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Online Book Marketplace Acquires
/ November 8, 2005 1:45 pm

Victoria, B.C. –, an online marketplace for new and used books, announced on Tuesday that it has acquired, an online price comparison shopping service for books. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, British Columbia-based offers 70 million new, used, rare and out-of-print titles for sale by more than 13,000 independent booksellers from around the world. Berkeley, Calif.-based lets buyers browse over 100 million book titles from its network of thousands of booksellers, enabling consumers to compare prices for books from various retailers. "Our goal is to help booklovers find and buy any book from any bookseller anywhere, so the acquisition of makes perfect sense," said Abebooks president and CEO Hannes Blum. "Like us, is dedicated to books and makes finding them simple. Part of the site's success can be attributed to its integrity and we are committed to maintaining's unbiased independence."


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