Guest Favorites

My Favorite Book: Guest Blog from Ana Grilo

My Favorite Book: Guest Blog from Ana Grilo

We’re happy to have our first guest blogger on The Alibris Blog and it’s Ana Grilo no less! A wonderful book blogger who helps run the highly informative and very fun The Book Smugglers. We asked her what her favorite book is and here’s what she shared with us. I fully admit:[…]

by × February 26, 2014 ×

Seller Tips

Determining the Condition of Rare Sci-Fi Book

Determining the Condition of Rare Sci-Fi Book

Before a price can be set on a rare book, it’s first important to know things like whether or not it was a first print edition, the version of the dust jacket used and whether or not it has been signed by the author, as the aforementioned factors help determine[…]

by × February 24, 2014 ×

Sci-fi Essentials

Why We Love Science Fiction Books (And You Should, Too!)

Why We Love Science Fiction Books (And You Should, Too!)

Science fiction is a genre that’s grown in readership in the past ten years. It’s also grown in capacity with sub-genres like dystopian and steampunk. But at it’s core, it’s often exploring issues of science, technology and future worlds. Here are a few things that we think make it special.[…]

by × February 21, 2014 ×

Seller Tips

How to Sell Rare Children’s Books

How to Sell Rare Children’s Books

Do you fantasize about having an “Antiques Roadshow” moment, the one where an appraiser tells you that the rare children’s book you found in your attic is worth $100,000? If you have a first edition copy of “The Wizard of Oz” or “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” that dream could[…]

by × February 17, 2014 ×

Love & Romance

Top Five Hunky Fictional Boyfriends

Top Five Hunky Fictional Boyfriends

It’s Valentine’s Day. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not we think you can appreciate our list of Top Five Hunky Fictional Boyfriends. Let’s all collectively swoon now.   Josh, from Clueless If I want to be totally honest this was my first on-screen crush (minus Trent from Daria…). Josh[…]

by × February 14, 2014 ×

Best Of

Go for the Gold: Best Olympic Books

Go for the Gold: Best Olympic Books

If you’re like us, you want to spend the next two weeks glued to the TV watching the Olympics. Unfortunately, we have day jobs to attend to so it won’t work out that way. But we have good news! We’ve picked out a few sporty reads for you to keep[…]

by × February 12, 2014 ×

Winner Winner

2014 ALA Best Books for Children

2014 ALA Best Books for Children

Last Week the American Library Association announced the winners of the most prestigious awards in children’s literature. We thought we would pass on the good news to you. Here are the top wins, but for the full list of ALA honored books visit the site here here. Caldecott Medal Winner Locomotive[…]

by × February 7, 2014 ×

Zombie Lit

Zombie Love: Books that Bring the Undead to Life

Zombie Love: Books that Bring the Undead to Life

Valentine’s Day is a dividing holiday, we think. If you’re in love you LOVE IT. If you’re single, well not so much. So we thought we’d appeal to everyone here with a few books about zombies in love. Who says love is only for those with a beating heart? If you[…]

by × January 31, 2014 ×

Yay! 4 YA

6 Awesome YA Books Set at Boarding School

6 Awesome YA Books Set at Boarding School

I love boarding school books because they show that teenagers are capable of making decisions, but also learning from their first independent decisions. When I was in high school I dreamed of the freedom of going to boarding school reading books like A Separate Peace and watching movies like Dead Poet’s[…]

by × January 24, 2014 ×