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(14 April 2008) Finding and buying books just became easier in Italy. Today,, the world's largest online marketplace for new, used, rare and out-of-print books, launched a website for Italians who are passionate about books offers 1.4 million Italian books from 98 booksellers in Italy but also gives access to AbeBooks' global database of 110 million books in many languages being offered for sale from thousands of sellers around the world.

Visitors to will discover a unique selection of collectible Italian books dating back to 1472, including first editions, signed copies, long forgotten out-of-print gems, rare incunabula and other antiquarian treasures. Books that were previously hard-to-find can now be located in seconds.

Books from every genre are offered for sale. Booksellers on are also offering new copies of the latest bestsellers, general used books and discounted titles.

Finding and buying a book is easy it is possible to search by author, title, ISBN or keyword, or use the site's advanced search to find books using dates, prices and other terms. Listings from Italian sellers are displayed first in the search results.

"Italians have always had a tremendous passion for books so it was an easy decision to build this website," said Hannes Blum, CEO and President of "We're simply harnessing the power of the Internet to connect booklovers with booksellers and make buying books easy."

The website becomes the sixth regional website in the AbeBooks family there are already sites dedicated to North America (, the UK (, France (, Germany ( and Spain (

Founded in 1996 in Canada, has revolutionized the used and rare book business by making hard-to-find books easy to find and buy.

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About is the world's largest online marketplace for books, with millions of new, used, rare, and out-of-print titles listed for sale by thousands of independent booksellers from around the world. AbeBooks has millions of registered customers who collectively purchase from its 6 global websites (,,,, & A true internet success story, has been selling books online since 1996, and is a private company based in Victoria, BC Canada, with offices in Germany and the US. Internet Retailer magazine ranked Abebooks at No. 70 among North American online retailers in 2007.

Richard Davies, PR Manager,
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