Title

An Analysis of Used-Book Availability on the Internet

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Keywords

Acquisitions, Booksellers, Internet, Used books

Organizational Units

University Libraries

Abstract

The development of the Internet as a marketplace for used books has been discussed in the library literature primarily as it affects out-of-print titles. An examination of availability and pricing of over 1000 current titles on three used-book Web sites shows that Web booksellers may be viable options for libraries seeking to stretch budgets by purchasing used copies of in-print titles.

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