General and Miscellaneous
The following web sites provide lots of information about books, fiction, and the great art of reading:
Book Browser: The Guide for Avid Readers - a site dedicated to reading that offers fiction reading lists, book reviews, forthcoming titles, author information, and more.
Booknotes - a companion web site to C-SPAN's Sunday author interview series, "Booknotes."
BookSpot - BookSpot bills itself as the "book information portal of the web." The site brings book-related sites together so that you can search in one place for online texts, book reviews, reading lists and more.
Library of Congress - Our national library, the Library Of Congress makes its resources available to Congress and the American people. LOC's Center for the Book was established in 1977 to use the resources and prestige of the Library of Congress to promote books, reading, libraries and literacy.
Google Books - Google's resource for readers.
New York Times Books - provides links to the online version of the Sunday Book Review, daily news and reviews, bestseller lists, featured authors, forums/reading groups, and more. (registration required)
Project Gutenberg - The first producer of free, electronic books (ebooks).
Providence Journal Books - the online version of the book section of the Providence Journal. (Free registration is required)
Rhode Island Center for the Book - An affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book, the RI Center for the Book is the cooperative effort of many Rhode Island readers, writers, publishers, librarians, educators and book artists.
USA Today Books - contains links to the top 150 list, a book review index, and a book excerpt index.
Washington Post Books and Reading - the online version of the Books section of the Washington Post.
Wired for Books - contains audio, video, and old-fashioned text of modern and classic stories, plays, poems, essays, and author videos.
These web sites cover everything from out-of-print books to Patrick O'Brian:
Alibris - Alibris considers itself the world's leading supplier of hard-to-find and out-of-print books.
Babelfish Translation - Use this page to translate a block of text up to 150 words from selected languages into English (or vice versa).
Bibliofind - search for old, used and rare books at this site.
50 Most Frequently Banned Books - compiled by the New York Times (registration required)
Patrick O'Brian page - a web page hosted by W.W. Norton that is devoted to Patrick O'Brian. Reading group guides for some of his novels are included.