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Free Books

These sites offer ebooks and other resources to download or read online. Many of the sources are public domain, Creative Commons, or open source books; others are under copyright, but have been published for free online by their creators for personal use.


Classics

  • The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
  • Project Gutenberg: Tens of thousands of free books in English, Portuguese, French, and German.
  • Classic Reader: Online library of thousands of free books by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others.
  • Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.
  • Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
  • Open Culture: Free ebooks, audiobooks, textbooks, language lessons, and more.
  • Kindle: Free classics and others available for Amazon Kindle.

Textbooks


Children's Books


Philosophy, Religion, & Folklore


Drama, Poetry, & Art


More

  • LibriVox: Free public domain audiobooks.
  • Lit2Go: Free online collection of stories and poems in audiobook format with full text and PDF available for download.
  • World Digital Library: Over 14,000 items from 190 countries.

Portions of this list adapted from "Free Books: 100 Legal Sites to Download Literature," http://iheartintelligence.com/2014/08/31/free-books-100-legal-sites-download-literature/.

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