News | March 21, 2024

New Book Search Engine Launched

Adobe is a new search engine that aims to help people shop from independent booksellers.

Search results should show the cheapest copies available online from booksellers, bookstores and marketplaces. It does not display listings from Amazon or any of its subsidiaries.

The website suggests book titles as the user types, which helps if you are unsure of the title. If the user enters only an author, a list of titles by that writer appears. Users can also search by ISBN to find an exact edition.

BookBuzz searches for availability on a variety of sites including Alibris, Biblio, BooksRun, eBay, and the ChrisLands network of used booksellers. These businesses provide access to millions of books.

“Many avid readers want to shop in a way that empowers the independent bookselling community,” said founder Terry Nathan. "We’ve responded by building a simple website that finds the book you want at the best price in seconds. I founded to make the tool I wanted for book buying, modern and user-friendly.

Search results display new and used copies. Prices include shipping. Results reflect the user’s location in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand.

Located in Victoria, B.C., BookBuzz earns a commission if someone clicks through to a partner site and buys a book.