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Abebooks - 40 million used, rare, and out-of-print books. On 1 August 2008, Amazon acquired AbeBooks.
Advanced Book Exchange (abebooks.com) - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The world's largest web-based network of independent booksellers. Offers enormous collection of rare, antiquarian, used and out-of-print books.
Banyen Books & Sound - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. One of the most comprehensive selections in North America focusing on spiritual traditions, healing arts, and Earth wisdom.
Bauman Rare Books - Founded in 1973 by David and Natalie Bauman, is one of the nation's largest and best-known rare book companies, with two locations, one in New York City on Madison Avenue and the other in center city Philadelphia. Offers an extraordinary selection from the 15th through the 20th centuries.
Book Cooperative (UK) - This site aims to bring together people looking for books and journals with those looking to dispose of them. The Book Cooperative is primarily used by university, public and commercial libraries who wish to dispose of their unwanted items. Listing is free of charge, anyone wishing to obtain a book or journal listed will pay a small nominal fee to obtain the contact details - and they take it from there.
Book Depot - One of North America's largest wholesalers of discount and remainder books.
Eureka Books - One of the last classic antiquarian bookstores on the West Coast, offering books and ephemera in all fields and price ranges.
Eximous Books & Autographs - A select inventory of antiquarian, rare, collectible and out-of-print books, historic photographs, autographed and manuscript material, pre-1850 maps, ephemera and more. Specialties include: Americana, North American Indians, World Expeditions, Voyages & Travel, Architecture, Interior Design and The Decorative Arts.
Ezra the Bookfinder - Home of Aardvark Books and Gertie, The-Bookstore-on-Wheels. Specializes in locating hard-to-find, out-of-print, rare and collectible books.
Helfond Book Gallery, Ltd. - A wide assortment of Antiquarian material ranging from medieval illuminated manuscripts to important 16th through 19th century Literary, Historical and Scientific works.
William & Nina Matheson Books, Inc. - Specializes in 20th century first editions, literary private press books, and books about books, with particular emphasis on first books, novels by poets, uncorrected proofs, advance reading copies, review copies, inscribed copies, English editions of American authors, American editions of English authors, Southern authors, Canadian authors, gay and lesbian authors, African-American and Asian-American writers.
William Matthews, Bookseller - British Columbia, Canada. Old and rare books bought and sold. Early works of weird, exotic and unusual fantasy, mystery, thrillers and adventure fiction.
AddAll - Book search and price comparison. Search and compare among 40+ sites, 20,000 sellers, millions of books.
Advanced Book Exchange (abebooks.com) - The world's largest web-based network of independent booksellers. The network includes over 6,300 booksellers from around the globe with 20 million items listed.
Alibris - Shop the inventory of thousands of booksellers around the world.
AllDiscountBooks - Book price search covering 51 bookstores / book marketplaces worldwide. Compare book prices for both new and used books.
Book Sale Finder - Most of the book sales listed are run by non-profit organizations around the country. The majority are sponsored by Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) volunteer groups who hold sales to raise funds for local cultural activities and book purchases for the library. There are also many other non-profit groups who either run bookstores or sponsor regular sales for general fundraising. These include the American Association of University Women, Bryn Mawr Alumnae, Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Goodwill Industries, and Planned Parenthood.
BookFinder - Over 40 million new, used, rare and out-of-print books.
books24x7 - Search, browse, and view the full contents of hundreds of top technical and computer books from trusted publishers. View the entire contents of a printed book prior to purchasing it to ensure it contains the right information.
eBook Locator - Database of thousands of eBooks. Reviews, excerpts and author bios - plus availability at leading retail sites.
FetchBook.Info - Compare prices of new and used books: college books, used textbooks, new fiction books or new poetry books. Just enter the name of the book you are looking for, and FetchBook.Info will find book reviews, alternative books and the store providing the best price.
FictionDB - Browse author book lists, pseudonyms, series, synopses, covers, reviews, and more before buying from sellers around the world.
IndieBound - Site includes complete weekly and monthly bestseller category lists gathered from over 350 independent bookstores across the country.
isbn.nu - A quick way to compare the prices of any in-print and many out-of-print books at nine online bookstores.
Law Book Network (LBN) - Online information and communication system for buying, selling and trading law publications electronically via the World Wide Web.
Law Books Online - Search a database of more than 20,000 lawbooks and purchase direct from the site.
National Book Network - Provides sales, marketing, order fulfillment, credit, and collections services to independent publishers of commercial fiction and non-fiction books and audio tapes.
National Law Resource, Inc. - The world's largest used law book dealer, National Law Resource is the source for buying and selling books.
Small Press Distribution (SPD) - A literary arts organization located in Berkeley, California, providing wholesaling services to independent presses. SPD gives the public access to a broad spectrum of literature by distributing books to bookstores, libraries, and readers.
ABE Marketing - Warsaw, Poland. Specializes in importing and distributing mainly English-language books from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Offers to clients the largest collection of scientific books in Eastern Europe.
Alibris - Shop the inventory of thousands of booksellers from one secure and reliable source. Find a book and Alibris will retrieve it, whether it's from a tiny Alaskan bookshop, or plucked from its own shelves.
eBook Store (Sony) - In addition to its own commercial offerings, along with Google, Sony brings you access to over 500,000 public domain books for free. Search, browse, and read over half a million public domain books, preserved by the world's great libraries.
eCAMPUS - Offers new and used textbooks, trade books, college emblematic apparel, general apparel, supplies, electronics, gifts and more; all at substantial savings and shipped free.
efollett - College textbooks. Acess to over 1,200 online bookstores across the United States and Canada.
Fantastic Fiction (UK) - Bibliographies for over 20,000 authors. Information on over 270,000 books. Use the browse menu to find an author by surname, or use search boxes to search for an author or book. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details.
netLibrary - Provider of ebooks - published materials, such as reference books, scholarly monographs, and consumer books that have been converted into digital format for electronic distribution.
New Dominon Bookshop - Charlottesville, VA. The oldest independent bookseller in Virginia. Located in Historic Downtown Charlottesville, a general trade bookshop with many selections in fiction, non-fiction, and children's books, and a unique selection of architecture and landscape gardening books.
New York Review Books - The NYRB Classics series reintroduces some of the many remarkable books that have fallen out of print, or simply out of sight, in recent years. The series, now entering its fifth year, has been a notable success with the public and the press, and currently includes more than 100 titles, from Richard Hughes's black and dazzling tale of childhood, A High Wind in Jamaica, to Edward Gorey's illustrated selection of ghost stories, The Haunted Looking Glass; from the complete works of J.F. Powers, brilliant comic chronicler of the ways and woes of Midwestern priests, to such blazing singularities of the literary universe as J.R. Ackerley's My Dog Tulip and Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy. It also features an exceptional roster of international authors such as Alberto Moravia, Robert Walser, Colette, and Álvaro Mutis.
Oyster - Designed for mobile reading across devices: iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
postmedia books - New book releases focused around topics such as visual culture (contemporary art, architecture, cinema, design, women studies).
ProgressivePubs - Committed to providing the books, papers, videos, databases, and other resources necessary to strengthen and spread the progressive movement in the U.S.
Safari Tech Books Online - A comprehensive information retrieval service for enterprise-level IT departments. Not a random offering, but an exclusive online collection of the latest books from O'Reilly & Associates and Pearson Imprints: Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, New Riders, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams. Search the full text of hundreds of IT books simultaneously. Generate a full listing of occurrences for any search term, in context from more than 400 publications. Results are specific down to chapter, section, page and sentence. Cut and paste code directly, greatly saving time and eliminating typographical errors.
See Sharp Press - Tucson, Arizona.Cause-driven" small press making available radical books and pamphlets that would otherwise not be published.
Strand Book Store - In 1927, Ben Bass opened Strand Book Store on Fourth Avenue, home of New York's legendary Book Row. Named after the famous publishing street in London, the Strand was one of 48 bookstores on Book Row, which started in the 1890's and ran from Union Square to Astor Place. Today, the Strand is the sole survivor. 18 miles of new, used, and rare and out of print books.
Time Tested Books - New, used, out-of-print and rare books. A great book experience with events such as author signings, readings, lectures and music performances.
TomFolio - Used, rare, hard to find books from secondhand booksellers dedicated to personal service.
Tower - Hardcover books, paperbacks, textbooks and audio books.
University Book Store - Seattle, Washington. General books, professional and technical reference books, and children's books, educational supplies.
Abebooks - World's largest network of independent booksellers.
Books Inc. - Ten locations in California. Books Inc.'s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. That small bookstore was moved, bought, sold, burned, rebuilt, renamed and became Books Inc., as we know it today, in 1946.
Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc. - A volunteer run, non-profit organization in Bloomington, Indiana that exists to provide new and used books, zines, magazines, and comics on topics of social justice, independent media, and fiction for the community; send literature of all types free of charge to prisoners in the midwest; and to provide a meeting space for community and literary groups.
Left Bank Books - St. Louis, MO. Full-line of new and used books and services, with a focus on politics, contemporary arts and literature, high-quality children's books, African American interest, GLBT titles and more.
La Petroleuse - French counterculture and political mail-order bookstore. Books, magazines and videos in French and English are available.
Small Press Distribution (SPD) - Berkeley, California. A literary arts organization providing wholesaling services to independent presses. SPD gives the public access to a broad spectrum of literature by distributing books to bookstores, libraries, and readers.
Wooden Shoe Books & Records - A collectively-run anarchist and radical literature bookstore. Carries thousands of book titles as well as music, pamphlets, 'zines, t-shirts, buttons, patches and more. Hosts various events in Philadelphia and the region and frequently tables at political events and punk rock shows.
African American Literature Book Club (AALBC) - Dedicated to books by and about black people, AALBC.com is a widely recognized source of author profiles, book recommendations, active discussion boards, writer resources, informative articles, videos, and book reviews.
American Educational Trust (AET) - A non-profit, non-partisan organization incorporated in 1982 in Washington, D.C., by retired U.S. Foreign Service Officers. Quality, objective books about the Middle East.
Athenaeum, The - Online store emphasizing science and technology history books.
Ars Libri Ltd. - Rare and scholarly books on the fine arts, covering all periods and all fields of art history, from antiquity to the present, including architecture, archaeology, photography, and the decorative arts.
Artbook - Founded by the same team that runs D.A.P., a major distributor of books and exhibition catalogs on the arts.
Audible - Thousands of audio titles to choose from.
Beguiling Books and Arts (Toronto) - Comics and graphic novels. The Beguiling is proud to act as the official art representative for dozens of talented comics artists, cartoonists, and illustrators.
Bernan - A leading distributor of essential publications from the United States government and intergovernmental organizations, and a respected publisher of critically acclaimed reference works based on government data. Bernan is the largest private distributor of U.S. government publications. Additionally, Bernan also represents some of the largest and most prolific publishers in the world, including the United Nations, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, The Stationery Office, World Bank, World Health Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization, UNESCO, Food and Agriculture Organization, and many others.
Bokship - A bookshop and project space for independent publishers in London, UK. It specialises in small press publications by artists and designers. It promotes contemporary publishing activity through book launches, events and production resources that bring together individual practitioners to create a local publishing community. Projects include Publisher of the Month, Publisher's Lunch, eShelf, the XARCHIVE and the XALPHABET; a print edition of 26 Xs by 26 artists. See Shop Online.
BookBub - Alerts you to limited-time free and discounted ebooks matching your interests.
Boundless - Creates high quality textbooks that align to your assigned book, chapter for chapter. Access your Boundless textbook instantly from any device. Study on the go or in the library - no matter your style.
Builders Booksource - Berkeley, California. Books, reference materials and software for home builders, architects, contractors, do-it-yourselfers, and consumers.
Construction Book Express (CBE) - Offers the widest selection of building codes, standards, study guides, exam-preps, business forms, training videos and software for today's professionals. national electrical code. Also provides current International Building Codes.
UC Press e-Books Collection, 1982-2004 - University of California Press offers almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 500 of the titles are available to the public.
Ecology Center Store - Features a unique selection of environmental, social justice, gardening, environmental education, and children's book titles.
EU Bookshop - An online bookshop and archive of publications from the European institutions. It is managed by the Publications Office of the European Union in Luxembourg.
Fashion Bookstore - Fashion photography, models, designers, celebrity books and videos - in association with Amazon.com.
JazzPosters - Jazz posters and, in affiliation with Amazon.com, jazz books, CDs, and video.
Lambiek - Amsterdam. Europe's first antiquarian comic shop. Discover your favorite comic artists in the Comiclopedia - a huge compendium of more than 5,000 international comic artists, with biographies and artwork examples. See our new additions to the site, or use the search engine.
Last Gasp, The - Publishes and distributes an eclectic assortment of comics, books, and magazines - a dizzying collection of independent, marginal, and avant garde titles - ranging in subject from anarchy to fetish fashions, horticulture to occultism, beatnik literature to erotic manga, avant garde graphics to artistic terrorism, incomprehensible works of Continental philosophy to comic books.
Last Hurrah Bookshop - Specializing in political assassinations, conspiracies, and the Kennedy family.
Laurence McGilvery - Books on art, exhibition catalogs, selected and rare arts periodicals.
MediaBay - A leading marketer and seller of spoken audio and nostalgia products, including audiobooks and old-time radio shows, in hard goods and digital download formats via direct response, retail and Internet channels.
Mile High Comics - Provides new, used, and collectible comic books, trade paperbacks, hardcovers, and statues for comic book collectors seeking new and back issues.
Military History Bookshop - One of the best known military specialists in the UK, with more than 8,000 military titles in stock.
My Independent Bookshop - Gives readers the ability to discover surprising new worlds in an interesting way. Every book bought through your virtual bookshop can benefit an independent bookshop in the real world.
NHBS Environment Bookstore - Serving wildlife enthusiasts, scientists, conservationists and libraries since 1985. Search, browse and buy online from the world's largest selection of wildlife, science and conservation books.
O'Reilly: Safari Books Online - Premier electronic reference library for programmers and IT pros. With Safari you can search across more than 4000 leading books simultaneously - to pinpoint just the information you need.
Princeton Legacy Library - Uses print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts while presenting them in durable paperback editions.
Printed Matter, Inc. - The world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists' books.
RightStuf - Manga, comics, and graphic novels. Also, anime.
Rizzoli - Specializes in illustrated subjects - fashion, interior design, art, architecture, photography, design - and literature, in Italian, French, Spanish, and English.
Safari Bookshelf - Electronic reference library for programmers and IT professionals from the O'Reilly Network.
Salt Shop - Publishes Salt titles in fiction, poetry and literary criticism.
Sher Music Co. - Music publisher of jazz, Brazilian and Latin sheet music song books and lyrics for jazz musicians.
Slought Books - The publishing imprint of Slought Foundation, publishes a variety of artist monographs and interdisciplinary collections of critical essays on topics such as contemporary art, art theory, and curatorial practice.
StagePlays - Offers virtually every play currently published in the English language, arranged primarily for those searching for plays for performance. Also browse Plays by Genre where most plays include a brief synopsis and basic casting requirements.
Strange Adventures - Canadian comic book store with locations in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Halifax and Dartmouth in Nova Scotia.
Treadwell's - Specialises in cultural history and esoteric belief. Lots of British history, but also the history, religion and magic of Celtic regions, Europe, the Near East, Asia, Africa Australia and the Americas.
Tudor Guild - A volunteer organization that supports the Oregon Shakespeare Festival through financial contributions derived from the operation of the Gift Shop, which includes theater-related books and plays.
UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 - Includes almost 2,000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Access to the entire collection of electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while more than 500 of the titles are available to the public. Print versions of many of the electronic books can be purchased directly from the publishers.
Underground Collectibles - Underground comix posters books original art and prints and other counterculture related items from the 60s and 70s. Stock includes Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, S. Clay Wilson, Rick Griffin, Victor Moscoso, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams, Skip Williamson, Kim Deitch, and many others.
University of California: Library Reprints - First, find a book from the UC Libraries that you would like to purchase as a reprint. Next, follow the link to the ordering page, where you will be able to choose from various shipping options, usually including next-day shipping. Reprints are made from digitized copies of books in the collections of the UC Libraries. For more information on UC's Mass Digitization efforts, visit the California Digital Library Mass Digitization Overview page.
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