So many free e-books so little time. In fact, there are so many resources it’s hard to imagine ever leaving your house or paying for a book again. I updated this post with a few more sites to download free e-books.
I was listening to the radio a few months ago and heard a librarian talking about how many of the latest book releases are available as downloadable ebooks at the library. I am a new Kindle owner and thought , Wow! I wonder if I can download free ebooks at my library?
According to this librarian, it works like reserving a regular book. When available, you download the ebook for about two weeks and then the book will disappear from your ereader and will be ready for download for the next reader in line. Check with your local library for that new release. They may have access to larger libraries of ebooks that can be checked out. For example, go to the Boston Public Library website and search for ebooks.
Other Resources for Free Downloadable Books
When I think of free ebooks, I think of classic books like Jane Eyre and War and Peace in the public domain. I have discovered that the list of free ebooks is getting larger each year to include modern reads, non-fiction, cookbooks, business information, thrillers, science fiction and more! If you are not sure where to find free ebooks, this list is a great place to start.
Books.google.com - Popular Google site that links to free ebooks and magazines.
Kindle Store on Amazon -Over 7,000 free public domain books. Navigate into any subsection of the Kindle Store and order books by Price: Low to High to get to free kindle books in that section.
Free Nook Books – Barnes & Noble – Pages of free books for your Nook.
manybooks.net – There are more than 29,000 eBooks available here and they’re all free!
Free e-books.net – Limited to 5 free ebooks per month with a paid option. Discover fiction, from romance to mystery, or non-fiction, from business information to self-improvement.
Project Gutenberg (aka PG) has the largest collection of public domain books. 38,000 ebooks are free in the US because their copyright has expired.
getfreeebooks – Getfreeebooks.com is a free ebooks site where you can download totally free legal ebooks, available in various popular formats. Many are author submitted ebooks that are free.
www.feedbooks.com – Feedbooks distributes over 3,000,000 books every month to smartphones, tablets and eReaders.
Obooko - Free ebooks download from obooko, the premier source for free ebooks including romance novels, thrillers, mystery, crime, horror, science fiction and more.
readeasily.com - ebooks adapted for the visually impaired.
Allyoucanbooks.com – Free 15 day trial and then$14.99/month unlimited downloads.
ebooks3.com – limited number of classics are available.
University of Pennsylvania - Lists over 1,000,000 online books from the University of Penn.
International Children’s Digital Library - Children’s digital books – available in multiple languages.
kobobooks.com – over 1,000,ooo free ebooks.
There are many more websites that offer thousands of free downloadable books for your e-reader, smartphone or computer. Where else can you download free ebooks? Just Google it - “free ebooks”.