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 to download free books, and a few lesser-known ones too.

1. Project Gutenberg

With over 60,000 free books including Kindle and epub formats, at Project Gutenberg there’s something for everyone.

Search by author, title, subject, language, type, popularity, to read online or download. The archive mainly contains US literature for which the copyright has expired.

2. Amazon

To find free books at Amazon, just type free ebooks in the search bar at Amazon UK or 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.

Many authors make their first novels in a series permanently free on Amazon. They do this to get readers hooked (and buy their other books). Take a look at series in different genres to find freebies.

3. The Fussy Librarian

Sign up for the newsletter to receive information on free and bargain ebooks, or check online for the latest free ebooks available.

At The Fussy Librarian free options cover 20 genres and bargain or reduced-price ebooks include 40 genres.

4. Open Library

Over 1 million free ebook titles available and you can also add a book to the Open Library resource centre.

5. WikiSource

Wikisource offers nearly half a million texts in English, 114,000 in Spanish and many more in other languages. Search by author, subject or randomly to see what’s available.

6. Free eBooks

Choose free ebooks by genre, with over 50 different ones to choose from. Several formats are available for most books, you’ll need to register for access to five free ebooks per month.

7. Many Books

50,000+ books and all free. Browse by genre, or check out their “book of the month”. Visit Many Books for more info.

8. BookBoon

At BookBoon you can find 1000+ text books in several languages free to download. Business books are only free for the first 30 days.

9. Kobo

Lots of freebies available at Rakuten Kobo, but mixed in with paid titles too – check before you click!

10. The EU Bookshop

Yes, it does have boring EU publications but the EU Bookshop also gives you access to maps, infographics, guides and more.

Some items are for download only, but others will be posted to you free of charge (to EU addresses only).

11. LibriVox

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?

12. GooglePlay

Free books in English and Spanish in different genres available at GooglePlay. Watch out as some downloads only include the first chapter.

13. 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 two weeks – a great way to improve your language skills!

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