Press Releases


02/03/2011 - AbeBooks Signs Agreement to Acquire


12/01/2008 - Acquires AbeBooks

11/18/2008 - Leather-bound novels & carrying case up for grabs in charity auction

11/11//2008 - High demand for signed Barack Obama books

10/30/2008 – How to invest in books

06/26/2008 - brings no frills internet bookselling to Brazil

04/14/2008 - launched to serve Italians passionate about books

04/09/2008 - Chrislands - an online bookstore provider - acquired by

02/28/2008 - Dog owners scour web for books by Cesar Millan - the next Barbara Woodhouse

02/05/2008 - targets Sweden & Russia with new online marketplace for used books


12/27/2007 - First Harry Potter novel tops secondhand bestseller list for 2007

12/03/2007 - Charity Auction features signed Deathly Hallows & rare Margaret Atwood poetry book

11/20/2007 - Controversy Sparks Tintin Revival at

10/31/2007 - Restructures Management as COO Boris Wertz Departs

10/09/2007 - Legendary Fellwalker Becomes Bestselling Author in Centenary Year

09/10/2007 - Landmark 1955 Book About Homosexuality Returns to Bestseller List

08/30/2007 - One-Off Collection of 14 Signed Bestsellers to be Auctioned Off For Charity

06/14/2007 - Buyers Scramble for Original Editions of ‘The Highfield Mole’ – The Next Harry Potter

05/10/2007 - Salute the Boy Wizard With Poetry & Win Unique Harry Potter Bookshelf

03/05/2007 - Launches Book Recommendation System Based On the Collections of Members

02/21/2007 - Stephen King’s Recommendation Sends UK-Based Author To No.1

02/06/2007 - Brian Aldiss' Cancer Memoir Tops Secondhand Bestseller List Thanks to Desert Island Discs

02/06/2007 - AbeBooks Launches Specialist Sections for Science Fiction and Fantasy

01/24/2007 - Forgotten memoir by Celebrity Big Brother's Dirk Benedict is a Secondhand Bestseller


12/19/2006 - Booklovers benefit as's Unique Inventory of Spanish Books is Integrated into Database

12/04/2006 - Unique Signed Special Edition of Madame Bovary Designed by Manolo Blahnik in Charity Auction

10/04/2006 -'s Online Inventory Hits 100 Million Books

08/08/2006 - Coil Up...with a Snakeskin Book

07/24/2006 - Avid Readers Predict Leaks will Spoil Final Harry Potter Book

06/06/2006 - Internet Pioneer Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

05/16/2006 - Acquires Major Stake in - a Social Networking Site for Bibliophiles

05/11/2006 - A Signed 'Da Vinci Code' Sells for Record Price of $4,260 on

04/25/2006 - 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Poll - 31% Have Read Classic Novel 5 Times or More

04/04/2006 - Dan Brown is Innocent, According to Poll on

03/28/2006 - Koran, Canterbury Tales & Das Kapital - Booklovers point out key omissions from Melvyn Bragg's '12 Books That Changed the World' TV Series

02/27/2006 - Acquires Fillz - An Online Book Inventory and Order Management Company

02/16/2006 - Appoints John Chase as Chief Financial Officer

02/13/2006 - A New Chapter for with Rethink Named as its First Ad Agency


12/21/2005 - 2005 Bestsellers Range from Harry to Boo, from Class to Church

11/7/2005 - Rapid Growth of Continues with Acquisition

10/19/2005 - AbeBooks Predicts Rapid Growth for Europe's Used Book Market as Report Reveals Americans Spent $2.2 Billion on Used Books in 2004

09/30/2005 - "Random Acts of Poetry" Crosses Atlantic for UK Debut Next Month

07/22/2005 - Rare Book Experts Ponder What the Future Holds for Hard-to-Find Harry Potter Editions

06/02/2005 - Calling all Real-Life Harry Potters! Ordinary People With an Extraordinary Name Invited to Tell Their Stories on

06/02/2005 - New Books Business Booms at

04/29/2005 - Celebrates its 9th Birthday with a Family of Millions

03/18/2005 - Blackwell’s and Tate Sign Partnership Deals as AbeBooks continues to expand its online marketplace into new books

02/25/2005 - AbeBooks Europe Appoints New Director of Marketing & Business Development

02/15/2005 - Launches Rare Book Valuation Service to Put a Price on the Treasures in Your Attic

02/04/2005 - Bombproof Your Horse & Knitting with Dog Hair - Two nominations for the world's weirdest book on

01/24/2005 - Works of Robert Burns Attract Hefty Price-Tags in Rare Book Trade Around the World


10/26/04 - AbeBooks Announces Significant Expansion into the Spanish Market

09/16/04 - Skyrocketing Demand for Used Textbooks Creates Unprecendented Boom for Online Booksellers

08/31/04 - Invites All Writers in the 3-Day Novel Contest to Chat Online

07/28/04 - Survey Shows Female Students Would Buy Books Recommended by John Kerry, While More Males Would Buy Books Recommended by George W. Bush

07/14/04 - Launches Australian and New Zealand Site to Help "Down Under" Folks Buy and Sell Books Online

06/24/04 - Race to Sell Signed Copies of Clinton Book Rewards Booksellers on

06/23/04 - AbeBooks Selects Agitar Software to Drive Quality of World's Largest Online Marketplace

06/06/04 - True Signed First Editions of Ronald Reagan's Autobiography "An American Life" Appear on Priced to $4,000

06/04/2004 - The World's Largest Online Marketplace for Used Books Officially Opens its Doors to New Books

05/28/2004 - Secondhand and Rare Book Sellers Are the "Heart" of Hay-On-Wye Festival

05/18/2004 - Statement in response to recent articles about whether charities enjoy an unfair advantage over independent booksellers when selling secondhand books

05/17/2004 - AbeBooks Selects Endeca to Help Book Buyers Search and Browse World's Largest Online Book Marketplace

05/13/2004 - AbeBooks Showcases Recent Findings: Used Book Sales are Soaring Online

05/05/2004 - AbeBooks Celebrates 8th Birthday in Sidney, British Columbia - one of Canada's Official Booktowns

05/01/2004 - AbeBooks Celebrates Local Publishing Excellence With Sponsorship of 20th Annual British Columbia Book Prizes

04/24/2004 - Books and Birthday Cake: - The World's Largest Online Marketplace for Books - Celebrates 8th Birthday at L.A. Festival With Cake and Draw for Trip to NY

04/20/2004 - Happy Birthday Bill: Readers Celebrate William Shakespeare's Four-Hundred-and-Fortieth Birthday - But Won't Bay $2 Million For a Copy of Hamlet

03/12/2004 - From High Street To High Tech: Oxfam To Sell Secondhand Books Online Via

02/04/2004 - Launches “Libros En Español” To Serve Those Who Read, Sell Or Collect Spanish-Language Books And Authors

01/12/2004 - "Bag of Books" Price Comparison Shows Used Books Can Be Purchased For Up To 90% Less On


12/17/03 - AbeBooks Announces "Win Your Tuition" Contest winners

12/09/03 - World Summit Awards Media Kit

12/09/03 - Recognized at United Nations World Summit Awards in Geneva as Top E-Business Website Worldwide

12/03/03 - AbeBooks Survey Reveals Secondhand Doesn't Mean Secondclass When Giving Used Books at Christmas

12/01/03 - Be a Book Angel or a BookSleuth this Holiday With AbeBooks and First Book

11/19/03 - AbeBooks Becomes the Largest Book Site in the World by Listing its 50 Millionth Book

11/6/03 - AbeBooks Launches Program to Help Booksellers List Used Books For Sale On

11/3/03 - AbeBooks Announces Promotion of Boris Wertz to Chief Operating Officer

8/10/03 - AbeBooks Launches Online Forums Where Booklovers Chat and Locate Long Lost Books

2/10/03 - Rare Copies of First Novel by J.M. Coetzee Come on the Market After He Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

12/08/03 - AbeBooks Announces Changes to Senior Management

19/06/03 - AbeBooks Introduces Service Helping Booksellers List Used & Rare Books for Sale on eBay

25/04/03 - AbeBooks Shares the Secret of Finding Rare Books Online, at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

31/03/03 - AbeBooks Tour "Across Europe With 40 Million Books" Is A Success

11/03/03 - AbeBooks Launches Five-Country European Bus Tour At The London Book Fair

03/02/03 - Chosen for Forbes Magazine "Best of the Web" List, Third Year in a Row

31/01/2003 - AbeBooks Partners with R.R. Bowker to Make Available Online Direct Ordering From AbeBooks Via and


20/11/2002 - AbeBooks "BookSleuth" Service Helps Readers Find Long Lost Books

10/10/2002 - AbeBooks Joins With Amazon to Place Millions of Secondhand Books on and

10/10/2002 - AbeBooks Presents Survey Results "Old Meets New: Antiquarians are E-Commerce Trendsetters"

25/09/2002 - AbeBooks Partners with Gardners to Offer 40 Million Secondhand, Rare and Out-of-Print Books to UK Bookshops

10/09/2002 - AbeBooks Creates Two New Senior Positions in Response to Recent International Growth

05/09/2002 - AbeBooks Offers Millions of Books Through Amazon Marketplace

28/08/2002 - AbeBooks Launches UK Site with Mini Full of Books

28/02/2002 - AbeBooks Launches German and French Web Sites

24/01/2002 - AbeBooks Signs Content Agreement With Book Magazine

17/01/2002 - AbeBooks, OCLC Team Up to Offer New Services to Libraries

09/01/2002 - AbeBooks Teams Up With Yahoo! Warehouse


29/11/2001 - AbeBooks Signs Co-Sponsorship Agreement with Minnesota Public Radio’s The Writer’s Almanac®

28/11/2001 - AbeBooks Wins Highest Award From CIPA

19/11/2001 - AbeBooks Honoured with Award of Excellence

03/10/2001 - acquires Europe's JustBooks

24/09/2001 - appoints new VP Finance, Board of Directors

19/09/2001 - goes live!

19/07/2001 - creates two senior positions

18/07/2001 - offers book inventory through

25/05/2001 - appoints new President and CEO

05/04/2001 - Looking for great books on gardening?

20/03/2001 - High-tech industry woos booksellers at London Book Fair

19/03/2001 - recognized as a "Gold Store" by online buyers

05/02/2001 - to release HomeBase2.1 with ISBN Lookup

22/01/2001 - Where do your customers find the books that aren't in your bookstore?

17/01/2001 - Seminars For Book Lovers

16/01/2001 - World Congress on E-Commerce: Booksellers set trends on the Internet


20/12/2000 - announces partnership with SF Site

16/12/2000 - A new resource for world-class readers!

21/11/2000 - Map and Print enthusiasts find a home at

17/11/2000 - Christmas shopping has a fairytale ending at

3/11/2000 - named as one of BC's Top 100 Technology Companies

30/10/2000 - announces strategic alliance with key book site in France

17/10/2000 - revives a great love for old books in Santa Monica

11/10/2000 - announces new venture in Australia

18/09/2000 - Leading online book company to demonstrate new bookselling venture in Seattle

31/08/2000 - partners with Bookstore and University Students

28/07/2000 - Booksellers On Board with Library Program in UK and Canada

12/07/2000 - hits 20 million books mark

5/07/2000 - opens strategic markets for UK and Canada

12/06/2000 - Announces New Presence in Japan

5/06/2000 - All the booksellers in the world… The hottest story in the world of books

10/01/2000 - aims at college crowd with new web partner