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For release: April 24, 2004

BOOKS AND BIRTHDAY CAKE: ABEBOOKS.COM-THE WORLD'S LARGEST ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR BOOKS-CELEBRATES 8TH BIRTHDAY AT L.A. FESTIVAL WITH CAKE AND DRAW FOR TRIP TO NY

BOOTH #653

(Los Angeles, CA, April 24, 2004) - AbeBooks.com, the world's largest online marketplace for books, is celebrating its eighth birthday at the Los Angeles Festival of Books this weekend.

"We're here to celebrate with the 1,120 independent booksellers in California who list books on AbeBooks.com and with every booklover who has ever found a book on AbeBooks.com," explains Lisa Stevens, Director of Marketing at AbeBooks.

AbeBooks is celebrating over the weekend by handing out birthday balloons and fans, and serving free birthday cake at 2:00pm each day at the AbeBooks booth, #653 in Zone F.

As a birthday gift to the crowd, there will also be a draw after the festival for a trip for two to New York City, complete with round trip flight provided by Orbitz, and three nights accommodation at the famous Library Hotel on Madison Avenue. People can enter the draw online at www.abebooks.com/LAfestival until May 21, 2004.

Since AbeBooks.com began listing used, rare and out-of-print books for small booksellers in 1996, the website has grown to list over 50 million books for over 12,000 booksellers in 44 countries. AbeBooks is celebrating eight years of helping independent booksellers sell their books online-whether these are secondhand paperback novels, used textbooks, collectible classics, rare first editions, hard-to-find out-of-print books, or new books.

To mark this milestone, AbeBooks is also launching a new, visually exciting campaign at the festival: "Because you Read"- will be announced to the festival crowd with over 5,000 bookmarks and other giveaways.

About AbeBooks
AbeBooks is the world's largest online marketplace for new, used, rare and out-of-print books with over 50 million books listed by over 12,000 booksellers. AbeBooks connects those who buy books with those who sell books, providing abundant selection at affordable prices. AbeBooks is a global company headquartered in Victoria, BC Canada, with sites dedicated to bookbuyers in North America (AbeBooks.com), the UK (AbeBooks.co.uk), Germany (AbeBooks.de) and France (AbeBooks.fr). Through strategic partnerships AbeBooks has become the most important virtual supplier of used books while expanding selling avenues for independent booksellers.

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Richard Davies, PR & Publicity Mgr., AbeBooks.com
Ph: 250-412-3238
rdavies@abebooks.com

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