Free ebook sites that are also legal!!

February 19, 2014 at 9:44 am (Uncategorized)

  1. The Classics: Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.


  • Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.

  • The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.

  • Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online.

  • Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.

  • Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.

  • Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.

  • Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.

  • Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.

  • The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions of The Spectator and The Tatler.

  • Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.

  • Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.

  • Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.

  • has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

  • Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.


  1. Textbooks: If you don’t absolutely need to pay for your textbooks, save yourself a few hundred dollars by reviewing these sites.


  • Textbook Revolution: Find biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history textbooks here.

  • Wikibooks: From cookbooks to the computing department, find instructional and educational materials here.

  • KnowThis Free Online Textbooks: Get directed to stats textbooks and more.

  • Online Medical Textbooks: Find books about plastic surgery, anatomy and more here.

  • Online Science and Math Textbooks: Access biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals and other textbooks here.

  • MIT Open Courseware Supplemental Resources: Find free videos, textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.

  • Flat World Knowledge: This innovative site has created an open college textbooks platform that will launch in January 2009.

  • Free Business Textbooks: Find free books to go along with accounting, economics and other business classes.

  • Light and Matter: Here you can access open source physics textbooks.

  • eMedicine: This project from WebMD is continuously updated and has articles and references on surgery, pediatrics and more.


  1. Math and Science: Turn to this list to find books about math, science, engineering and technology.


  • This site has “thousands of full-text free books,” including a large amount of scientific essays and books.

  • Free online textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials and videos on mathematics: NYU links to several free resources for math students.

  • Online Mathematics Texts: Here you can find online textbooks like Elementary Linear Algebra and Complex Variables.

  • Science and Engineering Books for free download: These books range in topics from nanotechnology to compressible flow.

  • Find over 1800 math, engineering and science books here.

  • Free Tech Books: Computer programmers and computer science enthusiasts can find helpful books here.


  1. Children’s Books: Even children’s books are now available online. Find illustrated books, chapter books and more.


  • byGosh: Find free illustrated children’s books and stories here.

  • Munseys: Munseys has nearly 2,000 children’s titles, plus books about religion, biographies and more.

  • International Children’s Digital Library: Find award-winning books and search by categories like age group, make believe books, true books or picture books.

  • Lookybook: Access children’s picture books here.


  1. Philosophy and Religion: For books about philosophy and religion, check out these websites.


  • has music ebooks, cooking ebooks, and over 150 philosophy titles and over 1,000 religion titles.

  • Here you’ll find works by Rene Descartes, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, David Hume and others.

  • Free Books on Yoga, Religion and Philosophy: Recent uploads to this site include Practical Lessons in Yoga and Philosophy of Dreams.

  • The Sociology of Religion: Read this book by Max Weber, here.

  • Religion eBooks: Read books about the Bible, Christian books, and more.


  1. Plays: From Shakespeare to George Bernard Shaw to more contemporary playwrights, visit these sites.


  • Here you can read plays by Chekhov, Thomas Hardy, Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and others.

  • Plays: Read Pygmalion, Uncle Vanya or The Playboy of the Western World here.

  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: MIT has made available all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories.

  • Plays Online: This site catalogs “all the plays [they] know about that are available in full text versions online for free.”

  • ProPlay: This site has children’s plays, comedies, dramas and musicals.


  1. Modern Fiction, Fantasy and Romance: These websites boast collections of graphic novels, romance novels, fantasy books and more.


  • Public Bookshelf: Find romance novels, mysteries and more.

  • The Internet Book Database of Fiction: This forum features fantasy and graphic novels, anime, J.K. Rowling and more.

  • Free Online Novels: Here you can find Christian novels, fantasy and graphic novels, adventure books, horror books and more.

  • Foxglove: This British site has free novels, satire and short stories.

  • Baen Free Library: Find books by Scott Gier, Keith Laumer and others.

  • The Road to Romance: This website has books by Patricia Cornwell and other romance novelists.

  • Get Free Ebooks: This site’s largest collection includes fiction books.

  • John T. Cullen: Read short stories from John T. Cullen here.

  • SF and Fantasy Books Online: Books here include Arabian Nights, Aesop’s Fables and more.

  • Free Novels Online and Free Online Cyber-Books: This list contains mostly fantasy books.


  1. Foreign Language: For books in a foreign language like French, Spanish and even Romanian, look here.


  • Project Laurens Jz Coster: Find Dutch literature here.

  • ATHENA Textes Francais: Search by author’s name, French books, or books written by other authors but translated into French.

  • Liber Liber: Download Italian books here. Browse by author, title, or subject.

  • Biblioteca romaneasca: Find Romanian books on this site.

  • Bibliolteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes: Look up authors to find a catalog of their available works on this Spanish site.

  • KEIMENA: This page is entirely in Greek, but if you’re looking for modern Greek literature, this is the place to access books online.

  • Proyecto Cervantes: Texas A&M’s Proyecto Cervantes has cataloged Cervantes’ work online.

  • Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum: Access many Latin texts here.

  • Project Runeberg: Find Scandinavian literature online here.

  • Italian Women Writers: This site provides information about Italian women authors and features full-text titles too.

  • Biblioteca Valenciana: Register to use this database of Catalan and Valencian books.

  • Ketab Farsi: Access literature and publications in Farsi from this site.

  • Afghanistan Digital Library: Powered by NYU, the Afghanistan Digital Library has works published between 1870 and 1930.

  • CELT: CELT stands for “the Corpus of Electronic Texts” features important historical literature and documents.

  • Projekt Gutenberg-DE: This easy-to-use database of German language texts lets you search by genres and author.


  1. History and Culture: Refresh your memory of world history, the classics and U.S. history here.


  • LibriVox: LibriVox has a good selection of historical fiction.

  • The Perseus Project: Tufts’ Perseus Digital Library features titles from Ancient Rome and Greece, published in English and original languages.

  • Access Genealogy: Find literature about Native American history, the Scotch-Irish immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries, and more.

  • Free History Books: This collection features U.S. history books, including works by Paul Jennings, Sarah Morgan Dawson, Josiah Quincy and others.

  • Most Popular History Books: Free titles include Seven Days and Seven Nights by Alexander Szegedy and Autobiography of a Female Slave by Martha G. Browne.


  1. Rare Books: Look for rare books online here.


  • Questia: Questia has 5,000 books available for free, including rare books and classics.

  • JR’s Rare Books and Commentary: Check this site for PDF versions of some rare books.


  1. Arts and Entertainment: This list features books about celebrities, movies, fashion and more.


  • Books-On-Line: This large collection includes movie scripts, newer works, cookbooks and more.

  • Chest of Books: This site has a wide range of free books, including gardening and cooking books, home improvement books, craft and hobby books, art books and more.

  • Free e-Books: Find titles related to beauty and fashion, games, health, drama and more.

  • 2020ok: Categories here include art, graphic design, performing arts, ethnic and national, careers, business and a lot more.

  • Free Art Books: Find artist books and art books in PDF format here.

  • Free Web design books: directs you to free web design books.

  • Free Music Books: Find sheet music, lyrics and books about music here.

  • Free Fashion Books: Costume and fashion books are linked to the Google Books page.


  1. Mystery: Here you can find mystery books from Sherlock Holmes to more contemporary authors.


  • MysteryNet: Read free short mystery stories on this site.

  • Read books by Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, GK Chesterton and other mystery writers here.

  • Mystery Books: Read books by Sue Grafton and others.


  1. Poetry: These poetry sites have works by Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe and others.


  • The Literature Network: This site features forums, a copy of The King James Bible, and over 3,000 short stories and poems.

  • Poetry: This list includes “The Raven,” “O Captain! My Captain!” and “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.”

  • Poem Hunter: Find free poems, lyrics and quotations on this site.

  • Famous Poetry Online: Read limericks, love poetry, and poems by Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Lord Byron and others.

  • Google Poetry: Google Books has a large selection of poetry, from The Canterbury Tales to Beowulf to Walt Whitman.

  • Read poems by Maya Angelou, William Blake, Sylvia Plath and more.

  • Rudyard Kipling, Allen Ginsberg and Alfred Lord Tennyson are all featured here.

  • On this site, you can download free poetry ebooks.


  1. Miscellaneous: For even more free book sites, check out this list.


  • Banned Books: Here you can follow links of banned books to their full text online.

  • World eBook Library: This monstrous collection includes classics, encyclopedias, children’s books and a lot more.

  • DailyLit: DailyLit has everything from Moby Dick to the more recent phenomenon, Skinny Bitch.

  • A Celebration of Women Writers: The University of Pennsylvania’s page for women writers includes Newbery winners.

  • Free Online Novels: These novels are fully online and range from romance to religious fiction to historical fiction.

  • Download mysteries and other books for your iPhone or eBook reader here.

  • Authorama: Books here are pulled from Google Books and more. You’ll find history books, novels and more.

  • Prize-winning books online: Use this directory to connect to full-text copies of Newbery winners, Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer winners.


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