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Google :Download the classics August 31, 2006

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Official Google Blog: Download the classics
Starting today, you can go to Google Book Search and download full copies of out-of-copyright books to read at your own pace. You’re free to choose from a diverse collection of public domain titles — from well-known classics to obscure gems.

Before the rise of the public library -– a story chronicled in this 1897 edition of The Free Library – access to large collections of books was the privilege of a wealthy minority. Now, with the help of our wonderful library partners, we’re able to offer you the ability to download and read PDF versions of out-of-copyright books from some of the world’s greatest collections.

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1. Andrew Charnley - February 13, 2009

The only FREE service in the world was SKYPE unitil now you have just added the other half to make a whole lot of value!

I recently lost my personal library of nearly 1000 books I had collected on general areas of interest and a few classics. I cannot replace them as I emigrated to Tobago and have to start slowly rebuilding after investments and pensions decreased to the size of childrens pocket money. Also access to the many discounted books I had purchased is not available in Trinidad & Tobago.

Wonderful news!


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