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22nd January 2001

(Victoria, BC) - Millions of customers each year walk out of bookstores, without the book they were looking for in hand. This leaves booksellers with a dilemma: how do you fill every customer's needs when you can't store thousands of extra books or track down every long-lost title? Some bookstores attempt to find these obscure books for their customers, at a great cost of time and effort. Others have to turn customers away., the world's largest online community of independent booksellers, presents a free solution to this long-standing problem. is offering a new turnkey partnership that will give bookstores discrete access to millions of books online. Without adding a penny to their overhead, booksellers can now unearth more of the books their customers want.

"Many book buyers aren't yet aware of the availability of these books, so when bookstores are able to find them, they are offering a premium service," said's Director of Marketing and Business Development, Judy Kam. "This will change the face of bookstores across North America, as booksellers will meet their customers' needs faster and more frequently."

Bookstores do not need to be members to be eligible for this program.

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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