This page contains links to sites detailing all aspects of books, book history, book collecting, out of print search services, used and out of print online booksellers, literary sites, and the literature of western civilization.
Books and Literature Booksellers on the Internet
Books and Literature
1000 Good Books List
Part of the Classical Christian Education Support Loop site, this page contains the listing of the books that 25 classically homeschooling mothers have come up with over the course of a years time. It is sorted by reading level from beginning readers through senior high.
16th Century English Literature
A subpage of the Luminarium website. Besides the resources available to research individual 16th century English authors and their works, look into background information on the Renaissance, and browse Medieval and 17th century English authors as well.
A Simple Book Repair Manual
A very helpful page by the Preservation Services of the Dartmouth College Library.
Bartletts Familiar Quotations
A Project Bartleby site, the complete text of the 9th edition of passages, phrases and proverbs traced to their source in a searchable database.
A Mining Company site, thorough and comprehensive.
Book Sales in America
Listing of library and other used book sales taking place in America, by region.
Books & Book Collecting
Not a terribly attractive site, but extensive and comprehensive in its resources and links for every aspect of book collecting. A must visit.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Index of the text of many of the Great Books of the Christian Tradition to be found on the internet.
C. S. Lewis: Into the Wardrobe
C. S. Lewis is my favorite author of the 20th century. This site provides key information, original scholarship, and other links to hypertextual resources about C. S. Lewis.
Electronic Texts & Publishing
A Library of Congress site: a comprehensive index of the text of all books, speeches, and historical documents available on the internet, and other related links.
Essentials in Book Collecting
This essay on book collecting is intended for potential book collectors and neophytes to this field of collecting. Our intention is to acquaint you with this interesting hobby, to explain the terminology or jargon, and to dispel a few myths or misconceptions.
Great Books of Western Civilization
This index to great books available online to print or read from the internet, in English translation, includes all the major authors, as well as a beginning reading list for adults just beginning on this journey who wish to educate themselves, and the Great Books Cafe, where one can discuss the books with others. Another excellent page is Great Books of Western Civilization modeled after the Mercer University program.
Great Books Timeline
This very helpful page takes a look at the historical periods from which the Great Books came, with links to pages that focus specifically on the various periods of history which produced the Great Books.
History of the Book
Reviewed and rated websites from Britannica.com, the Enclyclopedia Britannica online.
A wonderful resource for readers, booksellers, and book buyers who are new to the internet. This site, rather than being exhaustive in itself, points to the other not-to-be-missed exhaustive sites on the internet.
On-line Books Page
The On-Line Books Page is a directory of books that can be freely read or printed right from the Internet. They currently have over 10,000 books indexed. It includes: An index of thousands of on-line books on the Internet; pointers to significant directories and archives of on-line texts; special exhibits; ...and more!
Fine Literature Digitally Remastered. Online e-text versions of most of the great books of Western Civilization and many classic literature selections.
Booksellers on the Internet
AddAll Book Search
AddAll is a book shopping and price comparison engine that searches for in-print books and compares their price and availability from over 40 different online booksellers. Their Used Books section does the same for used and out of print books, and searches databases such as ABE and BookFinder.com; we still have to search eBay Books ourselves!
Advanced Book Exchange
This internet service of online booksellers and buyers for out-of-print, used, rare and antiquarian books allows you to search by author, title, publisher and keyword. You may also keep a list of books you're looking for, and they will e-mail you when one becomes available.
Alibris Out-of-Print & Rare Books
Alibris is one of the oldest and best-known vendor networks for used books.
Every book in print is available from Amazon.com.
Bent Cover Book Search
Free to the buyer book searches of an inventory of more than 1/2 million used books, as well as nationwide searches.
Searching rare & collectible books from leading international antiquarian booksellers. You may keep a want list at this site.
An internet book search service listing over seven million out-of-print books from over 3000 booksellers.
A book shopping search engine that scans bookseller databases to find new, used, rare, and out of print books. BookFinder will search the ABE, Alibris, Amazon.com, Bibliocity, Powells Books, and more, with one search. This is always my first stop when looking for an out-of-print book.
An extensive listing of antiquarian booksellers on the web, if one of the other sites comes up empty on a must-have out-of-print book search.
Ebay Auctions: Books
The largest auction site on the internet, with, consequently, the largest selection of used and out of print books.
A classy used, rare, and out of print internet bookstore with over 100,000 books in stock, all in nice condition. They specialize in history, literature, classics, and other worthwhile reads, for the most part, at excellent prices.
Leolas Good Books
Specializing in childrens literature and quality living books for homeschoolers at very reasonable prices.
Used, new, and out-of-print books. Includes a notification service for customers looking for a particular book.
Scrinium Classical Antiquity
Scrinium is a closed bookshop, selling antiquarian and second-hand books by mail, specializing in books on the classical world and tradition: texts and translations, secondary literature, art and archeology, history and philosophy, religion and mythology, and influence on art and literature of Western Europe. Located in the Netherlands, this really wonderful online bookshop is used to United States customers.
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