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15 Best Sites to Download Free Ebooks

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Written by Anusha Saive

Many of us in our childhood days admired to own a library. Isn’t it? But would that have been ever possible? Maybe, maybe not! To make a library you would need a lot of books, and a lot of books would need a lot of money.

Well, I have a piece of small good news for you! You can now have your own library! Yes! And that too for free! A lot of websites give you access to thousands of free e-books that you can download and read in your spare time.

That’s not all! You can flaunt it too! Share your collections with your friends and show them your library! Here we have compiled for you a list of top websites that offer free EBooks.

So no more searching for books here and there, no more going to libraries to buy them and no more spending money and of course no more feeling guilty about not reading them! Let’s check them out.

1. BookBoon

BookBoon being one of the largest publishers of E-books in the world, claims to have over 75 million downloads of their textbooks and business E-books every year.

They work with industry and Academics experts to create high-quality textbooks and business E-books. All of their textbooks for students are completely free to download and are written exclusively for Bookboon by university professors.

They are capable to provide quality content as they believe in low-cost education for students, which they achieve by employer branding advertisements. Also, if you are looking for high-quality business e-books, you can subscribe to them with a small subscription fee.

Bookboon Ebook Website

Bookboon Ebook Website

2. DigiLibraries

DigiLibraries is a free eBooks collection which is growing day by day. They offer a vast range of titles in digital format, intending to provide quality, fast and required services for downloading and reading.

Books can be simply browsed or searched by title, author and subject. The eBooks can be downloaded to read anywhere and on any device as they offer PDF, ePUB and Mobi formats for downloading, with a limit of downloading 50 eBooks a day.

DigiLibraries Ebook Website

DigiLibraries Ebook Website

3. FeedBooks

Being another cool website for book lovers, FeedBooks offers a free online Ebook library where you can get great Ebooks to read on any device. They have a huge library of both fictional and non-fictional books.

These books are immensely compatible with Smartphones, PDAs, Blackberry, iPhone and e-paper devices. They also offer a self-publishing option which lets you publish and share your own content with others.

FeedBooks implements a special feature of turning any RSS Feed into a PDF file that can be downloaded in different formats.

Feedbooks Ebook Website

Feedbooks Ebook Website

4. Free-Ebooks

Free-Ebooks allows you to read thousands of Ebooks whenever and wherever you like. The free membership permits you to read and download 5 free Ebooks every month.

Although you can only download TXT or PDF format. The ePUB and Mobi formats are reserved for a paid membership. You can find genres like fiction, non-fiction, romance, sci-fi, self-help, business and many more. There is also an option to search by book title or author.

Free Ebooks

Free Ebooks

5. Google Ebookstore

Google is always on our minds when we are searching for anything under the sun so how can we not mention Google Ebookstore! Google Ebookstore, a.k.a Google Play Books is simple and easily accessible to anyone with a Google Account. There are plenty of free books on Google Play Books.

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You can search for your desired e-book or browse through the huge list of free e-books offered on the Google Play Books store. Add the book to My Books to read it online or on your mobile device. Google Play Store also lets you upload your ebook as a PDF or ePUB file to read it online.

Google Ebookstore

Google Ebookstore

6. Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library and Open Library by Internet Archive is filled with millions of free books. Their goal is to provide all material ever published to be available to the world.

For a book on Open Library, you have the option to read, download, or borrow. They share EBooks free in a format called DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System). The same can be read by anyone on many different devices.

You also have the option to add a book to their library and contribute towards their cause.

Internet Archive Ebook Website

Internet Archive Ebook Website

7. ManyBooks

ManyBooks was established in 2004 and have 50,000+ free eBooks. Their vision is to provide a comprehensive library of books in digital format for free.

The books are mostly classic literature. Self-publishing authors can introduce their work to ManyBook’s community. New books are uploaded daily to the constantly expanding library of ManyBooks.

You can read a book online or download it in PDF, ePUB, Mobi, and similar other formats. You can subscribe to their newsletter to get updated details about new free and discounted eBooks. In their articles section, you also get to read about new books and book reviews.

ManyBooks Ebook Website

ManyBooks Ebook Website

8. Overdrive

OverDrive is a free service to enjoy eBooks and audiobooks offered by your local public library or school. You can borrow ebooks and audiobooks anytime and on any device. All you need is a valid library card or student ID.

You get slightly different content as each library or school picks the digital content they want for their users. Other than OverDrive you can use their Libby app, Sara or Overdrive app to get access to free Ebooks or audiobooks.

OverDrive Ebook Website

OverDrive Ebook Website

9. PDFBooksWorld

PDFBooksWorld library is a quality resource for free PDF books. These books are a digitized version of books that attained the public domain status. The mission is to transform the most popular books of legendary authors to today’s reading platform.

They publish pdf books on several subjects for readers of all ages including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Academic and Children’s writings. They have created Books with separate editions optimized for devices with different screen sizes like PCs, Tablets, and Mobiles. You require membership registration to download pdf books from their library.

PDFBookWorld Ebook Website

PDFBookWorld Ebook Website

10. Project Gutenberg

With over 59,000 free eBooks, Project Gutenberg offers a good reading list. You can read online or download free eBooks in ePUB or Kindle eBooks format. The website is filled with the world’s great literature, mostly focusing on older works.

For Project Gutenberg, many volunteers helped in making these books available to read online and for free. There are no fees or registration but they do ask for donations or volunteering which you can do if you prefer to.

Books can be searched by title, author, top e-books and even offline catalogue search. One can even save books directly to Google Drive or DropBox.

Project Gutenberg Ebook Website

Project Gutenberg Ebook Website

11. Sharing ebook

Sharing ebook is an online repository of over 200 books that you can legally download in PDF format for free and without any registration required. This is convenient because PDF files are readable by almost all document readers and ebook applications.

Sharing eBooks

Sharing eBooks

The listed categories include philosophy, novels, travel, psychology, art, business, politics, business, language learning, free comics, self-help, and biography. For ebooks that fall into unlisted categories, you can just search for them manually. You can also subscribe to the newsletter to be informed about newly added books.

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12. Snewd

Snewd is an Open Internet Project of free eBooks created in order to provide the public with high quality, free eBooks with catalogue sources from popular platforms such as Project Gutenburg. Snewd sources the raw files of books in the public domain formats them and then edits them into professional-style eBooks

As a Snewd user, you can subscribe to their mailing list and receive updates of the latest published titles as well as contact them directly if you have any inquiries. You will also find that the UI is easy to navigate.

Snewd eBook Website

Snewd eBook Website

13. CrazyBooks

CrazyBooks is an online repository where you can either follow the book links to purchase them on Amazon or download them for free using a free user account. Like the other options in this list, you can send feedback directly to the managers of the site, explore books by categories, and search for books by title and author.

CrazyBooks seems like a relatively new project given that all its tags so far are art, fantasy, biography, religion, science, and history. Nevertheless, it has a user interface that is easy to use and the books you are looking for might just be on it.

Crazybooks: Download free ebooks

Crazybooks: Download free ebooks

14. ArdBark

ArdBark is a link finding service that points users to several ebooks. Unlike the alternatives in this list, it works as a repository to a variety of links found online and does not host any files on its servers. It features links to over 7000 ebooks of all categories and the ebooks themselves are split into free and non-free; with the non-free ebook content made available to only Ardbark Pro, Ardbark Basic, Ardbark Beginner and Ardbark Gold members.

If you are not sure about committing to subscription then you can take advantage of its free 7-day trial by registering an account. You can cancel anytime.

ArdBark Free eBooks

ArdBark Free eBooks

15. Free-eBooks.UK

Free-eBooks.uk is another reliable platform for downloading free ebooks and audiobooks and it currently holds over 100 of them. The books are categorized into fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, fiction audiobooks, non-fiction audiobooks, textbooks, and children’s books and they are available in ePUB, Kindle, TXT and PDF formats. One cool feature about Free-eBooks.uk is the option for users to preview the titles they’re interested in before going on to download them.

Free eBooks for Everyone

Free eBooks for Everyone

That’s the end of our list. I hope you enjoyed reading the article as much as you would enjoy reading your favourite books on these e-book sites. Below is the comment section, do tell us your favourite book and the site where you could get them for free!

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Anusha Saive

Anusha worked for many years in the IT industry as a Project Manager, and also a senior writer and editor at Tecmint. She is a huge fan of Linux and is passionate about writing Linux and technology related stuff.
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