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This site is here to try to bring real books to people through the Internet.


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        The Academy of American Poets (Large Type Available)

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Senior’s Writers Corner
The Writers' Corner is a collection of recollections, stories, musings and poems written by seniors age 50 or better.


Rhyme CentralRhyme Central
Eight distinctively different collections of verse, all written in soul-satisfying rhyme and meter.


Poetry for all the Family

Passions in Poetry Passions in Poetry
This web site is about love and passion, about poems that communicate deep and profound feelings of the heart and soul. It's about people. People like you and me. People who have experienced life and love, the good and the bad, and wish to share those feelings with friends.

You don't have to write poetry to appreciate it. Sample a wide variety of verse at the following sites:

The Poetry Archives
Thousands of classical poems to help you recall fond memories or to help create new ones.  The database is searchable by first-line, author and poem title by key words. This massive database offers more than 5,000 poems by 150 authors. Great Books Online

Bartleby   Browse a long list of poetry anthologies.

Internet Poetry Archives
Focuses on contemporary poets.
Offers a list of the 100 Greatest Poems Ever Written.

Short Stories


Start your day with an uplifting short story emailed to you every weekday about strength, hope, courage and the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.


Read Print   A warm welcome to Read Print, your free online library. Our website offers thousands of free books for students, teachers, and the classic enthusiast. To find the book you desire to read, start by looking through the author index.


The Richmond Review

The Richmond Review   Short stories, essays, and poetry.


short stories logo - link to home pageShort Story Classics 

The Best from the Masters


The Classic Reader   Read, search, and annotate the classics.


Retirement with a Purpose

Retirement with a Purpose:  Life Changing Stories


Short Stories and Light Prose
This Web site is dedicated to the short story and to those who love reading light prose brought to us by B&L Associates


The best book review sources on the Web


NYT Book Reviews
Search 50,000 reviews indexed from 1980.


The best of books on the Web in one spot.


National book review publication.


USA Today Books
Best-selling books list updated Thursdays.


Barnes and Noble
Bookseller with good books, great community.


Miles of aisles of books to buy.