Free Books Online

Project Gutenberg continues to be a fantastic resource for classic novels and obscure older texts alike that are already in the public domain. The organization is run entirely by volunteers who digitize and then also proofread works. In all, they’ve added over 50,000 free books online.

READ PRINT

Read Print is a user-friendly website that allows users to read classics online. It also has a fancy bookshelf widget where you can track books read and books (so many books) that you want to read.

You’ll find free classic books like:

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

GOODREADS’ FREE SHELVES

While many of the books on the following websites are classic books and out of copyright, you can find more contemporary online books for free at Goodreads’ free eBooks shelves (either full or excerpts) or with the “free-online” tag.



INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DIGITAL LIBRARY

If you’re looking for free children’s books online, the ICDL is a nonprofit organization with a mission to: “promote tolerance and a respect for diverse cultures by providing access to the best of children’s literature from around the world.”

Try the Internet Archive's site OpenLibrary for an interface to the published children's books on archive.org and links to other online book collections.

Create yourself and account and borrow books!!

The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells