You may be familiar with the reads that Google offers, but the Google Books British Library Project takes the literary status to the next level. The project is set to digitize 250,000 books from the British Library.
The vast amount of literature part of this project includes pamphlets, books and periodicals from 1700 to 1870. Such major events included in these publications are the French and Industrial revolutions and the end of slavery. The Google Books British Library Project will have the library select the books while the search engine giant covers all costs.
With this project, millions of readers can gain access to publications that are out of print and because it's online, may be more intrigued to delve into the world's rich history.