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abebooks.com: "we combine the inventories of over 5700 independent booksellers from around the globe."


Acses: Book price search engine. Compares offers from over 20 online shops and finds the best prices on the Net.


AddALL: Recommended. "book search and price comparison."


African-American Lit Book Club: Seems obvious.


Akademisk Kvarter: A book seller located in Norway.


Alibris: An online book seller.


All Romance Ebooks: An online bookstore.


Amanda's Books: A book store in Wentachee, WA.


Amazon Bookstore Cooperative, Inc.: "the oldest independent feminist bookstore in North America." Founded in 1970. Located in Minneapolis.


Amazon.com: Not recommended. An online bookstore.
Angelus Press: An apostolate of the Catholic press.


Angus & Robertson: Not recommended. A bookstore chain located in Australia.


Apple Blossom Books : A book seller located on Main Street in Oshkosh, WI. They also have a book review site which patrons are invited to post upon. 3/14: Reported now is only a gift store, with just a few children's books.


Appletree Books: A bookstore located in Cleveland Heights, OH.


Atlantic Books: A chain of bookstores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.


AUBC Used Book Search: "the easy way to get your hands on that elusive book!! by author, or title; used, or out of print books. As we get many email response for booksearches from people who do not truely want to buy books we have found it neccesary to ask for genuine enquiries to be mailed to us in the post. Please note we do NOT deal in any pornographic or "adult only" materials and have no connection with any such operators. As soon as a copy of the book has been found a price will be returned to you by email for your final sale decision. Please include ALL the following information in your request:" Your name: Your email address: Physical address: Author First Name: Author Surname: Title: OPTIONAL Hard of soft cover: Other special requirements: Budget (if you have one): Contact at:
AUBC
336 Jim Mann Rd
Franklin, NC 28734, USA


Audiobooks: Appears to be a book store.


Audiotome: "purchases used audio books in bulk and sells them at discount prices."


Australian Online Bookshop: An online book store.


Author, Author!: A book store. This site was formerly operated by a writers' workshop.


Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop: A bookstore that was formerly a brick and mortar store and has converted to online only.


Azur: An online book seller in Belgium.



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BAMDH Used Book Search: "by author, or title. We also search for out of print books. Each customer is treated indivdually. We trade in USA Funds only. We do not deal in any pornographic or 'adult only' materials." Email link.


Barnes and Noble: The online site for this bookstore chain.


BBGB - A book retailer located in Richmond, Virginia at Kensington Avenue at North Belmont Avenue.


Beach Reads Bookstore - A book retailer located in Colonial Heights, Virginia.


Beantree Books: A book store in Hazelton, PA.


Better World Books: An online bookstore.


Between the Covers: A book seller located in Bend, OR.


Biblio Used Books : "We provide tens of millions of used, rare, and out-of-print books and textbooks from a global network of independent booksellers."


BigStar.com: Online video superstore with videos, laserdiscs and DVDs -- over 100,000 items available! We've got daily movie news, star bios, chat, filmographies, contests, interviews and great sales. Join our free affiliate program to earn commissions. BigStar.com -- Big Movies. Big Selection. Big Deals. Big Fun.


Black Oak Books: A book seller will reopen in Berkley.


bol.de: A book seller located in Germany.


Book Frog: A book store located in Rolling Hills Estates in CA.


Book Glutton: Recommended. A site hat not only sells books, but appears to encourage reading groups for those books.


Book Revue: A book seller located in Huntington, NY.


Book Soup: A book seller located in West Hollywood.


Book Stacks: An online book retailer.


BookAisle, The: An electronic book store.


BookBook: A bookstore formerly known as Biography Bookshop will be relocating to another part of Bleeker Street in New York City.


Bookfinder: Recommended. An online search engine that finds books from 40,000 bookdealers. "Over 40 million new, used, rare, and out of print books at your fingertips."


Bookloft, The: A bookstore located at Route 7, Barrington Plaza, Great Barrington, MA 01230.


Bookpages: UK book retailer servicing Great Britain and European countries. Bookpages will deliver to countries outside this region, including the U.S.


BookRenter: A book renter centered mostly on the textbook market.


Books and Boos: A new and used book store in Colchester, CT.


Books Unlimited: A book seller located in Ireland.


Books-A-Million: a book store.


BookSense.com: Independent bookstore.


BooksMN: A book store located in Burnsville, Mn.


BooksOnboard: An online bookseller.


Bookstore.co.uk: Any book in print supplied, including hard to find academic titles and those from specialist publishers, government and institutional sources. Select & order from 300,000 books on our two databases.


BookStrand: An online bookstore.


Booktopia Pty Ltd: An Australian book seller.


Booktrees & Etc...: Appears to be a book store.


BookWise: A book club that appears to be a MultiLevel Marketing operation.


Borders Books: Not recommended. A bookstore chain. Here's why: Financial Review article - Borders reforms bookselling traditions.


Boswell Book Company: A bookstore in Milwaukee, formerly part of the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops chain.


Burgundy Books: Not recommended. A book store in East Haddam, CT. 1/30/10: P&E has received a complaint about this store from an author who wasn't paid for books sold there. Verified.


Burke's Book Store: A bookstore located in Memphis, TN that features old and new books along with difficult to find collectibles.


Buy Books on the web: An independent online bookstore featuring primarily books from Infinity Publishing.



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Capital City Comics: Web site for a chain of comic book stores.


Carytown Books: A bookstore in Richmond, Va.


CD Now: An online music retailer.


Central Publishers Services, Inc.: Not recommended. A subscription service. Unfortunately, this business sends out material with the appearance of a bill. Contact at:
2180 S. Loudoun St.
PMB 303
Winchester, VA 22601-3615


Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore: An online bookstore featuring history, biography, and mystery books and more. Their brick and mortar store is in Forest Park, IL.


Cherry Valley Books: Appears to be a book store featuring childrens books.


Chop Suey Books: A used book store located on 1317 West Cary Street in Richmond, Va.


City Lights Bookstore: A bookseller and publisher.


Cobblestone Books: An online bookstore. It also appears that one can visit their premises by appointment only.


Coffee Time Romance Book Store: An online bookstore.


CollegeBookRenter.com: "An online resource for Renting or Selling Text books online."


College Textbooks: A "free service, allowing you to easily compare prices of any book among major online bookstores worldwide, and find a price which is 30% - 95% off the market list price".


Common Good Books: A bookstore located in St. Paul, Mn.


Common Language: A LGBT book seller in Ann Arbor.


Compare Book Prices: Recommended. "It's a free service, allowing you to easily compare prices of any book among major online bookstores worldwide, and find a price which is 30% - 80% off the market list price."


Conkey's Bookstore: A bookstore in Appleton, WI plans to close presumably in 2009.


Connect: Sony's ebook store.


Creatures 'n Crooks Bookshoppe: An independent science fiction, fantasy and mystery bookstore located on 3156 West Cary Street in Richmond, VA.


Critters Online Book Store: As it states. And any Critters member can put their books up for sale in the store.


CSU Bookstore: Located at Colorado State University.


cybernetbooks.com: Online book publisher and book store.


CyberRead: An ebook bookstore.



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Da Book Joint: An online bookseller.


Dark Delicacies: An online bookstore featuring horror books and more. Their brick and mortar store is in Burbank, CA.


Diana Books Plus: A black-owned bookstore in Brooklyn.


DigitalBooksEtc.com: An ebook store.


Direct Textbook: "textbook and book price comparison site on the internet." Looks like a good site to know about if you have someone in school.


Downtown Books: Recommended. Located at 49-B West Water St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 (540-433-1155). Sells new and used books. "Every day free used books and magazines are available on display tables and racks in front of the store."


Dutton's Brentwood Bookstore: Reported out of business. A bookstore located at:
11975 San Vicente Boulevard
Brentwood, CA 90049



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E-Books Rock: Recommended. "An organized directory of all e-books on the web! The ONLY place for lovers of the e-book!"


Eason: A book seller located in Ireland.


eBookad: Not recommended. A bookseller. Link broken.


Eden Book Shop: A book seller located in the UK.


Edgewater Books: A children's bookstore in Edgewater, MD opening in August 2013.


ElephantBooks.com: Recommended. "a unique and independent online bookseller in out-of-print, rare, and used books."


Elliott Bay Book Company: A bookstore in Seattle.


Elloras Cave: An online bookstore.


Emily Books An online book store.


Emporium Books: A book store in Australia.


Eruditor: An online book seller in the UK.



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FetchBook.Info: Recommended. "a quick way to compare prices of new and used books. Whether it's used college books, used textbooks, new fiction books or new poetry books..."


Fictionwise: An online bookdealer.


57th St. Books: A bookstore in Chicago.


Fishpond.com.au: An online book seller located in Australia.


$5 Christian Book Sale: A book retailer located at 188 Civic Center Blvd. in Anderson, S.C. 29625


Flintridge Bookstore: A bookstore in Pasadena, CA.


Flipkart.com: A book seller. P&E believes this seller is located in India or South Africa.


Fountain Books: A bookstore in Richmond, Va.



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GanleyPub: An online book store.


Gemstar eBook™ : An electronic bookstore.


Genre Mall, The: "a new site dedicated to the small genre press. Here you will find chapbooks, books, anthologies, and just about everything else possible from various small press publishers."


GLBT Bookshelf: A store and forum for the GLBT community.


Goering's Book Store: Recommended. A bookstore located at 3433 West University Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32607.


Great Authors Online: An online bookstore.



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Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops: A bookstore chain based in Milwaukee is closing March 2009.


Hastings Books: A bookstore located at 791 Highway 77, Waxahachie, Texas.


Hooray for Books: A children's bookstore located in Washington, DC.


Horror Mall: Features horror books, art, DVDs, and goods.


Hot Books: A book seller.


Hugo Books: A book store opening in Swampscott, MA.


HyperBooks Online Bookstore: An online bookstore specializing in electronic texts distributed through the Internet. Assistance available for preparing a title for distribution. Never any cost to the author/publisher, and you always retain all rights. 11/29/10: Link appears broken. Contributed by Terry Austin.



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IBS: A book seller located in Italy.


iChapters.com: "offers brand new textbooks, in electronic & print formats. Electronic versions of college textbooks, including individual chapters, are available for immediate download at affordable prices. Only at iChapters.com can you choose to buy just what you need at the price you want to pay." This is interesting. We hope listing this site helps a lot of students.


Indigo Chapters: "Canada's online bookstore."


Infibeam books: A book seller in India.


ISFDB: The Internet Speculative Fiction Database is a listing of published authors.

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Japan Books: A book seller located in Japan. Site in Japanese.


Junkudo Book Web: A book seller located in Japan.


Just Books: A bookseller located in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.



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kalahari.net: A book seller located in South Africa.



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Lambda Rising: A book seller (will close both stores at the end of 2009).


Landmark Booksellers: Small independent bookstore located in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee selling old, out-of-print, rare, and new books.


Langton Info Services: A book seller located in England.


Learned Owl Book Shop, The: A book seller located in Hudson, OH.


Left Bank Books: A bookstore in the West Village of New York City(?).


Leo's Book Shop: A book seller in Toledo, OH (will close at the end of 2009).


Librairie de France: This French language bookstore located in New York City is closing at the end of September 2009.


Libreria Universitaria: An online book seller located in Italy.


Loot Online (Pty) Ltd.: A book seller located in Sourh Africa.



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Magazine Billing Services, Inc.: Not recommended. A subscription service. This business sends out material with the appearance of a bill. Contact at:
P.O. Box 8001
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-8001


Magazine Payment Services, Inc.: Not recommended. A subscription service. This business sends out material with the appearance of a bill. Contact at:
P.O. Box 1296
Sausalito, CA 94966-1296


Main Street Books: A book store located in St. Charles, MO.


Maple Street Book Shop: A bookstore located in New Orleans, La.


Music Boulevard: An online music retailer.


My Bookstore and More: An online bookstore.


My Own Books: Produces customized children's books. Topics include potty training, religious events, experiences in summer camp, difficult subjects such as drug prevention. Many pertain to various religious & ethnic groups.


Mystery Lovers Bookshop: An online bookstore. Physical store in Oakmont, PA.


Mystery Loves Company: A bookseller located in Baltimore, MD and online.



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New Concepts Publishing: Features books written by its authors.


Novel Idea Bookstores ®, A: Charges fee. Not recommended. A startup bookstore chain whose intent appears to be for the purpose of giving self-published authors a store willing to sell their books.



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Offsite Books: A specialty bookstore in Washington, DC that will sell books at events. Contact info unavailable at present.


OK! English!: A book seller located in Japan.


On Q: This site features only self-published books. On Q has one "self-published only" bookstore already operating in Lakeside, AZ, a busy tourist area and millionnaire hangout. Three more On Q stores will open in 1998--in Tucson, Phoenix, and Denver. Long range plans are for ten stores operating by the year 2000 in targeted cities nationwide, and many more to come. Site is expected to move to a new web address soon.


ONCE UPON A CRIME: The online site of a Minneapolis bookstore that carries crime novels.


Online Christian Bookstore: Not recommended. An online bookstore that resembles a MLM sold by a religious organization.


Onlinebrary, The: Appears to be a book store.


Open Book, The: A book store located in Westhampton Beach, NY.



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Paddyfield: An online bookstore.

Paperback Park: "We want to supply the everyday reader with quality books that they want to READ, at reasonable costs."


Penelope Bokhandel: A book seller located in Norway.


Politics and Prose: A book seller located in Washington, DC.


Powell's Books: Highly recommended. New, used, out-of-print, and rare books.


previewbooks -- The digital bookstore with free preview downloads!: Electronic book store that permits purchasers to read up to half the book free before buying.


Project Pulp: Highly recommended. A one-stop concept in ordering small press publications. Worth a visit if you like good reading.


Psychologie & Psychotherapie (Hulpverlening & Begeleiding gezondheidszorg): Appears to be a bookstore in the Netherlands "SELLING BOOKS ON Management, Sychologie Filosofie, Psychotherapie Sociologie, Teamontwikkeling Gespreksvoering, Management methoden, Management technieken."


Publisher's Direct Book Store: Not recommended. Owned by American-Book Publishing Group.


Publishers Agency: Not recommended. A subscription service. Unfortunately, this business sends out material with the appearance of a bill. Their form has "Subscription" and "Tracking No." listed so that it almost appears you're already dealing with them. Contact at:
PMB 103
1739 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203


Pudd'nhead Books: A book store located in Webster Groves, MO.



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Quail Ridge Books & Music: A bookstore in Raleigh, NC.



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Reader's Eden: An online bookstore.


Readers Publication Services: Not recommended. A subscription service. Unfortunately, this business sends out material with the appearance of a bill. Their form has "Notice of Renewal/New Order" in large red lettering so that it almost appears you're already dealing with them. Contact at:
5445 Maint St.
Suite 201
Stephens City, Va 22655-2800


ReAnimus Press store: A book store.


Rediff Books: A book seller located in India.


Robbins Booklist: A bookstore located at 320 S. Lafayette St., Greenville, MI. 48838.



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Sam's Dot Purchase Center: An online bookstore.


Schuler Books and Music: Believed to be a regional chain of book retailers known to have four stores in Michigan.


Science Fiction and Mystery Bookshop: A writer reports owner is "more than happy to mail books out. And ... he sells collector editions..." Contact at:
2000-F Cheshire Bridge Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30324


Science Fiction Book Club®, The: Yep, they're even on the web!


SciFan: Recommended. "We're all about helping readers discover new science fiction and fantasy books and authors. We focus on classifying books into series and themes, and we keep a close watch on upcoming releases."


Scribblers eBookShoppe: Recommended. An ebook bookstore.


Scribd: Recommended. An online bookseller.


Seanco Technical Books: A bookstore.


Shaman Drum Karl Pohrt: A bookstore in Ann Arbor is closing at the end of June 2009.


Shortcovers: Appears to be an online bookstore .


Silver Oak Bookstore: Features science fiction and fantasy news, reviews, merchandise, and more.


Singularity&Co.: Recommended. A book store at 18 Bridge St., in DUMBO, Brooklyn and online as well.


SiS Bok: A book seller located in Norway.


Spree Books: Online store offering books, music, movies, and gifts.


Stacey's Books: A bookstore in San Francisco. Unfortunately, it's closing in March.


Stauffacher: A book seller located in Switzerland.


Stories Comics: Recommended. A retailer in Richmond, VA.


Subscription Services: Not recommended. Unbelievable as it sounds, this outfit sent an offer that looked like a bill to P&E's editor on the same day that a renewal arrived from the publisher of the same magazine offered in both. Subscription Services wanted to charge $100 for 44 issues versus the publisher's price of $69.97 for 44 issues. If you really want to deal with them, contact at:
Customer Data Center
4960 Almaden Expy #259
San Jose, CA 95118


Subterranean Books: A book store located in University City, MO.



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Take 2: An online book seller located in South Africa.


Tattered Cover: A book store in Denver at 1628 16th Street.


Tesco: A book seller located in the UK.


Thrift Books: "We have an online book store supplying great used books at incredible prices."


Toronto Women's Bookstore: A book seller is trying to remain open but circumstances are dire.


Twenty-Third Avenue Books: This bookstore in Portland, Oregon is facing eviction and closure unless it can find an angel or more support from patrons.



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Venus Envy Sex and Bookstore: Located at 320 Lisgar at Bank Street in Ottawa, Canada.


Vertigo Books: A bookstore in Washington, DC. P&E asks that you help support this struggling bookstore.


Village Book Shoppe: A book store located in Rockville Centre, NY.


Village Book Store: A bookstore located in Littleton, NH.


Virginia Book Company: A book seller located in Richmond, Virginia.



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Waldenbooks: A book store.


Warsash Nautical Book Shop: An online book store.


Waterstones: A book seller.


WHSmith: A book seller located in the UK.


Wild Burro Bookstore, The: A bookstore in Hot Springs, South Dakota.


Wild Iris Books: A book store in Gainesville.


Word-power Books: A book seller located in the UK.



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Xlibris Corporation: An on-demand publishing company which is also a book store.



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