(To paraphrase the Nexus project), Shadow libraries grant sentient beings free and convenient access to knowledge discovered by the human race throughout its age of science and digital era. says :

"""Shadow libraries are online databases of readily available content that is normally obscured or otherwise not readily accessible. Such content may be inaccessible for a number of reasons, including the use of paywalls, copyright controls, or other barriers to accessibility placed upon the content by its original owners.[1][2] Shadow libraries usually consist of textual information as in electronic books, but may also include other digital media, including software, music, or films.

Examples of shadow libraries include Anna's Archive, Library Genesis, Sci-Hub and Z-Library, which are popular book and academic shadow libraries[1][3] and may be the largest public libraries for books and literature."""

Let's have an open discussion, share our knowledge and ideas, talk about the glorious past, present & future of our pirate gardens. We will list what is out there, technology stacks, usability problems, personal reading workflow combos, and so on.

We are assembling the agenda and will take notes at