AbeBooks Europe GmbH, the German subsidiary of the Amazon-owned Abebooks, has reached an agreement with Mediantis AG to acquire the assets of the ZVAB.com business, the online marketplace of German rare antiquarian books with over 3,000 professional antiquarians in 27 countries that offers customers an inventory of over 35 million used, antiquarian and out-of-print books in many languages.

“With its great selection of rare and antiquarian books, ZVAB.com is an excellent complement to AbeBooks’ German used and antiquarian books offering,” said Hannes Blum, CEO of AbeBooks. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011.