5th June 2000
(Victoria, BC) - Keith Waters and Rick Pura know what it's like to build a world-class company from the ground up. After a modest start-up in 1996, the pair have created the world's biggest used, rare and out-of print online bookstore. Based in Victoria, B.C. abebooks.com combines the inventories of the world's used booksellers with a powerful search engine, giving readers unprecedented choice and convenience.
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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