The World eBook Fair
Oh my goodness.
In celebration of Project Gutenberg’s 35th anniversary, the World eBook Library Consortia is offering free downloads of its entire collection from July 4th through August 4th. I have barely scratched the surface but there’s some fine stuff there, including tons of scans of children’s books—with color illustrations! This is really very exciting. Ambleside Online users will be happy to know that Ruskin’s King of the Golden River is there, in a full color pdf.
Other offerings: the Classic Literature Collection, the Education Resource Collection (whatever that is), the eMovies Collection, and about a million more books. Literally. A million. More than a million. Books. To download. For free.
Oh, I’m all trembly just browsing. Bye-bye hard drive.
(Major HT to Jinkies.)
Oh my gosh! The books are beautiful. How perfect this would be for cruisers! (lack of space + intrusion of water = unfriendly environment for books)
On July 7, 2006 at 5:13 am
man, I just bought King of the Golden River for like 4.99 and received this thin paperback. I was so mad. I wish I had known it was there. I am going to get the PDF anyway so I can have the color pics. Year 1 here we come!!!
On July 10, 2006 at 8:26 pm
Jen L. says:
Thanks for this info! I just visited (again) today and the date has been extended to August 11th!
On August 4, 2006 at 7:47 am