Founded in 1995 by two couples from Victoria, Rick and Vivian Pura and Keith and Cathy Waters, Abe Books is a site that sells all kinds of books - new books, old books, rare books and out-of-print books. This is a site where you can find practically any book in the world. The company grew in size through its many acquisitions and collaborations. In the year 2008, it was acquired by Amazon Inc. which made it even stronger and it went on to acquire BookFinder.com and ZVAB.com to spread its wings in European markets too. Rightly so, the New York Times have described the company as 'true internet success story.'
Its slogan is 'Passion for Books' and that itself speaks about the value that this online company stands by. Any local, used or interesting book found anywhere by its employees is put in the library of the books and made available for those who may not be able to find it anywhere but here.
What makes AbeBooks' unique?
This gives you the option of finding a rare, unique and out of print books of any language, thereby making it starkly different from other online booksellers.