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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Abebooks.com news

Abebooks.com news

(Victoria, BC – November 7, 2005) Abebooks.com, the world's largest online marketplace for new and used books, has acquired BookFinder.com - the leading price comparison shopping service dedicated to books.

The acquisition unites two pioneering independent forces in Internet bookselling. Both companies are privately owned and profitable. Both companies were initially developed in 1996, support independent booksellers and share the same mission of making online book buying easy.

BookFinder.com lets buyers search through over 100 million new, used, rare, and out-of-print books for sale from thousands of booksellers. Partners include A1Books, Abebooks, Alibris, Amazon.com and its global network of sites, Barnes & Noble.com, Biblio.com, Buy.com, Chapters.indigo.ca, ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), Overstock.com and Powell's Books.

Berkeley-based BookFinder.com and its staff will join the Abebooks family but operate independently, remain unchanged and continue to be located in California. BookFinder.com will receive immediate access to Abebooks' resources to fuel growth.


Abebooks is great.

This acquisition of BookFinder should have interesting results, eventually.

("BookFinder.com and its staff will ... remain unchanged" ... really?)

[Hattip to W. Frederick Zimmerman at What's New for Book-Lovers]

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