AbeBooks Introduces Collections, a Curated Marketplace for Niche Items

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Victoria-based AbeBooks today launched a new method of shopping for collectibles that combines the expertise of sellers around the world with the ability to discover hundreds of diverse items in seconds.

Called Collections, it is a new visual section of the AbeBooks online marketplace that contains thousands of themed lists curated by independent sellers in more than 40 countries.

Customers can move from one collection to the next, going deeper into niche subjects.

“Anyone who enjoys hunting through used bookstores, antique shops and art galleries for obscure treasures will relish Collections,” said Arkady Vitrouk, CEO of AbeBooks. “Collections allows sellers to define the topics and offer an innovative discovery experience. We think customers are going to love this new way of browsing.”

Collections are created when sellers upload items to AbeBooks and curate each one into a list.

Customers can browse lists curated by individual sellers or view Master Collections that combine similar Collections into a single curated list that can extend into thousands of items. Related Collections are continually recommended, and AbeBooks’ editors highlight eye-catching lists.

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