Tons of great free books

A paradise of free learning and reading for The Frugal Prosumer

  • Gutenberg – the main site – tons of free books in many formats for the taking!
  • Gutenberg Canada – books that are in the Canadian Public Domain.
  • Gutenberg Australia – books that in the in the Australian Public Domain
  • – Over 20,000 rare and hard to find titles in 10 formats
  • G.A. Henty books – A homeschooling favourite – historical adventure stories
  • International Children’s Digital Library - a digital library of children’s books from around the world
  • Internet Archive – contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books.
  • – many titles from Gutenberg, the creative commons and others in the public domain
  • Scribd – millions of documents and books
  • GetFreeBooks – collected from around the ‘net.
  • Memoware – collection of thousands of documents (databases, literature, maps, technical references, lists, etc.)
  • Bookyards – web portal in which books, education materials, information, and content are free to the world
  • Online Books Page – over a million books online
  • Wikibooks – open content of textbooks; also a WikiJunior for children!
  • DailyLit – very cool idea – receive a ‘chunk’ of your chosen book everyday in your email for quick daily reading.
  • Adobe Digital Editions – some free samples and full books for reading in Adobe Digital Editions
  • Amazon Free Kindle eBooks – under ‘Kindle ebooks’ and sorted from lowest price to highest price. It’s an affiliate link, in the interest of full disclosure, which means nothing when you’re downloading free books!
  •  – free audio books


  1. I get free Kindle books almost everyday from BookBub. You can choose which kinds of books you want to hear about.


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