BookFinder.com

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Book Finder
Web address http://www.bookfinder.com/
Owner AbeBooks (Amazon.com)
Launched 1997
Current status Active

BookFinder.com is a vertical search website that helps readers buy books online. The site's meta-search engine scans the inventories of over 100,000 booksellers located around the world. It must be noted that the inventory of at least one major bookselling website, not owned by Amazon, is not indexed; therefore its prices, which are often lower, do not come up for direct comparison with the ones advertised by Bookfinder[citation needed]. Among the books from sellers whose inventories are indexed, users can find the lowest price for a book of their choice from over 125 million volumes available for sale, and purchase titles directly from the bookseller, without a markup. The search engine is focused primarily on English, French, German, Italian, Spanish,and Dutch language titles.

BookFinder.com was founded in 1997 by Anirvan Chatterjee, then a student at the UC Berkeley; it was one of the earliest vertical search engines for books online. Originally known as MX BookFinder, it was relaunched as BookFinder.com in 1998, and established as a standalone company based in Berkeley, California in 1999. In 2005, BookFinder.com was acquired by AbeBooks, which itself was purchased by Amazon.com on August 1, 2008.[1] BookFinder.com started operating in Europe under the JustBooks brand in 2006. There are currently JustBooks/BookFinder.com portals for the UK, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.

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