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Chrome extension finds matching library books while you browse Amazon, Goodreads
Library Extension for Chrome lets you instantly see print or digital book availability from your local library.
So, you’ve found an interesting book, read enthusiastic reviews on Amazon, and are about to hit the “Buy” button. Wait!
You can always visit your local library and get the same book for free. And if the library also offers ebooks, you can download the title to your e-reader in a matter of minutes.
Now, it’s more convenient than ever. Library Extension for Chrome browser checks whether the book you are browsing on the web is available at your library, and displays a widget with relevant information.
When you install the extension, go to Options, find the library and add it to the list. You can add more than one.
Currently, the extension supports over 3,200 libraries in seven countries: United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the Cayman Islands.
From now on, the extension will check the availability of publications – both in print and ebook edition – when you are looking for them on the following sites:
- Barnes & Noble,
- Google Books,
- Book Depository,
- Chapters Indigo,
- AR BookFinder.
When you land on the book detail page on any of these websites, the extension widget will load shortly, with information about the number of available copies, and a quick link to reserve the title.
If your library is offering audiobooks, music, or movies, you should also be able to see the Library Extension widget with the availability status of these items.
The extension is free to use, and you don’t have to register to use it. The Firefox extension is coming soon.
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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
The shirt they’d dug from the back of the wardrobe—his father’s, from better days—was stained and yellowed with age, half the buttons missing, a cigarette burn on one cuff. Too damaged to sell in even the worst of times, and this was to be his reaping shirt? This morning he had gone to her room at daybreak, only to find both his cousin and the shirt missing. Not a good sign. Had Tigris given up on the old thing and braved the black market in some last-ditch effort to find him proper clothing? And what on earth would she possess worth trading for it? Only one thing—herself—and the house of Snow had not yet fallen that far. Or was it falling now as he salted the cabbage?
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