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Introducing the Mises Stanza Catalog

August 22, 2010 by

If you are viewing this post on an iOS device, tap here to open the catalog.

Stanza is a book reader for the iPhone/iPad.  One of Stanza’s features is the ability to browse specially-formatted book catalogs.  While it has a number of built-in catalogs, you can also add your own.  I have created such a catalog for Mises.org books and journals.  To see the catalog, get the Stanza app, (or Aldiko for Android) tap “Get Books”, “Shared”, “Add Book Source”, then add the URL mises.org/catalog.    Tap “Save.”  You can now browse the catalog and download any book on Mises.org.  Isn’t technology wonderful?

Please submit your feedback and ideas below.  (The catalog is an AtomPub feed with some extensions, so other apps can use it as well.)


Ryan Taylor August 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I am in heaven!! Thank you!!

As a side note, please continue to add more EPUB versions of these texts. Reading them on my iPhone 4 is a dream!


stuart August 22, 2010 at 8:17 pm

Android please. Great work!!

David Veksler August 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm

The catalog is just an Atom feed which Android readers such as Aldico may support.

Jacob August 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Just tried it on Aldiko and can confirm it works!

Victor August 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Just tried to download Rothbard’s America’s Great Depression and I get an error: “unknown file format”. Other books work fine.

Dan August 22, 2010 at 11:47 pm

This is really terrific! I’m using it with my ipad and this is much easier than getting the pdf’s through other methods. I can give anyone with an Iphone or Ipad a complete library in literally 30 seconds. Technology is truly amazing.

Charles August 23, 2010 at 1:50 am

URL isn’t enough. I need a name for the catalog as well.

Jon August 23, 2010 at 5:04 am

It’s for your reference, so you make one up yourself.

Thanks for the feed! Looks like I’m going to have my face buried in the iPhone for a while.

Shed Plant August 23, 2010 at 4:28 am

I salute you for being awesome.

Don Lloyd August 23, 2010 at 6:00 am

The access looks good, but the Stanza reading experience for both pdf and epub looks average, at best.

Still improving, but already the best pdf reader for iPad is FOLIO – the PDF READER. Especially if text size is an issue.

Regards, Don

Bardhyl N. Salihu August 23, 2010 at 7:36 am

Absolutely amazing. Technology has no limits and this is a wonderful opportunity.

orisha Inc. August 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Thank you so freaking much! I am literally in heaven right now! Ok, gotta go study now! God bless the Mises Institute! THE ABSOLUTE BEST EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION IN THE PLANET BY A MILLION!

Chris August 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Anyone else having trouble dowining the PDF files from Aldiko on android?

David Veksler August 23, 2010 at 5:27 pm

What trouble are you having?

Chris August 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

The uPub books work fine in Aldiko, but when I try to download what I presume to be a book in .pdf format, such as Defending the undefedable, all I get is a black white screen with a black bar at the top that says mises.org and it just sits there.

David Veksler August 24, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I just found out that Aldiko does not support PDF. I have updated the catalog to correctly specify the mime type, so the reader can decide whether to support it.

Roberto Chiocca August 24, 2010 at 10:43 am

That’s great! Now I have on my iphone more books than I have on my bookshelf.
But the pdf files are just impossible to read on stanza.
Or is there anything that can be done to transform the experience of reading a pdf file on stanza something near to the experience of reading an .epub file?

Hector September 5, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Amazing! Thanks for building this app.

jason September 24, 2010 at 7:26 am

Hey all. I downloaded this app and I too am in Austrian Heaven as it were. One question though. Does anybody know a way to get this library on my Kindle?? I don’t mind reading on the I phone, but it does get a little annoying after an hour or 2. If there was anyway to get this stuff on my kindle in this kind of format and not PDF it would be a great help.



Peter Surda September 24, 2010 at 7:43 am

According to the internet, Stanza can export to MobiPocket format, which is readable by Kindle. If you have problems with Stanza, you can try Calibre instead. I haven’t actually tried reading it on Kindle but it should work.

Rich November 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

I am reading these books on my Kindle. I just download the ePub versions and use Calibre to convert them to .mobi and put them on my Kindle. Works like a charm!

Bryan December 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Thanks for the post. I am now doing the same! Technology is amazing!

Speedmaster September 29, 2010 at 8:44 am

i just got an iPad and this is GREAT, thanks!!!

Jerald Stephen Dougherty September 30, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Once again, I find truly remarkable the amount of resources the Ludwig Von Mises Institute is able to provide! And now, in such a manner, that I am able to access this vast array of knowledge with my phone! The work and effort of all those involved make the institute stand as a beacon, providing a direction for those who seek the truth and are willing to undertake the arduous journey to obtain it. Just is, that, as the scope of this knowledge touches all aspects of life, it should be accessible to every man. And what a beautiful example of the good provided by these methods of communication! It seems not only
striking, but pertinent that the Mises Institue be at the forefront of such communications. The knowledge of certain things is able to be lost,
but if we are to maintain our culture and civilization, preventing chaos and collapse, then we must keep in mind the very things at their base promoting their very existence. Without expounding on details, I will conclude my remarks by expressing that education, especially that provided by the Ludwig Von Mises Institute, is a necessary factor of this maintainence for which no small level of relevance can be assigned. Let these teachings blossom and be be received by all, so that harmony will trump discord in the world of man! For this I am grateful.

Jerald S. Dougherty

joe December 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm

When trying to view anything under the “journals” section, I get a list of articles. In fact, no matter which item I try to view under “journals,” I get the same list of articles, not the journal I’m looking for. This happens in Aldiko on both my android phone and my android tablet.

Vasili January 11, 2011 at 12:12 am

It also works with FBReader for Android. Excellent!

Norbert Szolnoky January 18, 2011 at 11:55 pm

WOW! Fantastic! I was just thinking how to get all the free resources on Mises.org the best way on my iPhone Stanza app when I stumbled upon this blog link from the epub list page. I immediately downloaded about a dozen books – now I just have to find the time to read them!You guys are amazing and really keeping step with cutting-edge technology. Keep up the good work! I discovered the Mises Institute four years ago and I can truly say it changed my life. With the expanding amazing new resources like the Academy, Community and Wiki you are really the beacons of truth and liberty.

Joe February 11, 2011 at 1:13 am

I never thought I would be a digital reader until now. What the institute has accomplished with this feature is the potential to have a massive enlightenment. Thank you for making it possible and allowing anyone to be part of it.

adam woodard February 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm

A list of “top sellers” or must reads should be included on the catalog page.

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