My digital library, one book at a time

2 Sep

Ten books down, about 3,000 to go. I have a few hundred already scanned, but most of my library is still to go…

Well, it’s about time – I’ve finally updated some texts online. I have two types of books online: ones I have collected from other sources (as I wanted to provide a consolidated library of French ebooks) and books that are exclusive to my website.

I originally planned on including ebooks online, but as the collection of copyright-free books grew, I also include ‘exclusives which I have made available to students in classes – these include some hard-to-find originals as well as a large collection of pre-1950 text books.

I own a fairly large academic personal library – most of which is in storage at this point. I’ve been reluctant to downsize. Rather than get rid of my collection entirely, I’ve decided to try to digitize my collection.

I am currently experimenting with different ways of providing information on my books and library. I have been using,, Calameo, and others.

Top Ten Paris

22 Dec

I thought I would use this for a student tour of Paris, but never did. Still it’s a good (even if obvious) selection of the best Paris has to offer.

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La Plancha

20 Dec

Cooking on hot stones. Is (was?) a fad in France. Never tried it.

Le Débat. Les idées en France 1945-1988

20 Dec


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Sempé – Rien n'est simple

20 Dec

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Sempé – Tout se complique

20 Dec

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Sempé – Sauve qui peut

20 Dec

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Sempé – Le petit Nicolas

20 Dec

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Rassias Départ-Arrivée 2nd Edition – Workbook

20 Dec

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Rassias – Départ-Arrivée 2nd Edition Textbook

20 Dec

This is a copy of the 2nd edition of Départ-Arrivée. I have never taught with this book – but it seems to be good.

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Descartes "Discours de la méthode"

13 Dec

A very interesting book, and a nice “classical edition.” Descartes – yes the “je pense, donc je suis” author. The curious thing is using this tabula rasa to prove the existence of God and the human soul: using logic to prove the intangible:

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