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Titles From the New Golden Age of Paleontology

Titles From the New Golden Age of Paleontology

Despite the billions of years that life has existed on our planet, there is only one geologic age that has uniquely captured our imaginations: the Mesozoic, also known as the age of dinosaurs. From the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs in mid-1800’s London to the latest Jurassic Park blockbuster, popular culture has[…]

by × June 7, 2022 ×

5 Minutes, 5 Novels, 5 Fictional Death Games

5 Minutes, 5 Novels, 5 Fictional Death Games

Storytelling, at its core, is centered around conflict. It’s about characters that have to confront and resolve internal and external challenges to achieve their goals. They, by the end of the story, grow into someone new, being forever changed by what they experienced. And sometimes that change is having to[…]

by × March 31, 2022 ×

Best Fiction of 2021

Best Fiction of 2021

2021 was a fantastic year for new fiction. Some of our favorite literary authors, along with a few stand-out debut novelists and poets, entertained us with endless hours of escape, enthralled us with edge-of-the-seat thrillers and provided us with unforgettable stories and characters that will live on within our memories.[…]

by × December 28, 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 ×

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 ×

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 ×

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 ×

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 ×

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 ×