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About Bublos:

The Bublos headquarters is located just outside of Boston in Massachusetts, U.S.A., and it's here that we mix the technical ingredients and feverishly attend the cogs and wheels that maintain the Bublos website - a favorite destination for book-shoppers seeking hard-to-find books and cheaper book prices. From students trying to find a good deal on textbooks, to professionals seeking unusual titles, to univeristy professors, and everyone in between who equates "full price" with "fool price", we have saved online shoppers tens of thousands of dollars over the years. Thanks to our loyal visitors - and a healthy entrepreneurial spirit - while many other Internet companies have come and gone, Bublos has continued to go from strength to strength, and is now more popular than ever before.

Established on a shoestring budget - but easily compensated for by lots of enthusiasm - Bublos was born in 1999, and has since proven to be one of the most popular web-sites on the Internet for making book price comparisons.

A privately owned company, Bublos has continued to enjoy a great reputation for the services that it offers, and looks forward to continuing to provide the best possible service to our visitors while, at the same time, looking to provide visitors with innovative new tools and ideas.

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A view of the beautiful Boston Harbor area
Bublos originally provided just a simple book-price comparison tool, for comparing the prices of new books from several well-known bookstores, and it was the popularity of this tool which made Bublos become so well-known. However, as we continued to grow, more and more features became available, including the "My Books" section (previously known as "Memo Pad"), where visitors can save their book selections for future visits, the magazine section, and also a growing archive of newspaper book reviews, amongst other interesting tools and information. However, we've no intention of stopping there, and exciting new developments are always on the go at any given time.

Bublos - The Name:
Closely related to the word "biblio", which derives from the Greek words "biblion" (meaning "small book") and "biblos", the word "Bublos" is actually a Phoenician city from which papyrus was once imported - transliterated from the Greek "biblos", but now better known as Byblos. In turn, it is also interesting to note that these words form the origin of the modern-day word, "bible."

Papyrus, as most will already know, was essentially the equivalent of paper for many ancient Mediterranean civilisations - from which some of the first books would certainly have been formed. This inspiring heritage convinced us of Bublos as being a perfect choice of names, and so it was that Bublos.com was conceived - we feel sure the ancient Greeks would have approved.

Picture of Byblos - Lebanon
Picture of Byblos, courtesy of the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism
   Bublos (or Byblos) sits along the Mediterranean coast and, according to Phoenician tradition, was founded by the god El. Inhabited since Neolithic times, Byblos is considered to be one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world.

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Linking to Bublos:
We encourage you to tell your friends and family about Bublos.com, or if you have a Web-site then you may like to place a link on your site to Bublos. Whoever you tell, we're certain they will appreciate being able to save money the next time they buy books online; and, equally, we will appreciate you telling them.

You can find several different ways to link to Bublos on our "Create Links" page, including HTML code for linking to individual book titles, a Bublos search box and even more.

Questions:
Answers to some frequently asked questions can be found on the Help Page, but feel free to write us with your comments or questions, and we'll endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

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