Online Bookstore Targets Librarians

A new company focused on meeting the needs of librarians at the nation\'s colleges and universities for used, rare, out-of-print and antiquarian books, is opening up for business at 21northmain.com. The site includes the inventories of more than 2,500 used-book dealers nationwide, for a total online inventory of more than 10 million titles.

Check out 21northmain.com.\"After working closely with librarians at leading institutions to develop the tools, we\'re confident that we are in the best position to be the premier source of used-books for college and university librarians,\" said Chairman and Founder, Ken Dzugan, of 21 North Main. \"As the only online used-book marketplace focused exclusively on the institutional market, we have library science knowledge, superb customer service and an unmatched book inventory drawn from the world’s largest network of independent dealers.\"

According to Karen Schmidt, Ph.D., associate university librarian for collections at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, \"The 21 North Main\'s system brings together book stores and librarians in a way that hasn\'t happened in the past. It’s like a used-book marketplace, getting everybody\'s wares out there in a much more visible and efficient way. We can get our \'want list\' out there and continue to develop relationships with book dealers who have specializations.\"

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