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The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), This + That: Filling a Gap (December 29, 2006)

Books we love too much. Draw your own conclusions about the year's zeitgeist from BookFinder.com's list of 2006's most sought-after out- of-print books: 1) 'Sex' (1992) by Madonna; the pop icon's thoughts on the subject, in words and pictures. 2) 'Football Scouting Methods' (1963) by Steve Belichick. 3) 'Touch Me Again' (1978) by Suzanne Somers; poetry. 4) 'Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words' (1975) by Johnny Cash. 5) 'Treasury of Great Recipes' (1965) by Mary and Vincent Price. 6) 'The Principles of Knitting' (1988) by June Hemmons Hiatt. 7) 'The Lion's Paw' (1946) by Rob White; children's adventure story. 8) 'The Secret of Perfect Living' (1963) by James Mangan; self-help. 9) 'Once a Runner: A Novel' (1978) by John L. Parker Jr.; cult classic. 10) 'One Way Up' (1964) by John F. Straubel; the history of helicopter development.

The Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO), Lost In Oz: Zany collector seeks to share memorabilia (December 29, 2006)

A mint condition first-edition, first-state "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" book has a $35,000 to $45,000 price tag at Abebooks and BookFinder.com.

The Boston Globe, Hall of Fame decisions, and some other picks (December 27, 2006)

If you got a bookstore gift certificate for Christmas, use it on Leigh Montville's 'The Big Bam,' or 'Moving the Chains' by Charles P. Pierce. Holiday travel enabled this reader to finally inhale these literary keepers...Speaking of books, 'Football Scouting Methods,' written by the late Steve Belichick in 1963, ranked second among the top 10 most-sought-after out-of-print books, according to Abebooks's BookFinder.com. And one final book note. Make sure to avoid the latest and hopefully last Regan Books entry, a 'biographical novel' of Mickey Mantle's private (read: sex) life by the shameless Peter Golenbock. The author blends fact with fiction and gives it to us in the defenseless voice of the late, great Mantle.

The Boston Globe, Belichick's Book (December 21, 2006)

From the outside-the-football-hash-marks department, we pass along the following nugget: BookFinder.com, which touts itself as a search engine that searches over 100 million books for sale (including those out of print), has released its list of Top 10 sought-after out-of-print books for 2006. The results, detailed here, have a Patriots twist. Steve Belichick's 1963 book 'Football Scouting Methods' ranked second, trailing only Madonna's 1992 book 'Sex'. In third place was Suzanne Somers' 1976 book 'Touch Me Again'. After donating his family's book collection to the Naval Academy earlier this year, Bill Belichick told The Capital that 'Football Scouting Methods' was probably his favorite football book. Apparently, he's not alone.

The Oregonian (Portland, OR), The Bottom Line - Shoppers Surf to Compare; How to Get Them to Buy? (December 21, 2006)

Internet comparison engines allow shoppers to zero in, then buy the item at nearby store. This gift-giving season, many shoppers are heading to the mall after sitting down at the computer...These 'comparison shopping engines' often let users sort results by price, features, brands, customer reviews, coupons or proximity...Powell's has shifted its strategy for comparison shopping engines, working only with sites that make sales and with comparison search engines focused on books, like...BookFinder.com, Sutton says.

The Boston Globe, Top 10 out-of-print books (December 20, 2006)

Madonna, Johnny Cash, Vincent Price, Suzanne Somers, and helicopters? Yes, indeed. The top 10 most-sought-after out-of-print books of the year, as compiled by AbeBooks.com's BookFinder.com, the search engine with an inventory of more than 100 million books available from some 100,000 booksellers worldwide.

The Book Standard, BookFinder.com releases Top 10 Out-of-Print Books of 2006 (December 19, 2006)

BookFinder.com, a website that facilitates searches for and purchases of used, rare and out-of-print books, has announced the Top 10 most sought-after out-of-print books on the website in 2006. Madonna tops the list with her 1992 book, Sex, as she has every year since BookFinder.com began releasing its annual list in 2003. Sex isn't the only book to make a repeat appearance. The Principles of Knitting, by June Hemmons Hiatt, is at No. 6 this year, down from No. 5 in 2005. Robb White's The Lion's Paw moved up to No. 7 in 2006, from No. 8 last year. 'America spent 2006 cooking with Rachael Ray, sharing home videos on YouTube, customizing USPS stamps, writing on blogs, and reading magazines like ReadyMade,' said Anirvan Chatterjee, founder of BookFinder.com. 'Out-of-print books are not marketed by publishers; readers are seeking these books out on their own.' While Madonna may constantly have a hold on popular out-of-print books, a movie can also boost the popularity of a book. Johnny Cash's Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words, which was the source for the Joaquin Phoenix-starring film Walk the Line, is at No. 4.

The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), Reality Derails Expectations in Sale of Electric Coke Train (December 19, 2006)

I use two Web sites -- Abebooks and BookFinder.com -- to check the value of books on the secondary market. In researching Abebooks, I found more than a dozen copies of Hilton's 'Senora Sketch Book' offered for sale with prices ranging from $19 to $50. Several were signed by the author. It is safe to conclude the book is common. My research also revealed there was a second printing of the first edition and a reprint done by Best West Publications in 1966. Value rests with the first edition, first printing.

The Alaska Star, Ideas for gifts for the unusual, hard-to-buy-for person (December 14, 2006)

Looking for a special gift for that impossible to buy for person?...Prices vary: BookFinder.com.

The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, IN), Retired Teacher Has Wonderful Collection from Oz and Beyond (December 11, 2006)

He now says he owns two first edition, first state books (those "first state" books were created on the first run of the presses before some corrections were made). A mint condition first edition, first state 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz' book has a $35,000 to $45,000 price tag at Abebooks and BookFinder.com.

The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, CA), Off to See the Wizard (December 6, 2006)

Shapiro, 60, is obsessed with a long-dead author of children's books who has taken over his life, and he wants this story to attract other people to his obsession because he has no idea what to do with the fruits of his obsession now that he is really obsessed... A mint condition first edition, first state 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz' book has a $35,000 to $45,000 price tag at Abebooks and BookFinder.com.

The Liverpool Daily Post (United Kingdom), Wales Author 'Astonished' At Price Fetched By Book (December 4, 2006)

While looking for an antiquarian book on the internet I discovered a copy of The Widow Makers for sale at pounds 461 at a Bolton bookstore. Many copies were for sale on BookFinder.com and Amazon at pounds 50-pounds 60 which I find quite incredible. My first reaction was that it's a mistake.

The Statesman (India), Net Result (December 1, 2006)

Old books are old friends. And purchasing rare books is a hobby many take up. With more portals selling rare books coming up, you are increasingly at your wit's end as to which site to choose. Try AbeBooks. Here you can purchase a first-edition Galahad at Blandings, Desmond Morris' Bodywatching or early Blondie comic books. Once you select a book, in the description column you can read what condition the book is in. This site can be trusted and you will receive books ordered on time...In November 2005, AbeBooks acquired BookFinder.com -- a leading price comparison shopping service dedicated to books. In February 2006, FillZ, a book inventory and order management company that helps booksellers offer books through online marketplaces, was acquired. In May 2006, AbeBooks took a 40 per cent stake in Librarything.com -- a book cataloguing and social networking site for bibliophiles.

The Amarillo Globe-News (TX), Ideas for Gifts for the Unusual, Hard-to-Buy-for Person on Your List (December 1, 2006)

Vintage books. Check out: 'The Stainless Steel Kimono,' by Elliott Chaze, the tale of a southerner's adventures in occupied Japan. Another good choice: 'The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me,' by the prize-winning journalist William Allen White. Autographed hardcover copies of Jimmy Buffett or Carl Hiassen books are nice, too. Prices vary: BookFinder.com.

Good Housekeeping (United Kingdom), Ask us anything (December 2006)

In search of out-of-print books. Q: My sister and I loved reading when we were children and I'd like to buy her one of our favourite books as a Christmas present. I've been told it's out-of-print -- can you suggest where I could try looking for it? A: There are lots of websites you can use to search for rare and out-of-print books. Try BookFinder.com, which searches the online catalogues of more than 100,000 booksellers around the world.

The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), Variety of owners complicates pricing of railroad plate pattern (November 28, 2006)

Examples of the Academy Players Directory appear regularly on eBay. Those that sell usually bring between $20 and $25 plus shipping, often as high as $15. Examples also can be found on Abebooks and BookFinder.com. Booksellers tend to ask one-and-a-half to two times more than the price for similar examples sold on eBay.

Books for Readers Newsletter, Where to Find Books Mentioned in This Newsletter (November 27, 2006)

For other online shopping, try BookFinder.com at http://www.bookfinder.com

The Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), Ready, set -- shop! (November 27, 2006)

Price-comparison sites let you shop around easily for the best deal online. Just type in what you're looking for, and you'll see a list of retailers and their prices, including shipping. The quality of the results varies depending on what retailers the site tracks, so you might have to shop around for a price-comparison site, too. For general merchandise, try Yahoo! Shopping (shopping.yahoo.com) or Price Grabber (www.pricegrabber.com). For specific items, try BookFinder.com (www.bookfinder.com) for books, Music Wormer (www.musicwormer.com) for CDs, DVD Price Search (www.dvdpricesearch.net) for DVDs and, for games, Game Spot (www.gamespot.com).

The Miami Herald, Old Favorites Can Be Found In Cyberspace (November 23, 2006)

Like canned peaches and Crisco, a few out-of-print cookbooks have stayed in demand long after the food experts have decreed them dated. They may not have the canonical status of works by Julia Child, Marcella Hazan and other authorities, but over time these books have earned a cult following. Among all the cookbooks published, these few have remained useful enough, tasty enough or beloved enough that cooks still bypass the megastore to track them down....At BookFinder.com, the perennial best-selling cookbook is A Treasury of Great Recipes, first published in 1965 by Vincent and Mary Price (yes, that Vincent Price).

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), The Smart Collector (November 19, 2006)

For book values, search individual titles at BookFinder.com...

The Washington Times, Auto Notes: Try BookFinder.com for car information (November 17, 2006)

The Internet can come to the rescue of auto enthusiasts looking for hard-to-find books and other material on the subject. Try the online book search engine BookFinder.com...'Shoppers can order directly from the bookseller of their choice,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder 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.'

Information Today, Partnerships, Online Video, and More (November 15, 2006)

Search Engine Update. Google developments continue to dominate in the search engine space. The biggest news was the new Google News Archive...BookFinder.com, the e-commerce search engine for books, is expanding into the European market, initially launching two new Web sites: JustBooks.co.uk for Britain and JustBooks.de for Germany. Additional site launches are planned for 2007.

The Pioneer Press (Saint Paul, MN), Here's one Thoroughly Wonder-full name for a racehorse! (November 12, 2006)

A while back, when I was looking through books at a thrift store, I came across 'The Best of Bulletin Board,' a collection of the good ones, published back in 1994. They wanted $1 for it, which I thought was a bargain [Bulletin Board interjects: You thought it was a bargain? Now entering Corn Dog Corner is ? Bulletin Board!], so I snapped it right up. I've had just a real nice time reading through it. I don't believe it is emotionally possible for a bad mood to survive a few pages of 'simple pleasures.' I checked the Internet, and on BookFinder.com, they've got a number of them for sale pretty reasonably priced (though not as low as what I paid, of course), and Christmas is coming up...

The Daily Press (Newport News, VA), Smart Collector (November 11, 2006)

Q: I have a fife my mother says was played by a relative in the Civil War. It is still in its case. How do I find value? Also, we have a lot of Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and Little Pepper series books, printed in wartime. Any value? A: On the first question, see above on family lore. Your job is to link that fife to the individual and the time frame. Documentation is vital. Musical instruments have intrinsic value (some more than others), but provenance pays off. For book values, search individual titles at BookFinder.com and Abebooks. Remember, in paper goods, condition is everything.

Tulsa World (OK), Smart Collector (November 5, 2006)

For book values, search individual titles at BookFinder.com and Abebooks. Remember, in paper goods, condition is everything.

The New York Times, Kitchen Classics, in the Eye of the Beholder (November 1, 2006)

At BookFinder.com, the perennial best-selling cookbook is 'A Treasury of Great Recipes,' first published in 1965 by Vincent and Mary Price (yes, that Vincent Price). It's a padded, imitation leather, gilt- stamped collection of luxurious recipes from the world's past pleasure palaces, most of them long gone -- like chicken in Champagne sauce from Le Pavillon in Manhattan, which closed in 1972.

Buchreport Express (Germany), Virtuelles Vermittlungsgeschäft (October 26, 2006)

JustBooks.de, die nach eigenen Angaben größte Suchmaschine für Bücher, ist in Deutschland an den Start gegangen [...]. Flexible Filterfunktionen erleichtern die Suche: Optional kann sowohl nach neuen wie gebrauchten bzw. antiquarischen Büchern gesucht werden. Darüber hinaus ist die Suche spartenübergreifend unter den Angeboten neuer und gebrauchter Bücher möglich. Obwohl sich die Plattform gleichermaßen an preisbewusste Kunden wie an Sammler wendet, stehen für Liebhaber antiquarischer Bücher zusätzliche Filterfunktionen zur Verfügung.

ComputerBild.de (Germany), Just Books: Preisvergleich für Bücher (October 25, 2006)

Die Preise von über 100 Millionen verschiedener Bücher sollen bei "JustBooks" zum Abruf bereit stehen. Hierfür durchforstet dieser jetzt auch in Deutschland verfügbare Dienst nicht nur bekannte Online-Shops wie zum Beispiel Amazon, sondern auch Antiquariate und Internet-Marktplätze (etwa Abebooks oder ZVAB). So lassen sich neben neuen auch gebrauchte oder mittlerweile vergriffene Werke finden - zum jeweils günstigsten Preis.

The Spokesman-Review (WA), Buying with Confidence (October 23, 2006)

For roughly a decade, Americans have been using the Internet for their holiday shopping. Buying gifts with a mouse click and having them conveniently shipped for you are now an ingrained part of our holiday rituals...Take advantage of price-comparison sites. Some of the better-known are Froogle.com, Mpire.com, Shopping.MSN.com and Pricegrabber.com. If you're hunting for books, there's BookFinder.com.

Schwäbische Zeitung Online (SZOn) (Germany), Einge(k)linkt: Suchmaschine für Bücherwürmer (October 18, 2006)

Bei "JustBooks" können Bücherwürmer laut Betreiber nach rund 100 Millionen Büchern suchen. Es lassen sich auch fremdsprachige Bücher aus aller Welt, Fachliteratur, Originalausgaben und antiquarische Erstausgaben ausgraben. Das Portal ist Teil eines international aufgestellten Netzwerkes, das 1997 von einem amerikanischen Studenten gegründet wurde. Seit 2003 wird jedes Jahr der BookFinder.com-Report, eine Liste der 100 meistgesuchten vergriffenen Bücher, veröffentlicht. Die Literatur wird wahlweise mit Preisen inklusive der Versandkosten angezeigt. Diese können auch miteinander verglichen werden. Die SZOn-Redaktion hat eine Stichprobe gemacht. Gesucht wurden Ausgaben von Bob Dylans Buch "Tarantula" in deutscher Sprache. Ergebnis: immerhin acht Titel, die sowohl gebraucht als auch neu angeboten wurden. Zudem konnten Bücher in englischer Sprache bestellt werden.

Geldsparen.de (Germany), Günstige Bücher aufstöbern (October 17, 2006)

Der Erwerb gebrauchter Lektüre ist eine Alternative. Doch wie findet man in tausenden Internet-Buchläden und Verkaufsplattformen das günstigste Angebot? Die neue Vergleichs-Seite Just Books stöbert automatisch nach den niedrigsten Preisen.

The Guardian (United Kingdom), Newsbytes (October 12, 2006)

Turn-up for the book. BookFinder.com has launched a shopping search engine specifically for the UK market: JustBooks.co.uk.

The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Shop online? There's a novel idea (October 11, 2006)

The genteel, slow-paced atmosphere of most second-hand bookshops seems to belong more to the 19th century than the 21st; few things are further from today's high-tech, high-speed connected world. The advent of the internet and the widespread take-up of broadband in recent years has intruded brutally on this cloistered world, changing the face of the second-hand book business forever. A forest of sites has sprung up selling second-hand books in vast quantities. These include the ubiquitous Amazon.com and others such as Alibris and BookFinder.com, but the category killer is Abebooks.

Nordsee-Zeitung (Germany), Buchpreise checken (October 7, 2006)

Über die deutschsprachige Plattform JustBooks.de finden Buchkäufer ab sofort mehr als 100 Millionen Bücher aus 50 Ländern zum besten Preis. Über JustBooks.de lassen sich gleichzeitig alle großen Buchhandlungen und Marktplätze wie Amazon, ZVAB und AbeBooks nach einem bestimmten Titel durchsuchen. So findet man unter anderem Erstausgaben, signierte Bücher oder ausgewählte Sprachen. Trotz der Buchpreisbindung in Deutschland lohnt sich die Metasuche. So hat das neue Buch von Günther Grass einen gebunden Ladenpreis von 24 Euro, JustBooks findet es aber auch gebraucht für rund 16 Euro.

AuctionBytes, BookFinder.com Expands into Europe with JustBooks Search Engines (October 6, 2006)

BookFinder.com has launched the JustBooks network of European search engines for ecommerce listings of books. BookFinder.com is initially launching two new websites, JustBooks.co.uk for the British market and JustBooks.de for the German market. The JustBooks.co.uk comparison shopping, now in beta, searches over 100 million new, used, rare and out-of-print titles for sale from over 100,000 booksellers, including local market leaders and independent sellers. Prices are computed in local currencies, and the cost of shipping is built into the prices displayed. After comparing prices, readers can buy the books they like directly from the original booksellers of their choice. BookFinder.com will be launching JustBooks websites in several more European markets in 2007.

Reuters, Abebooks to refine search (October 4, 2006)

Abebooks.com, one of the world's most visited online book retailers, is trying to develop a more sophisticated way to recommend titles from its catalog of 100 million books to match tools available to music fans...Majority owned by German magazine publisher Burda, Abebooks has steadily opened new sites on its own and continued to buy smaller firms such as price comparison site BookFinder.com and Spanish bookseller Iberlibro.com, obviating the need for an IPO.

Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger (Germany), 100 Millionen Buchtitel über das Netz finden (October 3, 2006)

Mit einem Index, bestehend aus über 100 Millionen Titeln aus 50 Ländern, wurde jetzt die größte Suchmaschine für Bücher im deutschsprachigen Internet gestartet (www.justbooks.de). Hier können Leseratten Verfügbarkeit und Preise von neuen, antiquarischen oder gebrauchten Büchern ermitteln und vergleichen. Auch die Titel großer Internetbuchhändler wie Amazon, Thalia oder Prolibri lassen sich über diese Meta-Plattform durchstöbern. Die Internetseite lässt dabei die Suche nach mehreren Filtermöglichkeiten zu, zum Beispiel nach Sprachen, Autoren, Sachthemen, Erst-Editionen oder auch handsignierten Ausgaben. Als deutsche Ausgabe der weltweit größten Büchersuchmaschine (www.BookFinder.com) kann Justbooks.de auf langerprobte Technik zurückgreifen.

Computerwoche.de (Germany), Suchmaschine für 100 Millionen Buchtitel (October 2, 2006)

Mit www.justbooks.de gibt es eine neue Suchmaschine für neue und antiquarische Bücher.

Acquisa - Das Magazin für Marketing und Vertrieb (Germany), Neue Suchmaschine für Bücher gestartet (October 2, 2006)

Der Handel nimmt das neue Angebot offensiv an: Schon vor dem Start sind große Buchanbieter wie Amazon, Thalia, Abebooks, ZVAB, Booklooker und Prolibri als Partner dabei. Der Name Justbooks ist auf dem deutschen Markt schon gut eingeführt. Denn unter diesem Namen firmierte von 1999 bis 2001 die europäische Tochter von Abebooks. Der Name wurde inzwischen von Bookfinder.com übernommen. Unter diesem Markennamen soll im Jahr 2007 die Expansion in weitere europäische Märkte erfolgen. Das Portal bietet einen Preisvergleich für antiquarische, gebrauchte und neue Bücher.

PCtipp.ch (Switzerland), Suchmaschine für 100 Millionen Buchtitel (October 2, 2006)

Mit einem Index bestehend aus über 100 Millionen Titeln aus 50 Ländern ist justbooks.de an den Start gegangen. Leseratten können hier die Verfügbarkeit und die Preise von neuen, antiquarischen oder gebrauchten Büchern ermitteln und vergleichen.

Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany), Suchmaschine für Buchtitel (October 2, 2006)

Mit einem Index aus über 100 Millionen Titeln aus 50 Ländern ist die größte Suchmaschine für Bücher im deutschsprachigen Internet an den Start gegangen. www.justbooks.de nennt Verfügbarkeit und Preise von neuen, antiquarischen oder gebrauchten Büchern.

Macwelt (Germany), Suchmaschine für 100 Millionen Buchtitel. Deutsche Ausgabe von BookFinder.com (October 2, 2006)

Die Suchmaschine ist die deutsche Ausgabe von Bookfinder.com, eine der größten Büchersuchmaschinen überhaupt. Die Betreiber werben damit, dass ihr Index mehr als 100 Millionen Titel aus 50 Ländern umfasst. Das lässt sich natürlich nicht so einfach nachprüfen. Stichproben haben aber ergeben, dass auch für seltene Titel binnen kürzester Zeit verblüffend viele Ergebnisse angezeigt werden. Besonders praktisch ist gerade im antiquarischen Bereich die Möglichkeit, Preise zu vergleichen. Justbooks.de lässt die Suche nach mehreren Filtermöglichkeiten zu, zum Beispiel nach Sprachen, Autoren, Sachthemen, Erstausgaben oder auch handsignierten Ausgaben. An der Suchmaschine beteiligen sich nicht nur die großen Internetbuchhändler wie Amazon, Thalia oder Prolibri, sondern auch rund 50 weitere Anbieter.

The Capital (Annapolis, MD), Book Beat: Covers contain vital content clues (October 1, 2006)

Most of us have heard the old saying that 'You can't judge a book by its cover,' but I heartily disagree. Of course you can judge a book by its cover. In fact, publishers, publicists, authors and bookstores want you to do just that...Some books mentioned here are still in print and can be obtained at libraries and bookstores. Others have gone out of print but may be found in used bookshops or online at Web sites like Amazon.com, Alibris, Bibliofind, BookFinder.com and Abebooks.

Tulsa World, Smart Collector: Authentic Art Deco Royal Dux is Prized (October 1, 2006)

According to www.bookfinder.com, the top 10 out-of-print titles requested last year include Madonna's "Sex," "The Principles of Knitting," Johnny Cash's autobiography, and "Football Scouting Methods" by Steve Belichick.

Frankfurter Buchmesse (Germany), Neu im Netz (October 2006)

JustBooks.de: Seit Ende September ist die amerikanische Metasuchmaschine BooksFinder.com mit einer deutschsprachigen Plattform im Netz. Über JustBooks.de können neue, gebrauchte und antiquarische Bücher gesucht und Preise verglichen werden. Zeitgleich startete das Portal JustBooks.co.uk.

Americana Exchange Monthly, BookFinder Tallies the Top Ten Old Books (October 2006)

BookFinder.com has issued its annual survey of the most popular out- of-print books, and their top ten lists are as amusing as they are surprising. BookFinder.com has an incisive look at the most popular old books as they operate a search engine for finding out-of-print books on the internet. They know precisely which books people are looking to find. Actually, BookFinder.com has given us ten top ten lists, something it would take David Letterman two weeks to accomplish. They are broken down by subject. Heading up the top ten biographies is a biography that was recently a movie. That, along with the great admiration the man has earned, makes the Man in Black, a biography of Johnny Cash, number one. Number two, however, surprises me: Forty-Seven Years in the Universalist Ministry by Daniel Bragg Clayton. I don't know the book, but it's a surprising subject for such success. Other subjects of top ten biographies include Charlie Russell (western artist), Marilyn (last name not necessary), and a Mafia hit man. Number 8 is My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer, the chess genius and repulsive human who talks like Mel Gibson drunk when he's sober. Most of the most sought after books change from year to year, bur riding atop the Arts and Music category for the fifth straight year is...are you ready for this?...Sex by Madonna. I doubt that this has much to do with either art or music, and probably not a lot to do with sex either, but Madonna is Madonna, which is better than having the top art book be something by Paris Hilton.

General-Anzeiger (Bonn) (Germany), Bücher-Finder (September 30, 2006)

Der weltweit größte Preisvergleich für Bücher, BookFinder.com aus Berkeley, Kalifornien, expandiert nach Europa: über die deutschsprachige Plattform JustBooks.de finden Buchkäufer ab sofort mehr als 100 Millionen Büher aus 50 Ländern zum besten Preis.

The Guardian (London) (United Kingdom), From the Blogs (September 30, 2006)

'Over the past few days, I found myself repeatedly going through my bookshelves, and realizing how many banned and challenged books I've enjoyed reading,' says Anirvan Chatterjee at BookFinder.com (journal.bookfinder.com). 'Our freedom to read is not absolute. As we celebrate Banned Books Week and the struggles that won us our right to read relatively freely, we should keep in mind that we can win real freedom to read by not only working to challenge censorship...but also addressing issues like illiteracy rates, embattled library budgets, changes in attitudes toward print culture, the rising cost of books, barriers associated with copyright law, etc. As a community of bibliophiles, we have work to do.'

[BOOK] Patent It Yourself [12th edition] by David Pressman (September 30, 2006)

Books of Use and Interest: You can often acquire out-of-print books from online booksellers, such as Amazon.com, Powells.com, and BookFinder.com.

[RADIO] BBC Radio Bristol (United Kingdom), John Turner at 12:00 PM (September 29, 2006)

The BookFinder.com service has launched a new service specifically for the British book market. JustBooks will help customers track down any book.

M2 Best Books (United Kingdom), BookFinder.com launches JustBooks network of local search engines (September 28, 2006)

BookFinder.com, an online search engine for books, has announced the introduction of the JustBooks network of European vertical e-commerce search engines. Two new websites are initially being launched by BookFinder.com, JustBooks.co.uk for the British market (http://www.justbooks.co.uk) and JustBooks.de for the German market (http://www.justbooks.de). According to the company, the new websites will help readers in Germany and the UK to locate new books and textbooks as well as rare, out-of-print and international titles. An inventory of over 100 million books for sale from over 100,000 booksellers enables consumers to compare prices, which are computed in local currencies and include shipping costs. Readers are then able to purchase books directly from the original booksellers of their choice. The JustBooks websites are free of charge to use, the company said.

GobalPress via Yahoo! Nachrichten (Germany), Suchmaschine für 100 Millionen Buchtitel (September 28, 2006)

Mit einem Index bestehend aus über 100 Millionen Titeln aus 50 Ländern ist jetzt die größte Suchmaschine für Bücher im deutschsprachigen Internet an den Start gegangen. Unter www.justbooks.de können Leseratten die Verfügbarkeit und die Preise von neuen, antiquarischen oder gebrauchten Büchern in Sekundenschnelle ermitteln und vergleichen. Auch die Titel großer Internetbuchhändler wie Amazon, Thalia oder Prolibri lassen sich über diese Meta-Plattform durchstöbern. Justbooks.de lässt dabei die Suche nach mehreren Filtermöglichkeiten zu, zum Beispiel nach Sprachen, Autoren, Sachthemen, Erst-Editionen oder auch handsignierten Ausgaben. Justbooks.de ist die deutsche Ausgabe von Bookfinder.com, der weltweit größten Büchersuchmaschine im Internet.

Börsenblatt (Germany), JustBooks jetzt auch in Deutschland (September 28, 2006)

JustBooks jetzt auch in Deutschland: BookFinder.com expandiert nach Europa. Über die deutschsprachige Plattform JustBooks.de können Buchkäufer ab sofort die Preise von rund 100 Millionen antiquarischer, gebrauchter und neuer Bücher vergleichen.

The Book Standard, BookFinder.com Goes Global (September 28, 2006)

BookFinder.com is spreading to Europe with the introduction of JustBooks.co.uk for the British market and JustBooks.de for the German market. The e-commerce search engine for books, founded in 1997 by Anirvan Chatterjee, is expected to open in several more European markets by 2007. 'Moving into Europe is a natural progression,' said CEO Chatterjee. 'We've always had an international approach, helping Americans buy books in four languages, from booksellers in over 50 countries. The development of JustBooks builds on that commitment, as we customize our innovative book search technologies to better serve the specific needs of book lovers.' In November 2005, Abebooks.com, an online book marketplace, purchased BookFinder.com, but BookFinder.com continues to run independently. JustBooks users can use the site to find new, used and out-of-print books by searching through more than 100 million books from more than 100,000 booksellers. Prices will be in local currencies, and will include the cost of shipping in the display price. Chatterjee said the company is 'looking forward to offering our European users the easiest way to find and buy books from local and international booksellers.'

Kress.de (Germany), Deutschland-Premiere feiert "JustBooks.de" (September 27, 2006)

Der Preisvergleich für Bücher, "Bookfinder.com" hat, unter www.justbooks.de eine deutsche Plattform gestartet. über die Site lassen sich gleichzeitig alle groen Buchhandlungen und Marktplätze wie Amazon, ZVAB und Abebooks nach einem bestimmten Titel durchsuchen. Insgesamt sollen sich die Preise von über 100 Mio antiquarischen, gebrauchten und neuen Büchern vergleichen lassen. Zeitgleich mit der Beta-Version von "JustBooks.de" geht auch "JustBooks.co.uk" online. Hintergrund: Unter dem Namen "JustBooks" firmierte von 1999 bis 2001 die europäische Tochter von Abebooks. Der Name wurde inzwischen von "BookFinder.com" übernommen.

Digital Media Wire Daily, BookFinder.com Launches in the U.K. and Germany (September 27, 2006)

The Berkeley, Calif.-based company said that the sites are designed to help British and German readers find not only new books and textbooks, but also used, rare, out-of-print and international titles. The sites allow users to comparison shop from an inventory of over 100 million books for sale from over 100,000 booksellers.

San Francisco Business Times, Berkeley's BookFinder starts two sites in Europe (September 27, 2006)

Bibliophile search engine BookFinder.com said Wednesday it has started two new web sites in Europe. The comparison shopping sites, in Britain and in Germany, will show prices in local currency with the cost of shipping included. Librarians and programmers in BookFinder's Berkeley headquarters and in Dusseldorf, Germany, will support the sites.

BuchMarkt (Germany), Seit heute online: BookFinder reanimiert deutsche Plattform JustBooks zum Online-Preisvergleich bei Gebraucht-Büchern (September 27, 2006)

BookFinder.com aus Berkeley, Kalifornien, expandiert nach Europa: Die weltweit größte Suchmaschine zum Preisvergleich für Bücher kann jetzt über die deutschsprachige Plattform www.JustBooks.de seit heute mehr als 100 Millionen Bücher aus 50 Ländern finden. Über JustBooks.de lassen sich gleichzeitig alle großen Buchhandlungen und Marktplätze wie Amazon, ZVAB und Abebooks nach einem bestimmten Titel durchsuchen. - und das sekundenschnell. Der Preisvergleich wird durch die zweispaltige Struktur der Suchergebnisse wesentlich erleichtert. In der linken Spalte werden die Preise für gebrauchte Bücher angezeigt, in der rechten Spalte die Preise für neue Bücher. "Preise für Bücher zu vergleichen lohnt sich auch in Deutschland - gerade wegen der Buchpreisbindung", meint CEO Anirvan Chatterjee. Giovanni Soltoggio, Managing Director von JustBooks: "Mit diesem im deutschen Markt einzigartigen Angebot erschließen wir dem Online-Buchhandel Zugang zu völlig neuen Kundensegmenten". Der Handel nimmt das neue Angebot offensiv an: Schon vor dem Start sind alle großen Buchanbieter wie Amazon, Thalia, Abebooks, ZVAB, Booklooker und Prolibri als Partner dabei.

The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom), Mark Sanderson at large in a world of books (September 17, 2006)

According to the BookFinder.com Report, which monitors the most sought-after out-of-print books, '98 to 99 per cent of all books ever published are now out of print.' Titles that American readers most wanted to get their hands on last year include: The Bed Book by Sylvia Plath, The Mint by T. E. Lawrence, The Gremlins by Roald Dahl, Myra Breckenridge by Gore Vidal, The Science of Life by H. G. Wells and Sex by Madonna.

AuctionBytes, BookFinder.com Releases Report on Out-of-Print Books (September 11, 2006)

BookFinder.com has released its new BookFinder.com Report, a listing of the most sought-after out-of-print titles in America, based on aggregate trends between July 2005 and June 2006. The Report includes lists of the top-10 most searched for titles in ten different categories...BookFinder.com has over 100 million books available for sale from a network of 100,000 booksellers in over 50 countries.

The Wall Street Journal, Books: Out of Print. Sylvia Plath's bedtime story. Lynne Cheney's novel. A look at the year's top used books. (September 9, 2006)

When readers want to see how new books are selling, they check the bestseller lists or the rankings on Web sites like Amazon. But a new set of rankings has just come out for another segment of the market: books that are out of print. Last week, BookFinder.com, a site that lets shoppers search the inventories of about 100,000 booksellers for new and used books, released a list of the out-of-print books that were most searched-for on its site in the past year. Though these books weren't necessarily the top sellers, the report offers a look at what titles are generating interest. Below, three of the most searched-for out-of-print titles in the past year, according to the site's rankings. The Bed Book, Sylvia Plath (1976). One of the top out-of-print children's books has an unexpected author -- the poet Sylvia Plath, who wrote this book-length poem for youngsters. The work describes a series of magical beds, including one that grows when it's watered and another that can be used as a submarine. Sisters, Lynne Cheney (1981). The single most sought-after work of fiction on BookFinder.com this year was written by the vice president's wife. The novel, a romance set in the American frontier that had limited sales at the time of its release, currently commands prices as high as $720 at used-book sellers in BookFinder.com's network. Voices of Moccasin Creek, Tate Cromwell Page (1972). This extremely rare work chronicles the journey of Mr. Page's ancestors from Mississippi to Pope County, Ark., in the Ozark National Forest. The founder and CEO of BookFinder.com, Anirvan Chatterjee, says that books tied to a particular area can develop a strong regional following.

The Toronto Star (Canada), 10 Things We Learned This Week (September 3, 2006)

The most sought-after out-of-print books by category include The Lion's Paw by Robb White (children's), Madonna's Sex (arts and music), and Lynne (Mrs. Dick) Cheney's lesbian cowboy novel Sisters (fiction and literature): http://www.report.bookfinder.com/

Money, 3 Tips (September 2006)

Tip 2: Don't let textbooks weigh on your purse. Your scion is off to college, and uh-oh, another $900, on average, for textbooks! Unless, that is, you and your scholar use these tricks to lighten the load. Comparison Shop: BookFinder.com scour Web retailers for low prices, including estimated taxes and shipping costs.

PW Daily, Out of Print But Still In Demand (August 31, 2006)

Just because a title has been entrusted to the publishing dust bin, or in industry terms 'fallen out of print,' doesn't mean readers don't still want to get their hands on it. BookFinder.com, which sells out-of-print titles (along with new and used ones), has listed some of the unavailable books which readers still want to buy, or at least occasionally go hunting for. In its annual survey tracking the most highly sought after out-of-print titles in the last year--the survey relied on data compiled from searches made on BookFinder.com from July 2005 through June 2006--the most notable titles were from celebrities or were lesser known books by famous writers. Books falling into this category include Sex by Madonna, Man in Black by Johnny Cash, Marilyn a Biography by Norman Mailer and The Bed Book by Sylvia Plath. The full report, which can be found at http://report.bookfinder.com, includes 100 titles in all in 10 different categories.

The Olympian (WA), Surviving College on a Budget 101 (August 24, 2006)

Buy used books: With an average of $900 spent on textbooks each semester, it's smart to weigh the options. Buying used is an obvious choice, and Internet sites such as Half.com and BookFinder.com have made it easier than ever to avoid the campus bookstore completely.

[TV] 7 On Your Side, ABC-7 (San Francisco), Keeping Textbook Costs Down (August 22, 2006)

With colleges and universities back in session, students and their parents are feeling the sting of ever-rising textbook prices -- but there are ways to keep costs to a minimum. As if tuition and housing aren't enough to worry about, books now cost the average student roughly $1,000 per year. But you can cut costs by knowing where and how to get what you need...'There's a lot of reasons for buying new, new will last a long time, and you can resell them later on and they'll be in better condition,' says Anirvan Chatterjee, founder and CEO of BookFinder.com. 'But if you're trying to save money, buy used. There's no reason not to.' Just be sure to factor-in shipping costs. Some aggregate Web sites like Berkeley-based BookFinder.com, which searches over 100,000 booksellers Web sites, will do the math for you. 'You don't have to keep going from Web site to Web site to Web site to find the best deals,' Chatterjee explains. 'It'll also look at the cost of shipping and let you compare apples to apples.'

MSNBC, College budget 101: Get Your Child on Track (August 21, 2006)

So you think your 18-year-old is ready for college. You've prepared him with all the basics. Armed her with all the stuff she needs. Shower caddy? Check. Alarm clock? Check. Mini-refrigerator? Check. But how about basic financial strategies?...With an average of $900 spent on textbooks each semester, it's smart to weigh the options. Buying used is an obvious choice, and Internet sites like Half.com and BookFinder.com have made it easier than ever to avoid the campus bookstore completely.

[TV] NBC-10 (Philadelphia), You Can Save Money On Textbooks: Online Sites, Used Book Stores Offer Bargains (August 17, 2006)

With the fall semester right around the corner, college bookstores are bracing for the rush and many parents are bracing for the crunch on their wallets. NBC 10 consumer reporter Tracy Davidson has some ways to save on textbooks. Prices on textbooks have more than tripled since 1986 and some estimates say students spend an average of $900 a year on textbooks. But there are ways to save...Davidson does have a couple of reminders. Used books can always save you, unless a new edition is required in your class, so check if you are not sure. If you are buying used, don't procrastinate because they go fast. If you are ordering online, check the shipping costs when comparing prices. Whether you are searching online or in-person, use the book's ISBN number, which you can get from your professor or the bookstore, so you know you're getting the right book. Buying Textbooks...BookFinder.com.

The New York Daily News, Taking Right First Steps: Send Your Frosh off to College with Sound Financial Plan (August 15, 2006)

According to the College Board, parents can bank on shelling out a nationwide average of $12,127 for tuition, room and board at public colleges this year. But there's another $3,000 likely to be spent on textbooks, supplies, transportation and 'other'...With an average of $900 spent on textbooks each semester, it's smart to weigh the options. Buying used is an obvious choice, and Internet sites like Half.com and BookFinder.com have made it easier than ever to avoid the campus bookstore completely.

The Capital-Gazette (Annapolis, MD), Book Beat: The ultimate argument-settlers (August 13, 2006)

My wife and I seldom argue about important issues, but for some reason we enjoy getting into spats about remarkably trivial things. Most of them have to do either with popular culture - movies, TV programs, old songs - or obscure historical facts. Accordingly, we have both stockpiled shelves full of slightly offbeat reference books that will help us settle our ridiculous tiffs...The books mentioned here are still in print and can be obtained at libraries and bookstores. They also may be found in used bookshops or online at Web sites like...BookFinder.com and Abebooks.

The Alameda Newspaper Group (The Oakland Tribune, The Alameda Times-Star, The Daily Review, The Vallejo Times-Herald, The Tri-Valley Herald, The Argus, The San Mateo County Times), Lesson No. 1: Save on supplies (August 10, 2006)

For college students shopping for school this year, it's all about saving -- whether it's textbooks, electronics or outfitting the dorm room. Consumers 'are looking for more bargains,' said Michael P. Niemira, chief economist for the International Council of Shopping Centers. A council survey found that 54 percent of consumers were focusing on price for back-to-school expenditures this year. Retailers have been busy keeping up with demand, as evidenced by the industry's healthy increase in July sales. BookFinder.com is a Berkeley-based search engine for new and used books. Its founder and chief executive officer, Anirvan Chatterjee, said the costliness of textbooks these days has made BookFinder.com, which links to 100,000 booksellers, an extremely busy site between August and September. In the first week of August, BookFinder.com enjoyed 22 percent growth in average sales over the same period last year, Chatterjee reported.

Internet Retailer, Book E-marketplace Does Away With 'Plus Shipping and Handling' (August 1, 2006)

After reading a recent economics paper from the University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley graduate and BookFinder.com founder Anirvan Chatterjee, based on the research in the paper, decided to make an across-the-board change to his e-commerce site. Rather than listing only the price of products, the site now lists the total price of products with shipping and handling charges figured in. The change has led to a general if slight increase in conversion rates, Chatterjee tells Internet Retailer...The early data indicates varied impacts across different retailers on BookFinder.com. 'One mid-sized retailer on our platform saw incoming customer clicks decline by 25% but sales jump by 50%. Another retailer, one with atypically high shipping rates, saw conversion increase by 50% but overall sales decline by a third,' Chatterjee reports. 'In general, conversion rates have been slightly higher; we've found that having better data upfront means customers are less indecisive. And increased transparency definitely favors retailers with shipping costs in line with industry averages.' The company made the change in part because of what it sees as a larger e-commerce industry move to reconsider the role of shipping prices. In June, for example, eBay announced it would start cracking down on sellers who charge excessive shipping prices.

Information Today NewsLink, Cool Sites for Book Lovers (August 2006)

BookFinder.com is a Web site that allows customers to search an inventory of more than 100 million books for sale from booksellers in more than 50 countries. It claims to provide the world's largest searchable book inventory. (It's nice to know there's more than just Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com out there.) BookFinder.com recently announced a revamped pricing structure that presents book shoppers with a single price figure, combining the book's price plus shipping and handling. It is designed to make it easy for customers to compare the real cost of a book from multiple suppliers. Here's the rationale, according to founder Anirvan Chatterjee: 'We've noticed significant changes in the pricing landscape in the used and rare book markets. On one hand, we're seeing a flood of very cheap titles, often less than $0.25, where the seller makes the profit from the shipping charges. On the other hand, we're also seeing increasingly price-competitive international bookselling, where it can be cheaper to buy a book from another country, in spite of the relatively larger shipping cost. Bundling shipping prices can make clear the real cost of a $0.01 book, while making it a little less scary for a Californian considering buying a title from London.'

Americana Exchange Monthly, Truth in Pricing: BookFinder Attempts to Display What Books Really Cost (August 2006)

Congratulations are in order to the multi-site book search engine BookFinder.com for attempting to present real prices, that is, ones that include shipping costs. This is an imperfect process, and not of great importance if you buy a Gutenberg Bible where shipping will be an insignificant part of the cost. However, if you are purchasing used books, perhaps just a few dollars in cost, or maybe even a penny, shipping is a major part of the price. BookFinder.com has recognized that a one-cent book with a $10 shipping cost is no bargain compared to a $3 book with $2 in shipping. A little truth in pricing should be most helpful for those looking to find the actual lowest price rather than the imaginary one.

The New York Times, Backlist to the Future (July 30, 2006)

'The mass market is turning into a mass of niches,' Chris Anderson writes in The Long Tail, his best-selling new book on the economics of entertainment. A handful of blockbusters may dominate at the multiplex and the megastore, he argues, but there's untapped potential in the vast number of books, movies and recordings that sell relatively few copies -- the so-called 'long tail' of the sales curve -- potential that can now be tapped through online retailers...Paradoxically, the online sales technologies on which the long tail depends may actually be undercutting backlist sales by squeezing them between the two poles of the market: new frontlist titles and used books, which are easier to find than ever thanks to the rise of online booksellers and search engines like BookFinder.com.

AuctionBytes, BookFinder.com Makes Comparison Shopping More Transparent (July 26, 2006)

The vertical comparison-shopping site BookFinder.com used a recent economics paper to guide its decision in how to display books using its service. BookFinder.com will now display all prices as postpaid, with the cost of shipping and handling built-in. By comparing total prices, rather than base prices, BookFinder.com says its comparison search engine can save book-buyers up to 45 percent. An academic paper from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business called '...Plus Shipping and Handling,' written by economists John Morgan and Tanjim Hossain, describes an experiment the authors ran on eBay: customers spent 21% more on CDs with a $.01 starting price and $3.99 shipping, vs. identical CDs with a $4.00 starting price and free shipping. The authors also explored why buyers were unconsciously biased toward the $0.01+$3.99 products rather than the 'revenue equivalent' $4.00+$0.00 items. BookFinder.com's founder Anirvan Chatterjee said, 'We've noticed significant changes in the pricing landscape in the used and rare book markets. On one hand, we're seeing a flood of very cheap titles, often less than $0.25, where the seller makes the profit from the shipping charges. On the other hand, we're also seeing increasingly price-competitive international bookselling, where it can be cheaper to buy a book from another country, in spite of the relatively larger shipping cost. Bundling shipping prices.' BookFinder.com's revamped pricing structure, presents book shoppers with a single price figure, combining the book's price plus shipping and handling. The website allows customers to search an inventory of over 100 million books for sale, from booksellers in over 50 countries. Shipping estimates are available for residents of over 240 countries and territories.

The Connecticut Post, Rare books go on sale at Pequot (July 26, 2006)

'Paperbacks disappear,' he said. 'They're very rare. It's the nature and basic concept of the paperback. They're not meant to be preserved.'...Fried then uses Internet sites such as e-Bay.com and BookFinder.com to gauge the price of the books. 'Basically, I do a lot of research on the Internet to get the retail value of the rare books we have and then we price well below that,' he said.

[BOOK] Secular Wholeness: A Skeptic's Paths To A Richer Life by David Cortesi (July 17, 2006)

Web Book Search There are several used-book search engines, but BookFinder.com is a meta-search engine that interrogates several others: http://www.bookfinder.com/

The Amarillo Globe-News (TX), How to Share Your Book Bounty (July 16, 2006)

Used-book stores are an option, though typically they pay just a fraction of list price (as little as 5 percent) or only issue credit. If all else fails, set up a giveaway table in your office or apartment building for sharing. To determine value, check prices on www.alibris.com, www.bookfinder.com or www.amazon.com.

Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News, Readers Share Favorite Book-finding Web Sites (July 8, 2006)

You mentioned Abebooks (in last week's column). That is a great place to find books, but a better place to begin is BookFinder.com. This site does not sell books, but you search by title, author, ISBN, and it brings up lists of sites that carry it. I always start a book search at BookFinder.com. It will list whether the book is new or used, and link to the sales site. Abebooks is often on the list, but not always.

The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), A Book's Condition Can Determine Whether to Sell It In Whole, or In Pieces (July 4, 2006)

One key point to remember with Abebooks and BookFinder.com, my two favorite Web sites to check the potential secondary market for books, is that none of the books has sold. So value has to be carefully interpreted. There are many variables when considering the value of a book. Condition is foremost. This book has a dust jacket. If missing, its value would be reduced 20 percent or more.

The Times of Malta (Malta), Only in Malta (July 1, 2006)

On Amazon.co.uk, new copies were marked an average £10-20 per book. But with my whiz googling skills aided by more sophisticated product-specific web crawlers like BookFinder.com, unearthed used copies of all the books I wanted and even left messages for booksellers to keep an eye out for an out-of-print book I am looking for. The world is my market.

[RADIO] The Book Guys (NPR), The creator of the search engine BookFinder.com discusses why he created it and how it works (June 22, 2006)

We welcome to the program a guy that's been around for a longtime and we mention his company quite often BookFinder.com, his name is Anirvan Chatterjee and Anirvan, welcome to the program.

The Bookseller (United Kingdom), Chapter and verse online with Abebooks.com (June 15, 2006)

Dotcom survivor. Established in 1996 during the dot com era, founders Cathy and Keith Waters conceived an online database where rare and out of print books could be easily located. Abebooks quickly consolidated its position in the market by acquiring the European market leader, JustBooks, based in Germany, in 2001, and Spain's Iberlibro.com three years later. Its headquarters remain in Victoria, Canada, and it has offices in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Oviedo, Spain. It acquired price comparison service BookFinder.com last year, to which its websites link.

Gannett News Service, After 75 years, there's still 'Joy' in the kitchen (June 14, 2006)

To most cooks, it's so much more than a cookbook. The first clue is the title: 'Joy of Cooking.' More than a mere collection of recipes or a celebrity chef's insights, this tome is a culinary bible. Many cooks call it simply 'Joy' -- their first cookbook, the one with the broken spine and the most dog-eared and smudged pages. This year marks the 75th anniversary of 'Joy of Cooking's' publication, and its longevity and status are all the more remarkable when you consider how crowded the marketplace has become with thousands of new cookbook titles a year...Simon & Schuster sells a hardcover facsimile of the 1931 edition on its Web site, www.simon says.com, for $25. Popular search engines such as Bibliofind, Alibris and BookFinder.com allow you to comparison shop among thousands of bookstores.

[BOOK] Cheap Outboards: The Beginner's Guide to Making an Old Motor Run Forever by Max E Wawrzyniak, III (June 1, 2006)

Tools Needed, and WHere to Begin: Keep in mind that while it is certainly fine to purchase new copies of hese books, they can often be found in public libraries or sometimes a used copy can be purchased from one of the online used book sources; I have had good luck dealing with the Advanced Book Exchange, www.abebooks.com; and there are other online sources of used books as well, such as www.bookfinder.com.

Diego (Sweden), At the Top: Violence, Sex and Knitting (June 2006)

BookFinder.com is the world's largest gathering place for bookophiles. It works as a search engine for more than 100 million new, used, cheap, expensive, ordinary and peculiar book titles and lists all hits in price order...'Some of last years most sought after titles were Madonna's photo book Sex, Taylor Caldwell's novel about the evangelic Lukas, Dear and Glories Physician, R P Hunnicutt's Sherman: A History of the American Medium Tank and June Hemmons Hiatts The Principles of Knitting, which has become somewhat of a cult book among knitters', says Anirvan Chatterjee from his office near the University in California, Berkeley...'Books make it possible to step into someone else's head and experience someone else's experiences, to me, the best books are those that reason with the readers and make them think in new ways.'

The Tennessean (Nashville), Landmark book still puts the 'Joy' into cooking (May 31, 2006)

This year marks the 75th anniversary of 'Joy of Cooking's' publication, and its longevity and status are all the more remarkable when you consider how crowded the marketplace has become with thousands of new cookbook titles a year...There's bound to be another round of criticism when the latest update is unveiled later this year. But die-hards--or those just curious about culinary trends--can always find the older copies. Start by checking out thrift or used bookstores. If that fails, you might be able to track some down online. Simon & Schuster sells a hardcover facsimile of the 1931 edition on its Web site, www.simon says.com, for $25. Popular search engines such as bibliofind.com, alibris.com and BookFinder.com allow you to comparison shop among thousands of bookstores.

The Chicago Tribune, Internet opens the door to the world of authors (May 21, 2006)

Ten years ago, there would have been virtually no way for me to discover 'Our Mr. Dormer.' There's no copy in the Chicago Public Library, it's out of print and Mottram was never a big seller in the U.S. from all I can tell. But, recently, I was able to track down a copy -- a well-preserved first edition by Mottram's British publisher Chatto & Windus -- for about $8 (including shipping) by searching in several of the extensive new and used book Web sites. The ones I check often are amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, bookfinder.com and alibris.com.

The Book Standard, Abebooks Joins With LibraryThing.com (May 19, 2006)

Different from social networking sites, LibraryThing.com gives booklovers a way to catalog their own libraries online and a network focused on books...This deal follows two recent acquisitions by Abebooks: price comparison website BookFinder.com in November and book inventory and order management company FillZ in February.

AuctionBytes, Abebooks.com Buys Social Networking Site LibraryThing.com (May 17, 2006)

The site is part of the new generation of Web 2.0 websites where users create the content. Launched in August 2005 by Tim Spalding, who is based in Portland, Maine, LibraryThing has developed a dedicated global following among avid bibliophiles with 35,000 members who have catalogued more than 2.7 million books...The deal follows Abebooks' recent acquisitions of BookFinder.com (Nov 2005), a price comparison shopping service for books, and FillZ (Feb 2006), a book inventory and order management company that assists booksellers to offer their books through the world's Internet marketplaces.

The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom), Companion volume (May 9, 2006)

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).

The Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA), Booked solid: Bibliophiles have nowhere to grow (May 6, 2006)

Used-book stores are an option, though typically they pay just a fraction of list price (as little as 5 percent) or only issue credit. If all else fails, set up a giveaway table in your office or apartment building for sharing. To determine value, check prices on Alibris, BookFinder.com or Amazon.

The Guardian (London) (United Kingdom), How to Solve Crosswords (May 1, 2006)

In my recent strictures on the latest Collins English Dictionary (sixth edition, 2003) I extolled the virtues of my old 1993 Chambers and said that it would still be worth trying to find a second-hand copy via BookFinder.com. The publishers have pointed out that the ninth edition (2003) of this excellent dictionary is still in print and going strong. It should not, however, be confused with the Chambers 21st-Century Dictionary, which is smaller and focuses particularly on modern English usage.

[BOOK] Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption by Judith Overmier & Rhonda Harris Taylor (eds.) (April 30, 2006)

BookFinder.com is a one-stop search site that lets users view the collections of over 40,000 sellers of new, used, rare, and out-of-print books. The forty million titles constitute the largest book catalog available anywhere, either online or offline. The search engine accesses over thirty-four different websites....On occassion, I want a book that is out of print and they use one of the bug online services like BookFinder.com to find the title.

The San Jose Mercury News, Find good homes for unwanted books (April 29, 2006)

For serious readers, throwing books away is unthinkable. But selling them or donating them to a good cause can soften the pain of parting. Libraries or schools often will take books in good condition, usually to sell to raise money. You can hawk books online, although that involves packing and shipping; it might be easier to unload them at a yard sale. Used-book stores are an option, though typically they pay just a fraction of list price or only issue credit. If all else fails, set up a giveaway table in your office or apartment building. To determine value, check prices on Alibris, BookFinder.com or Amazon.

The Times-News (Twin Falls, ID), Booked solid: When cherished collections have nowhere to grow (April 26, 2006)

But when he moved to a one-bedroom apartment with someone who collects large art and architecture books, Ramponi had to exile those cherished culinary texts to a pair of rented storage units several blocks away...To determine value, check prices on Alibris, BookFinder.com or Amazon.com.

The Star Tribune (Minneapolis - St. Paul), Web search: Bookmark these: Web Search is feeling a little bookish today. So are these websites. (April 19, 2006)

Where can I buy it? Half.com is often my first online destination when buying a book. Search by title, and listings by individual sellers appear. Buy a new copy or a used one in various conditions at discount prices. Amazon, of course, also is a good resource and includes used copies from individual sellers. To find who has the lowest-priced used and new books, try the price-search engine BookFinder.com.

India Currents, It's All About Books (April 11, 2006)

Anirvan Chatterjee consumes books like vitamins. They are his passion and the staple of his daily life. They are what motivated him to build BookFinder.com, an open online marketplace for books...'When I came to Berkeley as a student I fell in love with the bookstores in Berkeley. I discovered that I could buy out-of-print books and used books in nearby bookstores. But the more I saw the more I wanted to buy these books and the more I found that I couldn't really find everything I wanted nearby. As I went online I would find these little online bookshops that would sell the books that I couldn't find at local bookstores. It took me a long time to find each book that I was looking for.'

The Chicago Tribune, Publishing house breathes new life into 'Cherry Ames' (April 8, 2006)

I started the quest at BookFinder.com, a comprehensive search site with a database of more than 100 million new and used books for sale from inventories around the world. BookFinder.com informed me, for instance, that 213 used copies of 'Cherry Ames, Army Nurse' were available at prices ranging from $4.50 ('rubbing on edges, text is unmarked') to $90 (for a first-edition hardcover).

The New York Times, Cherry Ames, My Daughter Will See You Now (April 6, 2006)

I would need to reassemble the collection of the 27 books. Since most have long been out of print (Springer Publishing last fall released a boxed set of the first four in the series and plans to republish Nos. 5 through 8 this year), the obvious solution was to hunt for used copies online. I started the quest at BookFinder.com, a comprehensive search site with a database of more than 100 million new and used books for sale from inventories around the world. BookFinder.com informed me, for instance, that 213 used copies of 'Cherry Ames, Army Nurse' were available at prices ranging from $4.50 ('rubbing on edges, text is unmarked') to $90 (for a first edition hardcover).

The Guardian (London) (United Kingdom), Nameless Fury (April 3, 2006)

...a second-hand copy of this picked up via www.bookfinder.com will serve more than adequately.

[BOOK] Plunkett's E-commerce And Internet Business Almanac 2006 by Jack W. Plunkett (March 30, 2006)

Advanced Book Exchange Inc.: In 2005, Berkeley, California-based BookFinder.com became the latest addition to Abebooks' family of booksellers.

The Yellow Springs News (OH), Antiochiana's Sanders finds rare book missing 50 years (March 30, 2006)

Whoever left the Antioch College library in 1956 with a copy of The Disappearing City, a little-known book by Frank Lloyd Wright, didn't have a very good sense of financial investment. Recorded as 'missing' from the college library that year, the book made its way back to the library's stacks this week in decent shape and worth a whole lot more than it was when it was taken...According to Sanders' research on BookFinder.com, The Disappearing City was worth anywhere from $300 for an unsigned copy to $1,700 for a signed copy.

The Quad-City Times (Davenport, IA), Booked solid: Bibliophiles have nowhere to grow (March 26, 2006)

Law librarian Rick Ramponi's collection of 3,000 regional cookbooks -- including 'Talk About Good' from the Lafayette, La., Junior League and 'Shalom on the Range,' which celebrates Southwestern Jewish cuisine -- was manageable while he lived in a large house here. But when he moved to a one-bedroom apartment with a partner who collects large art and architecture books, Ramponi had to exile those cherished culinary texts to a pair of rented storage units several blocks away...To determine value, check prices on Alibris, BookFinder.com or Amazon.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Donate Books to Libraries, Schools (March 25, 2006)

Libraries or schools often are happy to take books in good condition, usually to sell them to raise money for their own programs. Call before you schlep. You can hawk books on the Internet, although that involves packing and shipping; unless they're valuable, it might be easier to unload them at a yard sale...To determine value, check prices on Alibris, BookFinder.com or Amazon.

The Washington Post, Where to Share Your Book Bounty (March 23, 2006)

For serious readers, throwing books away is unthinkable. But selling them or donating them to a good cause can soften the pain of parting. Libraries or schools often are happy to take books in good condition, usually to sell them to raise money for their own programs. Call before you schlep. You can hawk books on the Internet, although that involves packing and shipping; unless they're valuable, it might be easier to unload them at a yard sale. Used-book stores are an option, though typically they pay just a fraction of list price (as little as 5 percent) or only issue credit. If all else fails, set up a giveaway table in your office or apartment building for sharing. To determine value, check prices on Alibris, BookFinder.com or Amazon.

The Genealogy Guys (Podcast), Finding Used Books (March 19, 2006)

Locate family history books by using metasearch sites Addall (www.addall.com) and BookFinder.com (www.bookfinder.com) for finding new and used books to purchase.

[BOOK] Book Finds [3rd Edition] by Ian C. Ellis (March 7, 2006)

Brave New World: Books and the Internet: You probably know how to buy books online, but if not...Other good options include BookFinder.com

[BOOK] Nebula Awards Showcase 2006 by Gardner Dozois (ed.) (March 7, 2006)

"Travels With My Cats" by Mike Resnick: I felt as if morning would never come. When it did, I raced to the office, activated my computer, and tried to find a copy of Priscilla's book at www.abebooks.com and www.bookfinder.com, the two biggest computerized clusters of used book dealers.

Port St. Lucie News (Florida), Couple leads Martin County Red Cross's Antiques Appraisal Fair (March 6, 2006)

For those who think they may own a valuable collection, Ken Dawson said eBay is a great place to research and sell items. 'It's almost like a stock market of collectibles that everyone can participate in,' he said. In addition, sites like Abebooks, BookFinder.com, ArtNet and ArtFact can be helpful tools.

Baldwin-Wallace College, Department of Economics, Public Choice & The Expert: The Endogenous Past (March 5, 2006)

Thanks to web shopping BookFinder.com and eBay, we put together two complete sets of American editions of Samuelson's Economics within a month. There would be some value to the profession if principles textbooks without resale value were downloadable to allow easy access to the discipline's history.

AuctionBytes, Abebooks Acquires FillZ Service for Selling Books Online (March 2, 2006)

In November, 2005, Abebooks acquired BookFinder.com, a leading price comparison shopping site for books. Like BookFinder.com, FillZ will continue to operate independently but have access to Abebooks resources to encourage growth.

Internet Retailer, Abebooks makes another acquisition (March 1, 2006)

The acquisition of FillZ is the second in about six months for Abebooks. In November, Abebooks acquired BookFinder.com, an online comparison service of rare, used and out-of-print books.

[BOOK] Sell Up and Sail by Bill Cooper and Laurel Cooper (March 2006)

Books: Potentially useful websites for books...www.bookfinder.com (Worldwide secondhand hard-to-find books)

The Victoria Times Colonist (Canada), Abebooks buys out U.S. firm (February 28, 2006)

Abebooks also bought California-based BookFinder.com, the leading price comparison shopping site for books, in November 2005, and like BookFinder.com, FillZ is expected to operate independently but have access to Abebooks' resource.

Shelf Awareness, Abebooks.com BuyZ FillZ (February 28, 2006)

As with BookFinder.com, which Abebooks aquired last November, the company plans to allow FillZ, which is based in San Francisco, to operate independently but take advantage of Abebooks's resources and international focus.

The Vancouver Sun (Canada), Abebooks Acquires Second U.S. firm (February 28, 2006)

Last November, Abebooks, which bills itself the world's largest online marketplace for new and used books, acquired the California-based BookFinder.com. That service offers buyers the capability of searching more than 100 million new, used, rare and out-of-print books for sale from thousands of booksellers. Blum said that while BookFinder.com has helped his company cement its market position on the buyer side, the FillZ acquisition does the same on the sellers' side of the marketplace.

San Francisco Business Times, Abebooks Buys S.F. Company (February 27, 2006)

In November, Abebooks bought Berkeley-based BookFinder.com.

The Book Standard, Abebooks.com Gets Its FillZ (February 27, 2006)

In November, Abebooks acquired California-based BookFinder.com, a price-comparison service...FillZ will continue to operate independently in San Francisco. Abebooks is located in Victoria, British Columbia...just as BookFinder.com continues to operate separately, and will have access to resources and funds from Abebooks."

The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA), Veni, Vidi, Vino: In the Age of Bush, a Jug of Padre Kino Don't Hurt (February 25, 2006)

And of course there is Kind Of Leezer Rice, the secretary of state. She is said to 'speak Russian fluently.' Is there any evidence that she speaks it at all? Where are the publications to document her purportedly coruscating intelligence? BookFinder.com produces only 'The Soviet Union & the Czechoslovak Army 1948-1983,' noted for its poor grasp of historical fact.

[BOOK] Don't Kiss Me Goodbye! I'm Going With You by Patricia Costa Viglucci (February 14, 2006)

Loganberry's did not have a copy of Four Kittens but a used book site, www.bookfinder.com, listed several, some of them reissues.

Book Business, Top 10 Most Sought After Out-of-Print Books of 2005 (February 6, 2006)

Madonna's photo book 'Sex' leads the top 10 most sought after out-of-print books of 2005, according to the online search service BookFinder.com. Other popular out-of-print titles include 'Dear and Glorious Physician,' a novel about the life of Saint Luke, and 'The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel,' which inspired the film 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose.'

The Daily Press (Virginia), Old-Fashioned Pulp Magazines Have Resale Value (February 4, 2006)

While eBay is a worldwide bazaar and a great marketplace, I don't think it is the best place for your collection. Your target buyer is a motivated collector regarding this particular genre...We get so many questions about books that I've taught readers how to research on their own. I suggest that readers seek and find books and values on abebooks.com, biblio.com or BookFinder.com.

Ancestry Daily News, Building Your Personal Map Collection (February 3, 2006)

Such maps include: A contemporary world atlas, A contemporary national atlas for the countries in which your ancestors lived, Individual maps of states, provinces, territories, counties, provinces, etc. that show significant detail about populated areas and natural features, and A gazetteer or place name dictionary for the country or area where you are conducting your most significant research. All of these can be found in bookstores, in online bookseller sites, and/or through many geographical and genealogical publishing companies. I get state and national maps through the American Automobile Association (AAA) with which I have a membership. Gazetteers and place name dictionaries also have been published and you can usually identify which one(s) you want and find used copies at online used booksellers' sites such as Alibris, BookFinder.com, Biblio, and sometimes also on eBay,

The Times-Picayune, Rebooking the Kitchen (February 2, 2006)

She is upbeat and laughing, planning her dream kitchen in her new home outside Franklinton. But Jolene Black says one of the first things she cried about after Hurricane Katrina was her cookbooks, when she realized that the hundreds she had at her Chalmette home were gone...Some out-of-print cookbooks can be found in local stores that sell used books and on Internet Web sites such as BookFinder.com or ebay. Try typing the name of the book you are seeking, or 'out of print cookbooks,' into a search engine.

Internet Retailer, Abebooks Turns the Page on European Expansion (February 1, 2006)

For instance, BookFinder.com lets visitors search for books written in French, German, Spanish, Italian and English. The site also lists book prices in 40 currencies. 'We have already trodden the path into Europe by expanding the Abebooks network of sites, and we know the markets well,' Blum says. 'With BookFinder.com, we are simply doing what we already know works in a market we understand.'

Tulsa World, Smart Collector: Fantasy, Sci-Fi Pulp Magazines Have Value (January 29, 2006)

We get so many questions about books that I've taught readers how to research on their own. I suggest that readers seek and find books and values on abebooks.com, biblio.com or BookFinder.com.

The Arizona Daily Star, Pulp Magazines are Avidly Collected (January 29, 2006)

Q: I have several books I want to know value on. I also have the notes from 'Penny Lane,' written by the Beatles in 1964. -- Roda, Delray Beach, Fla. A: We get so many questions about books that I've taught readers how to research on their own. I suggest that readers seek and find books and values on Abebooks, BookFinder.com or biblio.com online. If it is an antiquarian book, abaa.org is a good place to find a local seller. Now, about that Beatles material. If you refer to the album insert, post it online and see what you get. If you have original material from a member of the Fab Four, contact the auction houses mentioned above.

The Morning Call (Allentown, PA), Do Detective Work Before Selling Your Hardy Boy books (January 27, 2006)

The market is heavily flooded with Hardy Boy books. Just check www.ebay.com, www.abebooks.com, or BookFinder.com. My recommendation is that you sell your collection as a collection. If your collection is typical, the bulk of its value most likely rests in a few titles. If you allow a buyer to 'cherry pick' the collection, the value of the remaining titles in the collection diminishes.

Village Weekly (Ireland), Book Notes (January 26, 2006)

BookFinder.com run an annual chart of books which people have searched for without success, most of which can be categorised under 'Books you'd Never Read'. The top ten is headed by Madonna's high art and badly dressed Sex, surely confirmation to all parents who believed that the internet is full of middle aged men searching for porn. Other entries prove more comprehensible. Lynne Cheney's Sisters is at No 2 as people try to read the US Vice-President's wife's lesbian romance novel from 1982. At No 6 is John Kerry's The New Soldier, the 1971 experiences in the Vietnam War by the 2004 Democratic Presidential hopeful. Oddly, the fourth most searched for book last year was The Principles of Knitting, written in 1988 by June Hiatt. Does it contain the secrets of Fatima amid its plain and purl instructions? We're not sure why and think it might be better not to know.

MSW's Books for Readers, Where to Find Books (January 22, 2006)

Books mentioned in this newsletter with no associated website are available from your public library and your local independent bookstore as well as online and at the mall. For online shopping, try BookFinder.com or a site that specializes in textbooks but includes general trade books too?

Bargain Books News, BookFinder.com Lists Top 10 Out-Of-Print Books For 2005 (January 10, 2006)

BookFinder.com, a website that facilitates searches for and purchases of used, rare and out-of-print books, has announced its list of the top 10 most-sought-after out-of-print books for 2005. The top 10 are: 1 'Sex' (1992), Madonna; 2 'Sisters' (1981), Lynne Cheney; 3 'The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel' (1981), Felicitas D. Goodman; 4 'Where Troy Once Stood,' (1991), Iman Wilkens; 5 'The Principles of Knitting,' (1988), June Hemmons Hiatt; 6 'General Printing' (1963), Glen Cleeton; 7 'The New Soldier' (1971), edited by John Kerry; 8 'The Lion's Paw' (1946), Robb White; 9 'Dear and Glorious Physician' (1959), Taylor Caldwell; 10 'The Book of Counted Sorrows (2003), Dean Koontz.

The Palm Beach Post, 'Sisters': Out Of Print But Still On Our Mind (January 8, 2006)

You'll undoubtedly be thrilled to know that among the most-requested out-of-print titles at BookFinder.com are Lynne Cheney's lesbian frontier romance Sisters, Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative, and Mark Felt's The FBI Pyramid From the Inside. BookFinder.com breaks down their most-requested titles into categories. Other in-demand books include Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed, Felix Salten's Bambi's Children and Ricky Jay's Cards as Weapons. Fiction is a whole different ball game; included are several novels by Taylor Caldwell (Dear and Glorious Physician, etc.), Sinclair Lewis' Cass Timberlane, Hervey Allen's Anthony Adverse, A.J. Cronin's The Green Years and Zane Grey's The Vanishing American -- all strongly suggesting that old films featured on Turner Classic Movies drive curiosity about novels that formed their story basis.

The Georgia Straight (Vancouver) (Canada), This year I'll definitely spend less time on-line (January 5, 2006)

Web sites? I've got a few. First, unless you get a time machine and hop back to 1996, you won't be too impressed with the Web site design over at BookFinder.com. It's a great place to find rare and out-of-print books and has a central search engine that boasts access to 100 million tomes listed by 100,000-plus booksellers (skewed toward the rare and out-of-print stuff), but it's not very stylish. It actually cheers me up to see it, partly because it lets visitors get right down to the business of searching for a particular book and partly because I look at that page and think--as a person who was rejected from the art world back in Grade 3--'Wow. Compared to that, I feel like Leonardo de Monet!' (I was also booted out of art-history class.) BookFinder.com has been open since 1996; perhaps the executives decided that updating the database engine driving things behind the scenes was a bigger priority than adding spinning graphics, Javascript doohickeys, Flashy animations, or, I don't know, a sixth colour. Score one for efficiency over aesthetics.

Rockbridge Weekly (Lexington, VA), Finding Useful Websites And Information Is Only A Click Away (January 4, 2006)

Major categories include Web Search; A+ Data Bases; Bath County; Books (Alibris, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, BookFinder.com; NY Times Book Review and others).

The San Diego Union Tribune, Top 10 Lists Show Both Our Sense of Community and our Eccentricities (January 2, 2006)

Whether looking forward or remembering backward, nothing tops a Top 10. The lists proliferate as one year fades into another. Some Top 10s get lots of attention, such as news roundups of the biggest stories of the previous 12 months...Top 10 out-of-print books of 2005: 1. 'Sex' (1992) by Madonna; 2. 'Sisters' (1981) by Lynne Cheney; 3. 'The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel' (1981) by Felicitas D. Goodman; 4. 'Where Troy Once Stood' (1991) by Iman Wilkens; 5. 'The Principles of Knitting' (1988) by June Hemmons Hiatt; 6. 'General Printing' (1963) by Glen Cleeton; 7. "The New Soldier" (1971) edited by John Kerry; 8. 'The Lion's Paw' (1946) by Robb White; 9. 'Dear and Glorious Physician' (1959) by Taylor Caldwell; 10. 'The Book of Counted Sorrows' (2003) by Dean Koontz.

Tulsa World, Smart Collector: Hatpins are Collectibles With a Sharp Attraction (January 1, 2006)

According to the book search site BookFinder.com, which of these out-of-print books was most sought in 2005? a. 'Dear and Glorious Physician' by Taylor Caldwell, 1959; b. 'The Principles of Knitting' by June Hiatt, 1988; c. 'Sisters' by Lynne Cheney, 1981; d. 'Sex' by Madonna, 1992; e. 'Where Troy Once Stood' by Iman Wilkens, 1991. A: All books made the top 10, but Madonna's book was most requested.

The Washington Post, Turning Up the Volumes: A Classical Education (January 1, 2006)

Finally, now that it is possible to find copies of virtually any book, in or out of print, through one of the online sources (addall.com, BookFinder.com and others), I encourage readers to track down Ira Glackens's 'Yankee Diva,' an unrelentingly lively biography of the American soprano Lillian Nordica; soprano Frances Alda's 'Men, Women and Tenors' (the great gossipy prima donna memoir); Hector Berlioz's 'Memoirs,' which is not only autobiography but literature in itself; Louis Moreau Gottschalk's 'Notes of a Pianist,' a mid-19th-century tour of the tropics by a gifted and original American artist; and 'The Diary of George Templeton Strong.'

Fine Books & Collections, First Person Singular: Anirvan Chatterjee (January 2006)

What is BookFinder.com? 'In short, it's a comparison-shopping site for new, used, rare and out-of-print books. We have 100 million books in our database, which people can search to find the lowest prices on lots of book web sites. We have users who are looking for $2.95 used books and antiquarian books that cost thousands of dollars. We work really hard to serve both.'

[BOOK] The History Highway: A 21st Century Guide to Internet by Dennis A. Trinkle, Scott A. Merriman (2006)

History Book Sources: BookFinder.com searches all the major book networks, including Amazon, Powell's, and Alibris. BookFinder.com is best for specific book searches. While the specificity of the search function makes browsing tedious, one useful feature is a search for books in different languages (mainly French, German, and Spanish).

[BOOK] Online Bookselling: A Practical Guide with Detailed Explanations and Insightful Tips by Michael E. Mould (2006)

I will often use BookFinder.com...BookFinder.com is also a neutral marketplace...BookFinder.com researches more book marketplaces.

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