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Online Bookstore Launched for Canadians

CYBERplex Inc. launched an online bookstore called ChaptersGLOBE.com, in conjunction with Canada's largest bookseller, Chapters Inc., and the Toronto Globe and Mail.

The store has a focus on Canadian authors.

"ChaptersGLOBE.com represents what the shopping experience should be on the Internet and it sets a new precedent for Canadian online retailing," said Dean Hopkins, president and CEO of CYBERplex, a Canadian Internet professional services firm.

"They did it right, with the right resources, the right organizational structure, and the right level of commitment," said Hopkins. "This is unique in our current Internet marketplace."

"As a Canadian company committed to the love of reading, our goal is to be as accessible as possible to all communities across Canada," said Larry Stevenson, president and CEO of Chapters Inc. "Going online allows us to give more Canadians access to books, and particularly books by Canadians, that often can't be found on other sites or in remote communities."

ChapterGLOBE.com utilizes database technology that enables books to be searched by title, author, or subject and offers links to related-information.

Chapters operates 326 bookstores under the names Chapters, Coles, SmithBooks/LibrairieSmith, ClassicBookstores, The Book Company, and the World's Biggest Bookstore.