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message 1: by Ellen (last edited Sep 18, 2018 01:02PM) (new)

Ellen (ellend926) | 7 comments I hope readers will share how they try to find books they loved or old illustrations and vintage reads. I have found 18th and 19th Century books at https://www.gutenberg.org and newer old ones at http://www.vintagechildrensbooksmykid... and The Children's Library Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/iacl


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Elspeth Hall (elspeth_grace) | 141 comments I like to trawl the libray discards bin - I often find treasures there, charity shops are useful to.

Though my latest "aha!" moment was thanks to an old vhs tape. The inside cover was advertising related products and one was a book I had been looking for for a while.


message 3: by QNPoohBear (new)

QNPoohBear | 2248 comments If it's not on my bookshelf, I check the closet. If it's not there, I check the library. I have a visual memory so when I see a book I know if it's one I've read (usually). If it's not at the library easily found, I check here on other people's reviews and lists. There's also the rare book room at a local used book shop. Apparently some books my elementary school library (a very old school) had are now rare.


message 4: by Cheryl , Newbery Club host (new)

Cheryl  (cherylllr) | 6837 comments Mod
I'm not sure how one can find books on sources like Project Gutenberg without knowing author or title....?

For finding free books in general, see this thread. and please add to it if you know any other sources: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/....

If you need help remembering the title and author (say, of a childhood memory for example) this GR group has helped a lot of people: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/....


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