Wanderings — Free Books Online

Most of these sites require signing up. All are free. Some sites carry eBooks for download. Others, like swap sites, carry hardcover and paperback, and have shipping charges.

General sites

  1. Floodle Great titles on all kinds of subjects. Fun for browsing.
  2. Classic Book Shelf
  3. ManyBooks eBooks
  4. Bibliomania Fiction and non-fiction books.
  5. Word Public Library 400,000 PDF ebooks. Many free, and for a small annual fee, many more.
  6. WellToldTales Short story podcasts
  7. Internet Classics Archive
  8. Wowio Great selection
  9. Famous Poets And Poems Over 22,000 poems
  10. Podiobooks Audiobooks
  11. Great Books And Classics Books published by time period.
  12. Librivox Audiobooks and podcasts
  13. Gutenberg Project Top 100 Popular books
  14. and of course, Google Advanced Book Search, Google’s project to copy all the books ever written

Swap Sites

  1. Whats On My Bookshelf
  2. TitleTrader
  3. PaperbackSwap
  4. Science Fiction Books
  5. BookMooch

Science, Reference, and Technology sites

  1. Bibliomania Over 2000 etexts
  2. CHMPDF Great selection of For Dummies and programming books, and much more.
  3. Internet Sacred Text Archive Sacred texts, religion, mythology, and folklore.
  4. Realtime Publishers IT eBooks by notable authors
  5. Free eBooks Computer books
  6. PinkMonkey World’s largest library of free online Literature Summaries
  7. CliffsNotes Self-explanatory
  8. Wikibooks Textbooks
  9. Flaxx IT and computer books
  10. Avalon Project Law, History, And Politics
  11. Free Science Info A great selection of science books covering a variety of fields.
  12. Electronic Text Center From the University Of Virginia
  13. Free Computer Books

Search Engines for Free eBooks

  1. Just Free Books

List of Online Libraries

  1. Bookyards Library Page Complete listing of online libraries.
  2. Wikipedia’s List of Digital Library Projects.

That should keep you busy for a while.

10 thoughts on “Wanderings — Free Books Online”

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  3. Wow, what a great resource! Thanks for putting it together. I find it del.icio.us as well… and well worth a thumbs-up on StumbleUpon.

    Thanks for sharing! 

  4. A great list–my personal favorite place for books is Powells.com because I have a thing for used hardbacks. Especially vintage historical fiction from the 30s. Sometimes I find old photographs and memos tucked in the pages and I love it.

    Thanks for the addition! If anyone else has favorites, let us know! 

  5. Excellent resource, Karen. There’s a lot of hard work putting together a list like this. Thank you.

    I’m certainly saving it to del.icio.us.

    Thanks Rory! 

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