Posted on April 27, 1999 has announced it has agreed to acquire, an online marketplace for hard-to-find, antiquarian, and used books at and hard-to-find recordings and music memorabilia at

"This is a win for customers because it further increases our selection of rare and obscure items," said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of, "and it's a win for the thousands of independent dealers on and who will now be able to reach our 8 million experienced online shoppers."'s database contains more than 9 million hard-to-find book listings. allows thousands of dealers of rare books to upload their inventories and manage their businesses online quickly and easily. The site offers several community-oriented features; members actively participate in nine forums on topics such as first editions and rare books. The site automatically matches want ads with newly available books and notifies potential buyers that sought-after books have been found. is an online marketplace and community for collectors of hard-to-find music and memorabilia, with more than 3 million items for sale by retailers, dealers, and private collectors around the world. also offers its members community features, including discussion forums and free home pages, fully commerce-enabled online storefronts, a want-ad posting and matching service and articles by knowledgeable members and experts.