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Barnesandnoble.com Expands Offerings

Online book retailer barnesandnoble.com Tuesday expanded its product line to include rare and out-of-print titles.

The retail site has entered into agreements with Advanced Book Exchange (ABE), Northern Light Technology LLC and Blue Mountain Arts to provide expand its selection to include more than 2 million used and old titles and comprehensive information on a variety of subjects, with more than 5 million newspaper and magazine articles.

New features include a holiday gift center, customer reviews, personal recommendations, a new kids area, and a bricks and store locator.

"Our new site takes online bookselling to a new level," said Steve Riggio, CEO of barnesandnoble.com. "Today, we've created an online resource center that allows us to deliver to customers not only in-print titles, but also a vast in-stock inventory of out-of-print and rare books as well as articles that match their interests. We've also introduced a holiday gift store featuring an online personal adviser and an unparalleled kids section, all supported by a bold new design."

barnesandnoble.com is a recent spin-off of Barnes & Noble. The unit recently filed for a $100 million initial public offering.