Saturday, October 16, 2010

Free Books

If you are sticking to a budget, you may want more books than you can afford.  If that sounds familiar, you may want to check out these amazing (AND FREE) resources:

  • Bartleby - Bartleby has one of the best collections of literature, verse and reference books that can be accessed online for no charge.
  • Books-On-Line - A directory of more than 50,000 (mostly free) books that are posted on the Internet. Browse by author, subject or keyword.
  • Bookstacks - This site has nearly 100 free books from 36 different authors. The books can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.
  • - Read thousands of classic books and other ebooks online or transfer files to your computer. Special topics include music, games, cooking, science and travel.
  • Classic Book Library - A free online library containing historical fiction, romance, mysteries, science fiction and children’s literature.
  • Classic Bookshelf - Electronic library of classic books with a special Java eBook reading program for easy viewing.
  • Classic Reader - An expanding collection of classic fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s stories and plays–more than 4,000 works by hundreds of authors.
  • Ebook Lobby - Hundreds of free ebooks in categories that range from business and art to computing and education.
  • EtextCenter - More Over 2,100 publicly-available ebooks from the University of Virginia Library’s Etext Center including classic British and American fiction, major authors, children’s literature, American history, Shakespeare and much more.
  • Fiction eBooks Online - Hundreds of plays, poems, short stories, picture books and classic novels.
  • Full Books - Thousands of full-text books sorted by title–both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Get Free Books - Thousands of free books on nearly every topic imaginable. All books are available for instant download.
  • Great Literature Online - Free, HTML formatted e-text from A links page for each author makes this site a great resource for college students.
  • Internet Public Library - Online collection of reference books including almanacs, dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Literature of the Fantastic - Small collection of science fiction and fantasy books with links to discussions.
  • Literature Project - Free library of classic books, poems, speeches and plays with optional speech-to-text software.
  • Magic Keys - Free illustrated children’s stories for people of all ages.
  • Many Books - Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations and recent reviews.  There are 21,269 eBooks available.
  • Master Texts - Database of free, full-text literary masterpieces searchable by title, subject and author.
  • The Online Books Page - Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web
  • Open Book Project This site, geared towards the educational community, provides free textbooks and other educational materials online.
  • Page By Page Books - Catch up on your reading list, expand your horizons, or just spend a relaxing evening by yourself.
  • Project Gutenberg - There are over 25,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog.
  • Public Literature - A huge collection of fine literature that showcases classic authors and modern works from around the world.
  • Read Print - Free online library with thousands of books, poems and plays for students and teachers.
  • Ref Desk - Tons of free encyclopedias and other reference books from the best reference site on the web.
  • The Online Books Page - A listing of over 30,000 free books on the web from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • The Perseus Digital Library - An evolving digital library from Tufts University that features texts from the classical and Renaissance world.

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