How to legally download free books?

How to legally download free books?

By carolc

Ok, we are confined, it is best to follow the recommendations and stay at home, but this leaves some of us a little freer time and what better option than reading? However, we can no longer take a long, relaxed walk to the bookstore and spend hours admiring the shelves of books, jumping from genre to genre, and making the list of what we want to read by the time our budget fits our cultural needs.

So for the moment our best option is the internet, we can always go to our favorite bookstore’s website and try to find anything that fits our budget, but we can also use the large number of sources for free books that exist on the internet (yes, it is true, it is not an urban legend). You may not get the hits of the moment, but believe us that the possibilities are many, novels, stories, essays, textbooks and you stop counting. Here we will tell you how to legally download free books from all over the internet.

How to download free books legally from Internet


Believe it or not, the first place we can look is Amazon they have a set of free books that we can download directly to the Kindle, there is a small selection of classics, manuals from their cloud services platform AWS (having known it before), romance novels, and some books by well-known authors, and they also give us the option to download audiobooks versions.

However, Amazon’s search page for its free books can be a bit difficult to handle.

Freebook Sifter

Freebook Sifter is a page that makes easy searching in the selection of free books from Amazon through a classification by categories and subcategories of very easy selection as well as sorting by title, rating, average rating and addition date, all with a few simple clicks (We found The Old Guard # 1 with three clicks).


In FeedBooks you can also find a wide variety of books and stories. To go specifically to the free stuff, you can access the advantage is that the books are organized by categories (fiction and non-fiction) and by subcategories which can facilitate the review.

Loyal Books

Loyal Books also has a good selection of classics in audiobook or downloadable format. The Invisibe Man, Sense and Sensibility, Moby Dick, Sherlock Holmes, Don Quixote, Little Women, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, War and Peace and even Einstein’s Relativity: The Special and General Theory are some examples of what you can find. It is also divided by categories with a category of most popular books that makes searching much easier.

Z Library

Now we have Z Library, as they present it on their home page, it has more than 5,000,000 books and 77,000,000 articles, a not inconsiderable number, How to Win Friends & Influence in People, A Brief History of Human Kind, Python Basics, The Emotionaly Intelligent Manager, Cool Infographics, Star Wars Encyclopedia are some of the titles, but even The Great Gatsby, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Handmaid’s Tale and Harry Potter are there.

It has an orderly list of categories, a page of the most popular books and recommendations based on our selection that make us browse more and more, seeing titles and titles as if we were in a bookstore. On the site you can browse as a guest, this allows you to make 5 downloads a day (fair enough) at a maximum speed of 1 MBps. A Basic membership that is also free allows us to download 10 books a day at a maximum speed of 5 MBps, this membership also allows you to send books by email or to Google Drive and make personal recommendations. The Premium membership requires a donation that can be any amount the user wants (fair enough again) and this, depending on the donated amount, will allow downloading up to 999 daily books without speed restriction and in addition to all the features of the Basic membership as well It will allow you to send books to the Kindle, eliminate advertising and have a file converter to make format changes to files (PDF, EPub, mobi, fb2 among others). Actually a very good option.

On Line Programming Books

There are also specialized sites. In On Line Programming Books there is a great variety of titles that have been legally made public by their authors or publishers. As they are proud to announce, they do not include pirated books or promote or link to pirated book sites. Computer graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile app development, Web Design, Networking and Hardware are some of the topics you can find on this site.

Project Gutenberg

Last but no least is Project Gutenberg deserves a special mention since it was founded in 1971 almost 50 years now! With a good endowment of classic literature authors: Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Witman, Kurt Vonnegut, Leo Tolstoy, H.G. Wells, Mary Shelly, Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, Agatha Christie, Daniel Defoe, Lewis Carroll, Arthur Conan Doyle and so many other are there inviting us to elevate our spirit by reading the stories that have captivated entire generations. And it not only has literature but also essays and treatises on economics, politics or philosophy.


And so far our selection for today, there is a whole ocean of knowledge out there we just have to know how to surf the internet. And here is the guidance to take us to a safe harbor. There is nothing to stop us from knowing one by one the classics of world literature or programming a mobile application, the decision is at our fingertips with this guide to know how to legally download free books from the internet, so don’t we have more to say than Happy reading!

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