links – Books

Booksellers

Alibris
Buy used and new books direct from independent bookstores around the country.

AddALL
Use to compare prices between many different booksellers’ sites.

BookFinder
Use to compare prices between many different booksellers’ sites.

Amazon

Book Reviews

New York Times Book Review

Bookpage

Bookspot
Links to book reviews from major newspapers, magazines and websites.

Book Review Index Online Plus (library database)
Search for book reviews from thousands of quality publications.

Book Clubs, Reader’s Guides, Lists

Reading Group Choices
Includes guides to start book discussions.

Reading Group Guides
Find a guide for the book your group is reading.

Book Clubs Resource
Information on book clubs, including how to run one and lists of resources to use.

Oprah’s Book Club
Information about current titles as well as past picks.

Lit Lovers
Includes book club resources as well as book-themed “food, film and fun” suggestions.

Fiction_L Booklists
Lists of books by genre, character type, setting, etc., chosen from librarians’ online discussions.

Full-text Books Online

Google Book Search
Includes full-text for some (but not all) books.

Career Ebook Collection (library database)
Titles focused on career selection, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, changing careers, test-taking strategies and more

Project Gutenberg
Download classics and historical books.

Research and Literary Criticism

Internet Public Library – Literary Criticism Collection

Shmoop
Study guides for literature; designed for students but great for any readers.

Literature Resources (library database)
Find literary criticism, author biographies, literary topic overviews, and more.