Google Offers Classics for Free

A new feature of the search engine's online book program makes out-of-copyright works available for downloading and printing

Take note, Joe College: It won't cut it anymore to say that the university bookstore has sold out all copies of Silas Marner. On Aug. 30, Google (GOOG) announced an escalation of its book program. Now, in addition to being able to search and read out-of-copyright works, you can download and print the complete text of such volumes free of charge.

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