ABEBOOKS PARTNERS WITH GARDNERS TO OFFER 40 MILLION SECONDHAND,
RARE AND OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS TO UK BOOKSHOPS
AbeBooks, the world's largest online marketplace for secondhand,
rare and out-of-print books announces partnership with leading UK
book wholesaler, Gardners.
25th September, 2002
(Victoria, BC)- AbeBooks, the world's largest online marketplace
for secondhand, rare and out-of-print books, today announced a strategic
partnership with Gardners Books, one of the UK's leading book wholesalers.
The two companies will work together to make AbeBooks' inventory
of 40 million books available to bookshops that use the Gardners
This new inventory partnership enables the UK and International
bookshops that purchase books wholesale from Gardners to access
the world's largest inventory of secondhand, rare and out-of-print
books on AbeBooks' UK website-www.abebooks.co.uk
Commenting on the announcement, Boris Wertz, AbeBooks' vice president
of business development and marketing said: "The bookshop business
is important for us. For Gardners this partnership offers an additional
service for their bookshops, and for bookshops this means they'll
be able to offer an additional service to their customers."
Brent James, CEO of AbeBooks notes: "By working together we
compliment each other and help members of the public with an interest
in books find the right book at the right price."
This partnership comes one month after AbeBooks entered the UK market.
The company launched a UK site www.abebooks.co.uk at the Edinburgh
Book Festival on August 20 by filling a Mini-BMW with rare books
and inviting the public to guess the number inside.
AbeBooks.co.uk is the book source for UK booklovers, created by
AbeBooks the world's largest online marketplace for secondhand,
rare, and out-of-print books. AbeBooks.co.uk is made up of thousands
of booksellers and was created to help UK booksellers share books
with UK bookbuyers. Features such as paying in pounds and browsing
local bookseller lists help bookbuyers feel at home searching
AbeBooks' database of 40 million books.
AbeBooks is a global company with sites for bookbuyers in North
America (AbeBooks.com), Germany (AbeBooks.de), France (AbeBooks.fr),
and the UK (AbeBooks.co.uk). These sites serve specific countries
while making unique book inventories available to all. Through
strategic partnerships AbeBooks has become the most important
virtual supplier of used books while expanding selling avenues
AbeBooks' partnership with Gardners brings more books to UK bookbuyers.
AbeBooks' global partnerships with Amazon, Barnes & Noble,
and eBay/Half.com help UK booksellers reach global markets.
Gardners Books Ltd is the UK's largest book wholesaler. Gardners
provide a single source for all UK books to international booksellers
with 250.000 stock lines from 2500+ publishers. Gardners provides
an interactive website, E-commerce solutions, Gardcall fast track
enquiry system, bespoke point of sale service and print on demand
Richard Davies, PR & Publicity Mgr., AbeBooks.com
Ryan Gearing, Gardners Marketing