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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 ×

Amazing Kids Books Your Child Will Love

Amazing Kids Books Your Child Will Love

Despite the proliferation of popular games like Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox that can eat up hours of the day, kids still love to read. Many of these stories are found on websites or apps but there’s still very much a place for physical books. I always loved getting the next[…]

by × August 30, 2019 ×

Queer Books Throughout History

Queer Books Throughout History

June, known as LGBTQ Pride Month, gives us the chance to pause and reflect on the history of people who challenged society’s notions on gender, identity and love. While no means exhaustive, we’ve picked a selection of queer literature, from circa 600 BCE to the present. We Are Everywhere: Protest,[…]

by × June 11, 2019 ×

Eggsellent Reads to Start Your own Farm

Eggsellent Reads to Start Your own Farm

With the environment and sustainability in our collective conscious, we want to do our part to support local, kind, and sustainable. You might not know that May is national egg month (really!), so why not take the plunge into some of the most popular forms of micro-farming? What exactly does[…]

by × May 9, 2019 ×