Looking for free eBooks?
Although many bookworms still prefer physical books, eBooks have the definite advantage of being easy to bring with you wherever you go. Plus, you have many ways to source free eBooks, particularly those in the public domain.
Best Websites to Download Ebooks
Here’s our list of the 29 best websites for downloading free eBooks for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, iBooks, and more.
1. Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers more than 57,000 free eBooks from the public domain. It is free to read and redistribute. There are no fees, and no custom apps required. You won’t find the latest bestsellers on Project Gutenberg, but you’ll find plenty of great classic books available 24/7 at no cost.
2. Open Library
Open Library is a non-profit Internet Archive that is open and an editable library catalog.
3. Google eBookstore
Google eBookstore has an option to access free books from the huge collection that features hundreds of classics and contemporary bestsellers.
4. Amazon Free Kindle Books
Amazon Free Kindle Books offers top free books for download.
5. Internet Archive
Internet Archive offers more than 15,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. They also encourage our global community to contribute physical items, as well as uploading digital materials directly to the Internet Archive.
ManyBooks can read on most of the reading platforms like eReaders, Kindle, iPads, and Nooks.
BookBoon is the world’s largest publisher of online educational literature. They offer over 1000 free eBooks for you to download.
8. LibGen/Library Genesis
LibGen is a search engine that helps you download books and articles related to science.
FreeBookSpot offers lots of links to free ebooks in more than 90 categories. It is where you can find and download free books.
10. Free eBooks
Free eBooks offers thousands of free eBooks to use anywhere you want. They feature some of the best categories such as Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Sci-Fi, Self-help, and Business.
LibriVox is a platform that offers free downloads of audiobooks all over the world.
GetFreeEBooks features different categories such as Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Short Stories, Horror, and many more.
FreeComputerBooks features eBook categories such as Computer, Lecture Notes, Mathematics, Tutorials, Programming, and Technical books.
Baen features categories such as science fiction and fantasy. It can download in a zip file. You need a special application to unzip the folder.
KnowFree is the number one resource for professionals to access free research, white papers, reports, case studies, magazines, and eBooks.
16. Open Culture
Open Culture is a site that offers 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smartphone or e-reader. It features different categories that include great works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.
OnlineProgrammingBooks is a free site that can download eBooks and online books including mobile app development, programming, computer science, web design, software engineering, information technology, networking, and databases.
BookYards provides education materials, information, documents, reference materials, and content that is free to anyone who has an internet connection.
FeedBooks distributes millions of books to an increasingly growing community of readers.
20. The Online Books Page
The Online Books Page is a website that gives access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It has over 2 million free books on the Web.
eBookLobby is divided into different categories such as business, art, computing, and education.
22. Alive and Free
Alive and Free gives you access to fiction ebooks written by people who are still alive today.
AvaxHome features an eBooks&eLearning section among many other categories.
O’Reilly is a platform to download books, magazines, and tutorials for free.
25. PDF Books World
With PDF Books World, you can download high quality PDF copies of books in the public domain.
26. International Children’s Digital Library
Access tales from around the world at the International Children’s Digital Library.
Wikibooks is a collection of open-source textbooks that, in the spirit of Wikipedia, volunteers can edit.
E-library.net boasts of a collection of over 8,000 ebooks in more than 90 categories.
29. Planet ebook
Planet ebook is a great source of classic literature in ebook format.
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