Alibris was founded in 1997 by Martin Manley and incorporated in 1998. It grew out of Interloc, an online company founded by antiquarian bookseller Richard Weatherford in 1994. Alibris is an online store that sells new books, used books, out-of-print books, rare books, and other media through an online network of independent booksellers. Alibris was a charter member of the Google eBooks service when it was announced by Google on December 6, 2010. In 2014, Alibris began posting book recommendations, news and more on The Alibris Blog to keep their customers and community updated.
Shipping Policy at Alibris
Items are shipped from thousands of independent sellers or from an Alibris warehouse. Shipping methods are selected during checkout. Expedited shipping is available for most sellers. Items displaying the SVS truck are eligible for free shipping to U.S. addresses. Shipping discounts are applied when you purchase more than one item from the same seller in the same order.
Alibris has thousands of new, out-of-print, rare, and used books that are eligible for FREE SHIPPING. Just order $49 worth of books displaying the Alibris truck icon, and your books will ship for free in the US.
Saving Big at Alibris
Bargain hunters can now rejoice. Save up to 80% on New Releases and Old Classics. Alibris has millions of books at amazingly low prices starting at $0.99 and although these discount books may be cheap, you'll find their pages are packed with an embarrassment of riches. You will find the newest and best in movies, fiction, children's books, mysteries, career & business books, and much more.
Whatever you're searching for, Alibris has it and more often than not, cheaper than anywhere else. From bestsellers to rare treasures, there's something for everyone here—at prices anyone would love. The search box below will look only for books that are heavily discounted, so start exploring and discovering or save big on all your favorites. You can also sign up on the official sites for coupons, newsletters, and more.
Selling at Alibris
All you need is an email address and a credit card or debit card to open your account and you can start selling on Alibris. You may either upload your inventory listings to Alibris in a database file, or enter them individually through the "Add Items" tool. Once you upload your inventory to Alibris, you can use a "real-time pricing" link on each listing to easily compare your books' prices against those of other online marketplaces. With this tool, you can quickly search your listings and identify any that are over or under priced.
You can list any (non-digital) books, music, and movies you have. When you list with Alibris your items will be seen on our extensive Partner Network; including Alibris for Libraries, Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books, Books-A-Million, Chapters Indigo, Waterstones and other great shopping sites. This gives your items maximum exposure, increasing the likelihood of generating sales.