Advertisement [edit] Downloadable Books

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Adelaide University -- Contains Classic books on Literature, Philosophy, Science, History, Exploration and Travel in ePUB format or for reading online. Arthur's Classic Novels -- Contains web pages that can be read online or downloaded for free. Baen Free Library -- Over 100 free Science Fiction/Fantasy books, mostly from baen books. Available in several unencrypted, non-DRM formats: HTML, Rocket, Ebookwise, Mobipocket, RTF and Microsoft Reader. BeBook catalog -- These are Adobe PDF books properly sized for 6" readers. They also have plain text directly from Gutenberg. BookBoon.com -- Download your textbooks for Free. BookBoon.com publishes over 200 textbooks that students can download totally for free. The Book Depository -- Over 11,000 eBooks available in Adobe PDF format with no restrictions. From classics to obscure titles. BooksInMyPhone -- Hundreds of public domain and Creative commons books that can be read on java enabled 'dumb' cell phones. Bookyards library -- Has eBooks and other items. eBooks are Adobe PDF. Christian Classics Ethereal Library -- This is a bit of a specialty site, but an excellent one with wide appeal. It provides a massive collection of texts, making it an unbelievable library of the classic Christian writings, covering a wide range of authors. Downloads are available in TXT, PDF, and some in PalmDOC, DOC. Classics in the History of Psychology -- Historically significant documents from the scholarly literature of psychology. Classic reader -- Classic works. Cyber Book Depot -- Discount eBooks, Over 1000 Free eBooks. Ebook Readers Org -- They provide links to free eBooks on the main page plus sell many used eBook readers.

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E-Books Directory -- Legally free eBooks, documents, and lectures from all over the internet, available in PDF format and organized by subjects. epubBooks -- High quality public domain books available in the ePub format, many of which include illustrations and linkable footnotes. Elegant Solutions Software and Publishing Company -- eBooks in Microsoft Reader, Palm and Mobipocket formats. FeedBooks -- public domain or CC licensed books available in ePUB, MobiPocket, Adobe PDF, custom PDF, and PDF pre-formatted for Sony and Iliad. Users can add books and write book reviews. RSS feeds and Sudoku for your e-ink readers. Free-ebooks.net -- Free eBooks mostly in PDF and EXE format. They have an RSS feed that can deliver eBooks. FreeBookSpot -- An online source of free eBooks organized by subject matter. Girlebooks -- Free eBooks by women writers, formatted into Adobe PDF, ePub, Microsoft Reader, PDB and plain text. Golden Age of Comics -- Comic books in CBR/CBZ. Requires free registration. Internet Archive:Text -- Free Books from a variety of sources, most available as scanned PDFs and OCRed plain text. More that 2,000,000 books available. Internet Sacred Text Archive -- Books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric. Kati eBooks contains original eBooks that are copyrighted but available for free download. They have support for ePUB, MOBI, and PDF Library of Congress -- Historical books, images, and music from America. Books are normally scanned to PDF but the text is often available on-line. Images are usually TIFF and Music may be MP3 or other formats. Maps and other digital items are also available. Literate Machine -- Free downloadable eBooks, comic books, magazines and artwork from independent artists and writers. ManyBooks.Net -- Free eBooks, in a variety of formats, mostly from Project Gutenberg. Formats include: Adobe PDF (various formating options), eReader, DOC, MobiPocket, Plucker, iSilo, zTXT, iPod Notes, Sony Reader, HTML, RTF, Newton, PalmDOC, RocketBook, iPhone Books.app, iPhone bookmarklet, JAR file. They provide excerpts and sometimes a book description. They allow readers to leave book reviews. Pdf search engine -- Free search PDF and doc files. Database of more than 4M files.

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Memoware -- Another giant collection of texts. This one is not just classic texts, but does include classics. The advantage of this site is that you can usually find a PalmDOC or iSilo text for most of the books. Other PDA formats are also supported on some books. They have their own excellent guides for many aspects of eBook reading on PDAs. It's a great resource even if you don't download any of their books. MobileRead uploads -- 10,000+ postings in Sony Reader, MobiPocket, IMP, and miscellaneous other formats. Many of these are hand checked versions of the highest possible quality. They have been prepared by MobileReader users. Munseys -- The new name of BlackMask. 20,000+ titles in a variety of formats. The Online Literature Library -- Full and unabridged texts of classic works of English literature. Online Library of Liberty -- Titles about individual liberty, limited constitutional government, and the free market. Open Library -- Millions of books indexed, many are downloadable (select the "Only show ebooks" option). It's an initiative of the Internet Archive. PDFGeni.org -- 100M+ indexed PDF eBooks and Manuals. Preview without bloated Adobe Reader before downloading. Planet eBook -- Free classic literature that has fallen out of copyright. Available in PDF format. Planet PDF Free eBooks Archive -- Older eBooks downloadable in PDF format. Listed by Nitro PDF. Project Gutenberg -- Thousands of out-of-copyright books available for free, with more being added every month. This is a huge collection of classic texts that is sure to include your favorites. It is growing all the time, and the most popular books are even available on a CD or DVD that you can receive for free if you don't have adequate online access. You might even want to consider donating a small amount to support their ongoing work to expand their library. And don't miss their page on converting texts for PDAs and eReaders. Project Gutenberg Australia -- Provides books that are public domain in Australia. Project Gutenberg Canada -- Canada has different copyright laws than the US. These eBooks are public domain in Canada. Content is HTML and TXT. Project Runeberg -- Project Runeberg is a volunteer effort to create free electronic editions of classic Nordic (Scandinavian) literature and make them openly available over the Internet.

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Proper ebooks -- free PDF eBooks by categories. Renascence Editions -- Specializing in English works written between 1477 and 1799. PDF or HTML, generally, and an excellent source for works in Early Modern English. RetroRead -- Library of over one thousand Google ePubs converted to mobi format for Kindle. Users may upload Google ePubs and they will be converted and added to library. Stanford Collection -- Documents and some eBooks - check the dime novels and medieval collection. Suvudo Free Library -- Fantasy & Science fiction eBooks in PDF format, with links to free versions in the Kindle and Sony stores. The Fifth Imperium -- CD-ROM images. Mostly the images are of the free CD-ROMs included with some Baen Books. Baen Books allows the CD-ROMs to be copied and distributed for free. Every CD-ROM contains several complete novels in HTML format, and some have extras, like MP3 readings. All CD-ROMs also contain artwork for the CD-ROM itself. Misc Collection -- useful eBooks - Check this site which has many useful PDF eBooks on various topics available for download. The Pirate's Dilemma by Matt Mason -- Author's book-download page. The Pirate's Dilemma is available on a "pay-what-you-want" basis, and may be had for zero dollars. The book looks at the history and current iterations of pirate culture in a pretty groovy way. University of Virginia Electronic Text Center -- Has been closed down. Remnents of the ETC can be found at VIRGO, which lists the library's holdings and links to online eBooks wherever they might be available.

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[edit] Specialized eBook Sites
This section shows sites containing one book or a specialized subset of books on one topic. This differs from sites that have a wide selection of eBooks available. Author sites should be here. This should also be in alphabetical order.
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Calculus-Based Physics -- Free introductory Physics textbook available in both DOC and PDF formats. Licensed under Creative Commons. Cliff Roehr -- Get 3 free eBooks by Author Cliff Roehr HTML format. Cory Doctorow -- Author's site. Fiction and non-fiction by Cory Doctorow.

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Free Christian Books -- Includes writings, Bible study tools, PDF files, and daily devotionals that you can read online or download to study later. Also ePUB and Kindle MOBI eBooks. eBook DDL catalog -- Free eBooks, direct download plain text. Primarily Marketing books. Free Spiritual Ebooks -- Download free spiritual eBooks by Nirmala and his wife, Gina Lake, to help you awaken, open your heart, and live more fully in the now. Freedomain Radio Books -- Author's site. Non-fiction by Stefan Molyneux, in both PDF and MP3 formats. Gayles Books -- Gay general fiction by Alan Keslian. Free eBooks in PDF format. Guru Engineers.com -- Specialized engineering reference and text books. Mostly free but some may have a charge so look carefully. The site consists of pointers to other sites. Many of the links are broken. Kenneth Kuttler -- A math professor's page, wherein the numerous mathematics textbooks he has written may be found in PDF format. Lessig.org Lawrence Lessig's author page, whereat his Creative Commons eBooks may be freely downloaded. Light and Matter -- Introductory physics textbooks in available in HTML and PDF. Released under both Creative Commons and the GFDL. Linear Algebra, A first course -- A free linear algebra textbook available in PDF and released under the GFDL. Linear Algebra -- A free linear algebra textbook in PDF format. Licensed under both Creative Commons and the GFDL. Motion Mountain -- Free physics textbook available in PDF. Released under Creative Commons. NYC2123 -- Graphic novels optimized for PSP but can be read online or converted for other devices. Released under Creative Commons. Moon and the Sun, The by Vonda N. McIntyre (multiple formats) -- Part of the BookViewCafe.com collective. Online Library of Liberty -- A collection of electronic texts related to the concept of liberty, to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible

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individuals. Titles include texts on philosophy, politics, and economics, going back as far as 4,000 years, and are generally available as page scans, PDF files, ePub, and HTML.
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Opening Up Education -- A series of articles about Open Education and current Open Education projects. The Sample Chapters link at the top of the page leads to an option to download the whole book. Plough Publishing House -- Free e-books and articles on the Christian life, discipleship, fear of death, nonviolence, finding peace, and prayer. Adobe PDF, .prc (Kindle) and .epub (Nook) files. PublicBookshelf -- Over 530 free e-books to read online using a built-in, easy-to-read book format, specializing in all types of romance books including classics and contemporary. Stories for My Little Sister -- Free original kids' books written and illustrated by a team of two sisters. These are available for children of all ages. TechBooksForFree.com -- Free programming and computer science books. Sustainable Energy - Without the Hot Air by David MacKay -- A readable discussion (with actual metrics!) of our options for energy development. Ultimate eBook Store -- A one stop shop to get completely free eBooks, information, how to guides, for self, life and business improvements. William Robert West -- Author's site. Unconditional Immortality Or Resurrection Of The Dead, The Rapture and Israel

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[edit] Online Reading
The focus of this section is on web sites that are designed for on-line reading. In some cases there may be methods to download the eBooks but that is not the intent of the site. Some sites are in both groups due to the fact that they support both modes. Some sites appear in both groups and probably should be removed from one or the other.
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Adelaide University -- Contains Classic books on Literature, Philosophy, Science, History, Exploration and Travel. Located in Australia. For example See F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Arthur's Classic Novels -- Contains web pages that can be read online or downloaded for free. Bartleby -- Online eBooks and reference data.

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Baen Free Library -- Over 100 free Science Fiction/Fantasy books, mostly from baen books. Available in several unencrypted, non-DRM formats: HTML, Rocket, Ebookwise, Mobipocket, RTF and Microsoft Reader. Bookworm -- A platform for uploading and reading ePUB books online. Bookworm sites do not offer books for sale themselves. o O'Reilly's Bookworm Site Blackmask Online -- The original Blackmask.com collection hosted by Project Gutenberg of Web readable books. BookGlutton -- BookGlutton offers a web-based ebook reader and catalog. The Unbound Reader has chapter-by-chapter chat integration for book groups to talk about books online and annotation capabilities. California Digital Library -- Contains many resources. Check the Scholarship link or Calisphere for online books. Christian Classics Ethereal Library -- This is a bit of a specialty site, but an excellent one with wide appeal. It provides a massive collection of texts, making it an unbelievable library of the classic Christian writings, covering a wide range of authors. A delightful source because most of the best Christian writing was done a long time ago, and therefore is copyright-free. ClassicReader -- Provides on line reading of the classics. Connexions is a site devoted to Text Books. The modules (chapters) are individually downloadable but you can read an entire text book online. You can also contribute modules or assemble your own book. Documenting the American South -- University of North Carolina free online collection. Many unique books and other documents available; each is presented on a single HTML page for online reading, and thus is easily saved and read on a portable device. eScholarship Editions -- eBooks from academic presses on art, science, history, music, religion, and even some fiction. Exact Editions -- Features digital magazines. This needs a high resolution color display due to the many images. The magazine is read online with a browser. FanFiction.net -- For anyone interested in reading fan fiction online. A program called FLAG can be used to download these eBooks. Free Online Novels -- Features complete, original works. Some are Adobe PDF which can be saved locally.

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Google Books -- Features book searching and reading. You can download epubs and PDFs of public domain books. Higher Intellect -- Many older texts along with some newer content on a large variety of subjects. Internet Archive -- Contains copies of web sites, moving images, music, audio, and of course Text, including many eBooks. ISSUU -- A unique site that provides a special tool aimed at reading magazines and other color graphic intense media online. A good selection of magazines and other images are available. A lot of thought was placed in the design of the display. Langridge, Huw -- Author's site. Provides fiction (Science Fiction and General Fiction) for free reading online, some DRM-free downloads available in Adobe PDF. Library of Congress -- Mostly research and online reference information. Historic documents and lots of images. Also serves as a point to other sites with information. L. Lee Lowe -- YA fantasy and SF novels, complete with podcasts Marxists Internet Archive -- Books and articles by hundreds of writers, Marxist and nonMarxist. Some of the books have an option of PDF download, but the PDF version is the webpage printed to a PDF file and thus not very suitable for most ebook readers. Constantly updated. Mortal Ghost -- YA fantasy novel, also with downloadable podcasts. Munseys -- The new name of BlackMask.com with 20,000+ titles in a variety of formats. Select the HTML format for online reading. NetLibrary -- Has free and subscription eBooks for online reading. They also have an offline reader available. Project Gutenberg -- Thousands of out-of-copyright books available for free, with more being added every month. This is a huge collection of classic texts that is sure to include your favorites. It is growing all the time, and the most popular books are even available on a CD or DVD that you can receive for free if you don't have adequate online access. You might even want to consider donating a small amount to support their ongoing work to expand their library. And don't miss their page on converting texts for PDAs and eReaders. Click "read online" for online txt file. Public Literature -- Provides for online reading with continuation on future visits for multiple books. Also provides some read-along audio on certain books.

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Project Wittenberg -- Project Wittenberg is home to works by and about Martin Luther and other Lutherans. These are mostly HTML texts. PyerseDandridge -- A collection of serial fiction from Pyerse Dandridge. Readprint.com -- Has many good books and you can even search the text within the books. Safari books -- Specializes in technical books. Smith, Cordwainer -- Author's blog with some of his short SF stories. Stories online -- Has a wide collection of all genre's of stories, most with a greater or lesser erotic content, but a fair proportion of it of professional grade. TextFiles.Com -- Old text files from BBS days (but some very interesting). The Bookseller.com -- Click on digital for Bookseller supplements. The Online Library of Liberty -- Has a stated goal "to encourage the study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals." The Thrilling detective -- Detective stories from books, tv, radio, comics, etc. Thieme Electronic Book Libary -- Medical books for members only. University of Virginia Electronic Text Center -- Has been closed down. Remnents of the ETC can be found at VIRGO, which lists the library's holdings and links to online ebooks wherever they might be available. Von's Books -- Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Wiki Books -- Aimed at supplying educational textbooks. o English o Cookbook -- A recipe collection o WikiJunior -- Non-fiction books for children Wiki Source -- A collection of documentation (eBooks) - similar to Project Gutenberg o English WOWIO -- Offers free eBooks to read online. The also sell eBooks. ZBOOC -- Free eBook reader or download a PDF, requires a login account.

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[edit] Tips

Online reading generally means reading with your browser. Some of the sites have specific addons for your browser but most just depend on HTML formatted documents.
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On-line reading can often be cluttered with advertising and other distractions. Fonts may not be the ones you would choose. http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ is a site containing a browser add-on to filter out the distractions and improve readability.

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Wiki Books -- Aimed at supplying educational textbooks. Multiple languages available, predominately English. Wiki Source -- A source for online reading in multiple languages. The offerings differ depending on the language.

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[edit] Chinese
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Shucang -- Free books in Chinese.

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Projekti Lönnrot -- Free books in Finnish and Swedish. Extended TXT format

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Ebooks libres et gratuits -- Textes classiques libres de droits, téléchargeables dans les formats PDF, Mobipocket, PalmReader, Sony Reader et Word. Nombre de livres disponibles sur le site : plus de 2100. French books only, of course. Conversions very well done, generally. Gallica -- All eBooks in French. These are mostly archived images with some text versions. The text is intended for searching and may not be word perfect. The image (PNG) for viewing the book. Plough Publishing House -- Free e-books and articles on the Christian life, discipleship, fear of death, nonviolence, finding peace, and prayer. .pdf files with bookmarks La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec -- Textes d'auteurs appartenant au domaine public CIEL d'Oc-- The "CIEL d'Oc" is a digital database for documents written in the Occitan language (Langue d'Oc) or about Occitan language and culture. Literature, linguistics, politics, authors & texts studyings, press, history & traditions, translations, cartoons & comics in occitan and french. Most of the authors come from Provence. All files in PDF.

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InLibroVeritas -- InLibroVeritas vous permet de lire, télécharger et publier gratuitement vos oeuvres et ebooks en ligne et en livre papier ! Des milliers d'oeuvres du domaine public et d'auteurs contemporains à lire directement sur notre site ou à télécharger en ebook (PDF et ePub) sur votre ordinateur, votre iPad, iPhone ou tout autre e-reader.

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studentensupport.de-- Download your Textbooks for Free. Over 60 textbooks in German that students can download totally for free. PaperC -- A german startup that brings all sorts of high quality books (mainly educational or science) free for online reading. Gutenberg-DE -- This has nothing to do with the wellknown Project Gutenberg! - It has German literature gbde.py makes it easy to create automagically ebooks of the chopped books. Zeno -- German Literature chapterwise webpages. Unfortunately Automatic Downloading with special software is not prohibited. Plough Publishing House -- Gratis Ebooks auf Deutsch - free e books in German on Christian Life and discipleship. .pdf files with bookmarks Free eBooks-deA list of eBooks available from MobileRead.

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LiberLiber Italian Classics and not-so-classics, in multiple formats (odt, pdf, epub, txt, rtf); very rich library. Unfortunately a lot of files won't use the standard ASCII, so beware if you're going to need file conversion. simplicissimus book farm: freeboox Italian ebook reader distributor and editor. Many classics, not-so-classics and newest, in many formats; very groovying library. Castello Volante freebook ebook distributor and editor of Italian Fiction and Italian edition of world literature . Different sections, mainly classics and beginning now with newest, in ePub formats; special interest in illustrated edition.

[edit] Japanese
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Aozora Bunko -- A digital library for Japanese literature. Several thousands works all of which copyright has expired or freely made available by authors. Since 1997.

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KINBooks( ) -- A digital library for Korean literature. Works all of which copyright has expired or freely made available by Users.

[edit] Latin
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The Latin Library -- Latin texts in HTML format.

[edit] Nordic
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Project Runeberg -- Project Runeberg is a volunteer effort to create free electronic editions of classic Nordic (Scandinavian) literature and make them openly available over the Internet.

[edit] Occitan
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CIEL d'Oc-- The "CIEL d'Oc" is a digital database for documents written in the Occitan language (Langue d'Oc) or about Occitan language and culture. Literature, linguistics, politics, authors & texts studyings, press, history & traditions, translations, cartoons & comics in occitan and french. Most of the authors come from Provence. All files in PDF.

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Lib.Ru -- Lib.ru, also known as Maksim Moshkow's Library, is the oldest electronic library in the Russian Internet segment. Lib.Rus.Ec -- A lot of books, is the largest (100+K titles) electronic library. Download restrictions for unregistered users, monthly fee and legalised pay-content. Flibusta.Net -- Electronic library that mostly shares content from Lib.Rus.Ec. It forked when restrictions and fees were introduced on Lib.Rus.Ec in December 2009.

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Axxón Móvil -- Monthly compilation of the science-fiction Argentinian webzine Axxón, with Plucker and EPUB versions. Plough Publishing House -- Libros Electrónicos en Español - free e books in Spanish on Christian Life: marriage, raising children, seeking peace, living in community. .pdf files with bookmarks

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Projekti Lönnrot -- Free books in Finnish and Swedish. Extended TXT format Project Runeberg -- Free books in Scandinavian languages, mostly Swedish. Only online access, AFAIK, but since they are free it is possible to download and make ebook. Litteraturbanken -- Free books in Swedish, various formats available including ePub. Many classics, e.g. Selma Lagerlöf and August Strindberg.

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iPhonePub - The most extensive archive of Turkish ePub. ePublar for iPhone and iPad. (In Turkish: En geni Türkçe ePub ar ivi. iPhone ve iPadler için ePublar.)

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[1] - Project Madurai - free downloadable PDF version of Tamil literary works. Also available online as HTML pages in Unicode. .

[edit] Search Engines
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Neotake ebook search engine (thousands of free eBooks in several formats.) The also have a Mobile version. Inkmesh -- Free ebooks search engine. Also finds paid ebooks. Has a special section for limited time free books. Free Ebook Search Engine Portal -- Search the web for thousands of free ebooks. find any ebook.

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100 university libraries you can access from the Internet 250 plus digital libraries and archives Arizona State University - extensive list of sites. Many of the are commercial sites that also offer free eBooks. Top 10 Free eBooks for iPad on iBooks Store eBooks For Free.org -- Includes some writeups. Finding Free eBooks -- Frequently updated, links to lots of free ebooks with descriptions and file types available; also links to time limited promotional give-aways. Categorized and searchable. Leave comments and ratings. Get the rss. FreeLiterature -- 600+ links to free e-literature in many languages and more, constantly updated and extended. Free eBook Directory -- Instant access to Thousands of Free eBooks. Free eBooks on Twitter -- Interested in Free eBooks? Follow free_ebooks_now

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Free Books -- Really big list of links to eBook sites, with descriptions. Free SF Reader - blog -- Links to many free SF, Fantasy and horror stories and books. Free Tech Books -- Links to free computer science, engineering and programming books. Online Novels -- Links to free online novels in multiple genres. Includes links to limited offers and promotions. QuasarDragon -- Links to many free SF, Fantasy and horror resources. The Online Books Page, U of Penn -- Over 25,000 free books on the web. OnlineCourses.org -- 100 useful links for eBook lovers.

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