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Company nameAbeBooks
Company typePrivate
SloganPassion for books
HeadquartersVictoria, British Columbia, Canada
Key peopleHannes Blum, CEO
John Chase, CFO
Productsused books, out of print books, rare books, new books and textbooks, HomeBase 2.1
Employees120 (2007)

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AbeBooks (formerly the Advanced Book Exchange) is an online marketplace for books. Most books listed are used, many are rare or out-of-print, and a growing number are new books. The company is based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with offices in Düsseldorf, Germany, and in the US. It was incorporated in 1995 and launched its websites in 1996. At present, they list more than 100 million books on sale from 12,880 booksellers in 57 countries. AbeBooks offers six regional websites: for North America, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and Spain (

On August 1, 2008, AbeBooks announced that it had been acquired by

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