Read or Download Books in Google Books

Want to read or download books? I recommend Project Gutenberg which has been around for a while and has about 19,000 free ebooks on its site. It also has audio books, and some motion pictures. Well, Google Books is getting in on the game by allowing people to download full books. To do so click the Full view books radio button, enter your search keywords, and click Search Books to find a book. You can download the books as PDF’s (Download PDF Reader), or view them in your browser. My only complaint is that they store all the scanned books pages as images instead of converting them to text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR), meaning bigger loading times and file sizes. Anyways I was thinking about creating my own Web 2.0 site that allowed uploading books, viewing them in a nice page-by-page format like Google, and allowing downloads in multiple formats. That would be cool. Anyways my scripts are finally getting recognized, but you can’t download them now because my host 64digits seems to be down and I don’t feel like uploading a copy right now. Sorry. They should be back up soon. That’s all folks! I categorized this as link, because there are a lot of links!



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One response to “Read or Download Books in Google Books

  1. For anyone who wishes to browse other digital libraries, we at Bookyards ( ) have compiled a good collection of digital libraries with books available for downloading for free. Just go to Bookyards “Library Collections – E Books” at
    There are approximately 350 digital libraries separated alphabetically and by category, with over 200,000 ebooks

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