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The IOBA Standard is the journal of the Independent Online Booksellers Association and covers the book world, with a special focus on the online used, out-of-print, and collectible bookselling markets.


Books & Collectibles Updated Services

By: Ann Brebner & Paul Anderson 

Books & Collectibles offers all the normal book listing services available on the internet: searching via Bookfinder, Addall and BuyUsed; seamless search facilities via your web site; secure ordering; free database for listing; and promotions.

Books & Collectibles also offers to its dealers the ability to on-sell all the 3 million books listed on our site.

It works like this:

On your home page, Books & Collectibles will supply links to your stock with search and secure order facilities.

If a customer or one of your staff searches your home page for a title and it can’t be supplied from your stock then the search continues on and searches all of the 3 million books listed on Books & Collectibles and, if found, the title is displayed with your margin added onto the price.

Your customer can then order this book and you will get an email order for it. Here you can elect to order it yourself directly from the dealer who stocks the book, requesting the usual dealer discount and drop shipping etc. or, if you have a large number of these orders, you can process the order through Books & Collectibles where we can bill you once each month for all your orders (saving you the problem of tracking many cc transactions to many dealers).

We have collectibles now listed on our site. We are still working out the best ways to display the listings, but we are accepting new dealers. We are giving dealers who list their books with us under yearly listing free collectibles listings while we build up our collectibles customer base.

Any questions, please email to:



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