When I saw this headline, “Amazon To Acquire AbeBooks, And With It, A Stake In LibraryThing” via TechCrunch, I was sad, for some reason [Remind me to talk about capitalization in headlines some time. I’ve reproduced the style of this one here exactly as it was written on TechCrunch, but capitalizing Every Single Little Word? Ugh.].
I’m a newcomer to AbeBooks, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve known of it. I’ve found several books I hadn’t been able to find (reasonably priced, anyway) elsewhere.
I’ve drooled over LibraryThing, but I’ve never added the contents of my bookshelves to the site. I’m not sure what’s held me back, though, other than time.
Apparently AbeBooks (according to a letter sent out to its sellers) will continue to operate as a standalone site.