More and more, the World is going digital. This is especially true with the most 'analog' of technologies – the Book, invented over??500 years ago.??
The Google Books Library Project
has been stealing the headlines lately, with a modest approach. "Our ultimate goal is to work with publishers and libraries to create a comprehensive, searchable, virtual card catalog of all books in all languages that helps users discover new books and publishers discover new readers." Most modern books in the project are just searchable snippets, but many books (mostly those that are out of copyright) have the full text available for searching and reading.
There are many other projects going on that are working hard to make 'eBooks' available for all. Amazon
has a Kindle book reader
for sale that will store 3,500 books on a very small and portable device, but Amazon is taking eBooks beyond their own device, and making it easy to search through the vast electronic libraries and other eBook projects.??
The Free eBook Collections page not only links you to the Kindle Store
to buy eBooks, but also to other free eBook projects and collections, such as: