Abebooks is an association of thousands of independent booksellers. Often
these are people who run bookshops on the high-street; and they are selling
new and second-hand books through the Abebooks web-site.
If you are looking for a particular book, enter details in the search
box, and run the search. Then find the books you are interested in on the
results pages, and read their descriptions. If you are happy with the price,
click the button to buy the book from the seller. When you buy the book from
a seller on Abebooks, the Abebooks site sorts out all the payment details;
and the seller posts the book out to you.
We have used the Abebooks site to find loads of books - many of which
could not be found anywhere else. So far as we were concerned, it meant we
were able to search through the stocks of thousands of book-sellers, without
the hassle of having to go up and down the country looking at every bookshop
on every street.