What are the best free eBook websites?

Girish Sadananda October 1, 2012

What are the best free eBook sites? Ideally:

1. eBooks should be free to download
2. Most common formats like .epub and .lit are okay but pdf is most preferred.
3. eBooks should cover relevant subjects and fields, e.g. I am looking for Life Science related books for my Biotech field
4. When you click on download button, you should not be redirected or popups asking for surveys.
5. Has a good user base and forums to dicuss opinions and feedback about eBooks.


  1. Dave Bakker
    March 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Wow, lots of great answers and suggestions here. I love the project gutenburg site for all the classics. Amazing resource that I use all the time. Another idea, one i use everyday, is to sign up an account with amazon, then go to their free book section and set up a RSS feed through Google reader, well now Feedly, then every day you can see the 5 or more free books for the day. You download straight to your Kindle or kindle app. I download all the books that look interesting and they remain in the cloud till I am ready to read them. Since I've done this I've acquired over a 100 free books. So many options to be legit. Its great

  2. greg hardin
    March 8, 2013 at 6:35 pm
  3. Tim Broyles
    January 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    You should check out http://bookboon.com/, it works for me when I`m looking for educational or business books. All the titles are in pdf format and since they`re written exclusively for the site, they`re also 100% legal.

  4. Peter
    January 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    There are some great thrustworthy free ebook sites such as kobobooks or sony readershop where thousands of free ebooks are being offered. More big thrustworthy free ebook providers can be found at http://www.ebooks-forfree.com

  5. Rohit Pandey
    December 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    try that link it has no of sites that provides free e-books.

  6. Debra Beshears
    December 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm
  7. Erlis D.
    October 10, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    To tell you the truth, I almost don't like any of the examples other have gave...
    What I have found recently, and made me very happy, was this site:
    If you are searching for science related books, I would recommend it to you.. It helped me a lot! I hope it helps you too!
    There are other sites out there, but since you are searching for a site that has free books, I gave you that one..
    It free, and legal!

  8. vasu gupta
    October 4, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    4shared.com free-ebooks.com ebbokee.org

  9. Tinsu Thomas
    October 3, 2012 at 10:32 am

    You can use a software named Martview...Once u download and install it you have the option of selecting any ebook from its library and read it.

  10. Dimal Chandrasiri
    October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm
  11. susendeep dutta
    October 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm
  12. Kunal Ahir
    October 2, 2012 at 10:42 am

    if u r using iphone, ipad or anroid devices, u can try KOBO app. its free!!

  13. Deekshith Allamaneni
    October 2, 2012 at 6:04 am

    bookboon.com has many ebooks for free (legal)

  14. vivek yadav
    October 2, 2012 at 12:27 am

    you can use ibook store if you are an ios user...

  15. Alex Perkins
    October 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm
  16. macwitty
    October 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    I think you also could take a look at the free section at iTunes store. No discussions but free book in the area you are looking for

  17. Kenice Noel
    October 1, 2012 at 7:02 pm
  18. Justin Pot
    October 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    I highly recommend Project Gutenburg (http://www.gutenberg.org/) and The Internet Archive (http://archive.org/details/texts). Public domain only, but if you want free that's basically your choice.

    Of course, there's always the MakeUseOf collection of tech manuals if you want something to read. As the editor of the project I'm completely unbiased in saying it's awesome. //www.makeuseof.com/pages/download

  19. Prakash Mds
    October 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    you can get lot of ebooks in pdf format

  20. HLJonnalagadda
    October 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    bookboon is also a good choice to download ebooks. However, the best way to get hold of Biotechnology material is to get journals. Most of the journals are free, and cover most of the work that is being done in this field.

  21. Bruce Thomas
    October 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Try Freebooks http://www.feedbooks.com/

    Maybe you can try this site with twenty links to free e-books:

    Or this site with free audio and pdf e-books: http://www.librophile.com/

  22. Keith Pickett
    October 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    OneHundredFreeEbooks.com is awesome.


  23. salim benhouhou
    October 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

    is the best choice and it is legal to download all the books .

  24. shaurya gupta
    October 1, 2012 at 6:30 am

    But i don't know whether it would be legal to download the priced ebooks but surely it would be legal to download the free ones. :)

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