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Millions of Free Books Just Waiting for You

It turns out that there is such a thing as a free lunch.  Or at least, free books.  Our family rarely pays for the hundreds of books we read.  Here is where we get them:

All books:

The best source of free books is, of course, the library.  Our library has the usual print books as well as audiobooks and ebooks, and they will order interlibrary loan books for us as well.  Naturally, you’ll need to avoid paying library fines or the books won’t be free after all.


For older books, check out Project GutenbergThe Baldwin Project has better formatting and is full of great children’s books.

Amy just posted a tutorial about getting top quality free Kindle ebooks.

And, best of all, for a listing of dozens of free ebook sites, check out this gem:  Free Online Novels. com.

Later additionsKellscraft Studio and Classic Reader, with thanks to Barbara FrankeChristian has free Christian classics.  Heritage History lists dozens of books for homeschooling.  eReaderGirl combs through Amazon’s freebies, which are often trashy, and selects the best from Amazon and elsewhere.


Librivox has a great selection and great readers.  I just heard about Books Should Be Free which looks good too.

Christian audio has a free ebook each month.  This month it’s Eric Liddell’s The Disciplines of a Christian Life.

Book reviewing:

If, like me, you love telling people about great books and love promoting quality literature, you can become a book reviewer who gets  review books for free.  If, however, you hate writing about books, this obviously won’t work for you.

For more tips and hints, see Encourage One Another Wednesday, Women Living Well Wednesdays, Works For Me Wednesday , Raising Homemakers, and Frugal Friday.


  1. Jenn says:

    Yes, these are some of my favorite sources. There are so many good older books just out there waiting to be read.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      You’re right, there are!

      CS Lewis pointed out once that it is very important to read older books to broaden our viewpoint. I like them for that and because many of them have a more Christian viewpoint and are not so dumbed down.

  2. JoAnn says:

    I use all those audio sites, I don’t read ebooks. I’m a member of the christianaudio.com, I like them a lot. 🙂

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