Sometimes on books.google.com the layout of the page is the old one (see figure below please). Is there a way to switch to the new one?

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EDIT: the option suggested in the reply is not present. you can check here.

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  • Hi. Have you tried access "Google Books" as an app and make your search from there?
    – Tedinoz
    Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 1:57
  • Hello @Tedinoz I'm using my laptop to do research because it's more confortable. Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 6:50
  • Laptop/desktop makes no difference. If you’re running Chrome, then you can access the Google Books App but clicking the Waffle/AppLauncher and then selecting Books.
    – Tedinoz
    Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 10:51
  • @Tedinoz I searched Google Books but without any good result. See here please: chrome.google.com/webstore/search/… Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 10:53
  • Google Books
    – Tedinoz
    Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 10:55

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Both the old and new Google Books have a settings icon (Settings).

  • When you are in the new Books, there is an option to "Go back to classic Google Books."

  • When you are in the Old Books, there is an options to "Try the new Google Books"


  • Hello @Tedinoz, se the edit please. Commented Feb 11, 2022 at 18:59
  • Two things: 1)Your url = https://books.google.it/.... My url = https://www.google.com.au/books/... The book id "xvwgEAAAQBAJ" is identical. 2) Page 56 is not available as preview in my url.
    – Tedinoz
    Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 1:55

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