About Abebooks.com

AbeBooks.com is an online marketplace for books, art and collectibles that spans the world from Amarillo to Zurich. We offer for sale millions of items from thousands of sellers in dozens of countries, and every day we make customers very, very happy.


AbeBooks Inc. is a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc. AbeBooks, an online bookselling pioneer, was acquired in December 2008 and remains a stand-alone operation with headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and a European office in Dusseldorf, Germany.

As our mission reads, we are

"Committed to diversity and innovation, we are building a digital business tailored to professional sellers that serves people shopping for books, fine art, and collectibles. Dedicated to discovery, we connect buyers and sellers to provide multiple ways for customers to find something special from an unparalleled selection."

Founded in 1995 by two couples from Victoria, AbeBooks.com went live in 1996 and immediately began to transform the world's used book business by making hard-to-find books easy to locate and purchase. In 2002, the New York Times described the company as "an actual Internet success story." By 2003, the United Nations acclaimed AbeBooks as one of the world's leading ecommerce companies at its World Summit.

The unique inventory of books for sale from booksellers includes the world's finest antiquarian books dating back to the 15th century, countless out-of-print gems, millions of signed books, millions of used copies, a vast selection of college textbooks and new books too.

AbeBooks remains a company with a passion for books. Booksellers love AbeBooks for helping them to sell books to buyers around the globe - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Buyers love AbeBooks for helping them to find and purchase books from the vast online inventory. 

Products & Services

Online marketplace for new, used, rare, and out-of-print books.

Primary Company Location
Suite 500 - 655 Tyee Road
V9A 6X5
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Member Employees

  • Alicia Pagnan

  • Ange Gajamugan

  • Melissa Anderson

  • Kerry Wright

  • Arkady Vitrouk

  • Lorna Richards

  • Ellen Dewar

Company Contact

Lorna Richards