Type of site
|Comparison shopping website|
|Slogan(s)||150 million books. 1 search engine.|
|Launched||January 30, 1997|
BookFinder.com is a vertical search website that helps readers buy books online. The site's meta-search engine scans the inventories of over 100,000 booksellers located around the world. Among the books from sellers whose inventories are indexed, users can find the lowest price for a book of their choice from over 150 million volumes available for sale, and purchase titles directly from the bookseller, without a markup. The search engine is focused primarily on Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish language titles.
BookFinder.com was founded in 1997 by Anirvan Chatterjee, then a student at the University of California, Berkeley; it was one of the earliest vertical search engines for books online. 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.
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