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Agreement brings abebooks book inventory to Yahoo!'s new commodity goods shopping platform

9th January 2002

(Victoria, BC) - Abebooks, the world's largest source for out-of-print and hard-to-find books, today announced an agreement to supply its book inventory through Yahoo!'s new commodity goods shopping platform, Yahoo! Warehouse (

Participating booksellers of the latest program will see their inventory in Yahoo's Warehouse program. This opportunity will expand the market for used, rare and out-of-print books and present a selection of abebooks' 30 million titles to Yahoo! Warehouse consumers.

"Our relationship with Yahoo! Warehouse will help expand our offering," says Brent James, CEO of abebooks. "We are proud to offer our dealers a new way to significantly increase their sales and exposure through this renowned venue."

Yahoo! Warehouse shoppers can easily purchase books from participating member booksellers through secure product ordering and convenient shipping options.

"We are pleased to be working with to offer our consumers easy access to hard-to-find books," said Brian Fitzgerald, senior producer, Yahoo! Warehouse and Yahoo! Auctions.

The new reseller program is free for member booksellers and provides a broad new marketing opportunity through Yahoo!'s fixed price discount marketplace.

As part of the New Yahoo!® Shopping network, Yahoo! Warehouse ( is the latest addition to Yahoo!'s commerce area and represents the newest way to shop on Yahoo!. Yahoo! Warehouse provides consumers with a new commerce property where they can buy and sell used, overstocked, and clearance commodity goods at a low cost. Consumers can easily find discounted items or make money by selling a variety of items such as CDs and books and DVD's.

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.

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