This offering from Google allows you to search the full text of books and discover new ones. You can then learn where to buy them, as well as read the entire contents of some.
Literature & Poetry
Free online UK book exchange. Select a book you would like from 'The Library', then agree on a swap with the current owner. When the books are received, each person logs on to say they have received the book and they rate the other person.
Ok you won't find any literary info here, but by clicking one button you will fund books for dis-advantaged kids. It is completely free and there are no annoying pop-ups or anything.
The Poetry Society website. A site for poets containing poetry reviews, poetry events, stanzas, membership information, poetry competition information and an online shop.
Independent UK book retailer, offering reviews, recommendations and guides to the latest releases.
Book, writing and publishing information. Specialist sections include poetry, children's writing, journalism, screenwriting, song writing, technical writing and more.
Project Gutenberg is the place where you can download thousands of free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
Their ebooks were previously published by publishers and digitized with the help of thousands of volunteers. No fee or registration is required
The BBC Get Writing website is an online writing group which contains tools and quizzes, mini-courses, and other writing resources.
The Literature Network provides searchable literature for students, educators, or enthusiasts. There are books by famous authors, author biography's, poetry and quotes. The site also has a literature community forum.
Royal Society of Literature - UK organisation devoted to the promotion and enjoyment of really good British writing. This is their web site and it contains events, publications, awards and other information.