books online en-US Another one for the readers <p><img src="" alt="Many books" title="Piles and piles o&#39;books" width="340" height="180" /> </p> <p>So, you&#39;ve read my <a href="/for-all-you-readers-out-there" title="DailyLit">other</a> <a href="/another-one-for-the-readers" title="Forums!">posts</a> on reading (and <a href="/and-one-for-the-readers-librivox" title="LibroVox">Tannaz&#39;s</a> ) and you&#39;ve self-identified as a Reader. You want to read. But books are expensive. And big. And bulky. But you still want to read. In fact, you&#39;re dying to find just a few more words to pass your eyes over, more ideas to process, more characters to get to know.</p> <p>Once again, the Internet can be your rescue, your solace, your fulfillment. Or, well, maybe not. But it can provide you with enough reading material to keep your eyes and your mind satisfied for many, many years. And the best part? All of the sites below offer at least some of their library for free. </p> <p><strong>Books Online</strong></p> <p>The sites in this category offer at least some books that anyone can read, without special knowledge, software, or hardware. Most of the books are classics, so pick your favorite dead author and dive in! </p> <p><a href="" title="Online Books">The Online Books Page</a></p> <p><a href="" title="Bartleby">Bartleby</a>-Named after one of Melville&#39;s saddest characters (though I&#39;m not sure why), Bartleby specializes in classic texts.<br /><a href="" title="Bibliomania"></a></p> <p><a href="" title="Bibliomania">Bibliomania</a>-Great not only for books, but for study guides and research resources as well. You know, in case you&#39;re not reading just for fun. </p> <p><a href="" title="IPL">Internet Public Library</a>-They not only offer books, but articles and other resources as well. </p> <p><a href="" title="PDF Books">Project Gutenberg</a>-The grandaddy of them all, Gutenberg still has a selection that can&#39;t be beat. </p> <p><a href="" title="Page by Page">Page by Page</a></p> <p><a href="" title="ReadPrint">ReadPrint</a> </p> <p><strong>Specialty Books</strong></p> <p>These sites offer free books in some special areas. </p> <p><a href="" title="LEL">The Library of Economics and Liberty </a></p> <p><a href="" title="Explorion">Explorion</a>-Travel </p> <p><a href="" title="Apress">Apress</a>-Techncal and coding books </p> <p><a href="" title="Children&#39;s Books">Children&#39;s Books</a> </p> <p><strong>Proprietary or otherwise &quot;special&quot; books</strong></p> <p>These sites offer books that require some special hardware and/or software (like a Palm, or a PDF reader) </p> <p><a href="" title=""></a> </p> <p><a href="" title="Virginia">Free eBook Library </a></p> <p><a href="" title="Manybooks">Manybooks</a></p> <p><a href="" title="ePalm">ePalm</a></p> <p><a href="" title="Pocket PC Books">Pocket PC Books </a></p> <p><a href="" title="Free eBooks">Free eBooks</a> </p> <p><a href="" title="MemoWare">MemoWare</a> </p> <p><a href="" title="PDF Books">PDF Books</a> </p> <p><a href="" title="Georgia">University of Georgia</a>-Requiers DjVu plugin, in Firefox. I&#39;m not sure how it works in another browser. </p> <p><strong>Software for book reading</strong></p> <p>This site will (soon!) offer software that makes the above proprietary methods obsolete. Here&#39;s hoping... </p> <p><a href="" title="Open Reader">Open Reader</a>-The program isn&#39;t out yet, but it promises to banish proprietary formatting on ebooks. </p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="">Sarah Winfrey</a> of <a href="">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="">credit card comparison</a> website. 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