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06/09/2012 - AbeBooks Hosts Hackathon for UVic Engineering Students


02/03/2011 - AbeBooks Signs Agreement to Acquire


15/09/2010 - to Stage Careers Open House on 21 September

25/05/2010 - Announcing the Channel Program to Sell on Amazon


22/07/2009 - Attention Job-Seekers - AbeBooks' Customer Support Department to Stage Open House on July 29

20/05/2009 - Claremont Review writing contest winners announced

16/04/2009 - AbeBooks’ employee set for trip of a lifetime


12/01/2008 - Acquires AbeBooks

11/18/2008 - Leather-bound novels & carrying case up for grabs in charity auction

11/11/2008 - Obama fans paying up to $5,500 for books signed by President-elect

10/01/2008 - AbeBooks introduces podcast player for booklovers

08/07/2008 - Students still prefer traditional textbooks reveals poll

08/01/2008 - to acquire AbeBooks

06/26/2008 - brings no frills internet bookselling to Brazil

04/14/2008 - launched to serve Italians passionate about books

04/09/2008 - Chrislands - an online bookstore provider - acquired by

02/20/2008 - Calling All Kids - Create your own literary masterpiece with Story Laboratory

02/05/2008 - targets Sweden & Russia with new online marketplace for used books


12/27/2007 - Seven Habits of Effective People still an effective bestseller in the used book business

12/18/2007 - Rushdie, Cookery, Witchcraft & Sci-Fi - What big spenders buy for Christmas

12/10/2007 - launches year-round textbook buy-back service

12/03/2007 - Charity Auction features signed Deathly Hallows & rare Margaret Atwood poetry book

11/13/2007 - Demand For Signed Copies of The Kite Runner Push Prices Sky-High

11/01/2007 - Calling All Kids - Create a Literary Masterpiece at Wordstock Festival

10/31/2007 - Restructures Management as COO Boris Wertz Departs

10/18/2007 - Award-Winning Ecommerce Pioneer Invites Job-Seekers to Open House

10/10/2007 - Calling All Kids - Create a Literary Masterpiece at the Writers Festival

09/10/2007 - Landmark 1955 Book About Homosexuality Returns to Bestseller List

08/30/2007 - One-Off Collection of 14 Signed Bestsellers to be Auctioned Off For Charity

08/02/2007 - Compare Textbook Prices in Seconds on Your Cell-Phone

06/14/2007 - Buyers Scramble for Original Editions of ‘The Highfield Mole’ – The Next Harry Potter

06/08/2007 - Research Reveals Baby Boomers Drive Online Used Bookselling in US

05/10/2007 - Salute the Boy Wizard With Poetry & Win Unique Harry Potter Bookshelf

05/02/2007 - Software Journals Sell for $9,652 Ahead of James Joyce & Wilfred Owen

03/08/2007 - New Section at Showcases the Pottermania Phenonenon

03/05/2007 - Launches Book Recommendation System Based On the Collections of Members

02/21/2007 - Stephen King’s Recommendation Sends Unknown Author To No.1 On Bestseller List

02/13/2007 - Cat in the Hat Tops Bestseller List - 50 Years After its Release

01/29/2007 - AbeBooks Launches Specialist Sections for Science Fiction & Fantasy

01/24/2007 - Forgotten memoir by Celebrity Big Brother's Dirk Benedict is a Secondhand Bestseller in the UK

01/17/2007 - Online Textbook Sales Up By Over 30% As Students Hunt for Cheap Books


12/19/2006 - Booklovers benefit as's Unique Inventory of Spanish Books is Integrated into Database

12/12/2006 - Early Birds Catch Best Textbook Bargains as Online Prices Fall

12/04/2006 - Unique Signed Special Edition of Madame Bovary Designed by Manolo Blahnik in Charity Auction

11/17/2006 - Buyers & Booksellers Unite in Revulsion Against OJ's Book, According to Polls

11/15/2006 - Holiday Books From Literary Legends to Inspire the Bibliophile and Break the Bank

11/03/2006 - Bestsellers & Most Expensive Books Sold on - October 2006

10/18/2006 - The Zombie Survival Guide and Vampire Hunter's Handbook - Useful Halloween Reading From

10/04/2006 -'s Online Inventory Hits 100 Million Books

09/05/2006 - College Students Cash in as Online Textbook Prices Fall

08/09/2006 - Advancements in Beer Bongology - Targets Student Textbook Market with Latest Fake 'Not-Book'

08/08/2006 - Coil Up...with a Snakeskin Book

07/24/2006 - Avid Readers Predict Leaks will Spoil Final Harry Potter Book

07/12/2006 - Movie Revives Interest in the Hidden Treasure of Forgotten Pirate Books

06/08/2006 - Chicken or Beef? The World's Best Loved Airline Recipes - A 'Not-Book' to Celebrate 10 Years of

06/06/2006 - Internet Pioneer Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

05/16/2006 - Acquires Major Stake in - A Social Networking Site for Bibliophiles

05/11//2006 - A Signed Da Vinci Code Sells for Record Price of $4,260 on

04/25/2006 - To Kill A Mockingbird Poll - 31% Have Read Classic Novel 5 Times or More

04/12/2006 - Da Vinci Code Price-Tag Reaches $4,000 For Signed Copy

04/04/2006 - Dan Brown is Innocent According to Poll on

02/27/2006 - Acquires Fillz - An Online Book Inventory and Order Management Company

02/16/2006 - Appoints John Chase as Chief Financial Officer

02/13/2006 - A New Chapter for With Rethink Named as its First Ad Agency

02/06/2006 - Calling All Young Writers - Claremount Review Magazine Launches 2006 Writing Contest

01/30/2006 - to Host Bookseller Summit at HQ on 3 February

01/06/2006 - Poll Reveals Avid Readers Feel Betrayed Over Alleged Fabrications in James Frey's A Million Little Pieces Bestseller


11/7/2005 - Rapid Growth of Continues with Acquisition

10/19/2005 - AbeBooks Predicts Rapid Growth for Europe's Used Book Market as Report Reveals Americans Spent $2.2 Billion on Used Books in 2004

09/30/2005 - Canada's "Random Acts of Poetry" Returns for a Second Performance and Extends Across the Atlantic into the UK

08/26/2005 - Tips for Buying Cheap College Textbooks Online

08/17/2005 - Students Going Online to Save Money on Textbooks

07/22/2005 - Rare Book Experts Ponder What the Future Holds for Hard-to-find Harry Potter Editions

06/02/2005 - Calling all Real-Life Harry Potters! Ordinary People with an Extraordinary Name Invited to Tell Their Stories on

06/02/2005 - New Books Business Booms at

04/29/2005 - Celebrates its 9th Birthday With a Family of Millions

04/27/2005 - Closes Partnership with

04/22/2005 - Nancy Drew Celebrates 75 Years of Mystery Solving but Remains Forever Young to her Fans

04/12/2005 - Bookworms Cringe as Pamela Anderson Turns Over a New Leaf and Jones the Book Business

04/07/2005 - Hockey Poet Mourns Lost NHL Season with an "NH Elegy" to the Stanley Cup

03/18/2005 - Blackwell's and Tate Sign Partnership Deals as Continues to Expand its Online Marketplace into New Books

02/21/2005 - Joyce Remains King of the Irish Writers but Avid Readers Still Cannot Finish Ulysses

02/21/2005 - Interest in Gonzo Literature Sparked by Hunter S. Thompson's Death

02/15/2005 - Launches Rare Book Valuation Service to Put a Price on the Treasures in Your Attic

02/11/2005 - First Editions of Daschiell Hammett's Maltese Falcon on the Most Wanted List as 75th Anniversary Approaches

02/04/2005 - Bombproof Your Horse & Knitting with Dog Hair - Two Nominations for the World's Weirdest Book on

02/02/2005 - A Sign of the Times – Margaret Atwood's Virtual Autograph Machine Gets the Thumbs Down in Visitor Poll

01/27/2005 - Search Begins for New Literary Talent as AbeBooks Sponsors Claremont Review's Annual Writing Contest

01/26/2005 - Increased Numbers of Students Take Their Search for Cut-Price Used Textbooks on to the Internet with

01/24/2005 - Works of Robert Burns Attract Hefty Price-Tags in Rare Book Trade Around the World

01/24/2005 - Children’s Books in the Spotlight as AbeBooks Celebrates Canada's Family Literacy Day with Recommended Reading List

01/12/2005 - AbeBooks & Brodart Join to Improve Book Care Standards


10/26/2004 - AbeBooks Announces Significant Expansion into the Spanish Market

10/07/2004 - Poets Across Canada Hit the Streets to Commit "Random Acts of Poetry" During Week Long Celebration

09/16/2004 - Skyrocketing Demand for Used Textbooks Create Unprecedented Boom for Online Booksellers

09/09/2004 - Critics Said the Web Would Destroy Small Booksellers But the Internet Has Actually Given Them a New Lease on Life, Says Richard Adams

08/31/2004 - Invites All Writers in the 3-Day Novel Contest to Chat Online

07/29/2004 - Survey Shows Female Students Would Buy Books Recommended by John Kerry, While More Males Would Buy Books Recommended by George W. Bush

07/14/2004 - Launches Australian and New Zealand Site to Help "Down Under" Folks Buy and Sell Books Online

06/24/2004 - Race to Sell Signed Copies of Clinton Book Rewards Bookssellers on

06/23/2004 - AbeBooks Selects Agitar Software to Drive Quality of World's Largest Online Book Marketplace

06/06/2004 - True Signed First Editions of Ronald Reagan's Autobiography An American Life Appear on Priced to $4,000

06/04/2004 - The World's Largest Online Marketplace for Used Books Officially Opens its Doors to New Books

05/28/2004 - Secondhand and Rare Book Sellers Are the "Heart" of Hay-On-Wye Festival

05/17/2004 - AbeBooks Selects Endeca to Help Book Buyers Search and Browse World's Largest Online Book Marketplace

05/13/2004 - AbeBooks Showcases Recent Findings: Used Book Sales are Soaring Online

05/05/2004 - AbeBooks Celebrates 8th Birthday in Sidney, British Columbia - One of Canada's Official Booktowns

05/01/2004 - AbeBooks Celebrates Local Publishing Excellence with Sponsorship of 20th Annual British Columbia Book Prizes

04/24/2004 - Books and Birthday Cake: - the World's Largest Online Marketplace for Books - Celebrates 8th Birthday at L.A. Festival with Cake and Draw for Trip to NY

04/20/2004 - Happy Birthday Bill: Readers Celebrate William Shakespeare's Four-Hundred-and-Fortieth Birthday - But Won't Pay $2 Million For a Copy of Hamlet

03/12/2004 - From High Street To High Tech: Oxfam To Sell Secondhand Books Online Via

02/04/2004 - Launches “Libros En Español” To Serve Those Who Read, Sell Or Collect Spanish-Language Books And Authors

01/12/2004 - "Bag of Books" Price Comparison Shows Used Books Can Be Purchased For Up To 90% Less On


12/17/03 - AbeBooks Announces "Win Your Tuition" Contest winners

12/09/03 - World Summit Awards Media Kit

12/09/03 - Recognized at United Nations World Summit Awards in Geneva as Top E-Business Website Worldwide

12/03/03 - AbeBooks Survey Reveals Secondhand Doesn't Mean Secondclass When Giving Used Books at Christmas

12/01/03 - Be a Book Angel or a BookSleuth this Holiday With AbeBooks and First Book

11/19/03 - AbeBooks Becomes the Largest Book Site in the World by Listing its 50 Millionth Book

11/18/03 - Rare First Edition J.R.R. Tolkein Book Listed at $126,480.00 on Alongside Exclusive Article on Collecting Tolkein Books

11/6/03 - AbeBooks Launches Program to Help Booksellers List Used Books For Sale On

11/3/03 - AbeBooks Announces Promotion of Boris Wertz to Chief Operating Officer

8/10/03 - AbeBooks Launches Online Forums Where Booklovers Chat and Locate Long Lost Books

2/10/03 - Rare Copies of First Novel by J.M. Coetzee Come on the Market After He Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

12/08/03 - AbeBooks Announces Changes to Senior Management

29/07/03 - AbeBooks Launches "Textbook Central" to Serve Its Growing Community of Student Bookbuyers

15/07/03 - AbeBooks Launches HomeBase 2.3, the Popular Software Program for Managing Bookstore Inventories or Home Library Collections

09/07/03 - Harry Potter Craze Ignites the Used Book Market and Helps "Little" Booksellers Profit

19/06/03 - AbeBooks Introduces Service Helping Booksellers List Used & Rare Books for Sale on eBay

25/04/03 - AbeBooks Shares the Secret of Finding Rare Books Online, at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

31/03/03 - AbeBooks Tour "Across Europe With 40 Million Books" Is A Success

11/03/03 - AbeBooks Launches Five-Country European Bus Tour At The London Book Fair

03/02/03 - Chosen for Forbes Magazine "Best of the Web" List, Third Year in a Row

31/01/2003 - AbeBooks Partners with R.R. Bowker to Make Available Online Direct Ordering From AbeBooks Via and


20/11/2002 - AbeBooks "BookSleuth" Service Helps Readers Find Long Lost Books

10/10/2002 - AbeBooks Joins With Amazon to Place Millions of Secondhand Books on and

10/10/2002 - AbeBooks Presents Survey Results "Old Meets New: Antiquarians are E-Commerce Trendsetters"

25/09/2002 - AbeBooks Partners with Gardners to Offer 40 Million Secondhand, Rare and Out-of-Print Books to UK Bookshops

10/09/2002 - AbeBooks Creates Two New Senior Positions in Response to Recent International Growth

05/09/2002 - AbeBooks Offers Millions of Books Through Amazon Marketplace

28/08/2002 - AbeBooks Launches UK Site with Mini Full of Books

28/02/2002 - AbeBooks Launches German and French Web Sites

24/01/2002 - AbeBooks Signs Content Agreement With Book Magazine

17/01/2002 - AbeBooks, OCLC Team Up to Offer New Services to Libraries

09/01/2002 - AbeBooks Teams Up With Yahoo! Warehouse


29/11/2001 - AbeBooks Signs Co-Sponsorship Agreement with Minnesota Public Radio’s The Writer’s Almanac®

28/11/2001 - AbeBooks Wins Highest Award From CIPA

19/11/2001 - AbeBooks Honoured with Award of Excellence

03/10/2001 - acquires Europe's JustBooks

24/09/2001 - appoints new VP Finance, Board of Directors

19/09/2001 - goes live!

19/07/2001 - creates two senior positions

18/07/2001 - offers book inventory through

25/05/2001 - appoints new President and CEO

05/04/2001 - Looking for great books on gardening?

20/03/2001 - High-tech industry woos booksellers at London Book Fair

19/03/2001 - recognized as a "Gold Store" by online buyers

05/02/2001 - to release HomeBase2.1 with ISBN Lookup

22/01/2001 - Where do your customers find the books that aren't in your bookstore?

17/01/2001 - Seminars For Book Lovers

16/01/2001 - World Congress on E-Commerce: Booksellers set trends on the Internet


20/12/2000 - announces partnership with SF Site

16/12/2000 - A new resource for world-class readers!

21/11/2000 - Map and Print enthusiasts find a home at

17/11/2000 - Christmas shopping has a fairytale ending at

3/11/2000 - named as one of BC's Top 100 Technology Companies

30/10/2000 - announces strategic alliance with key book site in France

17/10/2000 - revives a great love for old books in Santa Monica

11/10/2000 - announces new venture in Australia

18/09/2000 - Leading online book company to demonstrate new bookselling venture in Seattle

31/08/2000 - partners with Bookstore and University Students

28/07/2000 - Booksellers On Board with Library Program in UK and Canada

12/07/2000 - hits 20 million books mark

5/07/2000 - opens strategic markets for UK and Canada

12/06/2000 - Announces New Presence in Japan

5/06/2000 - All the booksellers in the world… The hottest story in the world of books

10/01/2000 - aims at college crowd with new web partner