The National Library of Norway has now made 100 books from the Norwegian literary heritage available in e-pub format, which is well suited for reading on tablet computers and other mobile devices. None of the titles have previously been released as e-books. The books can be entered into library lending systems, thus increasing the availability of e-books in Norwegian libraries, while also drawing renewed attention to titles that have perhaps mostly been forgotten today.
The selection covers a wide span of time and genres and comprises non-fiction and fiction from the mid-18th to the early 20th century. The selection includes novels and dramas, collections of short stories and poetry, travelogues and memoirs, folk and fairy tales and children’s literature. The collection includes well-known works from the literary canon as well as titles that may be less familiar. The e pub books will gradually be made searchable at the National Library’s website, nb.no.