Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Websites for book lovers

A few of our favourite book web-sites: - treasures of the British Library in zoomable detail: the Gutenberg Bible, Magna Carta, the first edition of Hamlet. - 20,000 out of copyright books in downloadable plain format text, digitalised by volunteers. - “search inside” - not as pleasurable as browsing in a bookshop of course, but this feature allows you to dip into a book before you buy. - authors read aloud to you online from their works or try for whole texts read by volunteers, a sort of audio gutenberg. for lengthy samples of presenter Simon Mayo’s books of the month.

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Send 200-250 words for publication on the Rendezvous Readers’ Book Blog  marked “book choice”.