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Our small but growing library focuses on timeless classics and practical non-fiction you can put to use immediately. All titles are digital. They’re easiest to read, highlight, and search right here on the web in the Holloway Reader, and also available for download.

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A Journal of the Plague Year
by Daniel Defoe
Originally published by E. Nutt in 1722
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Defoe’s account of the Great Plague in London in the year 1663 is a cross-genre work. Defoe himself was a young boy at the time this story is set; he based the tale on the experiences of his uncle, but it is also deeply researched, expressing Defoe’s talents as a journalist, and the book is considered an accurate account of London during the Plague.
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Holloway Classics
Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll
Originally published by Macmillan in 1865
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A fully illustrated edition of the beloved children’s classic, the story of a young girl named Alice who falls through a rabbit hole into a world of eccentric creatures, nonsense, and rhyme.
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Little Women
by Louisa May Alcott
Originally published by Roberts Brothers in 1868
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The beloved story of the March sisters, based on the author’s family and friends and her journey as a writer, was one of the first novels to focus on the inner lives of women and issues women faced, including the domestic sphere, equality, love, and work.
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
by Frederick Douglass
Originally published by Anti-Slavery Office in 1845
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Frederick Douglass’ memoir of his early life in slavery and his journey out of bondage, published in 1845, was one of the most influential and defining pieces of the abolitionist movement, which resulted in the ratification of the 13th Amendment in 1865. The book was a bestseller—its sales helped the author to purchase his freedom—and established Douglass as a leader in the movement for abolition, racial justice, and equality.
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Notes on Nursing
by Florence Nightingale
Originally published by Harrison of Pall Mall in 1859
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A treatise on the best practices for the physical and psychological care of sick people, written by the iconic founder of modern nursing. It is a classic in formal nursing training, and was intended to be read and used by the general public as well. Joan Quixley praised this influential book as “the first of its kind ever to be written.”
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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Originally published by T Egerton, Whitehall in 1813
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Austen’s second novel follows heroine Elizabeth Bennet as she learns about love, money, duty, and goodness in Regency England. It is consistently ranked one of the most beloved books of all time, with over 20M copies sold.
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The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller
Originally published by Doubleday, Page & Co. in 1903
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A courageous and beautifully written memoir chronicling Helen Keller’s journey into language as a young blind and deaf girl, as she worked with her beloved teacher, Anne Sullivan.
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The Yosemite
by John Muir
Originally published by The Century Co. in 1912
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Conservationist John Muir lived six years in Yosemite Valley, California, documenting the region’s beauty and ecology for Century magazine. His efforts to bring Yosemite’s beauty and fragility to the public eye helped ensure Yosemite would be established as a National Park, in 1890.
Angel Investing
by Joe WallinPete Baltaxe
A journey through the perils and rewards of angel investing, from fundamentals to finding deals, financings, and term sheets. Written by experts for beginners and seasoned investors, as well as founders raising an angel round.
Founding Sales
by Pete Kazanjy
A tactical early-stage go-to-market handbook distilling and teaching the skills required for going from being a founder to early salesperson and eventually an early sales leader. Written by a sales expert for startup sales founders and other first-time sales staff, to accelerate their learning and success.
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Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
Originally published by Ticknor and Fields in 1854
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Cited by figures from Martin Luther King to Tolstoy as a highly influential work, Thoreau's reflections on society, nature, and how life can be lived are as readable a philosophy as ever has been written. These essays from the author’s two years alone on Walden Pond make a good guide and companion through the changes of 2020.
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Holloway Guide To
Equity Compensation
by Joshua LevyJoe Wallin
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Stock options, RSUs, job offers, and taxes—a detailed reference, including hundreds of resources, explained from the ground up and made to be improved over time.
Holloway Guide To
Raising Venture Capital
by Andy Sparks
$100
A current and comprehensive resource for entrepreneurs, with technical detail, practical knowledge, real-world scenarios, and pitfalls to avoid.
Holloway Guide To
Remote Work
by Katie WomersleyJuan Pablo Buriticá
$35
A comprehensive guide to building, managing, and working with distributed teams.
Holloway Guide To
Technical Recruiting and Hiring
by Osman (Ozzie) Osman
$75
A practical, expert-reviewed guide to growing software engineering teams effectively, written by and for hiring managers, recruiters, interviewers, and candidates.
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Holloway Guide To
Using Twitter
by Fadeke Adegbuyi
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This Guide will help professionals in all fields use Twitter to find collaborators, generate ideas, build a brand, and more.
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