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April 26, 2003- Abebooks, the world's largest online marketplace for used, rare and out-of-print books is taking part in this year's L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 26 and 27 at UCLA. (BOOTH #914)

Abebooks, the company that lists books for ten thousand independent booksellers on its site, has been called "the Internet's best kept secret" by the New York Times, and the savior of small, secondhand book sellers. Abebooks is attending the L.A. Festival to let more people know that is the source for 40 million books-from rare collectible copies and signed first editions, to secondhand bestsellers and used textbooks, to comics and magazines, to out-of-print books, manuals, and maps.

Abebooks CEO Brent James explains: "This festival is a chance for us to share the "secret" of Abebooks with a new group of booklovers. We'll help people discover, just like Vancouver booklover Patrick Cleary did last week:
'Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been looking for several out-of-print books for the past 15 years with no success. Now I've found five of the seven on and have ordered them. Better than gold for my collection.'"

Everyone who visits the Abebooks booth (#914) receives an Abebooks "goodie bag" and is invited to enter a draw for a trip to New York, in return for filling in a short survey. There will be bookmark coloring stations for kids, and Abebooks' marketing & communications staff will be on hand to discuss

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is America's largest literary event with over 300 authors taking part in readings, literary panels, and book signings. The festival also includes displays by booksellers, publishers, and other exhibitors, and offers a range of book-related children's activities. Free to the public, the Festival takes place Saturday, April 26, 2003 (10am-6pm) & Sunday, April 27, 2003 (10am-5pm) at the UCLA campus.

Abebooks is the world's largest online marketplace for secondhand, rare, and out-of-print books with over 40 million books listed by over 10,000 booksellers. Abebooks connects those who buy books with those who sell books, providing abundant selection at affordable prices. Abebooks is a global company based in Canada with sites dedicated to bookbuyers in North America (, France (, Germany (, and the UK (

Media contact in L.A. during the festival: Marci Crossan cell (+1) 250 884 0338

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