The AbeBooks Search Web Services (SWS) puts real-time access to our catalogue in your hands. Utilising our SWS allows you to build applications or re-create our search functions on your own web site. AbeBooks SWS can be used in conjunction with our Affiliate Programme, providing your users with the books they need, us with valuable traffic, and you with a great source of income. You can earn up to 7% in product referral fees. Follow this link to find out more about our Affiliate Programme.

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Use of the SWS is restricted to users driving traffic to one of the AbeBooks sites.

To gain access to our SWS, you need to obtain a client key (personal ID). Please contact us for more information.