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(Victoria, BC – 29 January 2007) - the world’s largest online marketplace for new, used, rare and out-of-print books - is inviting fans of science fiction and fantasy to find the latest releases and collectible classics in two new sections specially designed to showcase the genres.

The ‘Science Fiction Room’ and ‘Fantasy Book Room’ join already established sections for new books, rare books and college textbooks. Easily accessed from the homepage, the two sections offer a diverse and eclectic insight into both genres.

“We have an exceptionally strong selection of science fiction and fantasy but we’ve never attempted to seriously highlight these books before now,” said Boris Wertz, Chief Operating Officer at “The two rooms will touch on the classic and the contemporary. We hope they will appeal to serious fans but also to book buyers with a passing interest in these subjects.”

Aside from showcasing new and rare books in both genres, the two rooms feature:

Founded in 1996, offers for sale more than 100 million books from thousands of booksellers, including many science fiction and fantasy specialists. Thousands of science fiction and fantasy titles are available ranging from first editions by authors like Orwell, JRR Tolkien and Robert Heinlein to latest releases from Hugo and Nebula award-winners.

AbeBooks is the world’s largest online marketplace for books, with over 100 million 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 up to 25,000 books a day from its 5 global websites (,,, and 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, Spain and USA.

Scott Laming, PR Coordinator,
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