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AbeBooks, the world's largest online used book marketplace, makes inventory available to customers.

5th September, 2002

(Victoria, BC) - AbeBooks, the world's largest online marketplace for used, rare and out-of-print books, today announced it is making millions of books available through Amazon's Marketplace program, which enables third party sellers to list inventory in's retail catalog. AbeBooks' inventory will be available to millions of book buyers worldwide on's e-commerce platform, significantly expanding the selection of used books available to customers.

Commenting on the announcement, Brent James, chief executive officer of AbeBooks comments: "Amazon Marketplace creates real value for customers by bringing increased choice and selection when making purchases. The customer's choices expand significantly when we add AbeBooks millions of used books to the equation."

The option of listing books through Amazon Marketplace is being made available to the thousands of booksellers who currently list their used, rare and out-of-print books on AbeBooks sites. This new arrangement brings their books to wider markets of online bookbuyers. Brent James explains: "AbeBooks exists to help our worldwide membership booksellers sell their books. This new option enhances our ability to do that."

AbeBooks is the world's largest book site, listing over 35 million books. With offices in Canada and Germany, abebooks provides independent booksellers with business support, technological infrastructure and international marketing, enabling booksellers of any size to compete on an equal footing with book superstores. Through its acquisition of Germany's JustBooks, now abebooks Europe, the company now serves over 10,000 member booksellers worldwide via web sites in English, German, and French. AbeBooks was launched on the Internet in May of 1996 and offers consumers the most complete collection of rare, used, and out-of-print books available anywhere.

Richard Davies, PR & Publicity Mgr.,
Ph: 250-412-3238


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