We are proud to partner with both Bibliopolis and Biblio.com to build and host our new site
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2009 -
Biblio.com announced today a joint three-way agreement with Bibliopolis, LLC and Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) to provide a new e-commerce site for ABAA members and their books.
Under the 4-year joint operating agreement, the new ABAA e-commerce site for its book dealers will feature Biblio.com's search engine and e-commerce technology. Berkeley-based Bibliopolis will be responsible for crafting the design and user interfaces for the site.
ABAA is a trade organization founded in 1949 for the purpose of promoting ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade in America. Its membership presently encompasses 450 antiquarian book dealers from the United States. Its umbrella organization, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), has a membership of more than 2200 book dealers, inclusive of its US division, ABAA.
The ABAA has maintained a search and e-commerce site for its membership since 2000, and hopes to continue expanding its offerings to book collectors through the new site. "We are proud to partner with both Bibliopolis and Biblio.com to build and host our new site," explains Susan Benne, Executive Director of the ABAA. "Both companies are very well-known among our membership, and have a track record of delivering high-quality service and products to the rare book trade."
The new site will feature expanded search functionality, the ability to order books from multiple book dealers at the same time, and enhanced product detail pages with high resolution photos and zoom. In addition, the site will be given a complete makeover, starting with a new design that attempts to interweave the ABAA's identity and mission as an organization with its e-commerce functionality.
"We are honored to have the ABAA choose us as the right partners for their site," says Brendan Sherar, CEO of Biblio.com. "Both Bibliopolis and Biblio.com have successfully worked together in the past on joint projects, and continue to do so; I am proud we will be able to continue working together to serve the ABAA and their independent book dealers."
Alan Green, co-founder and general partner of Bibliopolis, LLC, which specializes in Internet services for independent booksellers adds, "We are confident we have assembled the strongest possible team to help realize the ABAA's goals."
Biblio's flagship product, Biblio.com, is one of the three largest used book marketplaces is the world, offering 50 million high quality used books from independent book stores around the world. In addition to the upcoming ABAA site, it powers similar niche-market sites such as Biblion.co.uk and IOBABooks.com (Independent Online Booksellers' Association). Biblio and Bibliopolis already work together to provide booksellers with BookHound, a leading bookshop management software which they distribute freely.
Bibliopolis works with independent booksellers to establish, maintain and grow their Internet presence with easy-to-use products and services that can evolve when the market demands it. Bibliopolis provides complete e-commerce website development, technical support and hosting as well as database services for the used, out-of-print and/or antiquarian bookseller. All of their sites are built with your entire Internet presence in mind.
Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America is the oldest association of professional antiquarian booksellers in America. Its members specialize in rare books, manuscripts, ephemera, maps and prints. The mission of the ABAA is to promote ethical standards and professionalism in the antiquarian book trade, to encourage the collecting and preservation of antiquarian books and related materials, to support educational programs and research into the study of antiquarian books, and to facilitate collegial relations between booksellers, librarians, and collectors. Its website, http://www.abaa.org, has been both a buying destination and educational resource for book collectors and book dealers around the world for almost ten years.