Internet Reference Library




Amazon Award Winners List
Links to lists of most major literary awards sites, including Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Awards, etc.

Literary Awards (Yahoo)
Exhaustive annotated list of links to organizations that sponsor both well and lesser known literary awards.


New York Review of Books (1996-present)
Online edition of biweekly magazine published in New York which contains learned and in-depth essays concerning historical, literary and current political affairs and issues.

New York Times Book Review (1980-present) Free registration required
Online version of supplement to Sunday edition of the New York TImes. Contains reviews of new releases, author interviews, and coverage of the book world as well as bestseller lists for fiction, nonfiction, and paperbacks.

Reviews (Yahoo)
Exhaustive annotated list of links to sites which review and recommended books. Covers a large variety of subject areas.

Book Stores

Includes many special features such as extensive reviews by reader-customers and ratings of books, films and music. Includes suggested booklists including ones compiled by well-known authors. You may view the table of contents and browse sample pages of a title.

Barnes & Noble
As well as an online store, includes a “University” which includes free courses with leading experts and book discussions on their latest book led by famous author

Discounted prices and large inventory of bargain books

Powell's Books
Online store for a large popular bookstore chain in Oregon. Known for its excellent author interviews and blogs.

Out of Print Books

Free service that searches the databases of all the major online bookstores for the best price; includes out-of-print and rare books.

Advanced Book Exchange
Online community of over 13,500 independent booksellers selling 80 million books from around the globe.

Represents thousands of independent sellers around the world offering 60 million used, new and out-of-print books to consumers, libraries and retailers.

Combines with to provide millions of rare, used, and out-of-print books.

Out of Print Dealers
From Auburn University, list of links to dealers specializing in out-of- print books.

Rare and Antiquarian Book Vendors
Extensive list of rare and antiquarian book vendores.


Electronic Books

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
Collection of public domain documents form American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

Great Books Online
"Combines the best of both contemporary and classic reference works into the most comprehensive public reference library ever published on the web."

Online Books Page
Includes more than 25,000 English works in various formats.

Internet Public Library Reading Room
Portal of web resources for online books, newspapers and magazines.

Project Gutenberg
Oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet, over 18,000 free books produced online by hundreds of volunteers.

University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

University of Virginia Electronic Texts Center
Includes approximately 70,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in many languages (including online Chinese and Japanese literature) and hundreds of thousands of related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.)


Directory of Publishers and Vendors
An international directory of publishers and vendors used by libraries. It links to their Web sites and email addresses.


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