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November 15-30, 2005 Edition GENERAL NEWS


Of Bookfinder.Com NEW YORK, NY/ 11/08/05—, an online marketplace for new and used books, has acquired, a price comparison shopping service.

In announcing the deal, Hannes Blum, president and CEO of said “Our goal is to help booklovers find and buy any book from any bookseller anywhere, so the acquisition of makes perfect sense.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for to develop and grow,” said Anirvan Chatterjee, CEO and co-founder of “With access to Abebooks’ skills, resources and funding, we will be able to expand and help many more book-buyers find and buy books.”, a book search engine, lets visitors search for more than 100 million new, used and rare or out-of-print books from partner sites that include and other major online booksellers. The two companies will continue to operate independently, but will have the financial and resource backing of is located in Victoria, British Columbia, and is located in Berkley, California.

Online used book buying represents about $609 million of the $2.2 billion online used book market, according to the Book Industry Study Group.

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