Becoming a bookseller on AbeBooks is as easy as following these simple steps.

Step 1

Select an inventory management system. We recommend HomeBase, AbeBooks’ free inventory management software. HomeBase has been designed to work with AbeBooks but can be used with other online marketplaces as well.

Download AbeBooks HomeBase


Step 2

Enter your books into HomeBase or your selected software.

If using a spreadsheet or other software, please confirm that your listing format complies with AbeBooks data requirements.

If you prefer to enter your listings directly online, through your AbeBooks bookseller account, you will need to register first and begin listing your books after your account has been activated. Note that monthly subscription fees apply immediately upon activation, even if you have zero books online to start.


Step 3

Complete the AbeBooks Bookseller Registration Form.

The information you will need to provide us is:

  • Your Contact Information — including full name, the name of your business, address, telephone number, and email address. Depending on the nature of your business, additional information may be required.
  • Your Tax Information — e.g. EIN, SSN, VAT, or GST.
  • Your Bank Details — to receive payment for your sales
  • Credit Card Details — you must have a credit card on file to register.


Access our Bookseller Registration Form


Step 4

Once you've submitted your application, our Registrations team will review your information and notify you by email as soon as your bookseller account has been activated, usually within 2 business days.

In the meantime, you might like to read more about Getting Started With AbeBooks. A great resource for new sellers, this guide provides a summary of important information about listing and selling on AbeBooks, including links to additional details.


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