ABEBOOKS.COM OPENS STRATEGIC MARKETS FOR UK AND CANADA
5th July 2000
(Victoria, BC) - Abebooks.com, the world's largest web-based
network of independent booksellers, opens its joint venture with
U.S.-based 21 North Main to booksellers in the UK and Canada.
Abebooks is the world's largest book site, listing over 35 million
books. With offices in Canada and Germany, abebooks provides independent
booksellers with business support, technological infrastructure
and international marketing, enabling booksellers of any size
to compete on an equal footing with book superstores. Through
its acquisition of Germany's JustBooks, now abebooks Europe, the
company now serves over 10,000 member booksellers worldwide via
web sites in English, German, and French. Abebooks was launched
on the Internet in May of 1996 and offers consumers the most complete
collection of rare, used, and out-of-print books available anywhere.