Stock your e-book library for free
E-books are changing the way we read. They're the only way to fit an entire library in your purse or pocket.
Though they're cheaper than their print counterparts, e-books still cost money. Actually filling your device with these digital wonders could be costly.
Fortunately, these sites offer thousands of e-books at no charge. In addition, all of them offer books in multiple formats. They make it easy to find the one that works for most of your devices.
eBooksRead - This site offers a huge collection of e-books. No matter your favorite genre, you're sure to find something you'll love among the 300,000 books on eBooksRead.
Online Library - download and read ebooks for free
This site also recommends other authors based on your favorites. You'll find pages for similar writers embedded right into the search page for easy navigation.
Feedbooks - When a site has hundreds of thousands of books, it might be hard to find the one you're looking for. Feedbooks has a picture-based search system that makes it easy to find the perfect book for you.
Public Domain | Feedbooks
In addition to the classics, Feedbooks also has a host of recent books by lesser-known authors. Check the "Original Books" section of the site - you may find your next favorite author!
Note: Because this site accepts many books from online authors, you may find some racy material. There are several books dealing with adult themes, and some have questionable covers. This site may not be the best for the kids.
Project Gutenberg - This site offers a more family-friendly option. Project Gutenberg sticks mostly to the classics, with new public-domain titles added every day.
In addition to free books, Project Gutenberg also offers sheet music, speeches and even some music and video content. Many of the books are also offered as audiobooks, if you prefer to listen instead of reading.
Project Gutenberg - free ebooks
Overdrive - Most of these sites focus on books you've probably already read. If you want the latest book everyone is talking about, check out this site. It allows you to search your local libraries for the new titles.
search.overdrive.com (This is US based - you will need a library card number)
You won't have the book forever, but you'll be able to borrow some best sellers at no charge. You can download and return many titles right from the site or from Overdrive's app without even visiting the library!