Free E-book Websites

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Winter weather keeping you indoors? Well the e-book is celebrating its 40th birthday this year! Why not download a free e-book to your device (Nook, Kindle, Sony Reader, smartphone), or just download and read one right on your computer. You’ll first need to check to see which of the different available text formats are compatible with your device.

To help you get started, check out this list of some of the sites where you can download free e-books, along with an informational quote from each website:

Project Gutenberg

“Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.”

Internet Archive

“Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.”

The Online Books Page

“The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.”

“ provides a user-friendly interface to read books online. Many tools are provided to explore and utilize this collection of public domain books, poetry, tutorials and audio.”


“Bookyards has a total of 17,008 books, 41,784 external web links, 4,197 news & blogs links, 384 videos, 32,963 Ebook links and access to hundreds of online libraries (800,000 Ebooks) for your reading pleasure.”


“We format and package books so that you can read them on a java enabled phone. Most phones sold today are java enabled – you probably have one in your pocket right now.”

Standard memberships are FREE and allow members unlimited access to eBooks in the HTML format or access to 5 eBooks each and every month in the PDF and/or TXT formats.”

All of the eBooks from are free…Many of the etexts are from the November, 2003 Project Gutenberg DVD.”

GetFreeEbooks is a free ebooks site where you can download free books totally free.”

Free Book Spot

“We have lots of links to free ebooks in more than 90 categories.  You can find scientific, engineering, programming, fiction and many other books.”

For more information, check out the following websites that have created lists of their favorite free e-book sources on the Web:

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