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BOOK LISTINGS

Our local index includes more than a million works in various formats that meet these criteria. (Over 50,000 are in our "curated collection", representing entries we've personally edited. The rest are in our "extended shelves", entries that are provided by other organizations and imported in bulk.) All of the books we list should be free for personal, noncommercial use. You can: See also Books in progress or requested.

In the listings, you can start reading a book by clicking on or selecting its title (or on the phrase that describes where it is, if you're looking at a detailed book description, or at a listing that has multiple links).

You can also select the Info icon at the start of a book listing to find out more about a particular book, find other books with the same author, title, or subject, or find out how to make a stable link to the detailed book description. (A book on the extended shelves has a [X-Info] icon instead. You can select that icon to see more information about the book, and request a stable link in the curated collection.)

See our archives and indexes listings for specialized sites that list texts that don't (or don't yet) appear individually in our indexes. That's also the place to go to find books in languages other than English (if they're not on our extended shelves).

For online books that aren't free, try this index of electronic publishers from the Open Directory.


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