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.
Launched in 2000, eBooks.com is a popular ebook retailer with a reputation for innovation, integrity, and independence. We sell ebooks direct to millions of consumers around the world, with five local sales portals in the US, Canada, UK, Europe, and Australia.
You can read our ebooks online, or download them to a vast array of devices, using our Ebook Reader apps.
eBooks.com is privately held and run by its founders, life-long booksellers Stephen and Trudy Cole. It is the only independent ebook retailer that sells into every country in the world and the International Space Station.
We have our own publisher licenses, delivery platforms, reader apps and repository of titles. Ebook Reader, our mobile app, is one of the most popular apps in the ebook market, with millions of installs.
eBooks.com hosts over a million unique ebook titles and has millions of members.
In addition to our direct-to-consumer business, we provide services to book publishers. Digital Comps is a system that enables publishers to send secure ebooks to reviewers and instructors, called “complementary copies”. Ebook Engine is a system that enables publishers to sell ebooks direct to consumers from their own website.
World Book, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway and the Scott Fetzer Company, is based out of our Downtown Chicago office. We’re a leading educational publishing and e-learning company that leverages cutting-edge technology to provide authoritative, trustworthy, and understandable content in the school and library and consumer markets worldwide. Our robust product suite includes highly engaging digital databases, eBooks and streaming content, the legendary print encyclopedia, and award-winning nonfiction print books.