Yesterday, I was really lucky to find a book on the history of Czechs in America from 1922 at a local library sale for under $2.00. Usually I am not so lucky and I cannot find these out-of-print books. So here is today’s tip …..
Search Google Books!
I have found dozens of useful books that are long out of print and free for the reading on this great site!
You can load lots of different parameters and see what comes up and it is free!
I know there are some who are not happy with Google Books, but my undertanding is that all of these books are out of copywrite, so they are there for anyone.
Another nice part of Google Books is that you can hone in on a topic in a larger book and read just the proper pages if you prefer. I have found some old references to my surnames in some of these old books so it has been a great resource for me. Plus as a history buff, I can also get some good history read in books I could not get nor afford if they were available.
In case you are unsure of how to access Google Books, when you are on the Google search page, hit ‘more’ at the top of the page. Books should open in the drop down menu. Hey, don’t forget you can search blogs this way too!
Enjoy some good reading!
Onward To Our Past!