About Wistful Books

Welcome to Wistful Books! This site takes the great work that Librivox.org has done and packages it into a single page that lets you listen to audiobooks in your browser. You can download books so that you can come back here without internet, no matter where you are and whether you are on your phone, tablet, or computer.

This site is provided for free, and the source code can be found at https://github.com/smwa/wistfulbooks. Feel free to create an issue or pull request there if you have anything you would like to change.

Wistful Books is hosted on ipfs.io to distribute the audiobooks without being dependent on the original website. If you would like to help make books available, you should consider running your own instance of IPFS, and loading this website from your own instance. docs.ipfs.io will tell you how to do this.

Once you have IPFS installed, you should be able to go to http://localhost:8080/ipns/wistfulbooks.com/ to open this site again. After this, any books you listen to or make available offline will be distributed to others that want to listen. Then you can help us by making all books that you are interested in available offline.