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Leading Online Retailer Alibris Presents Libraries with $1,000 Collection Awards

E-commerce leader adds to library collections with grants-in-kind

EMERYVILLE, CA—January 19, 2012— Alibris, the world's most advanced online media marketplace provider for sellers of new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies; and a part of the Monsoon Commerce family, has named Camden County Library System and Northbrook Elementary School as winners of the 2012 Alibris Collection Award.

This will be the ninth year in a row that Alibris for Libraries has provided grants to help supply underfunded libraries with materials they need. Since the award's inception in 2003, Alibris for Libraries has contributed collection-development materials worth over $25,000 to participating libraries.

Dozens of applicants qualified for the award by creating an online "Alibris wishlist" of books to augment their local collections. The winning libraries will use the funds to purchase:

  • Sensory storybooks for autistic children and "on the spectrum" reference material for families and individuals of all ages at the South County Regional Branch of the Camden County Library System in New Jersey; and
  • Fanciful works of fiction to ignite the imagination and inspire reluctant readers to dream big at Northbrook Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas.

"We're delighted to continue to offer these grants, especially during years of decreasing funding and support for libraries," said Shelly Stuard, director of Alibris for Libraries. "It's an honor to help build better libraries one award at a time."

Complete details of the award may be found at: www.library.alibris.com/collection-award.

About Alibris for Libraries

Alibris for Libraries is the leading library supplier of used and hard-to-find books, movies, and music. Alibris has millions of out-of-print, older in-print, and otherwise unavailable titles in stock. We offer flexible payment options, consolidated shipping, and custom tools for managing replacement and collection-development projects.

About Monsoon Commerce

Monsoon Commerce solutions and experts help e-commerce merchants to succeed online. More than 20,000 online merchants use Monsoon Commerce—and more than 90% of them have realized increased sales as a result. Learn more at www.monsooncommerce.com.

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