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Founded Year



Loan | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$680K | 3 yrs ago

About Alibris

Alibris is the premiere online destination for new and used books, as well as rare and out-of-print books. We connect people who love books, music, and movies to the best independent sellers from 45 countries around the world. Our proprietary technology and advanced logistics allow us to offer more than 75 million used, new, and out-of-print books to consumers, libraries, and retailers, which include, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Borders, Chapters/Indigo, and Founded in 1998 and acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners in 2006, Alibris was named a "Fast 50" and a "Technology Fast 500" growth business by Deloitte in 2005. Alibris is a registered trademark.

Headquarters Location

1250 45th Street Suite 100

Emeryville, California, 94608,

United States


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Latest Alibris News

Oak Hill Capital Partners Acquires Alibris 05/08/2006 Menlo Park, CA.

Jan 4, 2013

May 8, 2006 - Oak Hill Capital Partners announced today that it has acquired Alibris, a leading online exchange for used, hard-to-find and specialty books, music and videos. Terms were not disclosed. According to Bill Pade, a Partner with Oak Hill Capital Partners, "we have conducted extensive research on the used/hard to find/rare book market and related 'long tail' businesses. We are impressed with the position that Alibris has built in this market and with the quality of its management, technology, and business partnerships. We are excited about helping this company grow and prosper. " "Oak Hill Capital has built an unusually deep knowledge of secondary book markets, e-commerce, and the challenges of global distribution," said Alibris' CEO Martin Manley. "They know this market and are committed to helping us grow internationally, strengthen our movie and music business, and increase consumer awareness of our website. Mr. Manley will serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Brian Elliott will serve as President and Chief Operating Officer. The closing of the transaction is expected to occur within several weeks. Jefferies Broadview, a division of Jefferies & Company, Inc., acted as Alibris' financial advisor, and Cooley Godward LLP served as legal counsel. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati served as legal counsel to Oak Hill Capital Partners.

Alibris Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Alibris founded?

    Alibris was founded in 1993.

  • Where is Alibris's headquarters?

    Alibris's headquarters is located at 1250 45th Street, Emeryville.

  • What is Alibris's latest funding round?

    Alibris's latest funding round is Loan.

  • How much did Alibris raise?

    Alibris raised a total of $64.7M.

  • Who are the investors of Alibris?

    Investors of Alibris include Paycheck Protection Program, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Aberdare Ventures, Bedrock Capital Management and 4 more.

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