About Full Text Archive

Here’s is a quick history of what we’re doing and why and how we do it.

We are all about enabling you to do things with books. We’ve done this by collecting out-of-copyright full texts of the world’s most-read books and made them available for you to read wherever you are.

Read a book at your desk

You can dip into this site at any time whenever you’re on the web.

Read a book on your phone

We’ve tried really hard to make this site navigable on phones. You should find it just as easy to read a long novel on a phone as you do on a full-sized laptop screen.

Read a book on your Kindle

Our books can be read on Kindle’s too!

Download a book to read later off-line

All our books can be downloaded as PDF files and then read later when you no-longer have an internet connection. This means you can always have your most-loved books with you.