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BookFinder.com
BookFinder.com is a vertical search website that helps readers buy books online. The site's meta-search engine scans the inventories of over 100,000 booksellers located around the world. Among the books from sellers whose inventories are indexed, users can find the lowest price for a book of their choice from over 150 million volumes available for sale, and purchase titles directly from the bookseller, without a markup.[2][3] The search engine is focused primarily on Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language titles.
BookFinder.com
Type of site
Comparison shopping website
OwnerAbeBooks (Amazon)
URL
www.bookfinder.com
CommercialYes
LaunchedJanuary 30, 1997; 24 years ago
Current statusActive
Written inPerl[1]
BookFinder.com was founded in 1997 by Anirvan Chatterjee, then a student at the University of California, Berkeley; it was one of the earliest vertical search engines for books online.[4] Originally known as MX BookFinder,[4] it was relaunched as BookFinder.com in 1998 and established as a standalone company based in Berkeley, California in 1999.
In 2005, BookFinder.com was acquired by AbeBooks,[5] which itself was purchased by Amazon.com on August 1, 2008.[6][7]
BookFinder.com started operating in Europe under the JustBooks brand in 2006. There are currently JustBooks/BookFinder.com portals for France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK.[3]
References
  1. ^ Robert, Kirrily. "Site review: BookFinder". Perlbuzz. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ Maul, Kimberly (March 2, 2007). "Bookfinder: Eliminating obscurity". TheBookseller.com. Archived from the original on June 19, 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b "About BookFinder.com". BookFinder.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b Max, D. T. (September 13, 1998). "Want to Buy a Rare Book? Click Here". The New York Times. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Needle, David (November 7, 2005). "Book Sites Unite". InternetNews. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "Amazon.com Acquires AbeBooks" (Press release). Seattle, Washington & Victoria, British Columbia: Amazon.com. Archived from the original on 2017-06-20. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  7. ^ Arrington, Michael. "Amazon To Acquire AbeBooks, And With It A Stake In LibraryThing". TechCrunch.
Further reading
Slatalla, Michelle (2007-08-30). "Knowledge Is Priceless but Textbooks Are Not". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-30.
External links
Official website
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