Welcome to the AbeBooks Forums! This page answers the most important questions about how to use the Forums including how to create an account, edit your profile and start a discussion.
While the AbeBooks Community and BookSleuth Forums are visible to the public, you must sign in with an AbeBooks account to post in these Forums. To access the AbeBooks Bookseller Forum, you need to have an AbeBooks Seller account.
If you don’t already have one, create an AbeBooks Buyer account.
Signing into your AbeBooks account will sign you into the Forums. After you’ve signed in to your AbeBooks account, go to the AbeBooks Forums.
The three AbeBooks Forums are:
The Bookseller Forum is only available to registered AbeBooks sellers. To become a seller on AbeBooks, please read our Sell Books, Art & Collectibles Online page.
After you create an AbeBooks account or when you sign in to the Forums for the first time, we recommend that you Edit your profile by following these steps:
Your Nickname is the name visible to other Forum users and using one protects your privacy. If you’re a bookseller, your full name and bookstore name is different from your Nickname and will not be shared with the Forums community (unless you choose otherwise).
Your Nickname should be less than 33 characters, contain only letters, numbers or the underscore (“_”). It cannot start with the letter sequence “ABE” or contain “AbeBooks”. Once your Forums account is created, your time zone is displayed based on where you’re located.
While you can edit your personal information in the Edit your profile section, you can update your notifications from the Email Notifications section by following these steps:
Each Forum consists of Featured Topics. You can start a new Discussion under any of the Featured Topics within a Forum. When you reply to a discussion, your post becomes part of that discussion thread.
The Search bar in the right-hand sidebar allows you to search for topics of interest across all the Forums.
Follow these steps to start a discussion in the AbeBooks Forums.
Follow these steps to reply to a discussion in the AbeBooks Forums.
To view and sort all your posts, follow these steps:
If you would like to request new features, or have feedback about the Forums, please contact us.
Help us maintain a respectful environment by adhering to the Forum Policies.