In a world that’s always craving the next new thing, so much that is valuable gets trampled in the dust.
As we read through older books, we find some great ones, and on this site we tell you about them and where to borrow them for free. And we discover classic true stories that we share.
Notable Books You Can Borrow & Classic True Stories
So many worthy books — books that might be a revelation to somebody, books that might change the course of people’s lives — sit on shelves to gather dust, to never be seen, to never be opened. Their first freshness gone, most of them might as well be dead.
Nonprofits like the Internet Archive work hard to keep old books alive, and free to read.
At seethis.earth, we share the results of our explorations among those millions of books.
- We share recommendations for notable books that you can borrow and read for free, including “Quick Picks” — a list that is always growing.
- We share classic true stories — interesting excerpts from neglected writings that we think deserve to be read. We add new selections often.
This is all free to you — whoever, wherever you are. We also publish and sell volumes of classic true stories excerpted from public domain books. These are the Gem’s Fascinating Leisure Reader series* — basically, bathroom readers for smart people.
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