9: An Annotated List of Reference Websites
Books and Booksellers
Advanced Book Exchange
Information about used and rare books, and free utilities for
small bookdealers. Includes a used/rare book database with author/title/subject/keyword
searching and subject
browsing. There is also a directory of participating
booksellers and a glossary
of terms related to the book trade. ABE's cooperative
forum offers help to those trying to identify books they
have read but whose titles and authors they have forgotten.
The service is free, but users must register with ABE in order to participate
in the forum. The Book
are freely available without registration; they can be browsed by date, but not
searched by subject.
Used and rare book information, including an advanced
search facility (for Boolean searching, date or price limits,
ISBN searching, etc.) and list
of abbreviations and book terminology.
Meta-search engine for finding commercially available imprints
(new and used) online.
Loganberry Books: Stump
From an Ohio used/rare book dealer, a service offering help to those trying
to identify books they have read but whose titles and authors they have forgotten.
Users must pay a fee to submit a request to this service. However, the lists
of ongoing and solved enquiries may be browsed without cost.