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FREEBIE: Thousands of Books in the Public Domain

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Really Old Books, by Gerhard Gellinger on Pixabay
Starting at midnight on January 1, 2019, tens of thousands of books (as well as movies, songs, and cartoons) entered the public domain, meaning you can now download, share, or repurpose these works for free and without retribution under US copyright law.
Just a few of the books include:

More places to check:
  • HathiTrust, a massive digital archiving project: more than 53,000 works published in 1923
  • Internet Archive: over 15,000 works
  • Project Gutenberg: 58,000 free downloadable books
  • Reddit user Nemobis: uploaded over 1.5 million PDF files of works published in academic journals
  • Duke University's Center for the Study of the Public Domain listed some of the most recognizable works

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