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The Internet Archive Bookreader

October 25, 2010

The Internet Archive is  the largest colelctions of electronic texts ever assembled, and may be the largest collection of texts ever assembled. This archive includes the web, books from Google Books and other scanning projects.

If you are looking for a rare, historical, old or unusual source the Internet Archive is a good place to look.

Recently the Internet Archive and the Open Library have collaborated to bring out a simple, useful interface for reading ebooks online. The Open Library Bookreader is a simple interface for reading ebooks and seeing the pages as they were printed.

To read a book using the BookReader, you can simply find a book on the Internet Archive or through the Open Library. Click on the Read Online option and the book will open in the BookReader














This interface looks good on your computer monitor, but it looks amazing on tablets like Apple’s iPad.

The OpenLibrary Bookreader is open source software. It can be downloaded and used to read books from the Internet Archive as well as other texts.

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