The Online Books Page: Book Listings
Our local index includes more than 2 million works in various formats that meet
. (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 at least for personal, noncommercial use. You can:
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 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 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 in non-European scripts (if they’re not on our extended shelves).
For online books that aren’t free (or some less conventional online books that are), check out the active Ebook digital distribution platforms mentioned on Wikipedia.
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