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For release: May 28, 2004

SECONDHAND AND RARE BOOK SELLERS ARE THE "HEART" OF HAY-ON-WYE FESTIVAL encourages attendees at this year's festival to visit the local community of independent book sellers who started the Hay "bookcraze"

(Hay-on-Wye, England, May 28, 2004)-Abebooks, the world's largest online marketplace for books, is inviting attendees at this year's Hay-on-Wye literary festival to visit the local book shops that put Hay on the map as an international book town.

Over eighteen of Hay-on-Wye's approximately thirty booksellers list their books online through, and Abebooks is proud to highlight these bookshops and sellers.

Selling books on the Internet has revolutionized the used and rare book trade for many of Hay's book sellers. In some cases this means reaching new book buyers in different countries, or earning new income through online books sales to help keep shop doors open.

Attendees to the Hay on Wye festival are invited to visit the following Hay-on-Wye bookshops to browse their books and receive a gift from Abebooks:

  • Oxford House Books
  • Marijana Dworski Books
  • Hay Cinema Bookshop
  • Backfold Books and Bygones
  • Hancock & Monks
  • Richard Booth's Bookshop Ltd.
  • Anyweightbooks " Hay Castle (Booth Books)
  • Hay-on-Wye Booksellers
  • The Children's Bookshop
  • Boz Books
  • C Arden, Bookseller
  • Lotus Trading

About Abebooks

Abebooks is the world's largest online marketplace for books. Abebooks makes it simple and safe to find and buy-or list and sell-books online. Bookbuyers love the variety of over 50 million new, secondhand, rare, and out-of-print books offered by more than 12,000 independent booksellers. Readers find bestsellers, collectors find rare books, students find textbooks, and treasure hunters find books they've been seeking forever. Booksellers love Abebooks for providing tools to help them succeed online, including options for selling via strategic partners (Amazon, Barnes & Noble), and four sites to reach global markets (,,, Abebooks is a private company based in Victoria, BC Canada, with offices in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Contact: Marci Crossan, Abebooks PR

At Hay: Dr. Udo Göllmann, Manager, Abebooks European Bookseller Community

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