AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books, fine art and collectibles where you can discover and buy the things you love. Trusted independent sellers from around the world offer for sale millions of new, used and rare books, as well as art and collectibles through the AbeBooks websites. Readers will find bestsellers, collectors will find rare books, students will find new and used books, and searchers will find works long believed lost.AbeBooks is a subsidiary of Amazon Inc. AbeBooks, a pioneer in Internet bookselling, was acquired in December 2008 and remains an independently operating company based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with a European office in Düsseldorf, Germany.Our company's goal is to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller in the world. Our business spans the globe with six international websites: AbeBooks.com, AbeBooks.co.uk, AbeBooks.de, AbeBooks.fr, AbeBooks.it and IberLibro.com.Many independent booksellers who do not sell their books on Amazon are registered with AbeBooks. Many used, rare and out-of-print books can only be purchased through our platform. The search functions on our site are especially tailored to the needs of book lovers and collectors and allow, for example, the search for signed books and first editions. Furthermore, the shipping costs are often lower than with Amazon.