Collecting Delaware Books

Internet Archives, A Treasure Chest

There will always be old Delaware books that we can not find but would like to see. Internet Archive is a great resource for viewing images of old books. And it is free.

Internet Archive boasts over 3 million old books in electronic form. It is a well-endowed nonprofit organization which you can read about. Books can be read on line or downloaded in a variety of formats. Most have been scanned by OCR (optical character recognition) so their texts are fully searchable. That also means that Web search engines can find small details. Most books can be read aloud electronically by visually impaired researchers. Here are a few books we have found.

Trolley Honeymoon from Delaware to Maine

A new CDB article describes this book. It can be read or downloaded from this Internet Archive page.

The Right Place for Love

This fictional book set in Smyrna, Delaware is full of supposedly fact-based scandal about local residents. It is described in a CDB article about Delaware fiction. A link to a copy in Internet Archive is found in the "update" section of the article.

Other Books

Other books will be added to this list as they are found. Readers are encourage to submit their own Internet Archive discoverys via the contact link below.

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