Thrift Books adds Ken Goldstein to Board of Directors

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Thrift Books announced today that Ken Goldstein has joined the company as a member of the Board of Directors.

Thrift Books announced today that Ken Goldstein has joined the company as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Goldstein most recently served as Chairman and CEO of SHOP.COM, a market leader in developing creative new experiences for online consumer commerce through the convenience of OneCart®, its patented universal shopping cart. SHOP.COM was acquired by Market America, where he became a strategic advisor to the company’s founders and senior management. He previously served as executive vice president and managing director of Disney Online, the business unit of the Walt Disney Internet Group that produced the leading entertainment web destination for kids and families.

Mr. Goldstein stated, “When I was introduced to Thrift Books, I was immediately inspired by the tremendous creativity and dedication of the founders, the staff, and their shared mission to share the joy of reading. The innovation in the digital commerce platform they have created from scratch, combined with a mastery of supply chain logistics and expert warehouse management, all combine to make this a company of the future with limitless possibilities. Even more, I deeply admire Thrift Books commitment to the re-use and recycling of used books as a green strategy that makes wonderful business sense. This company is going places and I am honored to be on the team.”

Mike Ward, Thrift Books’ Chief Information Officer commented, “I am excited to have Ken join the Thrift Books Board of Directors. Ken brings a deep set of e-commerce, media, and strategic skills to our company. He is passionate about technology and the internet and is an accomplished author as well. He will fit in perfectly on the board and I look forward to adding his energy and enthusiasm to the team.”

Based in Seattle, Washington, Thrift Books is the largest online seller of used books in the United States and probably the world. Founded in 2003, Thrift Books has 11 subsidiaries throughout the United States that purchase, sort and distribute used books. Thrift Books relies on proprietary software to identify, value, sell and ship used books using a variety of online platforms, including ( Over the past nine years, Thrift Books experienced explosive growth and has grown to include distribution affiliates in all corners of the United States.

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