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100 classic books are coming to the Nintendo DS on December 26 in the UK, with support for downloadable books. The DS could make a nice ebook reader if it’s done right:

Turn your Nintendo DS into a pocket-sized library with 100 timeless novels from some of the greatest writers in history. Enjoy the exciting escapades of the swashbuckling Long John Silver in “Treasure Island”, marvel at the redoubtable skills of the most famous detective of all time in “the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, or run the course of true love with Elizabeth Bennet in “Pride and Prejudice” – the choice is yours!

100 Classic Book Collection [via Slashdot] VideoGamer.com has the complete title list.

The open-source dslibris looks interesting as well; it’s homebrew, so you’d need to load it on an appropriate storage device.

The DS would make an interesting platform for presenting all the various media we have here at Make–videos, books, magazine articles could come together in a touch-friendly way. If anyone from Nintendo (or hey, anyone from the homebrew community) is reading this, get in touch (no pun intended, I swear!).

Brian Jepson

Brian Jepson

I’m a tinkerer and finally reached the point where I fix more things than I break. When I’m not tinkering, I’m probably editing a book for Maker Media.


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  1. whaaat, this is going to be amazing, it basically means i wont have to buy all those expensive eBook readers and just use the one i got already :) i just hope that they can read most of the formats or atleast PDF and not make their own format. Also i would like to say that http://www.myfree-ebooks.org/ has thousands of good quality ebooks all for free with resell rights

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