Where To Download Free Ebooks

BookDip is your go-to resource for finding free ebooks. Below is a list of sites where you can find all the free ebooks you could ever read – thousands and thousands of free, public domain ebooks, papers and documents. All yours for the taking.

These are 100% legal, free to download ebooks. In most cases the ebooks on the listed sites are available in epub, mobi and pdf formats.

You can simply download the ebook file of your choice and either read it directly on your device, or alternatively you may need to convert an ebook from epub to mobi format for example, and then send it to your Kindle.

Last updated 30 September 2018 – we will add more sites to the list as we find them. Don’t forget to bookmark and share this post 🙂


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Recommended Sites to Download Free Ebooks:

    1. Amazon – check the ‘free’ section of the bestseller charts. These books will download directly to your Kindle as usual. The list of free ebooks changes daily so check back often so you don’t miss out. Quality is a bit variable – but worth checking out as there are some great books you can pick up for free. Check out the free ebooks on Amazon here (and bookmark the link).
    2. Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.
    3. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
    4. Read Book Online: Here you can read plays by Chekhov, Thomas Hardy, Ben Jonson, Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe and others.
    5. Fiction.us: ReadPygmalion, Uncle Vanya or The Playboy of the Western World.
    6. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: MIT has made available all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories
    7. VL Theatre: This site catalogs “all the plays [they] know about that are available in full text versions online for free.”
    8. ProPlay: This site has children’s plays, comedies, dramas and musicals.
    9. Public Bookshelf: Find romance novels, mysteries and more.
    10. The Internet Book Database of Fiction: This forum features fantasy and graphic novels, anime, J.K. Rowling and more.

    11. Free Online Novels: Here you can find Christian novels, fantasy and graphic novels, adventure books, horror books and more.
    12. Foxglove: This British site has free novels, satire and short stories.
    13. Baen Free Library: Find books by Scott Gier, Keith Laumer and others.
    14. The Road to Romance: This website has books by Patricia Cornwell and other romance novelists.
    15. Get Free Ebooks: This site’s largest collection includes fiction books.
    16. John T. Cullen: Read short stories from John T. Cullen here.
    17. SF and Fantasy Books Online: Books here includeArabian Nights,Aesop’s Fables and more.
    18. Free Novels Online and Free Online Cyber-Books: This list contains mostly fantasy books.
    19. The Literature Network: This site features forums, a copy of The King James Bible, and over 3,000 short stories and poems.
    20. Poetry: This list includes “The Raven,” “O Captain! My Captain!” and “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.”

    21. Poem Hunter: Find free poems, lyrics and quotations on this site.
    22. Famous Poetry Online: Read limericks, love poetry, and poems by Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Lord Byron and others.
    23. Google Poetry: Google Books has a large selection of poetry, from The Canterbury Talesto Beowulf to Walt Whitman.
    24. Quotes & Poems: Read poems by Maya Angelou, William Blake, Sylvia Plath and more.
    25. Complete Classic: Rudyard Kipling, Allen Ginsberg and Alfred Lord Tennyson are all featured here.
    26. Pink Poem: On this site, you can download free poetry ebooks.
    27. Banned Books: Here you can follow links of banned books to their full text online.
    28. World eBook Library: This monstrous collection includes classics, encyclopaedias, children’s books and a lot more.
    29. DailyLit: DailyLit has everything fromMoby Dick to the more recent phenomenon, Skinny Bitch.
    30. A Celebration of Women Writers: The University of Pennsylvania’s page for women writers includes Newbery winners.

    31. Free Online Novels: These novels are fully online and range from romance to religious fiction to historical fiction.
    32. net: Download mysteries and other books for your iPhone or eBook reader here.
    33. Authorama: Books here are pulled from Google Books and more. You’ll find history books, novels and more.
    34. Prize-winning books online: Use this directory to connect to full-text copies of Newbery winners, Nobel Prize winners and Pulitzer winners.
    35. The Online Books Page: The University of Pennsylvania hosts this book search and database.
    36. Project Gutenberg: This famous site has over 27,000 free books online (in fact, a lot of the books listed in subsequent sites here can be found at PG – yet we list the others as users may prefer different site’s interfaces, while the others below also help tailor searches for specific types of books or plays).
    37. Page by Page Books: Find books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells, as well as speeches from George W. Bush on this site.
    38. Classic Book Library: Genres here include historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature, but they’re all classics.
    39. Classic Reader: Here you can read Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
    40. Read Print: From George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin, this online library is stocked with the best classics.

    41. Planet eBook: Download free classic literature titles here, from Dostoevsky to D.H. Lawrence to Joseph Conrad.
    42. The Spectator Project: Montclair State University’s project features full-text, online versions ofThe Spectator and The Tatler.
    43. Bibliomania: This site has more than 2,000 classic texts, plus study guides and reference books.
    44. Online Library of Literature: Find full and unabridged texts of classic literature, including the Bronte sisters, Mark Twain and more.
    45. Bartleby: Bartleby has much more than just the classics, but its collection of anthologies and other important novels made it famous.
    46. Fiction.us:Fiction.us has a huge selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson, Flaubert, George Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.
    47. Free Classic Literature: Find British authors like Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, plus other authors like Jules Verne, Mark Twain, and more.
    48. Standard Ebooks: Same catalogue as Gutenburg offers, but Standard Ebooks does a wonderful job of tidying up the formatting, proofreading and adding a nice cover to each book.
    49. Librivox: Ok so technically not ebooks, but Librivox offers free audiobook versions of public domain ebooks so you can listen on the go. Read by volunteers from around the world.

    50. Archive.org: Contains a mind-blowingly vast trove of ebooks, texts, papers and more.
    51. Libby: Access and borrow book from your local library with the Libby app from Overdrive.
    52. Hoopla: Same deal as Libby – allows you to access thousands of ebooks for free via your public library.
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