I miss that, too. But the digital world has its own kind of serendipity - like, for example, when you misspell a book's title or an author's name in a search.J. W. Rolfe said:Scholarly books? It largely depends on the press, who wrote it, and when it was published. Just about every university press is releasing ebook versions of monographs. Depending on the circulation and sales, previously published works are also being digitized. Unfortunately, there is still no substitute for the library of a Carnegie One school. If it's one thing I miss with Amazon and ebooks, it's perusing the stacks and finding things I wasn't necessarily looking for.