AbeBooks is all about every kind of book, old and new. A specialty is rare and out-of-print tomes, and a common savings item are college textbooks -- doing their part to break the system of exploiting poor college students. AbeBooks provides a community of book worms and trade, and therefore also buys books. They allow customers to view the volumes on their website. As usual, customers are not able to smell the books through the computer screen. Electronic devices will never be able to provide that special scent.