AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books. Millions of new, used, rare, and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. Readers can find bestsellers, collectors can find rare books, students can find new and used textbooks, and treasure hunters can find long-lost books.

AbeBooks Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. AbeBooks, an online bookselling pioneer, was acquired in December 2008 and remains a stand-alone operation with headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and a European office in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Our mission is to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller anywhere and our business stretches around the world with six international sites - AbeBooks.com, AbeBooks.co.uk, AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it, and IberLibro.com.

Founded in 1995 by two couples from Victoria, AbeBooks.com went live in 1996 and immediately began to transform the world’s used book business by making hard-to-find books easy to locate and purchase. In 2002, the New York Times described the company as “an actual Internet success story.” By 2003, the United Nations acclaimed AbeBooks as one of the world’s leading ecommerce companies at its World Summit.

The unique inventory of books for sale from booksellers includes the world’s finest antiquarian books dating back to the 15th century, countless out-of-print gems, millions of signed books, millions of used copies, a vast selection of college textbooks and new books too.

AbeBooks remains a company with a passion for books. Booksellers love AbeBooks for helping them to sell books to buyers around the globe – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Buyers love AbeBooks for helping them to find and purchase books from the vast online inventory.


Job Opportunities at AbeBooks.com

Experienced Software Engineer
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Junior Software Engineer
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News on AbeBooks.com

Amazon.com is hiring: work for AbeBooks in Victoria or Amazon in Vancouver
AbeBooks and Amazon are hiring three talented, self-directed Software Engineering Managers: two to work for AbeBooks in Victoria's stunning and historically rich inner harbour and one to work for... more
Victoria's AbeBooks among myriad high profile companies affected by Internet security breach
Epsilon accounts for a staggering 40 billion emails per year. It's the world's largest email marketing firm. It includes such clients as JP Morgan, Air Miles, and Victoria-based AbeBooks. And now... more
AbeBooks.com to host Careers Open House next week
Job-seekers interested in working for Internet pioneer AbeBooks.com are invited to attend a careers open house on Tuesday, September 21st at the company’s headquarters. Located in Victoria,... more
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At the BCTIA Impact event in downtown Vancouver this week, distinguished BC tech sector leaders and award winners gave their answers to questions that will be explored in this blog series.Question... more
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Four months in the works - Amazon acquires AbeBooks
Four months to the day of their acquisition annoucement, Seattle's Amazon.com announced today the completion of its acquisition of AbeBooks. AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books, with over... more
Amazon.com buys Shelfari
John Cook of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer just got the exclusive on Amazon.com's acquisition of Seattle's Shelfari. No transaction details were announced but Shelfari is blogging about it. This... more
Victoria's Chase is an Exit Master
An interesting side story has been brought to my attention thanks to a commenter on our recent blog post about Amazon.com's acquisition of AbeBooks. Peter was kind enough to point out that... more
Amazon.com to acquire AbeBooks
Huge news from Vancouver Island – Victoria’s AbeBooks has been acquired by Amazon.com. The transaction sees Seattle-based Amazon.com get the worldwide leading marketplace for used, rare and... more
Nexopia Attracts Major European Investment
The National Post reported this morning that Edmonton's Nexopia.com has secured a multi-million dollar investment from Burda Digital Ventures, the venture capital arm of Hubert Burda Media, one of... more
Boris Wertz Departs AbeBooks.com
After five years as COO of AbeBooks.com, the world’s largest Internet marketplace for books, Boris Wertz is transitioning out of a day-to-day operational role to start a Vancouver-based venture... more

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