Frequently Asked Questions

A flower in the desert

What are 20 Books and this webpage about? What do you want?

Our firm belief is that we become more intelligent and joyful when we read the original classics. We want you to read more books.

What are you selling?

Very little. We never ask you for your name; we don’t have you create another online account. There is no payment or subscription here. All pages will always be open for all.

Are you not breaking copyright law by making classic literature available for all?

On the contrary! We leverage the essence of fair use to deliver the first chapters of the 20 best novels in the English language. We create a win-win with the information at the end of each book article. You read more because you are brighter and happier, and those who sell the book get a decent chunk too. Everybody wins.