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Online Resources for Out-of-Print Books

The following web page addresses or email addresses are for on-line search services we have found to be effective. If you have a favorite site which does not appear here, please send the URL or email address to us for adding to this list.

In a nutshell, ABE is a book exchange service designed for the out-of-print, used or antiquarian book buyer or seller.

ABE lists the combined inventory of its member booksellers in a database which anyone in the world can search using the World Wide Web. Searches are by any combination of author, title, publisher and keyword, and are completely free. And if you can't find the book you want? Then click to save your search with us. We'll notify you by email when we find a matching book is found. Also free.


* Interloc or

Interloc is both a subscriber system for professionals and the largest site for o.p. books on the Internet at Searching is easy, and using this database is completely free. Nearly 2000 subscribers from around the world list their books For Sale (3 million) and Wanted (nearly a million Wants). A message to gets an information packet describing the service and its fees.


* Antiquarian Books or

This service for finding antiquarian books and information about the trade. If you are looking for a particular item or bit of information, they suggest starting with the Antiquarian BookWorm and searching its database of sites and catalogues from around the Internet. You may browse the Antiquarian Book Network at this site.


* BookMatch

BookMatch is an inexpensive but effective matching service, providing subscribers with notification of matches between books wanted and books for sale. Information about the service may be obtained by sending email to this address.


* Ton Cremers and Marian Beereboom

Ton and Marian have created a marvelous series of links to various book finding sources all over the Internet.


* Bibliophile catalogs

The Bibliophile Mailing List member subscribers who have web page catalogues are listed here along with their specialties.


* Stiltjack Books

Stiltjack Books has created a page providing access to the inventory of several antiquarian bookpeople in England.


* Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America has created this site where member dealers showcase their inventories. The site as a good search engine which allows you to search across a number of pages.



NAN unites Dutch and other European antiquarian booksellers, and presents their online catalogues on many subjects. There are search forms for book wants and pages with ample information of interest to the antiquarian book world.


* Antiqbook

In addition to NAN, there is a mailing list: Antiqbook, which offers opportunities to both collector and dealer, with special focus on the European market and/or European books.


* Out of Print book search service

Out of Print book search service run by the Times Higher Education Supplement, UK. This lists books wanted by readers of this publication.


* Bibliocity

Rare & Collectible Books &c. from Leading International Antiquarian Booksellers.


* SetMaker:

Odd volumes and broken sets reunited! Free service, to try to link up odd volumes with incomplete sets of multi-volume editions - reference books, collected works, etc. The SetMaker database can now be viewed on-line at: (For now it shows the sets, but not the individual volumes missing or available, nor the owners. That'll come as soon as I figure out a neat way to handle it. E-mail me for information about anything listed, and to list yours. E-mail me the pertinent information, including detailed publication and binding data. I'll add it to the database; whenever I find a match, I'll forward the information, and you can make your own arrangements.


* Booksearch Online

-a service of The Spoon River Press which, for over twenty years, has been providing reference information to antiquarian book dealers, book collectors of every enthusiasm, and librarians.


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