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12th July 2000

(Victoria, BC) - today announces an unprecedented achievement in selection, with more than 20 million books listed on its Web site. The Internet-based book company is growing at a rate that surpasses any other book site. For book buyers, this mark means an unmatched selection of books, where virtually any title can be found. From collector's items to the latest bestsellers, is the best bet to find every title. The huge inventory of books on the Web site is uploaded from the computers of more than 6,300 independent used booksellers from around the world. has come a long way in the past five years - what once began as a listing service for booksellers based in Victoria, British Columbia, has developed into the Internet's largest source of hard to find books.

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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