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  • AbeBooks

    AbeBooks 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 an office in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was incorporated in 1995 and launched its websites in 1996. At present, they list more than 140 million books on sale from thousands of booksellers in more than 50 countries. AbeBooks offers six regional websites: for North America, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and Spain.

  • Alibris

    Alibris is an online store that sells new books, used books, out-of-print books, rare books, and other media through an online network of independent booksellers.

    Booksellers list their inventories on Alibris which in turn offers the books on its retail website, a separate library services site, and business to business partners such as Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Chapters Indigo. It offers more than 70 million books from a network of over 10,000 booksellers in 65 countries.

  •, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer. The company also produces consumer electronics—notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader and the Kindle Fire tablet computer—and is a major provider of cloud computing services.

    Amazon has separate retail websites for the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and China, with international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products. It is also expected to launch its websites in Poland, Brazil, Netherlands and Sweden. started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys, and jewelry.

  • Americana Exchange

    The Americana Exchange (or “AE”) is a website for the buying, selling and collecting of rare and antiquarian books. It was founded in 2002 in San Francisco by rare book collector Bruce McKinney with the aim of offering hard to find information about book collecting to the public. From a start of providing a subscription database of bibliographic records, the company now offers many related services, mostly at no charge. The company at first specialized in the Americana book field, but quickly expanded to all types of antiquarian and rare books.

  • Angus & Robertson

    Angus & Robertson commenced business as a bookseller, and later a publisher - the latter contributing substantially to the promotion and development of Australian literature. This well known Australian brand currently exists in a much reduced form solely as an online book retailer owned by Pearson plc. The Angus & Robertson imprint is still occasionally seen in books published by HarperCollins.

  • Atomic Mall

    Atomic Mall is a multi-seller online marketplace based in Yakima, Washington. It was launched in July 2008 by founder Mike Shannon,who had previously worked as an independent software publisher and distributor, and had developed and operated private ecommerce sites in the retail sector. As of June 2010, hosts over 45,000 established members, roughly 1/4 million active product listings, and nearly 8.4 million total items for sale with an aggregate market value approaching a quarter billion dollars.

  • Barnes & Noble

    Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest book retailer in the United States, operating mainly through its Barnes & Noble Booksellers chain of bookstores headquartered at 122 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District in Manhattan in New York City. Barnes & Noble also operated the chain of small B. Dalton Booksellers stores in malls until they announced the liquidation of the chain. The company is known for large, upscale retail outlets, many of which contain a café serving Starbucks Coffee, and for competitive discounting of bestsellers. Most stores also sell magazines, newspapers, DVDs, graphic novels, gifts, games, and music. Video games and related items were sold in the company's GameStop retail outlets until October 2004, when the division was spun off into an independent company. Barnes & Noble is also known for selling the Barnes & Noble Nook, as well as various incarnations of its mascot, a teddy bear named "Barnsie".

    The company operates 705 stores (as of April 30, 2011) in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in addition to 636 college bookstores that serve more than 4.6 million students and faculty members across the country.

  • Better World Books

    Better World Books is an American on-line bookseller. Described as a for-profit social enterprise or social business venture, Better World Books claim they measure success through a triple bottom line, considering economic, environmental and social factors. They are a founding B corporation, aiming to "create benefit all stakeholders, not just shareholders." The Better World Books mission statement is “to capitalize on the value of the book to fund and support literacy initiatives locally, nationally, and around the world.” They raise funding for over 80 non-profit literacy programs.

    They have re-used or recycled over 87 million books and raised over US$12 million for literacy (over US$5 million for non-profit literacy programs and over US$3.6 million for libraries) and over US$1.8 million for student groups. Better World Books partners with over 1,800 college campuses and with over 3,400 library systems in the U.S., Canada, UK, and Ireland.

  • is the third largest used book marketplaces in the US. Established in 2003 in Asheville, NC, has grown to become one of the largest global book marketplaces, with over 50 million books for sale from over 5,000 booksellers in countries around the world.

  • is an affiliate site with a database of books gathered from libraries across the world using the NISO z39.50 protocol for accessing bibliographic databases. uses the YAZ toolkit from IndexData to access and manipulate bibliographic information.

    The main idea behind is that libraries choose the best selection of books. Therefore by suggesting titles that libraries have purchased the consumer is choosing only among the most relevant titles.

  • BiblioQuest

    BiblioQuest International is a specialist search service for books, primarily used books and rare or out-of-print titles. The company is based in Bowral, New South Wales Australia and is registered with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.

  • The Book Search Wizard is an online portal for locating and purchasing out of print, used, rare and collectible books.

    The website is owned by BiblioQuest International Pty Ltd, an Australian-based company that has offered specialist booksearch services since 1994, prior to the growth of online bookstores such as Amazon. The company also provides a telephone and mail-order booksearch service.

  • Blackwell UK

    Blackwell UK, also known as Blackwell's and Blackwell Group, is a British academic book retailer and library supply service originally founded in 1879 by Benjamin Henry Blackwell, after whom the chain is named. Based in Oxford, the original Broad Street branch is now part of a larger chain of 45 shops, as well as an accounts and library supply service, employing around 1000 staff across all divisions.

  • The Book Depository

    The Book Depository (Guernsey) is the UK's largest dedicated online bookseller, offering the largest range of titles in the world, available for dispatch within 48 hours. Founded in 2004 to make 'All Books available to All' we focus on selling 'less of more' rather than 'more of less', differentiating ourselves from other retailers who increasingly focus on bestsellers.

  • The Book People

    The Book People is an independent British-based direct bookseller that reaches customers through a network of distributors, ecommerce websites and mail order catalogues. The company was established in 1988 by Ted Smart in Godalming, Surrey and now also has offices in Haydock, Merseyside and a warehouse and customer services centre in Bangor, North Wales. Since its formation, the Book People has acquired numerous other brands in the book sales industry, such as Red House, Puffin Book Club and Index Books, as well as managing book offers for national newspapers and providing third-party fulfilment for other branded websites.

  • Chapters

    Chapters is a Canadian big box bookstore banner owned by Indigo Books and Music. Formerly a company in its own right competing with Indigo, the combined company has continued to operate both banners since their merger in 2001.

  • is a web site that collects and displays textbook prices. The site collects new, used, rental and international version prices from over 30 textbook sellers. The initial search tool was created by Robert Jones in 1999 when he was a student at the University of California Berkeley. It was created as a personal tool to quickly compare textbook prices between online book sellers. The initial price lookup tool was a desktop widget but was put online as a web tool at the urging of fellow students.

  • Christian Book Distributors

    Christian Book Distributors (CBD) is the world's largest Christian catalog and internet retailer (, sending out over 65 mailings of unique catalogs to millions of customers each year and providing online access to over 300,000 books, Bibles, DVDs, CDs, gifts, toys, games, and more.


    eCRATER is a free online marketplace and an ecommerce website builder based in Irvine, California. It was launched in the early fall of 2004 by Dimitar Slavov. By October 2008, it reached 1,500,000 items for sale in the marketplace and, as of January 2009, eCRATER has 65,242 active stores, and 95,773 stores have been created since its launch.

  • Flipkart

    Flipkart is an Indian e-commerce company headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was founded by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal in 2007. In its initial years, Flipkart focused on online sales of books but it later expanded to electronic goods and a variety of other products. Flipkart offers multiple payment methods like credit card, debit card, net banking, e-gift voucher, and Cash on Delivery.

  • is a subsidiary of eBay, in which sellers offer items at fixed prices, usually items that have a UPC, ISBN or other kind of SKU, rather than rare, old or collectible items. The items available on are limited to books, textbooks, music, movies, video games, and video game consoles.

  • Homestead Book Company

    Homestead Book Company is a publisher and wholesale distributor of books, magazines, videos, games, and novelty items. Founded in 1972, the organization is located in Seattle, Washington. They specialize in counter-cultural books and currently distribute over 3,000 titles to retailers as well as their own mail-order business.

  • Indiatimes Shopping

    Indiatimes Shopping is the ecommerce division of the The Times Group, India's largest media conglomerate. It is one of the pioneers electronic commerce in India and services its customers through various channels including online, selling over phone and also selling in bulk through B2B channel. It also provides platform services for brands to go online and sell their wares in partnership through its White-label product. Some of the major categories sold through Indiatimes Shopping include Mobile phones and other Consumer electronics, Books, Apparels & Accessories, Jewellery, Music, Movies, Games, Baby Products etc. Indiatimes Shopping operates through a mix of warehousing, drop-shipment and pure marketplace models.

  • John K. King Books

    John K. King Used & Rare Books is an independent bookseller in Michigan.

    The store has an estimated 1 million books in stock, with a large collection of rare and used titles. In a 2011 article from the online magazine Salon, the store was described as "one of the largest and strangest collections in North America".

    The store has four above-ground floors and a basement open to customers. An adjacent building has a collection of rarer and notable items available for viewing by appointment only.

  • is an online shopping service by and was launched in Feb 2012. At the time of launch, had more than 11 million in-stock offers from 400+ online sellers and 2000 brands across media, consumer electronics, apparel and other categories. provides customers with tools to quickly find products and compare prices from sellers both online and offline. Customers can compare prices based on dimensions of popularity, relevance, total price (including shipping) and customer reviews. In it's current release, customers cannot purchase items directly on Instead, customers are redirected to seller sites to complete their purchase.

  • Kobo Inc.

    Kobo Inc. is the company that makes the Kobo eReader, and its headquarters is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    eBooks as well as newspapers and magazines can be downloaded directly from the Kobo website as well as formerly from the Borders eBook Store. Users could transfer their Borders eBooks to their Kobo library following the closure of Borders.

  • (Arabic نيل و فرات.كوم) is an Internet e-commerce website, similar to, which serves primarily the Middle East and Arab World. The company sells books, magazines, films and software. It was founded and launched in 1998, and was part of a large boom in Arab World use of e-commerce. The name Neelwafurat is a term referring to the Nile and Euphrates rivers (neel means "Nile", "wa" is a phonetic spelling of a the specific letter waw, and furat means "Euphrates"). This is a reference to the connection with the Amazon River.

  • Powell's Books

    Powell's Books is a chain of bookstores in Portland, Oregon and its surrounding metropolitan area. Powell's headquarters, dubbed Powell's City of Books, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. Powell's City of Books is located in the Pearl District on the edge of downtown and occupies a full city block between NW 10th and 11th Avenues and between W. Burnside and NW Couch Streets. It contains over 68,000 square feet (6,300 m2), about 1.6 acres of retail floor space.

    The inventory for its retail and online sales is over four million new, used, rare and out-of-print books. Powell's buys around 3000 used books a day.

  • Satvik Shop

    Satvik Shop is an online community and shopping website dedicated to organic and ayurvedic products. The website is part of the online portfolio of The Times Group and was launched in August 2012.

  • Strand Bookstore

    The Strand Bookstore is an independent bookstore located at 828 Broadway at the corner of East 12th St) in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, near Union Square. The Strand advertises that it has "18 Miles of Books", and is well-known among New Yorkers for its collection of publishers' overstock, used, rare, and out-of-print books, as well as the chaos on and around its shelves. The store houses the city's largest collection of rare books, and is also a contender for the title of world's largest used bookstore, its major competitor in this regard being Powell's Books of Portland, Oregon. The Strand occupies 55,000 square feet of space while Powell's flagship Burnside location has over 68,000.

  • is an online textbook price comparison service. Based in San Diego, California, it specializes in college textbooks but includes high school textbooks as well. The company's books by course search engine lets students input their class schedules, see all the required textbooks for those schedules, and find the cheapest online sources of those books. The search engine also includes a textbook exchange feature through which students can buy and sell books from other students. The website also includes a textbook buyback platform through which students can sell their textbooks back to online vendors. SwoopThat has been featured in the New York Times, on the website of the Today Show, on the website of Computerworld magazine, and the weblog

  • VDM Publishing

    VDM Publishing is a German publishing group based in Saarbrücken, Germany, with offices in Argentina, Latvia, Mauritius and Moldova. Submissions are neither peer reviewed nor edited. Its book production is based on print on demand technology.

  • W H Smith

    WHSmith plc (LSE: SMWH) (known colloquially as Smith's) is a British retailer, headquartered in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. It is best known for its chain of high street, railway station, airport, hospital and motorway service station shops selling books, stationery, magazines, newspapers, and entertainment products. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. It has been innovative over the course of its history, being the first chain store company in the world and was responsible for the creation of the ISBN book catalogue system.

  • Waterstones

    Waterstones, formerly Waterstone's, is a British book retailer that operates 296 stores and employs around 4,500 staff in the UK and Europe as of January 2012.

  • is an Indian electronic commerce company headquartered in Bangalore, India. It is an online bookstore that specializes in offering a curated selection of travel books. also lets users return the books they buy for in-store credit.

  •, Inc. is a IR-based multinational electronic commerce company. Headquartered in Tehran, it is often called the Iranian's largest online retailer. zarsara has websites and delivery for the following countries: Iran, and India may follow. It also Uses local shipping to certain countries for some of its products.

    Payman Tatar founded, Inc. in 2008 and the site went online in 2010. Payman Tatar: the founder of, The zarsara Publishing Group. See started as an online bookstore, but soon diversified, selling DVDs, CDs, MP3 downloads, computer software, video games, electronics and toys.


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