Classics library ebook Kindle?
October 3, 2013 11:12 PM   Subscribe

Somewhere out there is an ebook that allows a Kindle user to download free classics. When you open the book, it connects to a library with tons of free ebooks, and you can download them, bypassing the Kindle store altogether. I saw this on Metafilter a few months ago (and FPP or comment) but can't remember the name.
posted by zardoz to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
I think this project, which subsequently made it to the blue, may be what you're remembering.
posted by mumkin at 11:18 PM on October 3, 2013 [5 favorites]

The Magic Catalog! That's it, thanks mumkin.
posted by zardoz at 12:09 AM on October 4, 2013

[Hey OP, it looks like you found your answer, but for future reference, questions about Metafilter (including trying to find past links posted on Metafilter) need to go to Metatalk.]
posted by taz (staff) at 12:51 AM on October 4, 2013

roger that taz
posted by zardoz at 1:03 AM on October 4, 2013

If the goal is just to bypass the amazon store, you can use the browser to go straight to Project Gutenberg and download them directly from there, I do this all the time.
posted by advil at 3:50 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

See also The Book Depository for nicely formatted PDFs of public domain classics.
posted by sukeban at 4:28 AM on October 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

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