Best Places to Get Free Books – The Ultimate Guide


When we were reviewing 10 of the best online resources for free books, we had a LOT of readers chime in with their own favorites as well.  Thank you for all your helpful contributions!

In fact, we had so many suggestions, we have enough to compile a huge list from them, so here they are in no particular order:

  1. ManyBooks – Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook reader – Thanks Tony Bryan & abben
  2. BookCrossing – Where real books are released into the wild to be found by others – Thanks Engtech
  3. LibraryElf – The perfect companion to a public library system – Thanks Engtech
  4. Scribd – Open library to publish and discover documents online – Thanks CincauHangus
  5. Word Public Library – 400,000 PDF ebooks for download – Thanks Ellen
  6. Free Tech Books – Free computer science and engineering books (+ lecture notes) – Thanks Ellen
  7. Bookins – Swap real books with other readers – Thanks Jimbob
  8. WellToldTales – Free short story podcasts (like audiobooks, but shorter) – Thanks Kevin C.
  9. Wowio – Public domain, free legitimate copyrighted materials & one of the only with a selection of Comic Books – Thanks Jane and Art Dardia
  10. BizBooktalk – Free book giveaway contests on Fridays – Thanks Brandon
  11. MoochMuch – Organize your book lending with your friends – Thanks Bobby
  12. CHMPDF – A collection of general interest and technical ebooks – Thanks Manish Garg & Brian Di Croce
  13. Realtime Publishers – free IT eBooks by many of the world’s best authors – Thanks Kevin
  14. FrugalReader – Trade Books for free – Thanks Brent
  15. TitleTrader – Swap books, movies, and music – Thanks Brent
  16. ZunaFish – Trade your old media and books items for new titles you’d rather have – Thanks Brent
  17. SwapSimple – Swap your used books here – Thanks Brent 
  18. SwapThing – Community of users who swap items including books – Thanks Brent
  19. BookCart – Internet paperback exchange – Thanks Brent
  20. SF-Books – Exchange Sci-Fi Books here – Thanks Brent
  21. PaperbackSwap – Swap books for free – Thanks jane dough, IBelieveInFairies, & Lauren
  22. PinkMonkey – 450 Study Guides / Booknotes / Online Chapter Summary Notes and Analysis – Thanks Spellchecker
  23. eBookWorld – Technical resources – Thanks 5n7p3r
  24. Flaxx – IT and computer books – Thanks tejinder
  25. Baen Library – Free science fiction and fantasy novels – Thanks lanthus & Glen Davis
  26. LibraryThing – Social networking and free books – Thanks Michael
  27. Online Books Page – Facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet – Thanks Aman
  28. Podiobooks – free audiobooks that you can subscribe to with iTunes or any other podcatcher – Thanks KJToo
  29. BookRags – Research material in the form of eBooks – Thanks Henry Delany
  30. Technical Books Online – Old tech books from the “vacuum tube age” of electronics- Thanks obiewiz
  31. ebookSearchr – Google powered Thanks Rico & Rokker
  32. Internet Archive – The Intenet indexed – that includes a vast text library – Thanks jojo
  33. BookYards – Books, videos, education materials- Thanks Victor
  34. Memoware – Free books for your PDA – Thanks Doug
  35. DocStoc – online document sharing website. the œYouTube of documents – Thanks Sean

The items below were taken from my original Top 10 list with full reviews (here and here)

  1. Gutenberg Project Top 100 – Popular books from the oldest producer of free ebooks on the Internet
  2. BookMooch – Community for exchanging used books
  3. ebookSpyder – Specializes in technical books ranging anywhere from C# to AJAX
  4. Google Book Search – Read the classics online
  5. Dwalin – plain text novels
  6. Free Computer Books – Technical resources about computers
  7. Librivox – Audio works and podcasts of books
  8. CliffsNotes – Get the notes to cram for the exam
  9. WIkibooks – Free textbooks
  10. DailyLit – Receive small parts of books via email

This list will be updated regularly. If you want to add to it – please leave a comment!

[tags] free books, ebooks [/tags]

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