Free Public Domain Books
Everyone agrees not enough is being done to encourage people to read. Those who can read don’t realize how lucky they are. Here are a list of free Public Domain Ebook sites throughout the world.
The content of these works becomes available for public use. Anyone is free to use it – but also to reuse it, for instance publish a new edition. Therefore you may find in major ebookstores (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBook Store, or Google Play Books) public domain books that are not free.
Go there and download. Enjoy.
Project Gutenberg is a top destination for free ebooks on the web.
Over 44,000 publications were digitized by PG volunteers and are available for download (.mobi and .epub, among other formats) and to read online.
The site offers thousands of free public domain books, as audiobooks or text files. Titles in 30 languages can be found here.
The collections include the Library of Congress, American libraries, Canadian libraries, books from Project Gutenberg, and from the Million Books Project, as well as books for children.
This French ebook site is designed with mobile reading in mind. It’s tailored for mobile browsers, so you can download free ebooks directly to your tablet or smartphone.
There are over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available. Most of the titles are public domain, but you can also find here a growing lending library of over 200,000 contemporary ebooks.
Europeana offers access to millions of digitized items from European museums, libraries, and archives.
Digital Public Library of America
The Bookshelf catalog includes over 1.6 million items. Perform a search, and from a book detail page you’ll be redirected to a relevant website, where you can further read it online or download.