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Books have always been, and still are, the major repository of human knowledge and the best source for gaining knowledge to this day. Many books are available directly on line. Here are some resources for books, many free online as well as sources for books to purchase.

What Books To Look For

The Literature, Books, Authors—Lists reference page provides links are to sites listing various reading resources. They are not provided as recommendations but as, "menues," of what is available to feed a hungry mind. You must use your own judgement guided by your own values and tastes to choose what to read. These resources can only tell you what is available.

Books Online

There is an almost inexhaustible supply of books online that can be read online or downloaded and read on your computer.

The Online Books Page is one of the oldest and best resources for all kinds of books.

Project Gutenberg is probably the largest repository of online books.

Questia Questia is best known as a resource for writers and students, but the site also hosts a library featuring more than 5,000 free books that may be read online. Offerings include rare books as well as classics. offers thousands of books that can be read online for free. All of these books are sorted by title. also has links to sites with free reference books, biographies and science books.

Mises Institute—Books Liberty and freedom oriented books, Austrian and capitalist economics, politics, and philosophy. Most are available to download free (pdf, epub) or as printed books.

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog. Provides access to books a literature worldwide. Many downloadable books available.

WorldCat—Identities Provides information of authors and publisher and their works with important links.

HathiTrust Digital Library "HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world."

BooksVooks Popular books free online.

Buy Books

BAM! Books-A-Million BOOKSAMILLION.COM, the company's e-commerce website, was successfully launched in 1998. Like our stores, the site is open, inviting and focused on the product, with perhaps the largest collection of books, including many bard to find, and excellent delivery and service.

AbeBooks.Com/ AbeBooks sells used books, the latest bestsellers, rare books such as first editions and signed copies. AbeBooks ists millions of rare, used, new and out-of-print books and other collectible items from independent booksellers in more than 50 countries worldwide new and used textbooks, and forgotten out-of-print titles from years gone by. Service and delivery are excellent.

Alibris Over 175 million new and used books. Whether your personal passions lean toward new releases by the hottest authors or classics from the old masters, you will find it on Alibris. We have the biggest bestsellers to the hardest-to-find, out-of-print rarities brought to you by thousands of Booksellers around the world. Alibris is where your page-turning prayers will be answered at amazingly low prices.

Amazon Books Books in almost every category, both new and used. Service and delivery are typical Amazon quality.

Half/Price Books Discussing their policy: "... our refusal to censor products. ... 'We don't let others, or ourselves, determine what our customers should read.'"

DiscoverBooks Offers a wide selection of the Internet's lowest-priced books from top genres, including fiction, self-help, children's books, romance, business, history, horror, textbooks, and more. Offers over 100 million used, rare and out-of-print books by working with the finest booksellers in the world.

Zubal Books "We have over 150,000 books, pamphlets and documents listed at at any given time, we also have another 750,000 items that have yet to be catalogued. Some of our favorite subjects include: physics, mathematics, history, art, philosophy, first editions, signed books, chemistry, engineering, occult, science fiction, collectible bindings (Easton Press, Franklin Press, etc.), anthropology, and theology."

ThriftBooks They sell millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices, and personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. Find used books, rare books, textbooks, new and out-of-print books Compare book prices, including shipping, from over 100,000 booksellers worldwide.

Book Depository Over 20 million books and free delivery worldwide (with no minimum spend), from Gloucester, United Kingdom, and Melbourne, Australia, to more than 130 countries across the world.

Livre Rare Book Booksellers specialized in used books, ancient or modern. A unique place to find your books, order them, contact booksellers. More than 4 million books are referenced.

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