I love this week’s topic. Let’s see how many answers I can come up with for it.
None of these sites have compensated me for mentioning them in any way. I simply included ones I’ve used or think sound cool.
Imagine being emailed a short passage from a book every day. Each instalment can be read in about 15 minutes, and you’ll eventually receive the entire book that way.
This was the first site to ever offer free ebooks! They have a huge selection of titles to choose from.
3. Your Local Library
Assuming you live in a country that has a free public library system, you might be surprised at what they have to offer!
Aside from the usual ebooks and audiobooks, mine offers online courses and events in all sorts of bookish topics. It also has digital subscriptions to hundreds of newspapers, literary journals, magazines, and more on just about any topic you can imagine and a few I never would have thought would have such big followings!
I don’t know about you all, but I’m all about supporting local businesses as much as possible. This is a fantastic resource for finding that special book you’ve been wanting to buy while helping your local bookstore stay in business.
This site helps visitors compare prices for the books they want to buy among multiple possible sellers. I wish I’d had access to this when I was in college and was scrounging around to afford textbooks! It works for regular types of books, too.
Imagine reading a concise but accurate summary of that book you’re thinking about reading but not sure if you want to dive into. I think there’s definitely something to be said for giving people a few spoilers if they need them to decide whether a particular book is the right one for them.
This quirky little shop is located right here in Toronto, Ontario. It caters to those of us who love finding that perfect pair of socks to express ourselves, whether it’s a conservative pair of business socks for an office job or something funky and bookish for less formal events.
A fantastic resource for LGBT+ writers and readers.
Want to find a local Little Free Library in your community? Or maybe you want to find out how to build your own? This site has all of the details you need…and then some.
A reading log app to help you keep track of what you’re reading and what you might dive into next.
***Bonus*** 11. Literature Map
If you type in the name of your favourite author into this site, it will recommend other authors that are also highly read by fans of the author you first mentioned.
I’ve been playing around with this site a lot and already have a list of new authors to try!