From the Frugal Panda Blog
"You can never have too many books, so we are delighted to share with you some ways to get them for free. From children’s books to technical books, there are numerous resources that offer literature for free. Some of the following sites offer actual printed books, while others feature electronic books (aka 'ebooks')."
A great list with descriptions of each resource. Thank FP!
Too Short to be a novel, too long to be a short story - what, exactly, is a novella?
An award-winning series from Melville House Publishing answers the question by taking a look at the renegade form in all its varieties, as practiced by some of history's greatest writers. It does so in a beautifully packaged and inexpensive line featuring many titles that have never been published as stand-alone books before, many that are otherwise unavailable, and many that are in sparkling new translations. Consider these for classroom use as well as personal reading! Visit The Art of the Novel page on MHP's Web site for more information.
THE LESSON OF THE MASTER by HENRY JAMES
MY LIFE by ANTON CHEKHOV
THE DEVIL by LEO TOLSTOY
THE TOUCHSTONE by EDITH WHARTON
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
THE DEAD by JAMES JOYCE
FIRST LOVE by IVAN TURGENEV
A SIMPLE HEART by GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING by RUDYARD KIPLING
MICHAEL KOHLHAAS by HEINRICH VON KLEIST
THE BEACH OF FALESA by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
THE HORLA by GUY DE MAUPASSANT
THE ETERNAL HUSBAND by FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG by MARK TWAIN
THE LIFTED VEIL by GEORGE ELIOT
THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN EYES by HONORE DE BALZAC
A SLEEP AND A FORGETTING by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
BENITO CERENO by HERMAN MELVILLE
MATHILDA by MARY SHELLEY
A CASTLE IN TRANSYLVANIA by JULES VERNE
STEMPENIU: A JEWISH ROMANCE by SHOLEM ALEICHEM
FREYA OF THE SEVEN ISLES by JOSEPH CONRAD
HOW THE TWO IVANS QUARRELLED by NIKOLAI GOGOL
THE LEMOINE AFFAIR by MARCEL PROUST
THE COXON FUND by HENRY JAMES
MAY DAY by F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
RASSELAS, PRINCE OF ABYSSINIA by SAMUEL JOHNSON
THE DECEITFUL MARRIAGE by MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
Visit AlterNet list of Best Progressives Books of 2007, which include short summaries of the top 10 books and a list of "honorable mention" titles, with links to all.
By Don Hazen, AlterNet
Posted January 31, 2008
Words That Move From WriteGirl
"The 6th Anthology is a wondrous and diverse collection - stories, poems, songs, musings, rants and essays - showcasing the unique and eclectic female voices of new and accomplished writers from WriteGirl. These girls and women speak freely and share openly on everything from the intensity of a teenager's bad day to the exhilaration of finding love in urban Los Angeles. Touching on both personal and universal themes in response to the many worlds they live in, the WriteGirls invite you to spend some time exploring their words that move! Includes writing experiments from monthly workshops of the WriteGirl season."
WriteGirl is a nonprofit organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression. Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and hot tips for great writing in all genres from professional women writers.
Edited by Carol Malyon
The Mercury Press
"This book is a collection of essays and articles by Canadian painters and sculptors, musicians and composers, poets and novelists and journalists. Teachers, choreographers, actors, book-store owners, cooks, farmers, needle-workers... Trying to understand the world and our place in it; to bring order out of chaos; to figure out who we are, where we are, what we are doing here. Sometimes trying to communicate with others. Who are you? What are you doing? Here’s what I’ve been creating. This is my version of the world. Is it the same as yours? Creative folks discuss what they do, and why, and how they do it. Apparently there’s not one correct way. Forget those how-to books. Find your own method. You too can be creative."
Edited by Architecture for Humanity, Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. This first book to bring the best of humanitarian architecture and design to the printed page offers a history of the movement toward socially conscious design and showcases more than 80 contemporary solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, health care, education, and access to clean water, energy, and sanitation.
Design Like You Give a Damn is an indispensable resource for designers and humanitarian organizations charged with rebuilding after disaster and engaged in the search for sustainable development. It is also a call to action to anyone committed to building a better world.
After the stunning success of the summer '04 award-winning bestseller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books launched a groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book. Numerous regional readings are scheduled for new releases, so check your area for events. So far in the series, either done, just released or soon to be (check their website for details):
Brooklyn Noir 2
Brooklyn Noir 3
DC Noir 2: The Classics
Los Angeles Noir
New Orleans Noir
San Francisco Noir
San Francisco Noir 2: The Classics
Twin Cities Noir
Wall Street Noir
Las Vegas Noir
Delhi Noir (India)
Istanbul Noir (Turkey)
Lagos Noir (Nigeria)
Manhattan Noir 2:
Mexico City Noir
Moscow Noir (Russia)
Paris Noir (France)
Rome Noir (Italy)