April 19, 2010

IOBA and Marelibri.com

Booklovers and collectors across Europe and throughout the world will have a greater choice of high quality used and antiquarian books than ever before after a historic link-up between the world’s only dedicated online booksellers’ association and the European-based Marelibri.com association.

The Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) has joined forces with Marelibri.com to promote the importance of high quality, professional independent online bookselling.

Most importantly, the link-up means that all the books listed by IOBA members on IOBAbooks.com will now be available through the Marelibri.com portal. This will be facilitated by IOBAbooks.com’s website host, Biblio.com.

The IOBA, founded in 1999, is the only booksellers’ trade association focused solely on independent online sellers of modern, used and antiquarian books. The organisation, which now has over 250 professional bookseller members from North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, is dedicated to promoting the highest ethical standards of online bookselling among its members.

Marelibri.com was born in 2007 and has quickly become one of the largest European sites for used, antiquarian and modern books with more than 80 million books available from thousands of international independent booksellers.

IOBAbooks.com Committee Chairman Phil Keener said: “This link-up between the IOBA and Marelibri.com gives bookbuyers and collectors, particularly those in Europe, access to a greater choice of high quality used and antiquarian books than ever before.

“Both organisations are totally dedicated to ensuring that the online bookbuying experience is as safe and fulfilling as possible for customers throughout Europe and the rest of the world by promoting trust between customers and booksellers by providing a safe online environment for the sale and purchase of books.”

Marelibri.com President Dr. Sergio Malavasi said: “We are proud to announce that another web site, IOBAbooks.com, has joined the Marelibri platform. IOBA is an independent association that, like our other partners, only offers books from professional booksellers. It is now possible to browse through more than 80 million books from 10 web sites on Marelibri.”

Further information about IOBA, IOBAbooks.com or Marelibri.com can be found at www.ioba.org, www.iobabooks.com or www.marelibri.com.