If you search for a book on AbeBooks and it isn′t currently available, creating a Want is an easy way for us to keep searching – automatically. Just provide your search terms, i.e. title, author, etc., save your Want, and we’ll keep searching for you.
Once you have saved your Want, we’ll send you an email as soon as a matching copy is listed for sale on AbeBooks, including a link to the listing.
Matches made within the last 14 days will be displayed. To view older matches, click [Show all matches for this Want].
Matches can be deleted by clicking [Delete This Match] at the bottom of the match listing.
To order a matching book, click [Add to Basket] but if someone else has already purchased the book, it will appear as BOOK SOLD when added to your Shopping Basket.
To edit a Want′s search terms, click [Update this Want].
To set email preferences:
When adding a new Want or editing an existing one, you will see an option in the lower right-hand corner with the text “Receive email notifications when items matching this Want become available.”
By removing the checkmark and clicking [Update Want], you will no longer be emailed matches for this Want. Instead, you can review your Want Matches by clicking My Recently Matched Wants in the Member Menu.