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How to Get Free eBooks


Utilize these sources for free eBooks, and you'll always have something to read:

Barnes and Noble

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Choose from thousands of free eBooks in the Nook Store or borrow books from your friends and family (all eligible books will have a "LendMe" icon next to them).

File Formats: NOOKBook. You can download a free app to read Nook files on your iPad, iPhone, Android, PC or Mac


Download classics like The Adventures of Serlock Holmes and Pride and Prejudice for free. The Kindle Store has a large library of out-of-copyright books. Subscribe to Amazon Prime ($99/year), and you'll gain access to thousands of new and recent-release titles. Membership also entitles you to a free book each month from both the Kindle Owners' Lending Library and the Kindle First program.

File Formats: Kindle. You can download a free app to read Kindle files on your Mac, PC, iPod, iPhone, Android or Windows Phone

Your Local Library

Prefer to read new-release books? Check to see if your library has an eBook collection that you can tap.

File Formats: Varies

Project Gutenberg

This site was cataloging free eBooks long before eBooks were a big deal. All 45,000 titles are in the public domain.

File Formats: ePub, Kindle, HTML and text


Get all the copyright-free books that you'll find on other sites, plus new books that have been published under a Creative Commons agreement.

File Formats: ePub, Kindle, HTML and almost two dozen others


Like comic books? Wowio has a large collection of free comic books and graphic novels to choose from.

File Formats: ePub, eReader, pdf

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