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Used, Rare, Out-of-Print Book Marketplace First to Offer Gift Certificates


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For Immediate Release

ASHEVILLE, NC - December 6th, 2005 - Biblio.com, a used, rare, and out-of-print books selling web site announced today the introduction of "BiblioBucks" Gift Certificates through their online marketplace. Biblio.com is the first site of its kind to allow this type of purchase through the thousands of independent sellers that list more than 30 million books for sale there.

"Our team has been working toward a gift certificate system for well over a year now," says Kevin Donaldson, Director of Sales and Marketing for Biblio.com. "It would be very simple to provide gift certificates to customers if we controlled the inventory and pricing, but our booksellers do that on their end, so gift certificates, purchase orders and other incentives were impossible until now. We are quite proud of our staff for their diligence in creating this innovative product."

Biblio.com's "BiblioBucks" Gift Certificates are unique in that the recipient will receive an email notifying them that someone has purchased a gift for them, and to claim it they must go to Biblio.com. The recipient then accepts the gift, and Biblio then creates a credit to the customers account immediately so that they can use this amount to purchasing books on the site.

Biblio is expecting sales from BiblioBucks Gift Certificates to increase holiday sales exponentially. "Book lovers and collectors can be very hard to buy gifts for. We are hoping that our customers will purchase gift certificates instead of guessing at the best title for a friend or member of the family," concludes Donaldson. "We have a number of loyal customers eager to spread the word about our wonderful selling community."

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Biblio.com Inc. is now one of the leading sources for used, rare, out-of-print, and hard-to-find books in the world. With the launch of their online services in February 2003, Biblio.com entered a market dominated by several major companies, as well as more than a dozen smaller competitors. With substantial growth in the last two years, Biblio.com has gone from a fledgling company to becoming the third largest site of its kind in the world. Biblio.com now offers more than 30 million titles from more than 4300 independent booksellers in 31 countries.

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