Post Tagged with: "Books"

Get Addicted to These Comic Book Series

Get Addicted to These Comic Book Series

As San Diego Comic Com wrapped up this weekend I want to talk about comics.  A lot of people don’t realize that many of our independent Sellers list, sell, and ship comic books on the Alibris marketplace. We recently highlighted two comics in our gift guide; Batman; The killing Joke[…]

by × July 13, 2015 ×

Our First Back to School Giveaway of 2015 Starts Today

Our First Back to School Giveaway of 2015 Starts Today

  1. You may have noticed that we’re keen on Back to School. I put it in capitals here to emphasize it as a season, festival or holiday. That’s how we feel about it. We’re launching a new Back to School page this month. You’ll also notice around the blog[…]

by × July 8, 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 ×

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 ×

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2014 (Nebula Awards)

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2014 (Nebula Awards)

This past weekend in Chicago, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) announced the Nebula award winners for the best sci-fi and fantasy of 2014. Rather than a small panel of judges, the Nebula award winners are chosen by all SFWA active members, who consist of professional fantasy[…]

by × June 9, 2015 ×

Radical Fairy Justin Vivian Bond and Tony-award winner Alan Cumming at the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards

Lambda Literary Award 2015 Winners Announced

As we delve into our exploration theme this month, it’s not only literal mountains and streams we cross. The best exploration in books comes from our ability to put ourselves in another person’s shoes. The march of history seems to be towards acceptance. We come to recognize that different isn’t[…]

by × June 4, 2015 ×

Words to live by, in today's sci-fi dystopia.

Happy Towel Day, You Hoopy Froods

Today is Towel Day, the day we celebrate the works of Douglas Adams. Adams is best known for the The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and its sequels. Douglas Adams is one of my favorite authors. Yes, he was funny, but what I love is that all his books take[…]

by × May 25, 2015 ×