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18th July 2001

(Victoria, BC) -, the world's leading source for out-of-print and hard-to-find books, today announced it has signed an agreement with eBay's Through the agreement, will distribute inventory from its participating affiliated dealers on, under the name of abebooks.

With over 29 million books and a network of 8400-plus dealers, expects to launch its reseller program near the end of this month.

"We are excited to bring's extensive network of booksellers to," said Chris Fralic, Vice President of business development for "The addition of this powerful partner will significantly expand our product listings making it even easier for shoppers to find the books they want at great prices."

"This is a great opportunity for our dealers to significantly increase their exposure and sales through a well-known source," says Brent James, CEO of "We are looking forward to a bright future working with"

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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