Books

 

Awards

Amazon Award Winners List
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/542942/103-1081918-214706
Links to lists of most major literary awards sites, including Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Awards, etc.

Literary Awards (Yahoo)

http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Awards/
Exhaustive annotated list of links to organizations that sponsor both well and lesser known literary awards.

Reviews

New York Review of Books (1996-present)
http://www.nybooks.com/
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
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/books/index.html
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)
http://dir.yahoo.com/Arts/Humanities/Literature/Reviews/
Exhaustive annotated list of links to sites which review and recommended books. Covers a large variety of subject areas.

Book Stores

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com
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

http://www.barnesandnoble.com
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

Books-A-Million

http://www.booksamillion.com
Discounted prices and large inventory of bargain books

Powell's Books
http://www.powells.com
Online store for a large popular bookstore chain in Oregon. Known for its excellent author interviews and blogs.

Out of Print Books

AddALL
http://www.addall.com
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

http://www.abebooks.com
Online community of over 13,500 independent booksellers selling 80 million books from around the globe.

Alibris

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

Bibliofind
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/books/misc/bibliofind.html/103-1081918-2147067
Combines with Amazon.com to provide millions of rare, used, and out-of-print books.

Out of Print Dealers

http://www.lib.auburn.edu/acq/docs/opdealer.html
From Auburn University, list of links to dealers specializing in out-of- print books.

Rare and Antiquarian Book Vendors

http://acqweb.org/pubr/rare.html
Extensive list of rare and antiquarian book vendores.

 

Electronic Books

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts
http://www.infomotions.com/alex/
Collection of public domain documents form American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

Great Books Online
http://www.bartleby.com
"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
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books
Includes more than 25,000 English works in various formats.

Internet Public Library Reading Room
http://www.ipl.org/div/books/
Portal of web resources for online books, newspapers and magazines.

Project Gutenberg
http://promo.net/pg/
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

http://www.hti.umich.edu/index-all.html
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

University of Virginia Electronic Texts Center
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/
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.)

Publishers

Directory of Publishers and Vendors
http://acqweb.org/pubr.html
An international directory of publishers and vendors used by libraries. It links to their Web sites and email addresses.