Free eBook Resources

Below is a list of websites where free eBooks can be downloaded for various e-readers.  Keep in mind that mostly classic literature, books published before 1923 and self-published books are offered as free eBooks.  In addition to free books, many of these sites also have inexpensive eBooks for sale.

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Project Gutenberg - Download over 40,000 free eBooks.

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Free Ebooks – Fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, academic articles and trade magazines, plus books in Spanish.

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Get Free Ebooks – A central hub / directory of free and legal eBooks from various genres and categories.  Note that not all books are available in all formats.

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Barnes & Noble – Almost two million free NOOK books are available here.  Type “free Nook books” into the B&N search box.  Note that credit card information must be entered in order to download free books.

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Many Books – Browse through more than 29,000 titles (some in Spanish) or search most popular, visitor recommendations or reader reviews.  Site also includes e-reader reviews.

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U Penn Digital Library – Over 1 million free eBooks with criteria being that the book must be carried by a major library.

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Amazon - In the search bar type “free Kindle books”.

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Smashwords provides an opportunity to discover new Indie authors in all categories and genres of the written word.  Click “Free” under the price category.

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Kobo Books – One million free eBooks.  Click “e-Books” then “FREE EBOOKS” for classics and current authors.

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Internet Archive – This site contains “a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books”.  It also contains audio books, computer software, music, moving images and more.

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Google Play – Type “free books” into the search bar.  Along with classics and pre-1923 books, Google Books also has Special Free Previews.  To read offline, download the Google Play Books app from the Chrome web browser.

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Unbound - Scroll down to the “Free Fridays” post.   Double-check that the book is indeed free before downloading.  A credit card number is required in order to register with Barnes & Noble.

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Nook Book Club – Scroll down to “Free NOOKbook summary thread – please no OT” and click on “>>” beside the page number listing.  Make sure the book is free before downloading.

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The Cheap – Click on “Freebies!” for free books including Christian fiction.

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Books On the Knob – Click on “Free Kindle Books” for current and recently free Kindle eBooks from Amazon, grouped by genre.  A valid email is required.

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E-Reader Love – Free eBooks listed daily.

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Inspired Reads – Free and bargain Christian eBooks.

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Pixel of Ink – Click on “Free Kindle Books” to find the free “limited time offers and often forgotten but popular classics”.

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E-Reader News Today – Click on “Bargain/Free Kindle Books” to find links to free eBooks.

Facebook Pages

These Facebook Pages offer cheap and sometimes free eBooks.

  •   KOTC – (for the Kindle)

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