Borders UK have linked up in a partnership with Alibris Books to sell second-hand books through its online store. The new service is targeted at ‘cash-strapped’ customers and will provide access to hard-to-get, out-of-print and out-of-stock books. Borders UK are planning to offer up to nine million titles in an effort to provide their customers with the greatest range of books possible. The titles will include academic and school books and greatly strengthens their place on the online market against Amazon UK. Blackwell Books in the UK previously linked up with Alibris in a similar second-hand book service.
The service was actually introduced in early August but should now be fully up and running to accommodate the new academic year.