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  • 446 Places for Free Books Online http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free-books-online.htm Fri Oct 28 2011 10:14:14 GMT+0530 (India StandardTime)Updated 22. October 2011 - 14:05 by mr6n8IntroductionThis is a listing of 446 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) for download or for onlineviewing.Some time ago I went looking for some free eBooks and was surprised to find that there aremany resources for this. I decided to put together this list of sites that offer free eBooks as areference. Originally, the list was for 50 sites (hence that number in the link) and I thought thatwas a lot. I expect that this list will cross 500 sites in the near future. Given the large listing,you may want to check out the various Genre pages that I have put together.I have tried to make certain that all of the eBooks at these sites are legally available forviewing/downloading. However, it is possible that I have made a mistake. If you suspect any ofthese sites of illegally offering copyrighted materials, then please let me know through thecomments below.Putting this together was exhausting, but the list is not exhaustive, so I encourage you to post anysites that you know of that are not listed here.The listing here is in alphabetical order. Given the size of this list now, it may be easier to searchby genre. I have set up 17 pages here of different genres. If you do not see one that covers yourinterests, let me know and I may be able to put one together.I have also put together a listing of sites that offer free and legal audio books at 91 Places For Free Audio Books OnlineThese listings may be searched in the following methods: Alphabetical Listing - A listing of the site names in alphabetical order Listing by Genre - Links to pages here for different book genres (17)
  • Online Local Libraries -These sites have links to local libraries which have much content for membersAlphabetical Listing100Candles has 11 unique short horror stories for free reading online.2020k Large collection, divided into categories and sub-categories for download in a variety offormats. Note: Many of the links to the Internet Archive from this site are not working.365Tomorrows a free science fiction short story per day for online viewing. They havebeen online since August, 2005, so there is a large collection of works here.4tenderheart offers unique children stories for online reading and also two television readingsof Sir Pot stories.AaronShephardsWorldof Stories is a nicely categorized collection of stories fromaround the world for online reading. The listings give the appropriate age for reading, length ofthe story and origin.AcrobatPlanet has a nice size collection of free pdf ebooks. Their main page listing showsonly categories for non-fiction works, but I believe a search will reveal different categories.AdamWasserman offers his scifi work "Gyges the Terrible" for free download in ebookformat. Also other fiction works at his site.Alexandra Marell offers 4 of her works for free download after free registration at her site.Al-Islam has a large collection of Islamic works in its library available for free onlineviewing. There is also software and audio available. Clicking on the appropriate icons in thelibrary will show the available works in each. Received the following comment from ZeeshanAli regarding this site "Please make a correction here. This link and collection here represent asect of Islam i.e. Shia, who are not concurrent in many manners to many of Muslims and Islam."AllBooksFree A small, but unique, listing of free fiction ebooks, available for download, mostlyin pdf.AllKindsOfThingsKill is a collection of 9 short horror stories by Robert Best available foronline viewing.AllPDFBooks has a good sized collection of books available in biology, chemistry, physics,computer, magic and hindi kahaniyan, for download in pdf. Suggested by an anonymous user.
  • AllRomanceBooks lists 169 free romance ebooks for download. Registration is required. Inoticed that there appeared to be the 1RomanceEBooks and eHarlequin listings shown there, aswell as quite a few others. Again, these are not public domain, but the free offerings of currentpublishers.AlvieTheLittleBrownBurro has seven Alvie stories to read online or download in MP3.AmazingAdventureSeries offers the children story "June the Prune" for free readingonline. The story can also be heard by pressing the audio button at the top of the page.Amazon has a large listing of free kindle books. These are listed as the Top 100 free overalland in each category. I did not go through each category, but they look to add up to animpressive number. Rregistration required and may only be available to USA users.AmericanFolklore offers many folk stories from USA, Canada and Mexico as well asNative American for online viewing.American Mathematical Society has a pretty complete listing of books involving mathematics.AnAngryAuthorScreaming has 12 short horror stories and some poetry available for freedownload in DOC. Not intended for children.AntBee Joe Ant and Boo Bee offer nine illustrated books for younger children for onlineviewing.Archive.org (Childrens Library) large collection of childrens books available for onlineviewing (original books) and downloadArmenianStoryTeller has a few Armenian stories and poems available for free readingonline.ArtofTravel offers the ebook, How to See the World, backpacking on $25 a day or less for freereading online.Arthurs Classic Novels - Over 4000 novels covering a great variety of topics, nicely separatedinto categories and "best" lists. Some very interesting entries here. Available for onlineviewing.Ask Sam - A small collection of classics, including Shakespeare, and legal, resource andgovernment texts.AssociatedContent has several cookbooks available for download in pdf. Most are short andspecific (muffin recipes etc.), but the Chocolate recipe book is over 600 pages and the BlueRibbon recipes are over 400 pages.AstrologyWeekly 10 books for online reading and about 30 for download. All on astrology. View slide
  • Authorama offers a few hundred books, searchable by author, for online viewing.BABBooks is a childrens site that has 25 free illustrated books available for online reading orlistening.Baby School has a small collection of online flash books for toddlers and young children.Baen Free Library - A small library of downloadable science fiction novels in a variety offormats.BaenCD - A small collection of science fiction books from Baens promotional CDs. They aredownloadable in a variety of formats as well as viewable online.BaldwinLibraryofChildrensLiterature has almost 6,000 classic , but unique, childrensbooks for free viewing online. the ones I looked at had beautiful illustrations. A caution thatsome of the works are unacceptable by todays standards due to the view of minorities at thattime. Not related to the above as far as I can tell.Baldwin Online Childrens Projects 520 classic childrens books in a variety of genres foronline viewing.BannerBooks offers 5 unique books for reading online.BarbaraMurray offers the free ebook, P.E.A.C.E. on Earth, " cross-platform, multi-mediaserialized ebook set 3 million years into the future."Barnes&Noble offers free ebooks for the nook. There are some sample books mixed in with thefree full entries, but still plenty of reading material for nook users here. Thanks to Sara Lutz forthis.Bartleby - Harvard classics and encyclopedias. HTML only.BBCSchools has three online illustrated books for young children that can be viewed with orwithout audio.Bedtime-Story has a large collection of illustrated books for online viewing. Some are classicsand others are unique stories separated into unusual categories.Beenleigh State School of Queensland, Australia has a large collection of children stories toread online with audio built in.Berkely SunSite Classics - A small collection of classics. HTML only.BesteBooksWorld has links to a fairly large collcetion of free ebooks in a wide variety ofcaetgories. These are offsite links, so the download/viewing options vary. View slide
  • BestScienceFictionStories offers links to a large collection of new and classic short stories forreading, listening and download.BetweentheLions has a good number of video books with words for younger readers to followalong. Also some games and other activities for young readers.Bibliomania - Over 2,000 classic novels, study guides, biographies and more. HTML only.Bibliotastic offers a good amount of free books in quite a few categories for free onlinereading.BlackMaskFiction offers 20 or so free detective stories that were originally published inmagazines during 1925 to 1939 for download in pdf.BookBoon has a very nice collection of textbooks, travel guides and business ebooks for freedownload in PDF.Book-bot 14,571 books available for online viewing in their easy to view reader. Very nice findby fellow editor Rhiannon.BookBox is a childrens site that has about 20 free books available for download in pdf (as asingle page) and MP3. Also free games and coloring books.BookGlutton is a collection of 1200+ books for online reading with the added featureof groups available for discussion of the readings. Nice combination of reading andsocializing. Suggested by an anonymous poster. Free registration and starting of a group nowrequired.BookGoldMine has several hundred ebooks, lecture notes and videos regarding biology,business, computer science, math and physics. Most available for viewing online, but some fordownload in PDF. Thanks to Gio for this.BookPop is another childrens site that has a number of illustrated books free for onlinereading. There are also some coloring pages for download. There are supposed to be music andstory downloads, but I kept getting an error when trying to reach those.BookRags - Small collection of free with many paid. Hard to find the free ones. Available inWord or PDF.BookRix is a mix of classic and new ebooks. There are over 16,500 free ebooks available inseveral general categories. The reading online is in a popup window that reads as an ordinarybook. There are some classics that can be found elsewhere, but there are also many uniqueentries here. The adult oriented books require registration to read or download. Downloadsin epub, Sony, Stanza (iPhone) or their BookRix formats.
  • BooksForABuck offers the romance novel "Private Lies" for free download in a variety offomats.BooksOnlinePage has 3 full fantasy and 1 full science fiction novel, all by HughCook available for free online reading.BooksShouldBeFree While primarily a good sized collection of audio books, each of the booksis available for online reading or for download in text.Bookstacks is a small collection (100+) of classic works available for online viewing, with manyalso available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Reader versions. Nicely set up.BookViewCafe offers the first of the four book "Starfarers Quartet" for free download in severalformats or for reading online. Thanks to "Guy Haha" for this.BookYards - 16,000+ books, videos, educational material.Bored.com has over 15,000 books available for online viewing. Nicely divided into a goodvariety of categories.BritishCouncil has a very nice collection of flash animated song and audio read-a-longstories for children. Games and other activities also available. Audio may be disabled forreading only.BritishLibrary has a virtual books section with a small, but interesting, collection for onlineviewing.BrowzerBooks has an interesting collection of novels in a wide variety of genres (check bottomof page for links to genres) either available for online reading or download in pdf.BucaroTecHelp has an interesting collection of free business books available for download inpdf. These deal with internet business for the most part. You do have to view their news feed tobe able to download, but registration is not necessary.BuddhaNet offers several hundred ebooks on various aspects of Bhuddism for download inpdf. Also a childrens section with coloring books and texts. There are audio books and videosalso available.BuddhaSasana has a large collection of free ebooks, articles discourses etc., on Buddhism foronline viewing.BuddhistELibrary has around 225 free books on Buddhism in 7 categories. Downloads are inPDF. Also offers audio and videoBusinessBookMall has a large collection of books dealing with all facets of business for freedownload in pdf. Also a large collection of non-business textbooks for free download in PDF.
  • Business-Software-Books has a smaller collection of business books that mostly relate to use ofsoftware for business. These are zipped files and the ones I checked were pdf.ByGosh offers a small collection of very nicely illustrated classics for younger children andolder children. Also some short stories. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.CandlelightStories has a good number of stories from the Arabian nights collection as well asother story books available for online reading.CBeebies is a BBC site that offers a good number of free stories, in flash, for online reading andlistening. Also, has games, music and coloring books.CheeseburgerBrown offers 41 of his science fiction short stories for free viewingonline. Some are also available for download in pdf or kindle.Chessville 40+ ebooks on Chess available for download (mostly in PDF)ChestofBooks Large collection, divided into categories, for online viewing. Nice collection.Chilanti very large collection of links to free ebooks divided into 30 categories. Also, studyguides and tutorials. Since links are off site, download and viewing options vary.ChildrensBooksForever has a nice collection of illustrated books available in pdf. Additionalcomments from Cathy of PuzzlEd"I checked out ChildrensBooksForever and the books are just delightful! Gorgeous pictures andsome good themes for primary-school kids (anger, bullying etc). Over 20 books available todownload and use on computer, Smartboards etc, as well as viewing online (and in quite avariety of languages, too, apparently). Excellent for school or home use."Childrens Books Online is an excellent collection (600+) of illustrated antique childrens booksfor viewing online. They are also available for download at a fee. This little gem was suggestedby an anonymous poster.ChildrensLibrary.org has a large collection of books for online viewing. Many appear to beunique classic works that are finely illustrated. Books can be filtered by age, length andfiction/non-fiction.ChildrensStories offers 6 free works by Elisa Gianoncelli. 2 are for children 7 and older, 1 forchildren 6 to 9 and 3 for children under 6.ChildrenstoryCom offers a smaller collection of fairy tales, nursery rhymes and holidaystories. There is also a story that was written and illustrated by 2d grader children. Caution thatmany of the other links lead to items for sale.
  • ChildrenStoryInfo a children site that offers a nice collection of fairy tales for online viewingas well as Bible stories and coloring books.ChildStoryTeller has a good number of short stories and nursery rhymes for readingonline. No illustrations to speak of and most of the stories are classics that can be foundelsewhere, but there are a few unique entires here.Chris Lusser offers three of her romance novels for free download in several formats.Christian Classics Ethereal Library making classic Christian writings available andpromoting their use. Suggested by AndrewKClarkesworldMagazine offers free science fiction short stories for online viewing and alsosome audio versions. A winner of the 2010 Hugo award for best Semiprozine. Thanks toKnight_of_Pentacles for this.Classic Authors.net contains the works of over a hundred authors (and short biography foreach), with a varying number of works per author. Online viewing only.Classic Book Shelf Electronic Library offers the works of 50+ authors in varyingamounts. Online viewing only.ClassicHistoryBooks offers 6 unique works for online viewing.ClassicHorrorStories has a very nice, and large, collection of classic short horror stories foronline viewing.Classic Literature Library Decent size collection that has complete works of a small variety ofauthors and works of others and a nice childrens section available for online viewing.Classicly offers a large collection of free classic novels. Sorting by author, popularity andbook collections (genres). All are available for free download in PDF and many are alsoavailable in KINDLE. Thanks to Tyler G for this suggestion.Classic Reader offers thousands of free classic books for online viewing.CND offers a few English translations of Chinese classic novels and works on philosophy. Mosthowever, are only available in Chinese. Suggested by the ever helpful SeaMac.ComputerBooks.us larger collection, sub categorized and available for download in pdfCookingWithUs has a large and diverse collection of cookbooks available in PDF(zipped). Also, a few cookbooks available in Kindle.CougarWebWorks has several of the works of Nowick Gray available for free download in pdf.
  • CrankyLibrarian 3011 books by 752 authors available for online viewing. Complete works ofseveral authors and some interesting categories.CrapHound has a few works of Cory Doctrow available for free download.CreativeHomemaking has a number of free cookbooks available for download in pdf. Someinteresting entries here, including "How to Make a Gingerbread House".DailyLit - Read books online by daily email or RSS feed. Over 700 titles.DesiringGod has a good size collection of Christian oriented works for download in PDF.Developnew a good collection of free computer software books available for reading online.Diesel eBooks - Offers 750+ ebooks formatted for Microsoft Reader and MobiPocket.DigitalBookIndex links to over 140,000 free ebooks in a wide variety of categories. Viewingand download options vary as these are links to various sites.DigiLibraries offers a large collection of free novels, which may be sorted by genre, titleand author. This is a mix of classic and original works. All are available to read online ordownload in ePUB and some are also available in PDF. Thanks to Jonathan Malka for thissuggestion.DivineLifeSociety over 200 books on Yoga, religion and philosophy available in pdf or HTMLDLTK-Teach offers free printable childrens books. Most are geared towards pre-schoolers,including a set on the alphabet, but there are some stories for older children also. Suggested byCathy of PuzzlEd.DominicGreen offers 4 of his science fiction novels for free reading online.DripRead Book serialization by email. All books in ePub format. Registration not required, butthe free registration does add some nice features. Obviously email required. thanks to PeterBarber for this.DuncanLongPublications offers several works for free online viewing. Generally, a pdfdownload costs money, but some are ad supported and are free.Earthbound The 5 book science fiction series of Earthbound available for download in lit .pdb.pdf .txt .rtf.EastofTheWeb offers a good number of scifi short works for reading online. Thanks to Panzerfor this.
  • EasyMediaBroadcast offers a nice size collection of mostly classical works for download in TK3. Youmust use the TK3 reader, available for free at the site, for these books . Books are sorted by authorand title.eBookCellar has nine free cookbooks available for download in PDF (zipped). For somereason, you have to go through a few pages to get to the download, but there is no signup etc.e-book.com.au has a good size collection of links to free books online. Particularlyimpressive is their Sacred Texts & Religion page. Download and viewing options vary.eBookLobby - Small, but interesting and unique, collection divided into 13 categorieseBookNook A good number of stories, mostly romance, but some children and vampire storiesavailable for online reading.EBookOffline Bills itself as "Your ultimate source for free Computer Referencing online"and it certainly appears to be that. A huge collection of links in a wide variety ofcategories. Since the links are offsite, download and viewing options vary. Looks to be anexcellent site for learning programing in a wide variety of languages. Thanks to WeaverBird forthis suggestion.eBookPlanet has an interesting and unique collection of works in 12 categories available fordownload in pdf. Suggested by an anonymous user.eBooks@Adelaide a great collection of works from the University of Adelaide. All areavailable for online viewing and have links for printing. Many are also available inePub. Thanks to Ana for this valuable source.eBooksCube has a good size collection of classics available for online viewing.E-Books Directory 944 books in 344 categories available for download in varying formats.eBooksForAll has 873 free ebooks by 149 authors in 342 categories available. These are links toother sites, so the download and viewing options vary.eBooksJustPublished Interesting collection of DRM free eBooks listed daily. These listings linkout to other sites and therefore the download options vary. Generally these are new books byrelatively unknown authors.eBooksRead Over 242,000 books available for download in pdf or text. Search by author or titleeBookTakeaway has 3500+ free ebooks by 250+ authors for download in pdf, html or ebooktext.. Searchable by author, genre or title. Also biography and book download listings forindividual popular authors.e-cookbooks.net has 14 smaller cookbooks available for free download in pdf.
  • EdgarAllenPoeSocietyofBaltimore offers free reading online of the Collected Works ofEdgar Allan Poe (a comprehensive collection of e-texts of all of Poe’s writings, from the originalsources and with multiple versions as revised during his lifetime).eduplace offers 14 "leveled" books for children for online reading or printing.EldritchPress has a good sized collection of public domain works with some uniquecategorization.Elegant Solutions Software and Publishing Company, LLC has lots of eBooks for peoplewho think. This Gem of a site was suggested by AndrewK.Elloras Cave offers 80 free romance reads for download. Free registration is required.EpistemeLinks provides over 2,100 links to electronic texts by famous philosophers throughouthistory. This section is currently searchable in three ways: title keyword, philosopher, topiccategory. Not currently maintained, so some links have died out, but still a goodresource. Thanks again to SeaMac for this.ePubBooks offers over 500 classic books for free download in ePub format.ePubBud has several hundred free books for children and teens available in EPUB. Theseare divided into categories, mostly by age. These appear to be a mix of classic and original andunpublished works. You can also create your own book to post there. Thanks to lala for thissuggestion.eReader.com has a small collection of free ebooks for download, but a couple interestingentries. Registration required.eServer Technical Communications has 875 works in its software section and 161 in its webdesign section (although a number were no longer available) as well as some articles in its othersections.ETextCenter the electronic text center of the University of Virginia has a large collectionof works for children and young adults available for online viewing. These are classic works andmany are availble elsewhere, but there are some unique ones. Books are sorted by author name.eText.lib The University of Virginia online library has a large collection of works available foronline viewing (some are available in Microsoft Reader). Even though a good number arelimited to UVA students and staff, there is still a good amount of interesting material available tothe general public. Suggested by poster mike dutch.EveryonesReading is offering 12 free romance novels for download in several formats. This isa follow up to their previous offer and may not be around for long.
  • FabienRoy offers his his scifi-thriller novel, Buckyball, for free download in pdf. "JamesPissola tells the story of how one night of partying with his best friend in South Beach changedhis life. Listening to a specific song always transports him back to the same time and place,which happens to be the Miamillennium nightclub in Miami. These flashback moments arecalled life-turns and James claims to have lived over one hundred and seventy-one of them, somelasting between 13 and 26 years."FableLibrary has an interesting and unique collection of childrens works. Most are availablefor viewing online, including some flash versions. But a few are available fordownload. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.Fahim Farook offers his humorous science fiction novel, Honest, The Martian Ate your dog, forfree download or online viewing.FalbePublishing offers a good size collection of classic works in several categories fordownload in PDF.FarmhouseFables offers 5 short story books about the little creatures that have made theirhome in the meadow next to the old farmhouse.Federal Citizen Information Center offers informational booklets on a great variety ofsubjects. Many are free and most of the paid ones are available for a free download. Suggestedby an anonymous posterFeedBooks - Thousand of eBooks downloadable in a variety of formats.FeedingAmerica offers an excellent collection of close to 80 cookbooks. These areavailable for reading online or for download in PDF. Thanks to Susan B for this suggestion.Felicity Heaton .offers her paranormal vampire romance novel, Reunion, for freedownload in PDF. Aslo link to other download formats.Fiction eBooks is a interesting small collection of works of fiction (including some BeatrixPotter illustrated childrens books) as well as some books for writers and works philosophy andsociology. Online viewing only.FictionFactor offers links to 13 science fiction novels. Some are from Baen and otherlistings here, but there are some unique entries. Download/viewing options vary as these are offsite links.FictionPress is a growing network over 1 million writers/readers, and home to over 1,200,000original works by unsigned authors.FictionWise has 35 books available for free download in a great variety of formats. Most are theusual classics available elsewhere, but there are a couple of unusual ones and a few referencebooks that might be interesting. Registration is required.
  • FionaRobyn offers her full length romance novel, Thaw, for free reading online.FloridaDisaster.org offers three books on hazardous weather for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade readersin download in pdf.ForgottenBooks is an independant publisher that offers almost 10,000 free ebooks (with severalthousand more coming) for free download in "low quality pdf". The books can be searched bytop 100, name, author and several categories. You can get a free "high quality pdf" ebook dailyby providing an email address.FreeBookCentre links to thousands of computer ebooks divided into many sub-categories.Free-Book.co.uk has a good variety of free ebooks in 13 categories. These are links to offsitematerial and download/viewing options vary.FreeBooks4Doctors Over 650 works (in varying languages) dealing with medicalmatters. Available in pdf download.FreeBooksforAll A fairly large collection of non-fiction books available for download (mostlyin pdf)FreeComputer Books - Free computer, math, technical books and lecture notesFreeeBookDownloadLinks has a very nice size collection of links to free computer sciencebooks online. Download options vary as these are links to other sites.FreeeBooksBlog has a good size collection of unique works, mostly put up for free by theauthors. These are links to offsite downloads, so formats vary.FreeEBooksLibrary has a very large collection of free ebooks in a great variety ofcategories. Of the ones I checked, many were to Gutenberg and had the usual variety ofdownload and viewing options. Others were on site and had PDF links and some others werelinks to other sites with varying download and viewing options.Free eBooks Net - Free books and resources for authors. Also magazinesFreeBook-s has a good number of ebooks for download in epub, mobi or pdf. Separated into 23categories.FreeBookUK has several hundred free ebooks in 13 categories. These are links offsite, sodownload and viewing options vary.FreeClassicBooks offers about 30 of the more popular classic books for free readingonline.
  • FreeITeBooks has a large collection of free computer and internet related ebooks in 19 differentcategories. Most are available for viewing and download in pdf. Some are available for readingonline or download in other formats.FreeKindleBooks offers a listing of 1338 free books available at Amazon (above). Mightbe easier than Amazon for some to navigate.FreeNovels.net offers the science fiction novel, Flores Girl, The Children God Forgot, for freedownload in a variety of formats.FreeOn-LineBooks Interesting collection on individualist feminism and libertarianism availablefor online viewing.FreeOnlineBookstore has a good number of links to free books in a wide variety ofcategories. The most engineering and electrical engineering books I have seen listed at asite. But they also have works in about 15 other categories. Since most link off site, the optionsfor downloading/viewing vary.FreeOnlineChristianBooks several hundred books available for online viewingFree Online Novels Interesting collection for online viewing. Several hundred novels separatedinto categories.FreeProgrammingeBooks has a very large collection of programming ebooks in 33 categoriesavailable for free. Most are available for download in pdf. Others for viewing online.FreeQuickRecipes 3 cookbooks available for download in pdf and a large amount of recipes foronline viewing as well as other information on kitchen and dietFreeRead a bibliography of Australian writers who died before 1955, with links to a goodnumber of them for download or viewing.FreeRomanceFiction offers 5 free works available for download in pdf. These are in theirHoliday, Paranormal, Erotic and historical subsections. There may be works added in the future.Free SF Online over 2,000 links to science fiction books for reading onlineFreeSFReader Collection of links for mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror novels and shortstories, but also some other genres.FreeSoftwareBooks has a large collection of links to free ebooks and tutorials in a wide varietyof categories. Many of the links are to older works, but still worthwhile. Some of the links haveexpired, but most still are working. Since the links are offsite, viewing/download options vary.FreeTechBooks - Computer science and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes.
  • FreeTechnologyAcademy offers free ebooks for download in editable doc format as part oftheir learning modules. If you want to learn about Linux and free software, this is a good placeto start.FullBooks - Thousand of free full text books.GailSpencerLamm offers her illustrated ebook, Emilys Patience, for free online viewing ordownload.Gaslight offers a chronological listing and listing by Author of horror and ghost stories from the19th and 20th century. These are offered for online viewing and were originally posted forweekly reading and discussion groups. Although it appears the weekly groups are no more, thelinks I checked still were working.GenealogySearch offers historical and genealogy books from around the world.GenieBooks offers 15 books for younger readers for download in PowerPoint. Has not beenupdated in a while, but links still work. Sponsored by University of Auburn. PowerPoint can beread with the free Open Office.Geronimos Adventures features 9 good size books on the adventures of Geronimo the teddybear for online viewing.GetFreeEbooks - Several hundred free ebooks, generally offered up by the authors. Downloadoptions vary as these link offsite.Giraffian offers a nice collection of books for pre-schoolers, covering the alphabet, numberscolors and other topics. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.Globusz - A place for new authors to post their work and for readers to check them out for free.GoldenGems a collection of little golden books and other illustrated books for children foronline viewing and saving as jpg.GoodnightStories is a nice little collection of unique children stories for reading online. Agood number of the stories were written by children. Some other activities and printablecoloring pages are also available.GoodSeed offers 5 unique free religous books. 4 deal with the Bible and one with Islaam,although it is a Christian site. Several of the books are offered in a wide variety of languages andcome with additional resources, such as workbooks, audio and video. The book download I triedrequired free registration and I assume they all do.Google Book Search - Good selection of free ebooks available in a variety of categories.
  • Grammaropolis has a book, video, songs and games to help children learn propergrammar.GrtBooks - A large collection of great books and classics.Gutenberg - Over 25,000 books for download there and over 100,000 available through theiraffiliates.HANDebooks has 15 public domain classics available for download in Plucker or eReader.Harlequin offers 16 full length romance novels for free download in pdf. These are entries fromtheir collection.HealthRecipes A good number of cookbooks available for download in pdf. Scroll down thepage as there are pay books at the top.HeritageAuctionGalleries offers two works of James L. Halperin, The First Immortal and TheTruth Machine, for free download in MS Word.HesperianFoundation offers about 15 books on basic health and treatment for free download inpdf.HolyBooks.com Download holy books, sacred and spiritual texts in full length for free.Suggested by an anonymous poster.Hopcott.Net has a small but unique collection of novels, novellas and short stories for onlineviewing. Genres include romance, mystery, ghost science fiction and horror.HorrorMasters 2100 classic horror novels available for download in pdf, plus links to horrornovels at other sites.HowTo offers around 150 free "how to" ebooks on a wide variety of topics. Suggested by ananonymous poster.H.P.Lovecraft Archive offers all of the works of H.P.Lovecraft for online viewing. Alsooffers information about him and links to other Lovecraft sites.ILTColumbia has several classic works available for online viewing,Infomotions - 14,000 listings from full classic novels to Western philosophy. HTML only.InklessTales offers 15 children stories for online viewing as well as games, poems andactivities.
  • InPictures is not an ebook site, but it is worthy of inclusion here as its free tutorials based uponpictures is a great start to learning the various features of Microsoft Office, Open Office, WebLayout and Web Programming.In-Tech offers 80 full length books for free download in pdf (zipped). Large selection on thetopic of robotics. There are also about 2000 journal articles available here for free.InternationalChildrensDigitalLibrary nice collection of childrens books from around theworld in a variety of languages and nicely categorized, available for online viewing.InternationalWorldHistoryProject has a very good size collection of free historical novels fordownload. Some of the downloads are in EXE. I usually shy away from such offerings, but Ichecked these and they are clean. They also offer some works that require the TK3 reader,which I have previously checked as clean. Further down the page are a good number of PDFdownloads.InternetArchive - Over 500,000 texts available for downloadInternet Sacred Text Archive very interesting and large collection of books on religion,mythology, folklore and the esoteric available for online viewing.Into Windows Into Windows has about a dozen downloadable PDF Tips and Tricks Guides toWindows 7. Suggested by Sea MacIshwar offers free ebooks on most of the worlds religions.Islaam Pure & Clear around 50 Islamic books for reading or downloadJackeesCorner has romance novels of Jackee Connor for available for download in pdf, htmland lit. There are 4 completed novels, 4 works in progress and 5 short stories.JamesDunavant offers his book, The Keepers of Forever, for download in HTML. or onlineviewing. A download compatible with Palm Pilot is also available.JeffInlo offers his book, Alien Cradle, for download in a large variety of formats and for onlinereading.JennaBlack offers her work "Embraced in Darkness" for free download in pdf.JimDeFilippi offers 8 of his crime novels for free download in pdf.Jody Kihara has made two of her books for children available for free download in PDF andapparently more freebies are forthcoming.Joggoon offers 76 free ebooks in various categories for free reading online.
  • Johnnies Story Page most of these are links offsite, but it is a very nice collectionand well sorted for beginning and more advanced children readers. All the ones I looked atwere flash presentations and also had audio available.Journeyof theHeart offers the works of Judith Bronte for free. These romance novels areavailable for download in pdf or reading online. There are 7 completed works and a couple inprogress.Judes Forum offers the novel, "Formerly Brandewyne" for free download withoutregistration. It looks like registration will allow other free works for download.JuliaCarda offers her novel, Portal to Peace, for free download in pdf at her website.KalinBooks has 4 science fiction novels of Kalin Ringkvist available for online viewing ordownload in pdf (with a fifth on the way.Kallysten has a good number of works available for free download in pdf.Kellscraft Studio Around 250 books available for online viewing. Kellscraft lists out of print,public domain novels, most published prior to 1923. Searchable by title, author and topic.KidsAudioBooks has 12 classic books for children for download in pdf. Most are availableelsewhere, but there is one unique entry. Also a good collection of audio books and somecoloring books. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.KidsKnowIt is not a book site, but it does have a lot of reading for children, along witheducational puzzles and games.KidsNurseryRhymes a British site featuring over 1200 nursery rhymes for onlineviewing. Also has sing along rhymes (must have midi player-available there) and some nurseryrhyme disco recordings available for download in MP3.Kidspace A small collection of childrens books, available for online viewing, from the InternetPublic Library.KimberlyComeaux offers 2 of her full length novels and 2 short stories for free reading online.Kindersite offers a good number of stories in flash for reading and listening online as wellas lullabies, music and games for younger children.KingZone has a very nice size collection of free software ebooks available in 13 categories(programming languages) for reading online or download. The vast majority are for readingonline.Knowledgerush has a good sized collection separated into about 30 categories. Nice childrenand Mystery sections, among others.
  • KoboBooks claims to have over 1,000,000 free books for online reading. As far as I cantell there is no master listing to order by title or author and the best way is to conduct asearch. There are a few categories.LearningIsland Nice collection of children books available for online viewing.LearningPage has a series (38) of printable "Tommy" story books suitable for about 8-10-year-olds, plus some other printable books, for free. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.LettersToMyMother has the romance novel, "Letters to my Mother", by Rebecca Heathavailable for free online reading or free download in PDF.LewisShiner offers four of his novels, a good selection of his short stories, two screenplays andtwo audio books for free download at his Fiction Liberation Front website. Thanks to "awh" forthis.LibertyLibraryofConstitutionalClassics great timeline of classic works on law. For thosewanting information on the history of our goverments, this is a great place to start. color codedto show which of the various download and viewing options are available for each. Suggestedby the always helpful SeaMac.LibraryofCongress maintains a nice collection of classic childrens books in its ChildrensLiterature collection of its Rare Book section. these are available for online reading anddownload in pdf. These are illustrated copies and are a nice mix of well known and unusual.Librivox Although mostly know for its excellent collection of audio books. A poster named Leshas pointed out that they also have links to online viewing sites for all of its large collection ofaudio books and also download links.LilFingers Storybooks Small collection of books for very young children for reading and beingread to.LinuxDocumentationProject offers a good number of free guides, manuals and howtos onLinux related materials.Listverse has a interesting top ten list (though there are 11 entries) of free sci fi books on theweb.Literarium has a small collection of classic works available for online viewing. A nicecollection of Sherlock Holmes, some interesting historical documents and a few unique classicworks.Literature.org has a collection of classics, arranged by author, for online viewing.LiteratureMaster has thousands of ebooks in a wide variety of categories available for onlineviewing.
  • LiteratureNetwork has over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250authors available for online reading. Searchable by author and they have a few unusual ones.LiteraturePost 825 works from 71 authors available for online viewing.LLeeLowe offers two novels and some short stories for reading or listening online.LongLongTimeAgo is a large collection of fables, myths, folk tales, fairy tales and morefrom around the world. These are available for reading online.Luisa Green offers 3 of her romance ebooks for free download in pdf.Magickeys small, but interesting, and unusual, collection of childrens books for online viewing.MagickSpells is a collection of books on astrology, magic and mythology for free viewingonline.ManyBooks - 22,000 books available for download in a variety of formats.MartaAcosta offers the draft manuscript of two romance novels for free reading.MartiinKolacek offers his science fiction/comedy book for free download in PDF or forKindle. Also available offsite for free download in ePub or prc (Palm) and for free readinngonline. Originally available in Czech language and now in English. Thanks to "Werst" for theinformation on this.Maryse.net lists a good number of paranormal romance novels available for free downloadas Kinkdle at Amazon (registration necessary-maybe for USA only). Also some good links toromance author sites offering free reads.MeatBook has an online cookbook image of the Ground Meat Cookbook available for onlineviewing.MedievalCookery In addition to offering a selection of medieval recipes, this site has alarge listing of links to online medieval cookbooks.MedLine Plus is a great, trustworthy site for general health information, including tutorials,clinical trial updates and the latest news in medicine. You can also find plenty of books,including some intended for children.MemoWare - A unique collection of books for hand held devices. There are some sharewareitems, but 99+% are free.MerpyStories offers several animated flash stories, with accompanying music, for onlineviewing. The unique stories of Merpy, Jeremy Dragonfly and Rufus the Firefly available inEnglish and Spanish. Other activities available.
  • MetaReligion has an extensive listing of works for all major world religions as well as someminor religions and ancient myths. All appear to be for online viewing.Michael Hardgrove offers his illustrated book, "The Echo and the Pixie" for free readingonline.MichaelPalin Former Python Michael Palin has made a name for himself lately as a brillianttravel-writer and has made six of his travel books available for online viewing. They are spreadacross many pages, so not very practical to download.MicrosoftReader has links to free works at the University of Oregon.Mills&Boon offer online reads of romance novels from best selling authors. These are releasedin serials, with a new chapter every 2-4 days, but older releases are available making this a nicecollection.Mises Institute Several hundred books, mostly on economics (and from a libertarian point ofview) available for download as pdf. Some unique entries here. Suggested by poster, Bill Starr.MIT Internet Classics Archive - Over 400 works of classical literature available for download.MIT OpenCourseWare offers 2000 courses in a wide variety of departments. The courses Ichecked seemed to be primarily in pdf, but that may vary.MobileRead - Forum listing thousands of free ebooks. Check the E-Book index listing (for LRFformat) or the Automatic Index listing (for various formats) as well as the general posts.Molwick Small collection of scientific and educational books available for download in pdf.Montware offers the full length Irish romance novel, Caroline, by Una (Lavery) Montgomeryfor free reading online.Moxon.net About 20 ebooks representing writings from a travel writers articlescombined. Available for download in several formatsMunseys - Over 18,000 ebooks available in a variety of formatsMunseysMobile offers a large collection of free novels divided into manycategories. These are all available for free viewing online and are also available for download inPDF, PRC and ePUB. These appear to be different works than those available on the regularMunseys site, above.MuseumofUnnaturalHistory has a small collection of illustrated childrens stories for onlineviewing. these are unique stories not found elsewhere.
  • MusicalTales offers "Helena and the Orchestra of the World of Mist" as a download in text,video, soundtrack or audiobook.MysteryNet has a interesting collection of original online mysteries for visitors to solve as wellas mystery short stories. Also, a nice childrens section.MysteryNetKids has a good size collection of mysteries for children to solve. There are28 "Solve-It" stories, 29 "Chiller" stories from the Darkmaster, 28 "Quick Solve" stories, 28Magic Tricks and 21 mystery stories written by children that won the mystery writing contest atthe site.MysteryNovelist offers the romance mystery, Snow Angels, by Barbara W. Klaser for freereading online.Namiko offers her romance novel, "A Japanese Dream in 79 Letters" for reading, and download,in pdf. A German romance novel, "Sebastien und Send Engel" is also available at the site.NancysKitchen has a nice size collection of small cookbooks available for free download inpdf.NewFreeBooks has links to free ebooks covered by copyright, but still available legally (mosttimes direct from the authors site. Excellent source for newer works.NoPayWeb has a huge collection of links to free ebooks and materials online. Quite a few ofthese links were not valid, but most of them are. The ones I saw were all for viewing online, butthere may be some downloadable ebooks as these are links offsite.obooko offers well over a thousand free books by self publishing authors for download. Nicecategorization helps to get to titles you want. Free registration is required, but I have received nospam at all.OnlineBestColleges has a listing of what they call the top 100 free ebooks for business studentsand entrepreneurs.. These are links offsite (many to sites already listed here), but the listing isinteresting. Some of the links do not lead to the book specified, but still lead to relevant bookson business.OnlineBooks4free large collection of links to other sites for online viewing ordownload. Nicely categorized.Online Books Page from the University of Pennsylvania is a listing of over 30,000 free bookson the web. Mostly this references to other sites, but they do have the Gutenberg listingsavailable for download as well as some interesting special exhibits.OnlineChristianLibrary has a large collection of christian ebooks available for download inpdf. Also, a number of reference books are available.
  • OnlineComputerBooks - Good selection of free computer books.OnlineFreeeBooks - links to various ebooks (mostly pdf) in 9 categoriesOnline Library of Liberty hosts over an interesting collection of over 1,100 books available foronline viewing and also for download.Online Novels.blogspot has links to a 1000 free online novels in a variety of genres. These areunusual entries not found elsewhere. Links are offsite and download/viewing options vary frombook to book.OnlineSapiens has a small collection for online viewing, but a few unique entries worth a look.OnlyFreeFiction offers about 60 science fiction novels for free download in pdf. Thiscollection contains works I have not seen elsewhere.OpenLibraryOrg has a huge collection of free novels available for reading online and fordownload in a large variety of options. Over 1,000,000 titles available. A great resource-thanksto Robert Collins for this.OReilly has an open software books project where some of the books were created as opensource and others have been added as they are no longer in print. While most are older, there isstill a good deal of relevant information here.OxfordTextArchive - Over 2,000 classical texts downloadable as ASCII or DOCPagebyPage a few hundred works available for online viewing.PalaceofAmino has the 9 book "Bounty Hunter" series available for free download in pdf.Payton Lee offers 17 of her romance works and several short stories for download in pdf. Thedownloads are at LuLu, which supposedly requires registration to download, but I was able todownload and did not have to register.PBSKids has a few read along stories as well as several short educational videos for youngchildren.PDFBooks - 4,700 pdf ebooksPDFFreeBooks Small collection of childrens books and two rare books on Syriac grammar andArabic-English lexicon. Available for download in PDF or DJVU.PennLibraries has several special collections for online viewing, including a Celebration ofWomen Writers
  • PennsylvaniaOnlineHistoryBooks provides links to online books regarding the history ofPennsylvania.PerseusDigitalLibrary - A large collection of classical texts broken down to time periodwritten.PlaneteBook - Free classical literaturePlanetPDFeBooks - Small collection of classical works.PlanetOzKids has an interesting collection of stories relating to myths about animals. Alsoavailable are detective stories to work along with. All available for online viewing.ProfessorGarfield offers 11 free books for beginner readers. These are nicely illustratedand are read in their "toon reader". There is an option to have the book read aloud using humanvoices as the child reads. Interesting and unique collection. Available in severallanguages. Other activities also available at the site.ProgrammingeBooks has a very nice collection of downloads and links for a wide variety ofprogramming languages.Project Gutenberg Australia over 1600 novels and an assortment of other works available invarying ways, including test, pdf and online viewingPsychClassics has 25 books on site for reading, links to 200 other books and about 200 articlesall classic works in the field of Psychology.PublicBookShelf around 150 books in varying categories for online viewing.PublicLiterature Has some unique public domain novels among its classic collection of around100 books. Also has a large selection of writings submitted by authors which are free and legalto download, but not to distribute. All are available for online viewing and download in severalformats.PubMed Bookshelf is an engine which lets you search for books containing keywords of yourchoice and then browse them.PubMed Central This search engine covers all the open-access articles [rather than books]available on PubMed, the National Library of Medicines main scientific portal (where you canalso find abstracts from many restricted-access articles).PyrSF offers the first book, The Crooked Letter, from Sean Williams Books of the Cataclysmseries for free download in pdf.
  • PuzzlEd is not a book site, but has links to sites offering free books (which will be incorporatedhere when I have time) and a collection of jigsaw and other puzzles and other activities forchildren.QuickFound has links to many and varied free online cookbooks for viewing and for downloadin pdf. Definitely worth checking out.Rachel Starr Thomson offers "Worlds Unseen", the first of her "The Seventh World" trilogyfor free download in a variety of formats, as well as online viewing at Smashwords.Racy Li offers the racy (18+) novel, "Demon Rescuer" for download in pdf.RalphRobertMoore offers his work, Father Figure, for free download in pdf.RandomStatic offers Newtons Sleep, a novel published in 2008, for free download in pdf orhtml.ReadaRomance offers a good size collection of romantic short stories for online viewing.ReadBookOnline has a nice collection of classics available for online viewing.ReadEasily - Small collection of works that has option for larger print. HTML only.ReadPrint - Thousands of books, poems and short stories.ReadTheseLips short fiction, poetry and other writings especially for and about lesbians.RealTime - Free media for IT professionals.RegencyRomanceNovels offers one complete romance novel for free reading online. Theother listings are for the first few chapters of come of their offerings.Religion-Online over 6,000 works on religion and society available for online viewing.Remedies4 offers a very good size collection of holistic healing books on a wide variety ofhealth issues.RichardEngling offers his futuristic detective novel, Body Mortgage, for freedownload. Registration for a newsletter is required.RIF Reading Planet has an interesting collection of books for online viewing that changesmonthly. Also has activities and games as well as Asian/Pacific, Caribbean, Hispanic and nativeAmerican sections with books and activities.Rifters offers the novels and short stories of Peter Watts for download in pdf. Thanks to Ash forthis suggestion.
  • RJRummel offers his six book "Never Again" series for free download in pdf.RKPHunt offers 5 full length novels for online reading. One of the novels may be read withoutregistering (free). The other require registration. There are also some other works available forreading after registration.RoadtoRomance has a listing of links to free romance novels for download in pdf or readingonline. Some are duplicates of this listing, but others are links to author sites.RobertBurtonRobinson offers a number of free books and short stories for free online viewingand for free download in pdf.Robert Munsch has about 60children books by Robert Munsch for reading online andread by him available for download in MP3 format.RobertSchifreen has made his new book "The Web Book", which covers everything involved insetting up a website available exclusively to visitors here at Gizmos.RodCockle offers a nice collection of illustrated books for online viewing, as well as games andpuzzles for 4-8 year olds. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.Rolf A.F. Witzsche offers 14 of his novels for online viewing, download in pdf or as audiobooks in MP3/M4B. 12 of the novels are part of his "The Lodging of the Rose" series.RomanceatHeart the online romance magazine has links to free online romance novels andshort stories. There are some unique entries here. The links vary as to reading online ordownload in different formats.RomanceCorner offers quite a few short works for online reading. They look to be adultoriented works.RomanceNovelTV lists 7 romance novels available for free Kindle download at Amazon.Romantic4Ever offers 2 free ebooks by author, Joan Reeves, as well as some short storyromance fiction for reading online.RomanticMarriageStories features romance works about married life. These short storiespresent a high view of marriage and portray the fun a romantic couple can have in a happy andsexy marriage.Room108KidsStories offers about 25 animated stories, with accompanying music, for readingonline. These are unique stories not found elsewhere.RosiesRomanticWritings offers the romantic novel, Forever More, for free reading online.
  • SamizdatPress has a small collection of science and math works and links to otherworks. Their focus is on "material of a pedagogical nature".Sarah Reinke has made several of her romance novels, and some non-romance novels,available for download in pdf. These are for mature audiences and you must be over 18 years ofage to download.Scholastic Small collection of childrens books available for online viewing (or read toyou). Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog.Scholastic Mini-books has a good selection of stories available to read or print, many of whichare free. Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.ScienceBooksOnline has a large listing of links to computer science books available fordownload in its computer science category. Since these links are off site, download options vary,but most seemed to be in pdf.ScienceFictionandFantasy has a small listing of public domain works available for download intext or html. Most can be found elsewhere, but there are a few unique entries.Scifimatter has a nice listing of free sci fi books available on the internet. Some are alreadylisted here, but there are quite a few unique entries.ScottSigleroffers a nice collection of short stories and serialized novels for download inPDF. These are adult works. Also some audio works available for free listening at Podiobooksor download in iTunes. Thanks to MrWednesday7 (James) for this.SebastianSwan a collection of Sebastian Swan stories for online viewing.SejarahMelayuLibrary is perhaps the largest public on-line collection of books and other documentson the history of the Malay archipelago and its surrounding region. It consists of over 700 books andacademic papers in electronic PDF format.SFWA The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America offers some short stories and novellasof its members for free reading online or download in PDF.ShadowUnit is an ongoing "story about a group of unrealistically sexy FBI agentsstruggling to protect humanity from the worst monsters imaginable". Episodes are viewableonline (with optional music) and some parts are available for download. Features a wiki and anopportunity to talk to the storys characters.ShadyMike offers 4 free books on travel for download in pdf.Shakespeares Plays The complete texts of Shakespeare plays with explanatory notes, from yourtrusted Shakespeare source. Suggested by Sea Mac.
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  • VirtualReligionIndex has a very large collection of religious works for ancient religions as wellas the modern major religions available for free viewing online.Vitalita The Vitalita Culinary Group is offering two free vegan cookbooks for download intext. A Taste of Vitality and Desserts of Vitality include pictures of the finished dishes.VonsBooks has free online science fiction written from a Christian prospective. Most ofthese are incomplete, but there are several complete novels available for free readingonline. Main link is to the Scifi section, but there is also a Fantasy section.WackyWebTales offers a good size collection of short tales for 3rd graders and above. Gearedto help with parts of speech.Wattpad offers a huge collection of free works. These are original and unpublishedworks. There mostly are short stories, but a good number of novels and novellas. Nicely dividedinto categories and sub-categories.Web-Books offers over a thousand classic works divided into several categories. These areall available to read free online or for download in WEB and WEB database. Viewing thedownloads requires their Web Viewer (free) which is clean as far as I can tellWeb Literature has 6500+ works of over 350 authors available for online viewing. A nicefeature is that they try to display the full works of the listed authorsWebPop has a very interesting collection of unique and nicely illustrated books available foronline reading, listening and download.WildRosePress offers 73 romance short stories download in pdf or lit or reading online.WiredForBooks has a nice collection of Beatrix Potter books as well as a few others for onlinereading and also available in audio.WitGuides - Small collection of free ebooks in a variety of categories.WordIQ Nice collection of over 10,000 books available for online viewing. There are someunusual entries here, but hard to find unless looking for specific title or author.WorldofTales a collection of folktales, fairy tales and fables from around the world availablefor online viewing.WorldPublicLibrary - The public selection appears to be all to ProjectGutenberg collections. But annual membership is only $8.95 for over 500,000 works.WorldWideSchool has a fairly large collection of free books spread across 12 categories, withnumerous sub-categories. Search by author name and title also available. Available for onlineviewing.
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