Books: From Scrolls to Screens

Look back at the pages from history and discover the next chapter in reading

In collaboration with

Google Books
and 42 more collections

From a Picture to 1000 Stories

An experiment with Google Books

'People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory.'- Franklin D. Roosevelt
'The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.'- Albert Einstein

Zoom into their digital books and manuscripts

See the lettering and illustrations, up close

‘Reading books is like looking at paintings: without doubting, without hesitating, with self-assurance, one must find beautiful that which is beautiful.’– Vincent van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo, 5 August 1881

Browse Vincent Van Gogh's bookshelf, online

Click on a book to read it on Google Books