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The Intelligencer (Doylestown, PA), Which Of Your Debts to Pay Off First (December 30, 2003)

Dear Mary: Where can I find the best price for an item I want to purchase? Dear Nameless: My favorite way to comparison shop, whether I plan to buy online or not, is to use the Internet. I rely mostly on Yahoo! Shopping at http://shopping.yahoo.com, in addition to www.BizRate.com, www.BookFinder.com, www.mySimon.com and www.PriceGrabber.com.

The Chicago Sun Times, The Pendulum Swings Left (December 28, 2003)

This wasn't just another big year for Harry Potter (The Order of the Phoenix sold 5 million copies just on Opening Day). It was also the year a sleeping monster finally awoke: Liberal Lit rose up to smite the ruling Conservative Lit, and as 2003 faded was more than holding its own in the political trenches...Most-sought-after out-of-print title of the year: Sex, the semi-pornographic 1992 pictorial collection by and of a mostly nude Madonna, according to BookFinder.com.

The Washington Times, Deer Kill Up Slightly in Md. (December 24, 2003)

More about that deer book? Reader Harry Crow writes, 'I searched BookFinder.com for the Venison Book and found many [used] copies from $4 to $8, but Amazon.com has it new for $4.95.' Here's a tip of the hat and a thank you. We recently mentioned the Venison Book in a column. It's small but filled with information about hunting deer, cutting meat, and cooking venison.

The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom), Literary Life (December 22, 2003)

BookFinder.com, the online book search-engine, has compiled a list of the most sought-after out-of-print titles in the United States this year. According to the total number of searches on the American website, the top five most wanted books are: Sex by Madonna; World Crisis, Winston Churchill's history of the First World War; Flicker, Theodore Roszak's brilliant novel about the movie industry; Curse of Lono, Hunter S. Thompson's gonzo account of his trips to Hawaii; and General Printing by Glen Cleeton ('Everything you ever wanted to know about letterpress printing but were afraid to ask').

The Lexington Herald-Leader (KY), 'Sex,' 'World Crisis' Stand Side-by-Side: Out-of-Print Bestsellers Make for Odd Couplings (December 21, 2003)

The question seems to beg for a punch line: What do Madonna and Winston Churchill have in common? Or, for that matter, Madonna and Hunter S. Thompson? Or Madonna and Sinclair Lewis? Or Madonna and Alice Starmore, a heretofore unknown author of a knitting how-to? Lest lurid imaginations begin to scamper, we will quickly supply the answer: Last month, a book by Madonna the 'author,' a tome called Sex, was No. 1 on a best-seller list. Churchill's account of World War I, The World Crisis, was No. 2. Rounding out the top 10 were books by Thompson, Lewis, Starmore, Carl Sagan and a fellow named Glen Cleeton, whose General Printing is said to be an essential primer in its field. No. This obviously is not your average, New York Times-type best-seller list. Instead, this top-10 list, published last month by the Internet book broker BookFinder.com, charts the most sought-after 'out-of-print' titles -- in other words, books that have been abandoned by their publishers for one reason or another but have retained significant audiences just the same. As such, says BookFinder.com founder Anirvan Chatterjee, the list is a unique, Internet-age glimpse into underground reading tastes not influenced by the mega-marketing campaigns of publishing houses and major booksellers.

The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), Reading Between State Lines With American Guide Series (December 21, 2003)

Most of the original Guides have been reprinted, and a whole new generation of readers and travelers is discovering them. Despite the new interest, many WPA guides sell for as little as $20 to $45. They can be found at used book stores and are available at retail book Web sites such as BookFinder.com.

Martha Stewart Living (CBS), Potato Friters and Truffles with Georges (December 20, 2003)

Recommended reading: Georges Blanc 'The French Vineyard Table' (Clarkson Potter, 1997; $55) 'The Natural Cuisine of Georges Blanc' (out of print) 'My Seasonal Cuisine' (out of print). For out-of-print books, try BookFinder.com.

The Globe and Mail (Canada), Readers Still Want Sex (December 12, 2003)

Madonna may have reinvented herself as a popular children's-book author, but it's the queen of pop and self-promotion's earlier literary ambition that is still climbing bestseller lists: Her 1992 photo book Sex is the No. 1 best-selling out-of-print book, according to BookFinder.com, one of the world's biggest websites for finding used and rare books. BookFinder.com's list shows that Madonna's bedfellows are stranger than those found in her racy book about her sexual fantasies. No. 2 is Winston Churchill's World Crisis, his hard-to-find, multivolume work on the First World War; The Curse of Lono, Hunter S. Thompson's account of his travels in Hawaii sits at No. 4; Carl Sagan's Murmurs of the Earth, a book of essays and a collection of the images and audio information encompassing human life encoded on the Voyager spaceships, occupies No. 6; and a guide to Aran knitting styles fills the No. 7 spot. 'What's really exciting about the list is that the books are all really random and diverse,' said Anirvan Chatterjee, the founder and CEO of BookFinder.com...It's certainly true that BookFinder.com's list reflects more than the latest round of releases from publishing companies. For instance, Standing Room Only, Elizabeth Fowler's 1944 account of her harrowing experience on a lifeboat in the mid-Atlantic after the steamer she was aboard was torpedoed by a German U-Boat, is No. 9 on the out-of-print list; the revival of interest was likely sparked by her death last June.

The Star Telegram (Fort Worth), Site Gives Obscure Titles New Life (December 11, 2003)

No. This obviously is not your average New York Times bestseller list. Instead, this top-10 list, published last month by the Internet book broker BookFinder.com, charts the most sought-after out-of-print titles -- in other words, books that have been abandoned by their publishers for one reason or another but have retained significant audiences just the same. As such, says BookFinder.com founder Anirvan Chatterjee, the list is a unique, Internet-age glimpse into underground reading tastes not influenced by the megamarketing campaigns of publishing houses and major booksellers...That Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel It Can't Happen Here landed at No. 10 came as no surprise to Sally Parry, an English professor at Illinois State University and a Lewis scholar. Parry says the book traces the trajectory of a closet fascist who is elected to the American presidency and the terrible repercussions. 'I was aware it was popular,' Parry says of It Can't Happen Here. 'One of the reasons is that with our very conservative political environment, there are a lot of correlations between the world of the book and our current world. The gradual loss of civil liberties in the book leads to internment camps. I'd like to teach it every time there is a national election.'

The Washington Times, Auto Notes (December 5, 2003)

Internet site helps with auto books: The Internet can come to the rescue of auto enthusiasts looking for hard-to-find books and other material on the subject. They can try the online book search engine www.bookfinder.com. BookFinder.com is a free service that scans an estimated 40 million books on any subject and connects searchers with a network of thousands of booksellers. 'Shoppers can order directly from the bookseller of their choice without paying any extra fees or surcharges,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and chief executive officer of the service. The entrepreneur developed BookFinder.com in 1996 as a class project at the University of California at Berkeley. Touting the value of his service to auto enthusiasts, Mr. Chatterjee says: 'You may not be able to afford a vintage vehicle, but you can always read about it.'

PW Daily for Booksellers [Publishers Weekly], BookFinder.com Out-of-Print Bestseller List for 2003 (December 1, 2003)

BookFinder.com Out-of-Print Bestseller List for 2003. The following are the most sought after out-of-print titles in the U.S. based on an analysis of out-of-print book searches on BookFinder.com between January and November 2003, with citations from BookFinder.com: 1. Sex by Madonna. The pop star's first book-erotic photos and more; 2. World Crisis by Winston Churchill. The Prime Minister's history of World War I; 3. Flicker by Theodore Roszak. An alternate history novel about the movie industry, tying 1950s B-movies to Illuminati-esque global domination theories; 4. Curse of Lono by Hunter S. Thompson. The gonzo master's take on his two trips to Hawaii; 5. General Printing by Glen Cleeton. Everything you ever wanted to know about letterpress printing but were afraid to ask; 6. Murmurs of Earth by Carl Sagan. A record of the compilation of human knowledge bundled with NASA's Viking space probe. Intended to be seen by alien life forms; 7. Aran Knitting by Alice Starmore. A history and how-to about the Irish Aran knitting technique; 8. Disco Bloodbath by James St. James. A true crime novel set in the underside of New York's trendy club scene and the basis for the movie Party Monster; 9. Standing Room Only by Elizabeth Fowler. The autobiography of a World War II-era adventurer; 10. It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis A dark 1984-ish satire about the rise of a fascist American dictator.

The Atlantic, New & Noteworthy (December 2003)

Talese never spoke to Sinatra, but this endures as the definitive portrait: We see Sinatra as brutal and generous, charming and bullying, lonely and removed. Talese revealed how these discrete and contradictory qualities shaded into one another, and so let readers discern Sinatra as a man, even as he made plain that Sinatra's charisma remained impenetrable. In both this profile and the one of DiMaggio (whom he characterized, spot on, as 'a kind of male Garbo'), Talese portrayed his era's masculine ideal as a kind of detached engagement; these pieces are essential to understanding not merely two American icons but the gender relations, family life, popular culture, and political style of the American Century. The best of Talese's journalistic work -- including many pieces not reprinted here -- was collected in Fame and Obscurity (1970), now out of print. If you can't find it at a used-book store or on BookFinder.com, buy this intelligently edited assemblage. Oh -- and thanks and congratulations to Esquire, which celebrated its seventieth anniversary this past fall.

Fine Living Network, First Edition Classic Book (December 2003)

Go for something personal and choose a first edition of their favorite classic story. Visit this website and locate hard-to-find books on over 50 million new, used, rare and out of print titles. Make it even more distinctive with an autographed copy. Price: varies. Comments: A gift to treasure for a lifetime. Where to Purchase: http://www.bookfinder.com/

The Oregonian, Hot Sheet (November 28, 2003)

Madonna's first book wasn't some twee little trifle about jealousy on the playground. It had nudity and Vanilla Ice and was called 'Sex.' It's the most in-demand out of print book of 2003, according to BookFinder.com. Second on the list is 'World Crisis' by Winston Churchill, but that book doesn't have Naomi Campbell in it.

The Detroit Free Press, Names & Faces (November 26, 2003)

In demand: 'Sex' by Michigander Madonna as the No. 1 out-of-print book sought by readers, according to BookFinder.com

The San Jose Mercury News, Books: Caught Between Cultures (November 25, 2003)

Chronicling the lives of immigrants in 'The Interpreter of Maladies' garnered her a Pulitzer Prize. But Jhumpa Lahiri, 36, born in London and raised in Rhode Island, has never been an immigrant like the characters of her books, who journey to America from small towns and big cities in India. In her latest novel, 'The Namesake' (Houghton Mifflin), Lahiri looks not just at the lives of immigrants but also their children -- people like her...'I inherited a sense of exile from my parents,' Lahiri says...'I was struck by how closely some of the plot points and description matched my experiences and that of other Bengali second-generation friends,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, the mastermind behind the online search engine BookFinder.com. He thinks second-generation South Asians can relate readily to Lahiri's depiction of juggling identities. 'She has a much smaller readership among first-generation immigrants, though she enjoys a lot of name recognition as a Bengali achiever, post-Pulitzer,' he says.

The Capital (Annapolis, MD), Book Beat: Autobiographical Standouts (November 23, 2003)

The autobiographies listed here are notable for a number of reasons, but mainly because their authors have chosen to be refreshingly honest with their readers.Some books mentioned here are in print and can be found in libraries and bookstores...Others have gone out of print but may be obtained in used book shops or online at Web sites like BookFinder.com.

The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), Surfing for Bargains (November 22, 2003)

A 26-year-old co-founder of BookFinder.com, which attracts millions of shoppers a year, calls it a 'new Renaissance' in bookselling. Clientele varies widely, says Anirvan Chatterjee of Berkeley, Calif. 'They include students, academics, plain folks who like to read, older folks looking for books they've read a long time back. We have a lot of book collectors. It's really a wide range.' BookFinder.com grew out of his passion for books and a college project, said Chatterjee. While he won't divulge the specifics of his business, Chatterjee says customers can easily, at no cost, search 50,000 bookstore inventories around the world from their home computers. His Web site calls BookFinder.com 'a literary shopping engine, with a database of over 50 million books.' Customers can search for books -- new, used and out-of-print -- by title, author, or language.

[TV] KNTV (San Francisco Bay Area), TechNow! (November 22, 2003)

Our website of the week this week is BookFinder.com, a site we've showed you before, but that has a new twist. Not only will it find the best prices for you on new books, it will find them for used books as well. So, why are you seeing 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'? Well, as it turns out, the movie is based on a book by the same name, a book you can no longer find because it is out-of-print. If you want the latest Steven King, just log on and BookFinder.com will scan all the sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble and return the best price. But, let's say you wanted the book 'World Famous Paintings.' It's out-of-print, just like this book on horse whispering and this Bobbie Fischer book, all turned into movies, by the way. Now, BookFinder.com works with more than 50,000 used booksellers, so the chances are, if it's out there, they can find it for you. And, Scott, a bit of trivia for you, the book 'Sex' by Madonna -- remember that from the 80s? is worth nearly 200 dollars used. I assumed you kept your copy, right?

Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, Top Out-of-Print Books Listed (November 20, 2003)

Sex, disco and Winston Churchill are among the topics and authors of what a Berkeley dot-com retailer says are the 10 most popular books in 2003 that are out of print...'If you scan the big national bestseller lists, you usually end up with a few hits like Harry Potter or Left Behind, a bunch of thrillers, and a morass of diet and self-help books,' says BookFinder.com founder and CEO, Anirvan Chatterjee. 'Looking at popular out-of-print books is much more interesting, because the list isn't driven by corporate marketing campaigns, or by the purchasing decisions of big megastores. Real readers bring real diversity.'

The Daily Telegraph (London) (United Kingdom), They Speak Volumes; Old Housekeeping Books Open the Door on a Vanished Way of Life (November 15, 2003)

Search in second-hand antiquarian bookshops (housekeeping books are sometimes alongside cookery books), a specialist dealer such as Black Cat Books (www.blackcatbooks.co.uk) or at BookFinder.com (http://www.bookfinder.com/).

The Star (Malaysia), Interview With a Tarantula (November 9, 2003)

Lastly, our regular 'classic' title: I was trying to think of a book that covered both the performing arts and animals, and the one that immediately came to mind was The Painted Garden by Noel Streatfield. It's the story of an English family who goes to America on holiday. As in many of Streatfield's books, the children are artistically gifted. But in this case, the middle child is not and she feels like the clumsy, unexciting, odd one out. However, she is the one who ends up having the most fun as she is chosen to act in a movie of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden. The high point of the experience is when she gets to work closely with animals. Like many of Streatfield's books, this is no longer in print. The good news is you can find it for as little as RM6 (excluding postage) on www.BookFinder.com.

The Bookologist, Getting Started in the Bookselling Business, Part 2 (November 5, 2003)

We recently had a letter to the editor from someone wanting to become a bookseller. Since the response was long and involved, I promoted it to a 2-part article. I am relying on my own experience as a bookseller, peppering my comments with suggestions I've gotten from other sellers...Our staff researches non-ISBN books using BookFinder.com.

Martha Stewart Living (CBS), Pork with Mashed Pumpkin (November 1, 2003)

Recommended reading: 'Zarela's Veracruz' (Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001; $35) Zarela Martínez 'The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico's Heart' (John Wiley & Sons, 1997; 'Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined' (John Wiley & Sons, 1995; out-of-print) For out-of-print books, try BookFinder.com.

Fine Living Network, Ultimate Gift Guide (November 2003)

Hoping to find the perfect gifts but don't know where to start? We've made it easy for you, with more than 600 fabulous gift ideas that are unique, fun, personal and sure to please everyone. Happy shopping!...Gifts for the Guy Who Has Everything: Surprise him with a first edition of his favorite classic book. At BookFinder.com, you can locate hard-to-find books with their searchable stock of more than 40 million titles. Hunt by title, author, subject matter, publication date, publisher, and more. Just fill out the search box on the site's main page and click the 'Begin search' button.

Utne Reader, How to Find That Book You've Spent Years Looking For (November 2003)

Searching for a book you remember reading as a child, college student, or happy dropout, but haven't seen anywhere since? On the Web, there are now numerous ways to expand your hunt beyond Amazon. Abebooks is a consortium that connects you to thousands of used-book stores around the world. Another search site is the Berkeley-based BookFinder.com.

About.com, Holiday Shoppers: Find Unique Gifts Online while Saving Time and Money (October 25, 2003)

A wide range of books exists to satisfy collectors. For example, Miller's Movie Collectibles by Rudy and Barbara Franchi covers all aspects of collecting movie memorabilia with current values, sources, history, terminology and trends...You can use a search engine for books, like BookFinder.com (http://www.bookfinder.com).

[BOOK] Online! The Book by John C Dvorak, Chris Pirillo (October 20, 2003)

Ready to Shop: Don't forget to search out specialty dealers and marketplaces that cater to the product category in which you're interested, such as Guild.com, Art.net, Musician's Friend, or BookFinder.com.

The Times (San Francisco Bay Area), Indoors & Out (October 18, 2003)

Lost: Deanna Thompson of Dublin is desperate for a book her husband wrote in college (at University of the Pacific). It's 'Club Rolex,' by Renwick Lloyd Thompson, and was published by Penguin Books in 1988. Can anyone help? Still looking: Audrey Jackson of Walnut Creek has been looking for years for 'A Child's View of Peter Rabbit.' Places to look first: eBay, at www.ebay.com and BookFinder.com at www.bookfinder.com.

Things Magazine weblog, New Writing About Objects, Their Pasts, Presents and Futures (October 17, 2003)

We missed Sean Dodson's piece in last week's Guardian, 'The internet of things'. Dodson looks at the origins and potential of RFid technology (as used in the Oyster cards discussed yesterday), and the dawn of the proposed Electronic Product Code (EPC) Network, a possible replacement for barcodes. Ultimately, he posits, everything - every object, thing, tchotchke, widget, gadget, device and piece of pocket fluff, could have some kind of online presence. 'That's great!' cry a significant proportion of the populace, 'if we know where everything was all of the time, then there would be no mislaid house keys, wayward socks, abducted children, pilfered mobile phones, stolen cars, shoplifting, gun violence, etc., etc., etc.'...Besides, there's always someone, somewhere, who claims they can find what you want (E-seek, BookFinder.com, etc.).

AuctionBytes, Tips for Online Holiday Shopping (October 5, 2003)

A wide range of books exists to satisfy collectors. For example, Miller's Movie Collectibles by Rudy and Barbara Franchi covers all aspects of collecting movie memorabilia with current values, sources, history, terminology and trends. You can buy the collecting-related books online (new or used) on book sites like Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com and Half.com http://www.half.com and specialty sites like Collector Books http://www.collectorbooks.com. You can also use a search engine for books, like BookFinder.com http://www.bookfinder.com.

[BOOK] The Good Web Site Guide 2004 by Graham Edmonds (October 1, 2003)

Books and Booksellers: If you can't find what you're looking for here it's worth checking out three very good sites...www.bookfinder.com...

[BOOK] Re: CP by Cedric Price et al (October 1, 2003)

London-Rochester-London by Patrick Keiller: I mentioned that I had recently located a copy of a very useful but long out-of-print book in a bookshop with the aid of the BookFinder.com website, which led Cedric to suggest Serious Business, a book of water-colours by J. H. Dowd, a popular artist of the 1930s, as a test of any such facility. [No problem here - plenty of copies.]

WABC-New York, Top Three Book Buying Sites (September 26, 2003)

Sure, you know about Amazon, but there are other book sites worth knowing about...BookFinder.com: Find 50 million new, used and out of print books through this free search engine that calls itself the 'open marketplace for books.' They don't sell directly, but instead list you stores around the country that sell what you seek. Most useful are the notes describing the condition of the used books being sold.

[BOOK] Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots by Gareth Branwyn (September 19, 2003)

Robot Books, Magazines, and Videos: Many of these titles are available through robotbooks.com, as well as other online and offline sources. For used copies, BookFinder.com often has many of these titles in its database.

The Seattle Times, Books (September 14, 2003)

Online booksellers have given used books new life, and now BookFinder.com, a used-book Web-search service, has issued a fascinating report documenting the some of the most popular resuscitations. Among the most sought-after out-of-print books: 'Phantom' by Susan Kay, a reimagining of the Phantom of the Opera tale; 'Standing Room Only' by Elizabeth Fowler, the author's account of surviving the 1945 sinking of the ship she was traveling on by a German U-Boat; 'The World Crisis' by Winston Churchill; 'Sex' by Madonna; and 'The Red Box' by Rex Stout, an early Nero Wolfe novel.

PW Daily for Booksellers [Publishers Weekly], BookFinder.com Out-of-Print Bestseller Lists: Fiction and History (September 8, 2003)

The following are the most sought after out-of-print titles in the U.S. based on an analysis of out-of-print book searches on BookFinder.com between January and June 2003. Fiction and Literature: 1. Phantom by Susan Kay, 2. It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, 3. A Glimpse From a Watch Tower by Edward Dunsany, 4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High by Cameron Crowe, 5. Ilsa by Madeleine L'Engle, 6. Anthony Adverse by Hervey Allen, 7. The Blood Star by Nicholas Guild, 8. Easy Connections by Liz Berry, 9. Blow Negative! by Edward Carl Stephens, 10. Joseph and His Brothers by Thomas Mann.

Watertown Daily Times (NY), Used-Book Sales a Bright Spot in Lackluster Publishing Season (September 7, 2003)

Two and a half years ago, he quit his job to buy and sell books full time, and now he ships 100 to 200 books a day. 'It's crazy,' Ticehurst says. 'The past six weeks have been the best I've had, and this should be the slow time of year. It's been like Christmas.' Like many sellers, Ticehurst offers his books primarily on Amazon.com (other used-book sites include...BookFinder.com).

The Long Island Press, Not Quite Best Sellers (September 4, 2003)

You know it's quite a Top-10 when Madonna appears alongside Carl Sagan and Winston Churchill. It's the top 10 most wanted out-of-print books, as compiled by BookFinder.com, an online resource for finding hard-to-find tomes. Currently, the most sought-after out-of-print title is Madonna's "Sex", which consistently tops the rankings. There days folks are also apparently intrigued with Winston Churchill's "The World Crisis", which came in second overall, followed by Carl Sagan's "Murmurs of Earth". BookFinder.com plans to compile it's "Top 10" list twice a year. results of the latest survey are available at http://report.bookfinder.com/2003_02/

Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Untangling the Web: BookFinder.com (September 3, 2003)

Looking for that rare first edition? Give BookFinder.com a try. This modest site locates hard-to-find books by scouring an unofficial network of booksellers, industry professionals and collectors -- for a total searchable stock of more than 40 million titles. Visitors can hunt by title, author, subject matter, publication date, publisher, or other information. Just fill out the search box on the site's main page and click the 'Begin search' button. Your results -- there will be many -- will appear soon after. Those seeking further assistance can post specific requests on one of the many bulletin boards available, or e-mail the site's producers directly. The service is free.

The Denver Post, Scoring with Sports: Books Involving Competition Hooking Young Readers (September 2, 2003)

Some of the older books have been re-published in paperback formats targeted for the modern juvenile audience, as has been the case with the Chip Hilton series, rewritten and updated by Bee's daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Randy Farley; and many of the Matt Christopher books. But original copies of those and the other older books of the genre are staples on eBay, and also among the inventory listed on such Internet services as BookFinder.com.

[BOOK] Miller's Collecting Modern Books by Catherine Porter (September 2, 2003)

Useful Addresses: Multi-dealer web sites...BookFinder.com www.bookfinder.com

[BOOK] Militant Islam Reaches America by Daniel Pipes (September 2003)

[T]his 168-page study is nearly unavailable to a general audience (neither amazon.com nor bookfinder.com listed it over a period of months)

Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News, Booksellers Find Success Online (August 29, 2003)

For years, this meant hoofing it down to the local bookstore to peruse the latest offerings or, if rare books are your thing, paging through a sometimes expensive catalog from rare booksellers. The Internet has changed all that...'Book-selling was one of the first professions that lent itself to the Internet,' he said. 'Most bookstores have been online for long time. Books are quantifiable they're enough alike to put them into a database and enough different to be differentiated. The Internet is old news in the book trade.' In fact, there are several booksellers in Billings who have shunned opening a store in favor of operating solely on the Internet. For two years, Kimberly Easton and her husband, Rev. Joseph L. Easton, have been selling their collection of religious and philosophy-themed books online. Their company, Books to Ponder, operates with only an e-mail address ponder@intch.com. They advertise on several of the book-search engines, including...www.bookfinder.com.

The Columbia Missourian, Internet Opens New Chapter for Bookstores: Shop Owners Weigh the Pros and Cons of Marketing Online (August 25, 2003)

'Selling books online gives booksellers access to an active global marketplace,' said Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and chief executive officer of BookFinder.com, a service that allows customers to buy books from 50,000 bookstores around the world. 'Expanding your customer base is a pretty obvious win in these tough economic times, particularly for booksellers in smaller communities,' Chatterjee said...The toughest challenge used-booksellers face when they move to the Internet is building a strong database of their books. 'Booksellers need to be very organized so that books are added to the online inventory as soon as they're acquired and removed as they're sold,' Chatterjee said. 'It's all about coming up with a system and sticking to it.'

Taipei Times (Taiwan), A High-Tech Success Story for a Low-Tech Product: Used Books (August 24, 2003)

'The student has a laptop computer; he goes to BookFinder.com and finds the book selling for US$20. Why should he spend US$76 at the college bookstore?' If the Internet has opened up a world of ways for consumers to buy used books, so has it opened up a worldwide customer base for bookstores. 'I am able to sell books that, in the past, prior to the Internet, would have sat on the shelf indefinitely,' says Larry Pruner, owner of Valley Books in Amherst. 'Certain categories of books had a limited market in a limited geographical area. [Before the Internet] only so many people could come into my store,' he said.

Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News, Turning Over an Old Leaf: Used-book Sales are Growing as More People Look to Web Pages for Bargains (August 21, 2003)

A new report by Book Hunter Press, which tracks used-book stores and publishes the 'Used Book Lover's Guide,' cites a 20 percent increase in the number of used-book dealers from 1993 to 2002. Ipsos BookTrends, a Chicago-based research firm, estimates that Americans bought 145 million used books last year, spending $533 million. (By comparison, the Book Industry Study Group reports total noneducational book sales of $7 billion in 2002.) 'About one-third of trade [nontextbook] buyers bought both a new and a used book between April and December 2002,' says Barrie Rappaport, manager of Ipsos BookTrends. 'If you can save $5 on a book, why not?'...Students especially are flocking to online booksellers for used textbooks. 'If you're looking for a textbook,' says McCaffrey, 'the college bookstore wants $76 for a physics text. The student has a laptop computer; he goes to BookFinder.com and finds the book selling for $20. Why should he spend $76 at the college bookstore?'

The Search Engine Report, Search Engine Watch News (August 5, 2003)

How about just, 'I want to buy a first edition copy of Gone With The Wind.' I can enter that into Google right now, and the first ad for BookFinder.com led me to some promising results. In Google's editorial results, a link also led to a really good article on how to identify a first edition (and first printing, if that's also what you want) of the book. Maybe the non-Semantic Web is actually better than Semantic Web proponents think.

Saint Paul Pioneer Press, Best of the Internet (August 4, 2003)

The last books of summer. Everyone knows which books publishers are pushing this summer: Expensive hardcovers so fat you dread lugging them in your beach bag (thank you, J.K. Rowling). But there are many places online to find offbeat reading recommendations. One, www.whichbook.net, has British book lovers abuzz. Similar to www.allreaders.com, Whichbook not only lets you search for books based on plot, theme or character, it also lets you browse by style and mood. For instance, you can indicate on a sliding scale whether you want a book that's safe or disturbing. The site focuses on contemporary fiction and poetry available in paperback and published since 1995. Then there is BookFinder.com's list of the most requested out-of-print titles across 10 genres (http://report.bookfinder.com), based on searches carried out at the site in 2002.

The Age (Australia), The Old Bookshop's New Site: The Internet Has Both Revived and Revolutionised the Secondhand Book Business (August 3, 2003)

This isn't like Napster putting music up on the internet so you can download it free, but the market has broadened in a way all but unthinkable seven or eight years ago. Anirvan Chatterjee, who started BookFinder.com, says: "You're almost guaranteed that if there's a copy of a book out there, anywhere, you have access to it." A foreseeable consequence of this, he adds, "is that publishers are monitoring what does sell on the internet, with a view to keeping more and more books in print and in the catalogue - push-button technologies allow them to do this. In other words, the numbers of available new books will continue to grow, and sharply."

The Daily Yomiuri (Japan), Madonna, Nancy Drew Lead Best-Selling Oldies (August 2, 2003)

It turns out those folks who told you to invest in Sex back in 1992 weren't wrong. Earlier this year, BookFinder.com, one of the Web's most extensive used-book search services, released its first bestseller lists, organized by subject matter, revealing just what odd, out-of-print volumes Americans are buying. Not surprisingly, Madonna's limited-edition, aluminum-bound book of naughty photos--the singer, circa 'Erotica,' getting naked with rapper Vanilla Ice (among many others)--tops BookFinder.com's Arts and Music list; a pristine copy with mylar wrapping intact can set you back 500 dollars or more.

[BOOK] Deal Engines: The Science of Auctions, Stock Markets, and E-Markets by Robert E. Hall (August 2003)

Amazon pioneered e-markets in these products and continues to be the largest seller...In addition, customers use general-purpose book shopping bots, such as...BookFinder.com.

The Townsville Bulletin/Sun (Australia), Book Yourself Some Web Time (July 28, 2003)

A Search Engine for Books: www.BookFinder.com. This book-specific search engine finds the best buys from over 40 million new, used, rare and out-of-print books.

The Washington Times, 'Legally Blonde' Car Color Being Offered by Audi (July 18, 2003)

'Shoppers can order directly from the bookseller of their choice without paying any extra fees or surcharges,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and chief executive officer of the service. The entrepreneur developed BookFinder.com in 1996 as a class project at the University of California at Berkeley.

The Sacramento Bee, Internet Reveals the Most Wanted Out-of-Print Books (July 17, 2003)

While towers of Hillary and Harry threaten to crush shoppers at Barnes & Noble, we were delighted to get the first out-of-print bestseller report from BookFinder.com, the world's largest searchable book inventory. These titles enjoy the conflicted distinction of being the most wanted of the least available books in America. By analyzing data from out-of-print book searches between July and December 2002, BookFinder.com produced 10 topical lists of the most requested titles.

The Christian Science Monitor, Out of Print Bestsellers (July 17, 2003)

A funny thing happened on the way to obsolescence. The Internet revolution, which was supposed to consign printed books to the shredder, instead energized the market for old ones. Thousands of used bookstores no longer need to wait for an interested buyer to spot some cherished but lost title on a dusty shelf. Databases on the World Wide Web can now connect the most obscure book with anyone who can recall a favorite title or author. While towers of Hillary and Harry threaten to crush shoppers at Barnes & Noble, we were delighted to get the first out-of-print bestseller report from BookFinder.com, the world's largest searchable book inventory. These titles enjoy the conflicted distinction of being the most wanted of the least available books in America. By analyzing data from out-of-print book searches between July and December 2002, BookFinder.com produced 10 topical lists of the most requested titles. To see what some of these books are like and how to get them, we crawled out onto the Web and bought copies of the top book in six different categories. We made our purchases through several online sources, all of which provided seamless access to inventory from an enormous number of used bookstores around the country. Payment with a credit card was easy, and all shipments arrived as promised in two or three weeks. If you want to brave the out-of-print world, remember you'll face far more choices than when you buy themall. Out-of-print books are offered in a variety of candidly described 'conditions,' from signed first editions to badly worn paperbacks. Bookworms, dig in.

The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA), Internet Reveals the Most Wanted Out-of-Print Books (July 17, 2003)

To see what some of these books are like and how to get them, we crawled out onto the Web [www.BookFinder.com] and bought copies of the top book in six different categories. We made our purchases through several online sources, all of which provided seamless access to inventory from an enormous number of used bookstores around the country. Payment with a credit card was easy, and all shipments arrived as promised in two or three weeks.

The News & Observer (NC), Internet reveals the most wanted out-of-print books (July 17, 2003)

While towers of Hillary and Harry threaten to crush shoppers at Barnes & Noble, we were delighted to get the first out-of-print bestseller report from BookFinder.com, the world's largest searchable book inventory. These titles enjoy the conflicted distinction of being the most wanted of the least available books in America. By analyzing data from out-of-print book searches between July and December 2002, BookFinder.com produced 10 topical lists of the most requested titles.

The Washington Times, Internet Offers Car Book Finder (July 11, 2003)

The Internet can assist auto enthusiasts looking for hard-to-find books and other material on the subject. They can try the online book search engine www.BookFinder.com. BookFinder.com is a free service that scans an estimated 40 million books on any subject and connects searchers with a network of thousands of booksellers.

Friends of the Irish Environment (Ireland), Summer Online Reading (July 9, 2003)

Then there is BookFinder's list of the most requested out-of-print titles across 10 genres (report.bookfinder.com), based on searches carried out at the site in 2002. Two gems suggested by Anirvan Chatterjee, chief executive of BookFinder, are 'I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie,' a memoir by Pamela Des Barres, and 'The Silver Pigs,' a mystery by Lindsey Davis.

Working Writers, On the Web (July 7, 2003)

Hard-to-find cookbooks aren't so hard to find with the online book shopping service: http://www.bookfinder.com. The free comparison shopping service scours through 50 million books available for sale, connecting readers with a network of 50,000 booksellers. 'We've recently determined which out of print cookbooks are the most sought-after on BookFinder.com,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and CEO. 'The top two are The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking (1973), by Carolyn Keene, along with How America Eats (1960), by Clementine Paddleford, the pioneering chronicler of American cooking.'

The Washington Times, Internet offers car book finder (July 4, 2003)

The Internet can come to the rescue of auto enthusiasts looking for hard-to-find books and other material on the subject. They can try the online book search engine www.BookFinder.com. BookFinder.com is a free service that scans an estimated 40 million books on any subject and connects searchers with a network of thousands of booksellers. 'Shoppers can order directly from the bookseller of their choice without paying any extra fees or surcharges,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and chief executive officer of the service. The young entrepreneur developed BookFinder.com in 1996 as a class project at the University of California at Berkeley. Touting the value of his service to auto enthusiasts, Mr. Chatterjee says: 'You may not be able to afford a vintage vehicle, but you can always read about it.'

The New York Times, Summer Reading Lists and Billy Bob (July 3, 2003)

Everyone knows which books publishers are pushing this summer: expensive hardcovers so fat you dred lugging them in your beach bag (thank you, J.K. Rowling). But there are many places online to find offbeat reading recomendations...Then there is BookFinder.com's list of the most requested out-of-print titles across 10 genres (http://report.bookfinder.com), based on searches carried out at the site in 2002. Two gems suggested by Anirvan Chatterjee, chief executive of BookFinder.com, are 'I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie,' a memoir by Pamela Des Barres, and 'The Silver Pigs,' a mystery by Lindsey Davis.

[BOOK] Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources by John Glynn (July 3, 2003)

Internet Web Sites: Used Books...bookfinder.com (search engine). New and used books.

The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA), Food Briefs (July 2, 2003)

A resource for locating hard-to-find cookbooks is the online book shopping service www.BookFinder.com. "We've recently determined which out-of-print cookbooks are the most sought-after," said Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and CEO. "The top two are 'The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking' (1973), by Carolyn Keene, along with 'How America Eats' (1960), by Clementine Paddleford, the pioneering chronicler of American cooking." The site has been running since 1997.

[BOOK] Understanding the Pattern of Life: Origins and Organization of the Species by Todd Charles Wood & Megan J. Murray (July 2003)

Hybridization: Finally, baraminologists also may consider searching for hybrid records using the booksellers' resource BookFinder (http://www.bookfinder.com/). BookFinder.com provides a centralized, searchable inventory of approximately forty thousand book dealers from around the world.

The Beacon Journal (Akron, OH), Virginal Copy of Madonna's 'Sex' sells for $500 (June 23, 2003)

It turns out those folks who told you to invest in 'Sex' back in 1992 weren't wrong. This spring, BookFinder.com, one of the Web's most extensive used-book search services, released its first bestseller lists, organized by subject matter, revealing just what odd, out-of-print volumes Americans are buying.

The Daily News (Los Angeles), Sideways Glance Hustling To Read Up On Tennis' First Bad Boy (June 23, 2003)

The book: 'The Last Sure Thing: The Life & Times of Bobby Riggs', The author: Tom LeCompte. The other pertinent info: Skunkworks Publishing, $29.95, 471 pages with index. The background: When Bobby Riggs died of prostate cancer in October 1995, more than 100 people gathered at a funeral home in Encinitas to share a laugh and a funny story about him...More on Riggs: His autobiography titled 'Court Hustler' came out in 1973 right after the 'Battle of the Sexes' match and can be found in used-book stores and online at www.BookFinder.com. This new book can be ordered on www.bobbyriggs.com.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, A Book for St. Louisans (June 21, 2003)

Amidst all the 'Harry hype,' a charming and timely book for young readers, in St. Louis at least, has been overlooked. I refer to 'Meet Me in St. Louis' by Sally Benson, originally published by Random House in 1942 and reprinted by a number of other publishers in hardback and paperback editions. Its 12 chapters cover each month from June 1903 - 100 years ago this month - through May 1904. What a treat it would be for young people to read each chapter during the 100th anniversary of the month covered by a chapter in the book and discuss it with other young readers! Finding a copy of the book does not seem to be easy, however. It is not in print and BookFinder.com lists one at $4.95 and others from $15 up. What a pity no publisher seems to have seen fit to reissue it.

The Cincinnati Post, Find millions of books online (June 20, 2003)

Well, it's another big night tonight at bookstores across the country as the next Harry Potter adventure is finally released at midnight. As if to prove the existence of magic, the volumes will literally fly off the shelves and into the hands of young and old fans of the J.K. Rowling series. Since I've covered Potter and Hogwarts in this column before, I thought I'd mention some great used bookstores online and maybe even give you a new reason to visit them. In case you've been looking for new 'used book' hunting grounds, the Web abounds in them. Here are some of my personal favorites: www.BookFinder.com -- tons more to explore.

The Cincinnati Post, Hard-to-Find Cookbooks (June 18, 2003)

An online book-shopping service, http://www.bookfinder.com, scours through 50 million books available for sale, connecting readers with a network of 50,000 booksellers. Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and CEO, says, 'We've determined which out-of-print cookbooks are the most sought after on BookFinder.com. The top two are 'The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking' (1973) by Carolyn Keene, along with 'How American Eats' (1960) by Clementine Paddleford, a New York newspaper food editor and the first chronicler of American regional cooking. Unusual titles, such as 'Critters' Kitchen -- Cooking For Your Pets' (1979) by Michelle Reynolds, can be found on BookFinder.com, along with General Foods Corporation's 'Thrifty Jell-O Recipes to Brighten Your Menus' (1931) and culinary classics, such as 'The French Chef Cookbook' by Julia Child (1969) and Fannie Farmer's 'Boston Cooking School Cook Book' (1896). Best-selling current cookbooks, new and used, are listed, such as 'The Zuni Cafe Cookbook' by Judy Rodgers, winner of the 2003 James Beard award for cookbook of the year. This beloved San Francisco restaurant's recipe for Preserved Lemons was shared in The Post last Wednesday. The BookFinder.com site (online since 1997) can find great deals on new and used books, out-of-print titles, rare titles,signed copies and valuable first editions.

The Tucson Citizen (AZ), Old Cookbooks Never Die, They Just End Up On the Web (June 18, 2003)

Hard-to-find cookbooks aren't so hard to find with the online book shopping service: www.bookfinder.com. The free comparison shopping service scours through 50 million books available for sale, connecting readers with a network of 50,000 booksellers. 'We've recently determined which out of print cookbooks are the most sought-after on BookFinder.com,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and CEO. 'The top two are 'The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking' (1973), by Carolyn Keene, along with 'How America Eats' (1960), by Clementine Paddleford, the pioneering chronicler of American cooking.' Unusual titles such as 'Critters' Kitchen - Cooking for Your Pets' (1979), by Michelle Reynolds, and General Foods Corp.'s 'Thrifty Jell-O Recipes to Brighten Your Menus' (1931) can be found on BookFinder.com and culinary classics such as 'The French Chef Cookbook' by Julia Child (1968), and Fannie Farmer's 'Boston Cooking School Cook Book' (1896). Best-selling current cookbooks, new and used, are also listed, such as 'The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant' by Judy Rodgers, winner of the 2003 James Beard award for Cookbook of the Year. There are also listings by James Beard, including his very first: Hors D'Oeuvre and Canapes (1940).

The Anchorage Daily News, Stop the Presses! Sex is a Top Seller (June 13, 2003)

It turns out those folks who told you to invest in 'Sex' back in 1992 weren't wrong. This spring, BookFinder.com, one of the Web's most extensive used-book search services, released its first best-seller lists, organized by subject matter. Not surprisingly, Madonna's limited-edition, aluminum-bound book of naughty photos -- the singer, circa 'Erotica,' getting naked with Vanilla Ice, etc. -- tops BookFinder.com's Arts and Music list; a pristine copy with mylar wrapping intact can set you back $500 or more.

The Edmonton Journal (Canada), Stop the Presses! Sex Really Does Sell (June 12, 2003)

It turns out those folks who told you to invest in 'Sex' back in 1992 weren't wrong. BookFinder.com, one of the Web's most extensive used-book search services, released its first best-seller lists this spring, organized by subject matter, revealing just what odd, out-of-print volumes North Americans are buying...Rare Stephen King editions such as 'Rage' (1977), about a psychopathic teenager who holds a school hostage (written by King alter ego, Richard Bachman), dominate science fiction, fantasy and horror.

The Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale), Even if it's Secondhand, Madonna's Sex Still hot (June 12, 2003)

It turns out those folks who told you to invest in Sex back in 1992 weren't wrong. This spring, BookFinder.com, one of the Web's most extensive used-book search services, released its first best-seller lists, organized by subject matter, revealing just what odd, out-of-print volumes Americans are buying. Not surprisingly, Madonna's limited-edition, aluminum-bound book of naughty photos -- the singer, circa 'Erotica,' getting naked with Vanilla Ice, etc. -- tops BookFinder.com's arts and music list; a pristine copy with mylar wrapping intact can set you back $500 or more...But best of all might be crafts and hobbies, which features the 1973 'The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking'. Recipes include 99 Step French Toast, Old Clock Ice Cream Pie and The Case of the Smothered Pork Chops. Why would a book with such tempting recipes go out of print? It's a mystery.

PW Daily for Booksellers [Publishers Weekly], Bookfinder.com Out-of-Print Bestseller Lists: Fiction and History (June 10, 2003)

The following are a list of the most sought after out of print titles in America based on analysis of aggregate trends for out of print book searches between July and December of 2002 on http://www.bookfinder.com. Fiction and Literature: 1. 'Anthony Adverse' by Hervey Allen, 2. 'Whistle Stop' by Maritta Martin Wolff, 3. 'Joseph in Egypt' by Thomas Mann, 4. 'The Tontine' by Thomas Costain, 5. 'The Big Fisherman' by Lloyd C. Douglas, 6. 'The River Road' by Frances Parkinson Keyes, 7. 'A Treasury of American Folklore' by Benjamin A. Botkin, 8. 'The Bible Story' by Arthur S. Maxwell, 9. 'The World of Washington Irving' by Van Wyck Brooks, and 10. 'The Abandoned' by Paul Gallico. History: 1. 'The World Crisis' by Winston Churchill, 2. 'The Vanishing Race' by Joseph Dixon, 3. 'Devil's Guard' by George Robert Elford, 4. 'Zeus: A Study in Ancient Religion' by Arthur Bernard Cook, 5. 'Civilisation: A Personal View' by Kenneth Clark, 6. 'History of the World War' by Francis Andrew March, 7. 'A Short History of the English People' by John Richard Green, 8. 'My Three Years With Eisenhower' by Harry C. Butcher, 9. 'Out of the Night' by Jan Valtin, and 10. 'Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon' by Gerard Colby.

The Gazette (Colorado Springs), Books (June 8, 2003)

Ever wonder if you have any hidden treasures on your bookshelves at home? The BookFinder.com Report can help you figure that out, offering a list of the most soughtafter out-of-print titles in America. You scan the list to see if any of the rare books reside with you, then search abe. com to get an idea of their market value. A volume from the BookFinder.com list like Stephen King's 'My Pretty Poney' ranges in price from $140 to nearly $3,000, depending on its condition and whether it's a first edition or has been signed by the author.

Newsday (New York City), 'Sex' and the Bestselling Girl (June 8, 2003)

It turns out those folks who told you to invest in 'Sex' back in 1992 weren't wrong. This spring, BookFinder.com, one of the Web's most extensive used-book search services, released its first bestseller lists, organized by subject matter, revealing just what odd, out-of-print volumes Americans are buying. Not surprisingly, Madonna's limited-edition, aluminum-bound book of naughty photos - the singer, circa 'Erotica,' getting naked with Vanilla Ice, etc. - tops BookFinder.com's Arts and Music list; a pristine copy withmylar wrapping intact can set you back $500 or more. Rare Stephen King editions such as 'Rage' (1977), about a psychopathic teenager who holds a school hostage (written by King alter ego, Richard Bachman), dominate science fiction, fantasy and horror. In biography and autobiography, Hunter S. Thompson's 'The Curse of Lono' leads a pack that includes memoirs by Hell's Angel George Wethern and ex-John F. Kennedy mistress Judith Exner, giving the list a decidedly '60s countercultural bent - that is, until you stumble upon John Denver's 'Take Me Home.' Fiction and literature lean toward mid-century bestsellers such as Hervey Allen's 1933 historical epic, 'Anthony Adverse,' and Maritta Martin Wolff's 1941 potboiler, 'Whistle Stop.' But best of all might be crafts and hobbies, which features the 1973 'The Nancy Drew Cookbook: Clues to Good Cooking.' Recipes include 99 Step French Toast, Old Clock Ice Cream Pie and The Case of the Smothered Pork Chops. Why would a book with such tempting recipes go out of print? It's a mystery.

Human Events, Searching the web for used books (June 2, 2003)

Some bookworms may already be familiar with some of the more well-established search engines on the Internet, such as ABE, Bibliofind, etc., but the advantage of searching...BookFinder.com is that each search combines most of these other separate search sites together in one big sweep, producing a more comprehensive set of results.

[BOOK] Climbing: Expedition Planning by Clyde Soles & Phil Powers (June 1, 2003)

In the Know: The Internet is a good starting point for your quest. Use search engine such as Google.com and BookFinder.com to seek out websites and books on the region of your interest.

Against the Grain, Thoughts Coming out of the ALCTS Out-of-Print Discussion Group at ALA-MidWinter: 'Not Dead Yet! Out-of-Stock, Out-of-Print and Remainders' (June 2003)

Changes in the status of availability of new books, remainders and used books are all the result of a series of decisions taken by the market--the combination of authors, publishers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers and customers. As the book market continues to evolve, new technologies are developed and used book businesses grow, the number of alternatives available to all parties grows more interesting--and at times complex...Practices for acquiring used and/or remaindered product vary as well. Some libraries have staff search across multiple online vendors and manage the purchase, shipping and processing from individual sellers using Web sites like BookFinder.com or AddAll, or directly on Alibris' consumer Web site, ABE, Amazon.com, Half.com, eBay and other sites.

[BOOK] Existential Therapies by Mick Cooper (May 27, 2003)

Introduction: In some instances, I have included books that are no longer in print under Further Reading because they are such key texts. Such books can be obtained through secondhand book-finding services; for instance, www.bookfinder.com, or throught inter-library loans.

The Charlotte Observer, Internet Site Helps Fans Find Those Out-of-Print Books (May 25, 2003)

Hunter S. Thompson's 'Curse of Lono' is the most sought-after out-of-print memoir, reports BookFinder.com, while Carolyn Keene's 'The Nancy Drew Cookbook' is the most requested out-of-print cookbook. Such are among the interesting little facts in a recent report from BookFinder.com, the world's largest searchable book inventory. Another hot title: Madonna's 'Sex.' Check out http://www.bookfinder.com.

[BOOK] Handyman's Handbook : The Complete Guide to Starting and Running a Successful Business by David Koenigsberg (May 23, 2003)

Acquiring Knowledge and Skills: If you have Internet access, you can find new and used books on almost and subject at...BookFinder.com

[BOOK] Unusually Useful Web Book by June Cohen (May 23, 2003)

Promoting Your Site: BookFinder.com ad on Google: This ad grabbed my attention because it was exactly what I was looking for 'used bookstores.' I wanted used books, and I found them, by golly.

[RADIO] CBC Radio One (Vancouver) (Canada), Lost Childhood Books (May 18, 2003)

Its title is 'Adventures with Mac' and it was written by Dulce Gould and published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston of Canada, Ltd. in 1978. It tells the adventures of Mac the rat in ten stories with his friends, Pinky the rabbit and Tim the dog. The Vancouver Public Library does not own a copy but used copies are available for purchase through abebooks.com and BookFinder.com.

The Columbus Dispatch, Author's First Novel Links South Africa, Northeastern Ohio (May 12, 2003)

Question: What's the most sought after out-of-print children's book? Answer: Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman Science Fiction and fantasy? Richard Bachman's Rage. Biography, autobiography, memoir? Hunter S. Thompson's The Curse of Lono. Top 10 lists of most in-demand out-of-print books (an oxymoron?) are available in several categories at report.bookfinder.com/.

The Capital (Annapolis, MD), Book Beat: It Takes One to Know One? (May 11, 2003)

We seem to be living in a time of larger-than-life military and political figures who dominate the news. For a look at similar titans of the past, try these outstanding biographies by authors who, ironically, turned out to have some of their subjects' same flaws...Some books mentioned here are in print and can be found in libraries and bookstores. Others are out of print and may be obtained in used bookstores or online at Web sites like BookFinder.com.

[TV] The Biz (CNNfn), The Buzz About The Out-Of-Print Book Biz (May 8, 2003)

Walk into any big book retailer these days and you might wonder what happens to the books when their shelf life has come and gone. The printing press has stopped and that one-time best seller might become a limited commodity. One website, though, is offering to help by locating out of print books. BookFinder.com is the location. It has also come out now with an out-of-print best seller list. Joining us now from San Francisco to talk about the out-of-print book market is Anirvan Chatterjee. He's founder and CEO of BookFinder.com...So you guys keep an eye on the names that people are putting into your search engine looking for those particular books. We've got the arts and music category up here, and I guess, the Madonna sex book was a bit of a surprise as far as in this category.

The Write News, BookFinder.com Report Reveals Top Out-of-Print Bestsellers (May 2, 2003)

'The out-of-print book trade continues quietly in thousands of used bookstores across the country. Readers are searching for out-of-print books for years, sometimes decades, after the desired titles were last mentioned in a print review or featured at an author signing. In this obscurity, almost entirely ignored by the media and absent from the public consciousness, the out-of-print book business has developed, thrived, stratified. This activity goes on under the radar, out of the spotlight,' said Chatterjee. 'We're changing that.'

The Nation (Thailand), Naughty Bitz (May 2, 2003)

Madonna is not only topping the pop charts, she's topping the book charts as well. According to BookFinder.com, Madonna's 1992 book, 'Sex', which features photo spreads of her naked body, is the most popular photo book currently out-of-print.

M2 Best Books (M2B Wire), Online Book Search Engine Introduces Top-10 Out-of-Print Listing (May 1, 2003)

BookFinder.com is introducing a top-10 out-of-print trend listing which measures the most sought after discontinued titles in America. The BookFinder.com Report of the most popular titles can be found at http://report.bookfinder.com. BookFinder.com initially began life in 1996 as an idea for a project by Berkeley student Anirvan Chatterjee, and since its actual inception in 1997 millions of book lovers have reportedly used it to hunt for hard to find items.

Siliconeer, The Other Bestseller List: Bookfinder.com Report (May 2003)

There are two book trades. One gets all the attention and glory; the other quietly goes about its business uncommented upon. Celebrity authors, TV book clubs, controversial reviews, bestseller lists, indie presses, movie deals--the new book trade largely defines the role of books in our culture. The other book trade continues quietly in thousands of used bookstores across the country. Readers are searching for out-of-print books years, sometimes decades, after the desired titles were last mentioned in a print review or featured at an author signing. In this obscurity, almost entirely ignored by the media and absent from the public consciousness, the out-of-print book business has developed, thrived, stratified.

Real Simple, Recipes for Success (May 2003)

BookFinder.com. Used, rare, and out-of-print books.

PW Daily for Booksellers [Publishers Weekly], Publishers, Take Note: BookFinder.com Lists Top Out-of-Print Book Searches (April 30, 2003)

BookFinder.com, a six-year-old online used and rare book comparison shopping search engine, is launching a service likely to be of particular interest to publishers: an out-of-print 'bestseller list.' BookFinder.com is not a retailer but an aggregator that searches a variety of retailers, including ABEBooks.com, Alibris.com, Amazon.com and Powells.com, for requested titles and lists them according to price. Thus, rather than tracking sales, the list tracks the most requested books that are currently out-of-print and uses categories such as arts and music, fiction and literature, history and poetry. The first set of lists, based on an analysis of aggregate trends for out-of-print book searches between July and December of 2002, is online at http://report.bookfinder.com/

The Columbus Dispatch, Basbanes' Latest for Beginners (April 27, 2003)

During the past decade, Nicholas A. Basbanes has emerged as the pre-eminent author on book-collecting. He did not invent this bibliophilic genre, but rather, admirably perpetuates into the 21st century a tradition established by Thomas Frognall Dibdin's The Bibliomania (1809), John Hill Burton's The Book-Hunter (1862), P.B.M. Allan's Book-Hunter at Home (1920) and many other forebears to whom he pays homage...Basbanes recommends searching electronic resources, such as the Advanced Book Exchange (www.abebooks.com) or BookFinder.com (www.bookfinder.com), that are organized and maintained by book dealers. He notes that, in addition to the reliability of such search engines, 'the potential of such resources is obvious, especially for comparison shoppers intent on establishing a price range for various titles.'

[BOOK] Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family's History and Heritage With the Power of the Internet by Pamela Boyer Porter et al (April 23, 2003)

Finding a Regional History: If a history for an area you are researching is no longer in print, you may be able to find a copy of your own using such Web resources as...BookFinder.com (new, used, or out of print books)

Martha Stewart Living (CBS), Homemade Baby Food (April 16, 2003)

Around baby's sixth month, his or her nutritional requirements gradually begin to change. Of course, it's essential that parents consult with their pediatricians before making any adjustments to their children's diets. Generally, however, this is a good time to introduce new flavors and textures to baby's meals. Pureed foods can usually be made a bit coarser and incorporate some of the same flavors adults enjoy, as in this flavorful chicken, potato, and carrot recipe. William H. Dietz and Loraine Stern 'Guide to Your Child's Nutrition: The American Academy of Pediatrics Official Complete Home Reference' (Villard, 1999; out of print). For out-of-print books, try Bookfinder.com.

The Capital (Annapolis, MD), Book Beat: 4 Different Views of Warfare (April 6, 2003)

War is on everyone's mind these days, so here are some interesting and notable books on the subject. One is a novel set in the Civil War, one deals with an unsettling aspect of the American Revolution, one is a memoir and one purports to explain why Western powers nearly always win wars against non-Western armies...Some books mentioned here are in print and can be found in libraries and bookstores. Others are out of print and may be obtained in used bookstores or online at Web sites like Amazon.com and BookFinder.com.

[BOOK] How to Write for the New Age Market by Richard Webster (April 1, 2003)

BookFinder.com lists many out-of-print titles that are available from used bookstores.

Travel Lady (United Kingdom), London Book Junket: Quest for the Out-of-print Rarity (April 2003)

Does the idea of a book buying spree and a wonderful city visit sound enticing? London offers book haunts that seem strangely out of place in a reader's world dominated by comfortable cappuccino-and-armchair bestseller chain stores and internet browsing. No city in the world has more specialist and secondhand bookshops than London, providing a fun opportunity to browse for that hard to find, out-of-print or antique leatherbound book...Information About Book Shops, Markets and Fairs...metasearch sites...BookFinder.com (U.S. oriented)

[BOOK] Publicize Your Book!: An Insider's Guide to Getting Your Book the Attention It Deserves by Jacqueline Deval (April 2003)

Internet Marketing: My favorite book search site is www.bookfinder.com, which tracks down sources to buy new and used copies of any book.

[BOOK] Writing.Com: Creative Internet Strategies to Advance Your Writing Career by Moira Anderson Allen (April 2003)

Check a book-search site such as BookFinder.com to find out what online bookstores carry your book. Then visit each of those stores to find out what you can do to promote your title.

The Post-Standard (Syracuse), Top 10 Reasons to Search on the Internet (March 19, 2003)

Shopping...Online book and music sites offer discounted prices, quick shipping and access to titles not in your local store. Try such sites as Amazon (www.amazon.com) and Barnes & Noble (www.bn.com). Have the computer find the best price for you out of more than 50 online bookstores at BookFinder.com (www.bookfinder.com).

The Washington Times, Internet Book Finder Can Be Auto Source (March 14, 2003)

The Internet can come to the rescue of auto enthusiasts looking for hard-to-find books and other material on the subject. They can attempt the online book search engine www.BookFinder.com. BookFinder scans an estimated 40 million books on any subject and connects searchers with a network of thousands of booksellers. 'Shoppers can order directly from the bookseller of their choice without paying any extra fees or surcharges,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and chief executive officer of the service. The young entrepreneur developed BookFinder.com in 1996 as a class project at the University of California at Berkeley. Touting the value of his service to auto enthusiasts, Mr. Chatterjee says: 'You may not be able to afford a vintage vehicle, but you can always read about it.'

Refdesk.com, Link of the Day (March 14, 2003)

BookFinder.com is a one-stop search site that lets you view the collections of over 40,000 sellers of new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. According to the site, the forty million titles available comprise the largest book catalog available anywhere, either online or offline.

The Washington Post, Coming Up (March 12, 2003)

The next book in this series is W.C. Fields: His Follies and Fortunes, by Robert Lewis Taylor. It is out of print. Used copies are available from online booksellers, such as www.BookFinder.com, from used-book dealers and in libraries. There is a Blackstone audio tape read by Tom Parker ($49.95).

The Washington Times, Cadillac SRX Fares Well in Cold-Weather Test Drive (March 7, 2003)

The Internet can come to the rescue of auto enthusiasts looking for hard-to-find books and other material on the subject. They can attempt the online book search engine www.BookFinder.com. BookFinder.com scans an estimated 40 million books on any subject and connects searchers with a network of thousands of booksellers. 'Shoppers can order directly from the bookseller of their choice without paying any extra fees or surcharges,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and chief executive officer of the service. The young entrepreneur developed BookFinder.com in 1996 as a class project at the University of California at Berkeley. Touting the value of his service to auto enthusiasts, Mr. Chatterjee says: 'You may not be able to afford a vintage vehicle, but you can always read about it.'

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), Fashion Elegance By the Book (March 5, 2003)

Because it won't be available for a few months, it might be worth looking for the original 'Elegance.' I recommend checking out used-book stores and used-book sites such as www.bibliofind.com and www.BookFinder.com. You'll find surprising, antiquated advice, about how sandals should never be worn in daytime in the city and boots should never worn by anyone but college girls. No doubt, you'll be a little amused, a little inspired and very grateful that style rules aren't as strict as they used to be.

[BOOK] The Recorder: A Research Guide by Marjorie B Garber, Lascocki (March 1, 2003)

Advice on Obtaining Sources: For out-of-print books, it is worth checking the services now offered on the World Wide Web by companies such as...BookFinder.com.

The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom), Gavin Bell Chooses The Lore of the Wanderer, Edited by George Goodchi (February 25, 2003)

Copies of 'The Lore of the Wanderer' can be found through the website BookFinder.com. Gavin Bell won the Thomas Cook/'Daily Telegraph' Travel Book Award in 1995 for 'In Search of Tusitala: Travels in the Pacific after Robert Louis Stevenson'. His latest book is 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Travels in South Africa' (Abacus, £7.99).

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (Kentucky), Used Book Business Booms on Web (February 24, 2003)

Ninety-five percent of all books ever printed are now out of print, which means you should thank guys like Pen Waggener. A native of Columbia, Waggener now operates - with the help of his father and brother - a used book Web site mostly out of his home here in Owensboro....There are roughly 42 million out-of-print listings on the Internet today, and most of them can be found at BookFinder.com (www.bookfinder.com) or abebooks (www.abebooks.com), Waggener said.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA), Cheaper Sources for Good Books (February 22, 2003)

Many of these books are also available from used-book sites on the Web at prices much lower than the cover price. Here are a few sites to check: BookFinder.com: www.bookfinder.com. Searches multiple used-book sites at the same time.

Biz Journal, Past Insights Into Your Sales Future (February 10, 2003)

Please don't e-mail me and ask where to buy this book. It has probably been out of print for 45 years or longer. Go to BookFinder.com and search for a used one.

Martha Stewart Living (CBS), Honey Shine with Tracy (February 10, 2003)

It was during a Save America's Treasures event that Sharon Patrick, president and chief operating officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, met Tracy Wilson Mourning, a clothing designer, wife of basketball player Alonzo Mourning, and founder of the Honey Shine organization. As Tracy explains, Honey Shine is mentoring program for young girls whose goal is to guide the participants 'mentally, spiritually, and physically.' Honey Shine places a special emphasis on literacy, and today Tracy shares some of her favorite children's books with Sharon, including 'Brown Sugar Babies,' 'God Inside of Me,' 'The Giving Tree,' and the antique 'Topsy Turvy and the Easter Bunny... Recommended reading: Charles R. Smith, Jr. 'Brown Sugar Babies' (Jump at the Sun, 2000; $14.99); Della Reese 'God Inside of Me' (out-of-print); Shel Silverstein 'The Giving Tree' (HarperCollins Juvenile Books, 1986; $15.95); Bernice G. Anderson 'Topsy Turvy and the Easter Bunny (out-of-print). For out-of-print books, try BookFinder.com.

The Business Record, Want the 'Master's Touch'? Do What They Did (February 2, 2003)

I began this year in retrospect by reading 'America's Twelve Master Salesmen,' written and published by B.C. Forbes & Sons in 1953...Please don't email me and ask where to buy this book. It has probably been out of print for 45 or more years, Go to BookFinder.com and search for a used copy.

[RADIO] KZSU-Radio (Stanford University), Garam Chai (January 27, 2003)

BookFinder.com has been recomended by Newsweek and Money Magazine and they've called it the best book shopping Site...BookFinder.com is a meta-search engine linked up to the inventories of over 40,000 booksellers, from behemoths like Amazon.com, to tiny mom-and-pop indies. You can type in the name of a book or author, and find out who has it for sale, and at what price. The site offers searchers an easy way to access a catalog of over forty million titles -- new, used, rare, and out-of-print. Folks can track down the books they're looking for, and buy them online direct from the bookseller.

RESFIN laboratory, INT (France), Intelligent Agent Stakes for E-Commerce (January 27, 2003)

Shopping robot (shopbot) is a software agent serving buyers. It is able to query multiple servers on the network (on behalf of the user) to gather information about prices and other service characteristics, like service, quality and expected waiting time. Buyers delegate to agents the responsibility for searching, selecting on the basis of defined criteria and presenting available offer...Many shopbots specialise in a single product category like Pricefinder.com that shops for memory and processor chips or BookFinder.com shopping for books.

[RADIO] BBC-Radio (United Kingdom), Open Book (January 26, 2003)

On the programme this week we'll be talking about the plight of the short story - are reports of its demise premature? Tracy Chevalier, best selling author of Girl With A Pearl Earring explains her continuing passion for Vermeer and we'll be guiding you through the internet jungle, helping you find the best writers' websites and how to buy books on the internet...Where to buy books: BookFinder.com.

The Daily Telegraph (London) (United Kingdom), Companion Volume (January 25, 2003)

Copies of 'The Lore of the Wanderer' can be found through the website www.BookFinder.com. Gavin Bell won the Thomas Cook/'Daily Telegraph' Travel Book Award in 1995 for 'In Search of Tusitala: Travels in the Pacific after Robert Louis Stevenson'. His latest book is 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Travels in South Africa' (Abacus, pounds 7.99).

Martha Stewart Living (CBS), Pasta with Black Pepper and Parmesan (January 23, 2003)

Recommended Reading: Cesare Casella and Eileen Daspin 'Diary of a Tuscan Chef: Recipes and Memories of Good Times and Great Food' (Doubleday, 1998; out of print). For out-of-print books, try BookFinder.com.

Martha Stewart Living (CBS), Red Snapper Veracruz Style with Zarela (January 18, 2003)

Recommended Reading: 'The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico's Heart' (John Wiley & Sons, 1997; $32.50) 'Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined' (John Wiley & Sons, 1995; out of print). For out-of-print books, try BookFinder.com.

Mercator's World, Browsing the Digital Stacks: Using Search Engines to Find Out-of-Print Books on the Web (January 1, 2003)

Sites in the this group include BookFinder.com (www.bookfinder.com)...These meta-search engines scan across all of the inventories of the sites in the first two groups, with both new and used listings. As a result their databases are huge...However, they offer efficient and focused searching for general cartographic book material often at surprisingly fast speeds.

[BOOK] Bear's Guide to the Best Education Degrees by Distance Learning by John Bear, Mariah Bear, Tom Head, Thomas C Nixon (January 1, 2003)

Bibliography: In addition, some highly recommended books are now out of print. If you feel from their description that they would be useful in your situation, try your local library, a good second-hand bookstore, or some of the Web sites that deal in used books such as www.bookfinder.com.

[BOOK] Lonely Planet: Mexico's Pacific Coast by Danny Palmerlee (January 2003)

Facts for the Visitor: Books: Many books are published in different editions by different publishers in different countries. As a result, a book might be a hardcover rarity in one country while it's readily available in paperback in another. BookFinder.com (www.bookfinder.com) is a great website for purchasing used and rare books around the world.

[BOOK] Story Mapping with Success by JoAnne Moore (2003)

If you experience difficulty locating any of the picture books or novels listed in this book, try one of the following web sites...www.bookfinder.com

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