13 Ways to Find Free Books
Even though books are considerably cheaper than they used to be, it’s still great to be able to find free books online. We’ve taken a look at some of the most popular sites and a few lesser-known ones too.
With over 50,000 free books including Kindle and epub formats, at Project Gutenberg there’s something for everyone. In the smallprint it does say that the books can be freely used in the United States but that readers in other countries should check copyright laws before downloading.
Free books in English and Spanish in different genres available at GooglePlay. Watch out as some downloads are just the first chapter.
At Goodreads there are lots of free titles, although some are excepts (shown clearly when you download).
To find free books at Amazon, just type free ebooks in the search bar at Amazon UK or ebooks gratis at Amazon Spain to find this week’s freebies. Remember that you don’t need a Kindle device to download the books, just get the app on your tablet, computer or smartphone.
Over 360,000 texts in English, 110,000 in Spanish and many more in other languages. Search by author, subject or randomly to see what’s available.
Choose by category for free ebooks in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Several formats are available for most books, but you’ll need to register (fill in details online or via Facebook) to get full access.
Classics, poetry, quotations and proverbs. The website is a bit basic, but easy to use.
At BookBoon you can find business and text books in several languages free to download, you won’t need to register either.
UK retailer WHSmith offers free ebooks via the Kobo app (free to download). Categories include general fiction, Lonely Planet ebooks, crime, mystery and thrillers.
Lots of freebies available at Kobo, but mixed in with paid titles too so check before you click.
Yes, it does have boring EU publications but the EU Bookshop also gives you access to maps, infographics, guides and more. For each publication you can check the languages available before downloading.
Get free public domain audiobooks at LibriVox read by volunteers. You can listen to the audiobooks on different devices or copy onto a CD. Why not volunteer to become a LibriVox reader?
Extra: Try Your Local Library
What better place to get free books than your local library? Most libraries in Spain have a small selection of books available in English, if you want a popular title you could try requesting it.
Additionally many libraries offer ebooks and audiobooks in Spanish that you can usually borrow for 2 weeks. Visit the dedicated website and choose your region to see what’s available.
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