Nedroid is someone I know of solely through the internet. His art has a children’s sense of wonder to it, but he obviously looks at the world with a perspective that is somewhat different from most people. He has a store here: http://nedroid.com/shop.html and the rest of his artwork is at www.nedroid.com.
I know that it may be a problem, but I really love Google. I shouldn’t. It’s the big guy, the heavy-hitter, the Goliath of the internet. But they can do amazing things.
Try it. www.books.google.com.
Play around with it a little while. See what you can find. If you have a google account, you can add books to your library, much like Library Thing (which I also highly recommend) except with bookmarks to full texts of some books.
Do you have a copy of the 1905 Methodist Hymnal? Congratulations, you do now. You can download it, print it, do whatever you want with it. Want to read about Wesleyan conferencing prior to the 100th anniversary of Methodism? Help yourself.
I know, I’m totally geeking out on this, and there are certainly other ways of coming up with these books, but this really is an example of the good things of which the internet is capable.