By the book (09 Sep 2004)
While the difference does not sound like much, it is obvious when scrolling through the listings that Abebooks and Amazon have more UK-based booksellers than Alibris. The problem with Amazon, in this case, was that it had separate listings for the four different editions of Dyer's work. Alibris and Abebooks, on the other hand, collate all editions - a far less taxing proposition.
When looking for something more exotic, it becomes apparent that Abebooks' listings are superior to rivals. There has been only one recent English translation of the neglected Austrian novelist Thomas Bernhard's book of short stories, The Voice Imitator. While Alibris and Amazon listed eight copies each, Abebooks nearly doubled that with 14.
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