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SEATTLE, WA (March 24, 1997)--, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission with respect to an initial public offering of 2,500,000 shares of common stock. The company has granted to the Underwriters an option to purchase up to 375,000 additional shares from the Company for the purpose of covering any over-allotments, if any. Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Inc. is acting as lead manager and Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated and Hambrecht & Quist L.L.C. are acting as co-managers for the proposed underwriting group. is an online retailer of books, offering more than 2.5 million titles through a consistent search and retrieval interface.

The preliminary prospectus for the offering is now available, and you may obtain copies from:

Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Inc.
31 West 52nd Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10019
(800) 486-9119

Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated
1 South Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 727-1700

Hambrecht & Quist L.L.C.
One Bush Street
San Francisco, California 94104
(415) 576-3300
230 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10169

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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