Guest Favorites

My Favorite Book: Guest Blog from Thea James

My Favorite Book: Guest Blog from Thea James

“What’s your favorite book?” This is a much-dreaded question. In fact, it’s an impossible question. This is the single question that sends me–an insatiable bibliophile–into paroxysms of fear. What is my favorite book? As my blogging partner in crime Ana put it in her post, how could I ever hope[…]

by × March 12, 2014 ×

Yay! 4 YA

4 YA Books to Read on Spring Break

4 YA Books to Read on Spring Break

It’s just about that time for Spring Break and whether you’re headed out on your own adventure, have a son or daughter looking for some beach reads, or just need any excuse to grab a light read, we’ve got you covered. Here are our Top 4 Favorite YA Books to[…]

by × March 7, 2014 ×

Seller Tips

The Art of Collecting Rare Romance Books

The Art of Collecting Rare Romance Books

Get your hands on a pristine first edition of Wuthering Heights, and you’ve nabbed a gem of the romance book collection world indeed. Even a slightly worn copy of the 19th century classic has fetched upwards of $200,000, thanks to its limited first-edition run of 250 copies. A book’s rarity[…]

by × March 3, 2014 ×

Best Of

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for 2014 Movies Based On Books

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for 2014 Movies Based On Books

With the Oscars fast-approaching – they’re slated for this Sunday so get your popcorn ready! – we thought we’d give you the scoop on 2014 movies based on books. Since they tend to be the good ones that start from a great story we think this will help prepare you[…]

by × February 28, 2014 ×

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 ×