Turning the Pages

The British Library offers a large selection of digitized books and manuscripts. They range from the world’s oldest printed book from AD 868 , China’s Diamond Sutra, to sketches by Leonardo da Vinci, Mozart’s musical diary and the early work of Jane Austen.  Each book includes a summary, and options to read or listen to the text. You can also zoom and rotate the page of a book or manuscript to better view the illustrations.

Elsewhere on the site is a gallery of exhibits that include maps, the Magna Carta, Black Europeans, and many more.