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.)
Last week’s reading, and assorted other things
Books About Babies, Continued
Assorted Notes on a Sunday Afternoon
Heaven to Betsy
Tidying the digital shelves + a bunch of mini-reviews