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I know that there are internet sites where one can download and old book in e-book format and read it. Which is the best site? I'm looking for

I know that there are internet sites where one can download and old book in e-book format and read it. Which is the best site? I'm looking for Falkner by Mary Shelley, if that helps.
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Thanks for asking! Even though we've had the opportunity to discuss this over the phone, I'll put some notes here in case future AskOPL users have a similar question! To observe a formality, these are just my own recommendations and shouldn't be taken as an official endorsement from OPL. 

My go-to source for public domain ebooks is the Open Library at https://openlibrary.org/. Open Library is a wing of the digital history collaborative Internet Archive. Open Library's catalog integrates some of the best features of WorldCat with a robust search function and a huge archive of public domain ebooks. For example, here's a link to their record for Falkner: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL450116W/Falkner

Of course I have to mention Project Gutenberg, pioneers of the public domain ebook movement. Their website at https://www.gutenberg.org/ remains a decent source for plain-text ebooks and a hub for other resources around public domain access and advocacy. 

And of course, don't forget that many contemporary ebooks and audiobooks are available to you with your Omaha Public Library card via https://omaha.overdrive.com/ or the Overdrive mobile app. 

Thanks again for asking, and thanks for using AskOPL! 

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