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Amazon.com snatches up U.K. bookseller

LUXEMBOURG — Amazon.com continues to strengthen its global operations with its agreement to acquire The Book Depository International. The Book Depository is a U.K.-based online bookseller offering over six million books for delivery worldwide.

“Customers in more than 100 countries enjoy The Book Depository’s vast selection, convenient delivery and free shipping,” said Greg Greeley, Amazon’s VP European retail. “The Book Depository is very focused on serving its customers around the world, and we look forward to welcoming them to the Amazon family.”

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