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thebloodsonthewall
11-14-2010, 9:51 AM
What is everyone's favorite place to download free e-books? I have looked on some of the torrent sites and most of them have a very limited selection. I am hoping to get a Kindle soon and I am trying to stock up on books ahead of time.

Librarian
11-14-2010, 10:06 AM
Depends on what interests you, and what bells and whistles you find make things enjoyable.
http://www.bartleby.com/
http://www.gutenberg.net/
http://www.baen.com/library/
http://www.classicreader.com/
http://econlib.org/library/classicsauA.html
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/

Peter.Steele
11-14-2010, 3:08 PM
If you like SciFi, obviously there's the link in the above post to the Baen Free Library. HOWEVER that's not that many books.

Check out baencd.thefifthimperium.com. That's got a collection available online - and it's legal - of all the eBook CD's that Baen has put out. You've got access to probably 75% of all the books that Baen has published.

den888
11-14-2010, 3:23 PM
Lots of the sharing sites have uploads that are "searchable", if you know what I mean...

Librarian
11-20-2010, 1:37 PM
Just ran across another free-book link aggregator at U Penn

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Can'thavenuthingood
12-08-2010, 8:04 PM
Audio books for the drive o work
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?title=&author=&status=complete&action=Search

http://scrollbox.org/

Not an ebook but an interesting gizmo I just discovered last night.
http://www.readpal.com/index.html

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

http://www.onlinefreeebooks.net/

Vick

gadjeep
12-08-2010, 8:12 PM
Don't forget Amazon itself. They have thousands of free books that are public domain. All of the classics, speeches, diaries and collected writings of the founding fathers and many historically important people.