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About Google Books – Google Books

Search the full text of books

Find the perfect book for your purposes and discover new ones that interest you.

About Google Books

Search

Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Books or on Google.com. When we find a book with content that contains a match for your search terms, we'll link to it in your search results.

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Browse books online

If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given us permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.

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Buy books or borrow from the library

If you find a book you like, click on the "Buy this book" and "Borrow this book" links to see where you can buy or borrow the print book. You can now also buy the ebook from the Google Play Store.

Shop for books

Learn more fast

We've created reference pages for every book so you can quickly find all kinds of relevant information: book reviews, web references, maps and more.

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Where do the books come from?

Currently, we are connecting readers with books in two ways: the Partner Program and the Library Project.

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