with sorority life have been replaced by depravity and abuse. But is it true? Bestselling journalist Alexandra Robbins set out[…]

by × August 10, 2015 ×

College Survival Tips

College Survival Tips

Everything you need to know to thrive in your college years, plus some tips for college made into shareable social images.

by × August 4, 2015 ×

Missing Jon Stewart? This Will Aid Daily Show Fans

Missing Jon Stewart? This Will Aid Daily Show Fans

We know. You’re going crazy over here, how can you stand it? With only a week left until Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show, many of us are wondering how we can go on. Five episodes. After the The Colbert Report, it’s too much too soon. We can just picture[…]

by × August 1, 2015 ×

Ice Cream Books for National Ice Cream Day

Ice Cream Books for National Ice Cream Day

Today is National Ice Cream Day. Many of the national chains are doing buy-one-get-one-free campaigns, if you’re willing to sign up for their mailing lists. But if you own an ice cream maker, you can make every day into ice cream day. Here are the books to help you make[…]

by × July 19, 2015 ×

Best Indoor Gardening Books for Dorms and Small Spaces

Best Indoor Gardening Books for Dorms and Small Spaces

Because Alibris is based in Northern California, many of our employees are apartment dwellers. Space for a garden is at a premium. As we we enter the back to school season, we can sympathize with those of you living in cramped quarters for the first time. To our college-bound freshmen:[…]

by × July 6, 2015 ×

Party Planning Tips and Books for Throwing a Killer House Party

Party Planning Tips and Books for Throwing a Killer House Party

It’s really hard to find good party planning books. Not because there aren’t any books written on the topic; there are tons of them. The problem is that most of them aren’t really about hosting a party at all. They are cookbooks disguised as party books. Often a publisher will[…]

by × July 2, 2015 ×

Neuschwanstein Castle. Image by Endrjuch

Travel Books for Visiting Germany or France

Two Books for Seeing France I just returned from two weeks in Europe and when you do five countries in two weeks you don’t have a lot of time to see anything but the highlights. Moving that fast you can really only get the feel of the country, and know[…]

by × June 29, 2015 ×

If my scrappy reservoir dog Mr. Pink can learn this stuff, your dog can too.

The Best Dog Training Books in Honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day

Happy Take Your Dog to Work Day! Perhaps you took your dog to work today, and Sparky made such a scene that you were politely told not to invite her back. Or perhaps you know your pooch well enough to know he is not ready for prime time office politics.[…]

by × June 26, 2015 ×

Extreme Sports: Ronda Rousey and WrestleMania

Extreme Sports: Ronda Rousey and WrestleMania

My Fight/Your Fight Ronda Rousey’s My Fight/Your Fight recently came out to a lot of press. If you were just looking at Ronda Rousey now, having climbed out of whatever hole you’ve been hiding in, you would think she was on top of the world and it had always been[…]

by × June 19, 2015 ×