aliendoc is ecstatically happy.
I have finally found websites from which I can buy & download digital books on to my e-reader. This was something A bought some time ago, but was left collecting dust because at the time, I couldn't find non-proprietary sites from which to get e-books. Amazon and Barnes & Noble both had proprietary versions which would only work with their own respective e-readers (the Kindle for the former, & the Nook for the latter).
I started browsing for sites again recently & found these:
and now even Barnes & Nobles has epub versions
From these sites, I can get either pdf or epub versions of books.
What a relief it is to be able to obtain books again in China albeit not of the paper variety. It is a bit of a hardship for me to not have access to English bookstores like Borders here.
Besides, I am running out of room on my bookshelves.