Google Book Search Offers Classics for Free
Reading junkies rejoice! Google just announced that starting today, their book search site would now allow people to search and download PDF versions of out-of-copyright books for free. Whether you want to download a copy of Shakespeare’s Hamlet or briefly look at the work of some obscure 18th century author, everything is there, completely free for the taking.
To find out-of-copyright books that you can download, simply select the "Full view" radio button when you search on books.google.com. (Please note that we do not enable downloading of any book currently under copyright. Unless we have the publisher’s permission to show more, we display only small snippets of text –- at most, two or three sentences surrounding your search term -– to help you determine if you’ve found what you’re looking for.)