ThriftBooks, headquartered in Tukwila, Washington, is a large web-based used bookseller. Thrift Books sells new and used books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, video games, and audio cassettes. ThriftBooks’ business model “is based on achieving economies of scale through automation”.
Selling nearly 12 million books a year, ThriftBooks is one of the largest sellers of used books in the U.S. Headquartered near Seattle, Washington, it has ten warehouses across the United States.
ThriftBooks was founded in the summer of 2003 by Daryl Butcher and Jason Meyer. The two created software that allowed them to organize and list thousands of book titles per day. ThriftBooks also operates a number of subsidiaries including the Atlanta Book Company, Blue Cloud Books, Books Squared, Free State Books, Gray Sky Books, Green Duck Books, Green Earth Books, Green Grass Books, Motor City Books, Peach Land Books, Purple Mountain Books, Red Crab Books, Red Sand Books Second City books, Sierra Nevada Books, Silver Arch Books, White Stag Books, Yankee Clipper Books, and Yellow Rose Books.