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Free hacking ebooks where you can download from the links below.

  1. Black Belt Hacking & Complete Hacking Book
  2. Hackers High School 13 Complete Hacking E-books
  3. Penentration Testing With Backtrack 5
  4. A Beginners Guide To Hacking Computer Systems
  5. Black Book of Viruses and Hacking
  6. Secrets of Super and Professional Hackers
  7. Dangerours Google Hacking Database and Attacks
  8. Internet Advanced Denial of Service (DDOS) Attack
  9. Computer Hacking & Malware Attacks for Dummies
  10. G-mail Advance Hacking Guides and Tutorials
  11. Vulnerability Exploit & website Hacking for Dummies
  12. Web App Hacking (Hackers Handbook)
  13. Security Crypting Networks and Hacking
  14. Botnets The Killer Web Applications Hacking
  15. Hacking attacks and Examples Test
  16. Network Hacking and Shadows Hacking Attacks
  17. Gray Hat Hacking and Complete Guide to Hacking
  18. Advance Hacking Exposed Tutorials
  19. 501 Website Hacking Secrets
  20. Internet Security Technology and Hacking
  21. CEH Certified Ethical Hacker Study Guide
  22. Advanced SQL Injection Hacking and Guide
  23. Web Hacking & Penetration testing
  24. OWASP Hacking Tutorials and Web App Protection
  25. CEH – Hacking Database Secrets and Exploit
  26. Ethical Hacking Value and Penetration testing
  27. Hack any Website, Complete Web App Hacking
  28. Beginners Hackers and tutorials 
  29. Ethical Hacking Complete E-book for Beginners
  30. Backtrack : Advance Hacking tutorials
  31. SQL Injection attacks and tutorials by Exploit DB
  32. XSS + Vulnerability Exploitation & Website Hacking
  33. Ultimate Guide to Social Enginnering attacks
  34. White Hat Hacking complete guide to XSS Attacks 
  35. Cross Site Scripting and Hacking Websites 
  36. The Hackers Underground Handbook ( hack the system)
  37. Blind SQL Injection tutorials and Hacking
  38. Hacking Secrets Revealed
  39. Hacking Website Database and owning systems
  40. Reverse Engineering for Beginners 
  41. Reverse Enginnering (The Real Hacking)
  42. Computer Hacking
  43. Hack your Friend using Backtrack
  44. Reverse Enginnering Hacking and Cracking
  45. Hack the System for beginners
  46. Hacking into Computer Systems
  47. Blind SQL Injection Discovery & Exploitation
  48. CEH v8

Note : These best hacking e-books are only for the ethical knowledge purpose and must not be used for illegal purposes.

Learning a new programming language always is fun and there are many great books legally available for free online. Here’s a selection of 30 of them:

How to Design Programs
Interpreting Lisp (PDF, suggested by Gary Knott)
Let Over Lambda
On Lisp
Practical Common Lisp
Programming in Emacs Lisp
Programming Languages. Application and Interpretation (suggested by Alex Ott)
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Teach Yourself Scheme in Fixnum Days
Visual LISP Developer’s Bible (suggested by “skatterbrainz”)

Clever Algorithms (suggested by Tales Arvelos)
Data Structures and Algorithms with Object-Oriented Design Patterns in Ruby
Learn Ruby the Hard Way
Learn to Program
MacRuby: The Definitive Guide
Mr. Neighborly’s Humble Little Ruby Book (suggested by tundal45)
Programming Ruby
Read Ruby 1.9
Ruby Best Practices
Ruby on Rails Tutorial Book (suggested by tundal45)

Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
Eloquent Javascript
jQuery Fundamentals
Mastering Node

Implementing functional languages: a tutorial
Learn You a Haskell for Great Good
Real World Haskell
The Haskell Road to Logic, Maths and Programming

Concurrent Programming in Erlang
Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good

Dive into Python
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist – Learning with Python
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python (suggested by D)
Learn Python The Hard Way (suggested by Stephen Wyatt Bush)

Dynamic Web Development with Seaside
Pharo by Example (based on the next book in this list, suggested by Anonymous)
Squeak by Example

The Art of Assembly Language
Beginning Perl
Building Accessible Websites (suggested by Joe Clark)
The C Book
C# Yellow Book (suggested by Joe Wyatt)
Compiler Construction
Dive Into HTML 5 (suggested by @til)
Higher-Order Perl
Impatient Perl
The Implementation of Functional Programming Languages (suggested by “Def”)
An Introduction to R
Learn Prolog Now!
Learning Go
Objective-C 2.0 Essentials
Parsing Techniques (suggested by IronScheme)
Programming Scala
Smooth CoffeeScript
Type Theory and Functional Programming

Of course there are many more free programming eBooks, but this list consists of the ones I read or want(ed) to read. This is far from comprehensive and languages that are completely missing are mostly left out on purpose (e.g. PHP, C++, Java). I’m sure somebody else made a list for them somewhere.

Smashwords, one of the e-book pioneers, is very much a DIY operation. You bring your Word file and cover image, upload it into the company’s “meatgrinder” tool, and in a matter of minutes, you create your e-book in just about every format you’d want. You can then sell that e-book on or have the company aggregate it out to most of the major e-book sellers, including Barnes & Noble’s eBookstore, Apple’s iBooks, Sony, Kobo, and Stanza. Smashwords says it will soon have a deal in place for the Kindle.

Smashwords offers a free style guide for formatting your e-book and focuses on keeping things simple. I created an acceptable-looking e-book in about 30 minutes after making some tweaks (usually they involve spacing between chapter breaks) and reprocessing my file three times. You don’t get a table of contents, which some people care about and others don’t. Your e-book will not look exactly like an e-book from a traditional publisher, but if you follow Smashwords’ guidelines, you can end up with an e-book that looks decent and will satisfy most readers.

Smashwords prides itself on not charging you for creating your e-book and taking only a small cut of author’s royalties (see Smashwords’ overview ). Though the cut is small, it’s still a cut, but that’s the price you’re paying for the convenience of having your book distributed on a wide array of platforms. You also have the option of acquiring your own “premium” ISBN. I’m not going to get into a full on discussion of ISBN, which is “a unique identifier associated with your e-book, but most companies provide a free ISBN for your e-book or roll the price up into a package. Smashwords has a good quick guide to e-book ISBNs that you should take a look at.

As you might imagine, when you have a middleman taking a cut, it becomes harder to figure out just how much you’re taking home from every sale of your e-book. I asked Smashwords’ CEO Mark Coker how much an author stood to make on an e-book priced at £2.99. Here’s what he had to say:

  • A £2.99 Smashwords book on Apple’s iBookstore earns £1.794 (60 percent of the retail price). Smashwords takes 10 percent of the retail price or £.299.
  • At Barnes & Noble’s eBookstore, a Smashwords author earns 42.5 percent of the suggested list price set by the author, so a £2.99 book = £1.27 to the author and £.22425 to Smashwords. This equals 85 percent of the net to author.
  • At Kobo, which also powers Borders eBookstore, an author earns 46.7 percent of the suggested list price, so £2.99 = £1.39 to author and 25 cents to Smashwords.

Everyone loves free stuff and here is another great list of free tech ebooks and yes they are all legal:

ASP.NET AJAX Programmer’s Reference: with ASP.NET 2.0 or ASP.NET 3.5
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Unleashed
Building Web Applications with ADO.NET and XML Web Services
Learning ASP.NET 2.0 with AJAX
ASP.NET AJAX in Action
Microsoft AJAX Library Essentials
Pro Ajax and the .NET 2.0 Platform
Programming Atlas
Apress – Foundations of Atlas: Rapid Ajax Development with ASP.NET 2.0
Professional ASP.NET 2.0 AJAX
ASP.Net MVC 1.0 Quickly
Visual Basic .NET and XML: Harness the Power of XML in VB.NET Applications
Pro IronPython
Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework
Beginning ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB
Build Your Own ASP.NET 3.5 Website Using C# & VB
Programming ASP.NET AJAX: Build rich, Web 2.0-style UI with ASP.NET AJAX
Accelerated VB 2008
Beginning VB 2008 Databases: From Novice to Professional
Beginning VB 2008: From Novice to Professional
Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX: From Novice to Professional
Expert .NET Micro Framework
Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: Includes Silverlight 2, 3rd Edition
Pro ASP.NET 3.5 in VB 2008: Includes Silverlight 2
ASP.NET 3.5 CMS Development
Pro ASP.NET 3.5 Server Controls and AJAX Components
Pro VB 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform
Pro WF: Windows Workflow in .NET 3.5
Pro WPF with VB 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5
Visual Basic 2008 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
ASP.NET 3.5 For Dummies
Professional ASP.NET 3.5 Security, Membership, and Role Management with C# and VB
Professional Silverlight 2 for ASP.NET Developers
Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0
IronPython in Action
NHibernate in Action
The Art of Unit Testing: with Examples in .NET
ASP.NET 3.5 Unleashed
Rails for .NET Developers
Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5
Programming Visual Basic 2008
.NET Domain-Driven Design with C#: Problem – Design – Solution
Professional Refactoring in Visual Basic
Visual Basic 2008 Programmer’s Reference
Microsoft Visual Basic 2008 Step by Step
ASP.NET MVC in Action
Expert .NET Micro Framework, 2nd Edition
Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in VB 2008
Pro ASP.NET Extensibility
Accelerated Silverlight 3
Head First C#
Professional Refactoring in C# & ASP.NET
Programming .NET Compact Framework 3.5, 2nd Edition
Programming F#
WPF Control Development Unleashed
Ultra fast ASP.NET
Pro Silverlight 3 in C#
ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Test Driven Development
Pro Silverlight 3 in VB
Beginning F#
ASP.NET MVC Framework Unleashed
Essential LINQ
Brownfield Application Development in .Net
DSLs in Boo: Domain Specific Languages in .NET
Pro Dynamic .NET 4.0 Applications: Data-Driven Programming for the .NET Framework
ASP.NET 2.0 Instant Results
Professional .NET 2.0 Generics
Professional ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 Edition: In C# and VB
Professional C# 2008
Professional DotNetNuke Module Programming
Microsoft Application Architecture Guide
Microsoft ASP.NET and AJAX: Architecting Web Applications
C# 4.0 in a Nutshell, 4th Edition
Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009
Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Server Control and Component Development
ASP.NET 2.0 Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Starter Kit
Professional C# 2005 with .NET 3.0
Professional VB 2005 with .NET 3.0
Introducing .NET 4.0: with Visual Studio 2010
Beginning Visual Basic 2010
Professional DevExpress ASP.NET Controls
Professional ADO.NET 3.5 with LINQ and the Entity Framework
Professional LINQ
Professional UML with Visual Studio .NET
Beginning Visual Basic 2005 Databases
Visual Basic 2005 Instant Results
WPF Programmer’s Reference: Windows Presentation Foundation with C# 2010 and .NET 4
Visual C# 2010 Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach
ASP.NET 3.5 Website Programming: Problem – Design – Solution
Effective C#, 3nd Edition
Visual Basic 2010 Programmer’s Reference
Visual Basic 2010 Programmer’s Reference
Effective C#, 3nd Edition
Professional ASP.NET 3.5: In C# and VB
Professional C# 4.0 and .NET 4
Pro Windows Server AppFabric
Pro WPF in VB 2010
Professional VB 2005
Pro WPF in C# 2010: Windows Presentation Foundation in .NET 4
Beginning Visual C# 2010
Beginning Visual Basic 2010
Microsoft ASP.NET 4 Step by Step
Microsoft Visual Basic 2010 Step by Step
Programming Microsoft ASP.NET MVC
Beginning Visual C# 2010
Beginning Visual Basic 2010
Microsoft ASP.NET 4 Step by Step
Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# and VB
Silverlight 4: Problem – Design – Solution
Pro .NET 4 Parallel Programming in C#
Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, 5th Edition
Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook
Windows Mobile Game Development
.NET Compact Framework 3.5 Data Driven Applications
Building Websites with DotNetNuke 5
Visual Basic 2010 Unleashed
NHibernate 2.x Beginner’s Guide
Learning ASP.NET 3.5 (2nd Edition): Build Web Applications with ASP.NET3.5, AJAX, LINQ, and More
Professional Visual Basic 2010 and .NET 4

Are you looking for the best places online where to find free ebooks? Take a look at the following resources that allow you to quickly find everything you need.

  1. Mega PDF is an ebook search engine with more than 370 millions of free downloadable ebooks. You can find all kind of books such as manuals, novels and so on. You absolutely must try.
  2. PDFgeni allows you to find free PDF ebooks, novels and manuals for business, education, finance and programming.
  3. Search PDF eBooks is a free PDF search engine to search millions of PDF ebooks.
  4. PDFQueen is another interesting PDF search engine for ebooks.
  5. Free eBooks is an online source for free ebook downloads, ebook resources and ebook authors.


You already know that the Internet is one of the most convenient, effective means of researching and finding information for your classes, but did you know that in some cases it can replace all of your hefty textbooks and reading assignments too? With ebooks, you can read, stream, and listen to lessons, classic literature, poetry and reference books on the Internet or your mobile device. Here are 100 useful links for ebook lovers.


These ebooks are all free, so you can download as many as you want without having to set up a textbook budget.

  1. Gutenberg: Project Gutenberg was the first to supply free ebooks, and today they have almost 30,000 free titles in stock.
  2. Besides browsing topics like biography, fan fiction, games, history or tutorials, you can submit your own ebook, too.
  3. You can conduct an advanced search, type in a title or author, browse categories or select books by language, from Finnish to Bulgarian to Catalan to Swedish.
  4. DailyLit: Get free downloads sent to your e-mail by RSS feed.
  5. iBiblio: Find archives, ebooks, tutorials, language books and more from iBiblio.
  6. Authorama: This public domain book site has a wide variety of ebooks for free, by Lewis Carroll, Emerson, Kafka, and more.
  7. askSam: Search free ebooks and archives in categories like literature, political, government reports, and legal and judicial.
  8. Bartleby: Whiel Bartleby charges for some titles, it has a free ebook store here.
  9. bibliomania: You will find over 2,000 classic texts from bibliomania, plus study guides, reference material and more.
  10. Baen Free Library: You can download ebooks for HTML, RTF, Microsoft Reader and for Palm, Psion and Window CE.
  11. has many classic lit selections for free.
  12. Read Print Library: These novels, poems and poems are all free.
  13. Fictionwise: Fictionwise has plenty of fiction, plus nonfiction books, mobile downloads and audio files.
  14. ebook Directory: From children’s books to IT books to literature to reference, you’ll find lots of free titles and book packages here.
  15. Planet PDF: Planet PDF has made available classic titles like Anna Karenina and Frankenstein for free.
  16. Get Free Ebooks: This website has free ebooks in categories like from writing to environment to fiction to business, plus features and reviews.
  17. FreeBookSpot: Search by title, ISBN or author, or browse categories like Chinese, Geosciences, hardware, and others.
  18. Globusz: There are no limits on the number of free books you can download on this online publishing site.
  19. eBookLobby: You’ll find lost of self-help, hobby and reference books here, plus children’s fiction and more.
  20. Bookyards: This online “library to the world” has over 17,000 ebooks plus links to other digital libraries.
  21. The Online Books Page: You’ll be able to access over 35,000 free ebooks from this site, powered by the University of Pennsylvania.
  22. These novels and anthologies were last updated in 2006, but you’ll still find an interesting selection of online and virtual novels.

eBook Readers

Get reviews and product information for all kinds of ebook readers, including the Kindle.

  1. E-book Reader Matrix: This wiki makes it easy to compare ebook reader sizes, battery life, supported formats and other qualifications.
  2. Amazon Kindle: Learn about, shop, and discover titles for the Kindle here.
  3. Abacci eBooks: All the books here are for Microsoft Reader.
  4. eBook Reader Review: TopTenReviews lists reader reviews from 2009.
  5. List of e-book readers: Learn about all of the different e-book readers from Wikipedia.
  6. E-book readers at a glance: This guide reviews and compares the new, cool readers.
  7. Free iPhone ebook readers head-to-head: Reality Distortion ranks iPhone ebook readers.

About eBooks

These links will connect you to ebook news, new title releases and ereader information.

  1. TeleRead: This blog shares news stories about ebooks and digital libraries.
  2. MobileRead Forums: Learn about new ebook releases, clubs and readers.
  3. E-book News: Technology Today has made room for a whole section on e-book news.
  4. Get the latest headlines about readers, troubleshooting, titles and more.
  5. eBook Authors: Get news and releases here.
  6. The eBook coach: Learn how to write a successful ebook.

Audio and Mobile

Get ebooks on your iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, Palm or other mobile device.

  1. Feedbooks: You can download books for any mobile device here.
  2. Mobipocket: Find ebooks and an ebook reader for PCs, Smartphones, BlackBerry, Palm, Windows mobile and more.
  3. Stanza: If you want to read an ebook on your iPhone, use Stanza.
  4. Books in My Phone: Read ebooks on a java-enabled phone when you download them here. You can also manage a reading list.
  5. Barnes & Noble eBooks: Get NYT titles, new releases and more for your iPhone, BlackBerry or computer.
  6. MemoWare: Get literature, poetry, and reference books for your PDA.
  7. Here you can download books to your iPod or mp3 player.
  8. iTunes: iTunes has audiobooks for iPhones and iPods.
  9. LibriVox: Get free audio book files on this site, or volunteer to record your narration for other books.
  10. eReader.comMobile: Get the mobile-friendly version of here.

Business and Education

Turn to these ebook lists and resources for help with classes and your career.

  1. Open Book Project: Students and teachers will find quality, free textbooks and materials here.
  2. Students can download free textbooks, from economics to biology to study abroad here.
  3. Digital Book Index: This site has over 140,000 titles, including textbooks and a pending American Studies collection.
  4. Classical Authors Directory: Get lesson plans, audio files, ebooks and more from authors like Washington Irving, Benjamin Franklin and Homer.
  5. The Literature Network: Find classics, from Balzac to Austen to Shakespeare, plus educational resources to go along with the plays, short stories and novels.
  6. You can download lots of history and literature books and texts here.
  7. All kinds of business, hobby, education textbooks, and self-teaching books are available for free on this site.
  8. Free Ebooks and Software: Learn how to do your own taxes and more from the books here.
  9. The Franklin Free eBook Library: This is a great site for downloading classic literature and poetry, history books and texts, reference materials, and more.
  10. eLibrary Business Ebooks: Get emarketing, how-to, and other business ebooks here.
  11. Free Business eBooks: This guide has links to all kinds of free business ebooks.
  12. Data-Sheet: Data-Sheet finds ebook pdfs.
  13. Type into the search box the type of book you want to read, like business education or vampire fiction.
  14. Ebook Search Engine: Simply type in your search and choose to have results displayed as PDFs or Word documents.
  15. PDFse: Look for ebooks, especially in science, reference and education, here.
  16. Ebook Engine: This engine brings up free ebooks.
  17. eBook Search Queen: You can search ebooks by country here.
  18. Browse by category or type your search into the box to bring up your query.
  19. Addebook: Free Ebook Search Engine: This tool is Google’s ebook search engine.
  20. Boocu: Boocu can pull up thousands of ebooks and digital resources.


Keep up with ebook news, new titles, ereaders, and more by following these Twitter feeds.

  1. @AnEbookReader: Get tech reviews, accessories news and more for ereaders and ebooks.
  2. LibreDigital: This company helps people find what they want to read and watch, on any medium.
  3. @e_reading: This feed comments on Kindle news and more.
  4. @RogerSPress: Roger publishes ebooks and has been reading them for 10 years already.
  5. @DigiBookWorld: Read about the latest trends in digital publishing.
  6. @ebooksstore: Follow @ebooksstore for interesting ebook news and releases.
  7. @ebookvine: This feed is all about Kindle.
  8. @vooktv: Now you can watch books on high-quality video online.
  9. @ebooklibrary: This is a feed for anyone who wants to learn more about free ebooks.
  10. @ericrumsey: Eric is a librarian who loves ebooks, his iPhone and the Internet.
  11. @namenick: Nick Name is an ebook addict and mobile fiction writer.
  12. @KindleZen: Get the latest in Kindle news and hacks.

Tech eBooks

Get programming, design and other tech assistance when you head to these ebook resources.

  1. Find magazines and IT books for reference and general interest.
  2. Find free computer ebooks on networking, MySQL, Python, PHP, C++ and more.
  3. KnowFree has mostly tech books for download, plus some business titles.
  4. This site has downloads in categories like artificial intelligence, functional programming and parallel computing.
  5. Zillr: From graphics to Linux to Office to Cisco, you’ll find all kinds of computer and tech books here.
  6. Tech Books for Free: From the web to computer programming to science, you’ll find all sorts of tech ebooks here.


Find poetry ebooks and collections here.

  1. Read classic poetry on this site.
  2. Greatest Poems: Here you will find a collection of 365 of the greatest poems ever written.
  3. Download poems in PDF format here.
  4. Poetry: You’ll find poetry ebooks for download on this site.


Share these interactive ebook resources with young students.

  1. International Children’s Digital Library: The ICDL is a colorful site devoted to children’s ebooks.
  2. ebook88: On this site, there’s a Christmas Bookshelf, and plenty of other kids’ ebook links.
  3. Children’s Storybooks Online: Find kids’ storybooks, home schooling materials, and more.
  4. Tumble Books: This Tumble BookLibrary features fun, animated, talking picture books.
  5. This is another interactive kids’ book site that helps kids learn to read.
  6. Children’s Books Online: the Rosetta Project, Inc.: Here you’ll find loads of books and translations for kids.
  7. From children’s classics to in-progress digital books, has excellent ebook resources.
  8. Storyline Online: The Screen Actors Guild Foundation presents Storyline Online with streaming videos of actors reading children’s books.


From social networking and ebooks to bundles of books, turn here.

  1. Scribd: This ebook finder and social network shares what people are currently reading, and lets you upload your own book.
  2. Diesel: Diesel has 500,000 ebook store downloads, including custom bundles, mobile downloads and some free titles.
  3. Get NYT bestsellers for $9.99 each, plus all kinds of academic ebooks, non-fiction and more.



100+ Places for Free Books Online

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100+ Places for Free Books Online

Have you ran out of stuff to read?

Take a look at this list of ebooks FREE to dowload and read.

Alphabetical Listing

2020k Large collection, divided into categories and sub-categories for download in a variety of formats.  Note: Many of the links to the Internet Archive from this site are not working.

Alive and Free – Links to free ebooks of living authors

AllBooksFree A small, but unique, listing of free fiction ebooks, available for download, mostly in pdf.

American Mathematical Society has a pretty complete listing of books involving mathematics.

Arthur’s Classic Novels – Over 4000 novels covering a great variety of topics, nicely separated into categories and “best” lists.  Some very interesting entries here.  Available for online viewing.

Ask Sam – A small collection of classics, including Shakespeare, and legal, resource and government texts.

AstrologyWeekly 10 books for online reading and about 30 for download.  All on astrology.

Authorama offers a few hundred books, searchable by author, for online viewing.

Baen Free Library – A small library of downloadable science fiction novels in a variety of formats.

BaenCD – A small collection of science fiction books from Baen’s promotional CDs.  They are downloadable in a variety of formats as well as viewable online.

Baldwin Online Children’s Projects 520 classic  children’s books in a variety of genres for online viewing

Bartelby – Harvard classics and encyclopedias.  HTML only.

BBC (Dr. Who) for those who like Dr. Who, this is  a collection of 8 books for online reading or download in a choice of 3 formats

Berkely SunSite Classics – A small collection of classics.  HTML only.

Bibliomania – Over 2,000 classic novels, study guides, biographies and more.  HTML only.

Book-bot 14,571 books available for online viewing in their easy to view reader.  Very nice find by fellow editor Rhiannon.

Book Glutton is a collection of 1200+ books for online reading with the added  feature of  groups available for discussion of the readings.  Nice combination of reading and socializing.  Suggested by an anonymous poster.

BookRags – Small collection of free with many paid.  Hard to find the free ones.  Available in Word or PDF.

BooksShouldBeFree While primarily a good sized collection of audio books, each of the books is available for online reading or for download in text.

Bookstacks is a small collection (100+) of classic works available for online viewing, with many also available in Adobe PDF and Microsoft Reader versions.  Nicely set up.

BookYards – 16,000+ books, videos, educational material. has over 15,000 books available for online viewing.  Nicely divided into a good variety of categories.

Chessville 40+ ebooks on Chess available for download (mostly in PDF)

ChestofBooks Large collection, divided into categories, for online viewing.  Nice collection.

Children’s Books Online is an excellent collection (600+) of illustrated antique children’s books for viewing online.   They are also available for download at a fee.  This little gem was suggested by an anonymous poster.

Classic contains the works of over a hundred authors (and short biography for each), with a varying number of works per author.  Online viewing only.

Classic Book Library is a small collection (100+) of classic works arranged by genre.  Online viewing only.

Classic Book Shelf Electronic Library offers the works of 50+ authors in varying amounts.  Online viewing only.

Classic Literature Library Decent size collection that has complete works of a small variety of authors and works of others and a nice children’s section available for online viewing.

Classic Reader offers thousands of free classic books for online viewing. larger collection, subcategorized and available for download in pdf

CrankyLibrarian 3011 books by 752 authors available for online viewing.  Complete works of several authors and some interesting categories.

DailyLit – Read books online by daily email or RSS feed. Over 700 titles.

Diesel eBooks – Offers 750+ ebooks formatted for Microsoft Reader and MobiPocket

DivineLifeSociety over 200 books on Yoga, religion and philosophy available in pdf or HTML

DragonBytes Nice collection of horror novels available for online viewing.  Separate section for Vampire novels.

Earthbound The 5 book science fiction series of Earthbound available for download in lit .pdb .pdf .txt .rtf.

E-Books Directory 944 books in 344 categories available for download in varying formats.

eBooksJustPublished Interesting collection of DRM free eBooks listed daily.  Most are free.

eBooksRead Over 41,000 books available for download in pdf or text.  Search by author or title has a small collection of free ebooks for download, but a couple interesting entries.  Registration required.

eServer – Over 30,000 works covering a variety of interests

eText.lib The University of Virginia online library has a large collection of works available for online viewing (some are available in Microsoft Reader).  Even though a good number are limited to UVA students and staff, there is still a good amount of interesting material available to the general public.  Suggested by poster mikedutch.

Federal Citizen Information Center offers informational booklets on a great variety of subjects.  Many are free and most of the paid ones are available for a free download.  Suggested by an anonymous poster

FeedBooks – Thousand of eBooks downloadable in a variety of formats

FindingFreeeBooks Links to author sites with free eBooks and promotional giveaways.  Nice way to find eBooks that would not be listed at the larger sites.

Fiction eBooks is a interesting small collection of works of fiction (including some Beatrix Potter illustrated childrens books) as well as some books for writers and works philosphy and sociology.  Online viewing only.

FictionWise has 35 books available for free download in a great variety of formats.  Most are the usual classics avialble elsewhere, but there are a couple of unusual ones and a few reference books that might be interesting.

Franklin – Thousands of free titles available in text and HTML format

FreeBookCentre links to thousands of computer ebooks divided into many sub-categories

FreeBookSpot – 5,000 free eBooks downloadable in 96 categories available for download in a number of different formats.  Suggested by devinathann.

FreeBooksClub 1500+ books, in a wide variety of non-fiction categories, available for download.  Registration required.

FreeBooks4Doctors Over 650 works (in varying languages) dealing with medical matters.  Available in pdf download.

FreeBooksforAll A fairly large collection of non-fiction books availabe for download (mostly in pdf)

FreeComputer Books – Free computer, math, technical books and lecture notes

Free eBooks – Smaller collection divided into categories

Free eBooks Net – Free books and resources for authors.  Also magazines

FreeOnlineBooks Interesting collection on individualist feminism and libertarianism available for online viewing.

Free Online Novels Interesting collection for online viewing.  Several hundred novels separated into categories.

FreeRead a bibliography of Australian writers who died before 1955, with links to a good number of them for download or viewing.

FreeSFReader Collection of links for mostly science fiction, fantasy and horror novels and short stories, but also some other genres

FreeTechBooks – Computer science and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes.

FullBooks – Thousand of free full text books.

GetFreeEbooks – Smaller collection of all free ebooks.

Globusz – A place for new authors to post their work and for readers to check them out for free.

Google Book Search – Good selection of free ebooks available in a variety of categories.

GrtBooks – A large collection of great books and classics.

Gutenberg – Over 25,000 books for download there and over 100,000 available through their affiliates.

Heygidday Thousands of works in a great variety of categories available for download in pdf (zipped).

HorrorMasters 2100 classic horror novels available for download in pdf, plus links to horror novels at other sites.

Infomotions – 14,000 listings from full classic novels to Western philosophy.  HTML only.

InternationalChildrensDigitalLibrary nice collection of children’s books from around the world in a variety of languages and nicely categorized, available for online viewing

InternetArchive – Over 500,000 texts available for download

Internet Sacred Text Archive very interesting and large collection of books on religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric available for online viewing.

Islaam Pure & Clear around 50 Islamic books for reading or download

Kellscraft Studio Around 250 books available for online viewing.  Kellscraft lists out of print, public domain novels, most published prior to 1923.  Searchable by title, author and topic.

Kidspace A small collection of childrens books, available for online viewing, from the Internet Public Library.

LearningIsland Nice collection of children’s books available for online viewing.

Librivox Although mostly know for its excellent collection of audio books.  A poster named Les has pointed out that they also have links to online viewing sites for all of its large collection of audio books and also download links.

LilFingers Storybooks Small collection of books for very young children for reading and being read to.

Linux Online Around 25 linux, open source and programing, books for download or reading has a collection of classics, arranged by author,  for online viewing.

LiteratureNetwork has over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors available for online reading.  Searchable by author and they have a few unusual ones.

LiteraturePost 825 works from 71 authors available for online viewing.

Magickeys small, but interesting, and unusual, collection of childrens books for online viewing

ManyBooks – 22,000 books available for download in a variety of formats

Master Texts is a collection of 30+ authors for online viewing.

MedLine Plus is a great, trustworthy site for general health information, including tutorials, clinical trial updates and the latest news in medicine. You can also find plenty of books, including some intended for children.

MemoWare – Free books for PDA

Mises Institute Several hundred books, mostly on economics (and from a libertarian point of view) available for download as pdf.  Some unique entries here.  Suggested by poster, Bill Starr.

MIT Internet Classics Archive – Over 400 works of clasical literature available for download.

MobileRead – Forum listing thousands of free ebooks.

MobiPocket over 10,000 works, in a variety of categories, available for download in MOBI.

Molwick Small collection of scientific and educational books available for download in pdf

Munsey’s – Over 18,000 ebooks available in a variety of formats

NetLibrary – Small selection of free.  But annual membership is only $8.95 for over 500,000 works.

OnlineBooks4free large collection of links to other sites for online viewing or download.  Nicely categorized.

Online Books Page from the University of Pennsylvania  is a listing of over 30,000 free books on the web.   Mostly this references to other sites, but they do have the Gutenberg listings available for download as well as some interesting special exhibits.

OnlineComputerBooks – Good selection of free computer books.

OnlineFreeeBooks – links to various ebooks (mostly pdf) in 9 categories

Online Library of Liberty hosts over an interesting collection of over 1,100 books available for online viewing and also for download.

OnlineSapiens has a small collection for online viewing, but a few unique entries worth a look.

OxfordTextArchive – Over 2,000 classical texts downloadable as ASCII or DOC

PagebyPage a few hundred works available for online viewing.

PDFBooks – 4,700 pdf ebooks

PDFFreeBooks Small collection of children’s books and two rare books on Syriac grammar and Arabic-Enclish lexicon.  Available for download in PDF or DJVU.

PerseusDigitalLibrary – A large collection of classical texts broken down to time period written.

PlaneteBook – Free classical literature

PlanetPDFeBooks – Small collection of classical works.

Project Gutenberg Australia over 1600 novels and an assortment of other works available in varying ways, including test, pdf and online viewing

PublicBookShelf around 150 books in varying categories for online viewing.

PublicLiterature Has some unique public domain novels among its classic collection of around 100 books.  Also has a large selection of writings submitted by authors which are free and legal to download, but not to distribute.  All are available for online viewing and download in several formats.

PubMed Bookshelf is an engine which lets you search for books containing keywords of your choice and then browse them.

PubMed Central This search engine covers all the open-access articles [rather than books] available on PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s main scientific portal (where you can also find abstracts from many restricted-access articles).

Questia Online Library offers over 5,000 classic and rare works for free online viewing

Qvadis hosts over 6,000 free titles available in Palm Database (.pdb) format.

ReadBookOnline has a nice collection of classics available for online viewing.

ReadEasily – Small collection of works that has option for larger print.  HTML only.

ReadPrint – Thousands of books, poems and short stories.

ReadTheseLips short fiction, poetry and other writings especially for and about lesbians.

RealTime – Free media for IT professionals

Scholastic Small collection of children’s books available for online viewing (or read to you).  Featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog.

SnipFiles – Small collection of free ebooks and software.

Starfall nice little collection of works to help children learn to read

Starry FreeOnlineNovels small collection, but some interesting entries, available for online viewing.

TechToolBlog Links to 345 online programing books

TopMystery A good amount of each of the few mystery authors listed are available for online viewing or download

Webooks is a small (150) collection of “How To” books on unusual topics available for online viewing or download as pdf.  Suggested by an anonymous poster.

Web Literature has 6500+ works of over 350 authors available for online viewing.  A nice feature is that they try to display the full works of the listed authors

WitGuides – Small collection of free ebooks in a variety of categories.

WordIQ Nice collection of over 10,000 books available for online viewing.    There are some unusual entries here, but hard to find unless looking for specific title or author.

Wowio – Good size collection of novels and also comic books.