A hand-picked selection of recently published books which in someway tap into the tastes and concerns of The Public Domain Review. Along with the publications featured in our public domain books section, this represents something close to our ideal library. There are many beautiful facsimiles and reproductions of works we’ve featured on the site, as well as fascinating books on a wide range of historical periods and themes, including many penned by our very own essay contributors. We've linked the books through to Amazon, who will give us a small percentage (about 4.5%) of the sale price for any item (not just the book) bought during that visit, but we do also encourage you to support your local bookshop or library!
The majority of the digital copies featured are in the public domain or under an open license all over the world, however, some works may not be so in all jurisdictions. On each Collections post we’ve done our best to indicate which rights we think apply, so please do check and look into more detail where necessary, before reusing. All articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. Strong Freedom in the Zone.
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