Online book retailers.
July 19, 2011 7:51 AM   Subscribe

What are some other internet booksellers like AbeBooks and

I recently overheard a bookstore owner mention there are six such sites he uses for acquisitions. I avoided asking what the others were. "Oh? Can you tell me their addresses so I never have to patronize your shop again?"

Not that I will dump him for online retailers. I just want to compare prices and hunt rarer volumes I can't find in stores, on Amazon, or the two aforementioned.
posted by clarknova to Shopping (9 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite is an aggregator. They look at all the sites so you can compare prices across. (It's what I use at work when I am pricing books and checking condition before listing online).

Alibris, but they are owned by amazon.
posted by bibliogrrl at 7:53 AM on July 19, 2011

Addall does the same thing as Bookfinder, but adds shipping costs, which is nice. Alibris, Amazon, and (which is owned by Ebay) are usually at the top of the list.
posted by theodolite at 7:55 AM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA).
posted by steef at 7:57 AM on July 19, 2011
posted by mattbucher at 8:13 AM on July 19, 2011

AbeBooks dominates the marketplace, but other sites include Bibliopoly (rare and antiquarian books), ILAB (also rare and antiquarian, with more of a leaning towards Continental books), UKBookWorld (general stock, not aggregated on Bookfinder), and ViaLibri (probably the best of the aggregators).
posted by verstegan at 11:26 AM on July 19, 2011 isn't a bookseller, outside of being an Amazon affiliate. Are you sure that's what you meant to refer to?
posted by Mo Nickels at 11:48 AM on July 19, 2011 is another. The bookinfoline userscript can automatically look up prices on other sites for you when you're looking at a specific book on any of them.
posted by Zed at 1:07 PM on July 19, 2011

Amazon bought AbeBooks. Alibris has not been bought by Amazon.

I've ordered from Alibris several times without any problems.
posted by D.C. at 4:56 AM on July 21, 2011

I've had some luck with - - they have quite a large selection, free shipping everywhere on everything, and abundant coupons usually advertised right on their homepage.
posted by fairmettle at 4:40 AM on July 29, 2011

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