Friday, August 01, 2008

Amazon Grows Again, eh?

Amazon announced today that it is purchasing AbeBooks, the used and rare book dealer based in Victoria, British Columbia. This will result in more consolidation in the secondary book market, but it will certainly increase Amazon's ability to deliver Canadian content.

Added 10 minutes later: Incidentally, this gives Amazon a stake in Library Thing. Tim Spalding discusses the implications for LT here.

1 comment:

Jim Ellison said...

Wow - I have loved Abebooks for years and it always seemed to be the place to find that hard to find used book.

It makes good sense for Amazon - I hope they do not go shopping for Powell's City of books in Portland or OCLC... : >