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The Alibris API gives users access to all of the information in Alibris' database. Alibris is the world's largest independently owned and operated book, music and movie marketplace. They offer over 100 million used, new, collectible, rare and out-of-print items to consumers, libraries, and retail business partners.

The Alibris API gives users access to a multitiude of data including: current books, music, and movies for sale at very competitive prices; items listed by title, author, ISBN, etc.; bibliographic data, prices, cover images and more; information about our independent sellers; reviews and recommendations for desired items. Methods available include: search Method � Returns a list of items or Works that match the input parameters; recommendations Method � Returns a list of recommended Works based on one or more Work IDs; reviews Method � Returns reviews at a Works level based on the Work ID. The API uses RESTful protocol and responses can be formatted in either XML or JSON.

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Alibris: Highlights

Summary
Marketplace for books, movies and music
Category
Shopping
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON
API home
http://developer.alibris.com/  

Alibris: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://api.alibris.com/v1/public/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Account with service, API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.alibris.com/  
Managed By
Mashery Mashery  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
5,000 calls per day and a max rate of 2 per second. 
Terms of Service
alibris.mashery.com/API_Terms_of_Use 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Objective-C 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
developer.alibris.com/forum 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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