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Where can I download free eBooks for My Nook or Kindle?

If you just bought an e-book reader like the Nook, Amazon Kindle, or Kindle Fire, you may not be able to afford to buy e-books right after spending hundreds of dollars on it. However, there are options. Fortunately, free e-books exist, but they are often difficult to find. Here are some great options to start your library without spending a dime.

Amazon Top 100 Free

For Kindle users, Amazon has a list of the top 100 books available for free. Surprisingly, many of them are quite good.

google books

Google Books is perhaps the largest source of free e-books.

  1. Go to books.google.com.
  2. Perform a search, then select the Advanced book search link.
  3. Enter your search term and select it Full view only radio button. This will limit your searches to include only complete books. Otherwise, you will get partial books and samples.
  4. Once you have chosen a book, an option will be available in the top right corner of the screen. You can download the ebook in EPUB or PDF format, then transfer the file to your Nook using a USB connection to your computer.

Project Gutenberg

This project to digitize the largest books offers more than 57,000 free e-books with the best literature in the world. All available on their website in epub and Kindle format.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble has a section for free e-books. If you ask me, the books available on this site are pretty pathetic and not worth looking at, but you can find a couple that you enjoy depending on your personal taste. At least they are good for testing the functionality of your device.

Planet eBook

This is the option I prefer. I love the classics and many of them are in the public domain. Planet EBook makes many classics easily available in PDF format and they look great on the Nook. They even have 1 page or 2 page format options on each file. Get great books like Frankenstein, Les Misérables, and 1984 for free.


More than 29,000 e-books available and they are all free. ManyBooks.net has the most comprehensive selection of free eBooks I have ever seen, as well as the most comprehensive selection of downloadable formats. Thanks to Xseraph for recommending this one.

I hope this gives you enough options for free reading eBooks on Nook. If you have any sites that you have discovered, feel free to share them in the comments section.

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