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  • Addall - Compare prices from 41 online book dealers.
  • Bookfinder, AbeBooks, Alibris or Chegg - All have new, used, rare and out of print books, including textbooks. Chegg rents textbooks, as well.
  • Open Library E-Books - Thousands of books that can be read on-line, as ePubs for your reading device, or as PDFs. Some are downloadable to Kindles. Many are accessible to the sight-impaired through DAISY.
  • Project Gutenberg - 25,000 free online books.


  • Blue Letter Bible - Search or compare 18 versions of the Bible.
  • California Fiction - An index to fiction taking place in California. Search by author, title, locale, decade in which story takes place, or major characters. Maintained by the Los Angeles Public Library.
  • Poetry Tool - Find poems by category, occasion, title, author or first line.
  • Short Story Index - Find a short story in a collection, then check to see if your library owns it. Maintained by the Los Angeles Public Library.
  • What's Next - Find the order of adult and children's series. Search by author, title, or character name. Maintained by Kent District Library.
  • Shakespeare Online - Full text of all the plays and poems, searchable.