Free Western Fiction eBooks Online

Introduction

This is a listing of 65 sites that legally offer free Western fiction ebooks.

There is a separate listing of audiobooks here at Gizmo's Freeware for this genre at 

All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to download and/or read online.  If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below. 

This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below.

A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:

For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see

There will be other Westerns at sites listed there, but they are not categorized at the sites. 

Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials.  To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help:  Library Information

Westerns

2020k (Westerns) around 100 books available for download in a variety of formats.  Note:  Most of the links here are working, but there are a number that lead to BookRags, which are not free anymore.  Unfortunately, there is no way of telling where the link goes until you click the link.  Since they did fix the issue with archive.org links, hopefully they will fix this. Thanks to Marie99 for pointing this out.

Amazon "JerseyTomato" has put together a list of 40 free western novels for download for kindle at Amazon.  There may be more, but they are difficult to find and this is a good starting point.

Amazon has 26 free novels in its best sellers western ficiton category, Also, a search of Western Fiction and sort price lowest to highest brings up a good number of free works.  Registration required and there are residency limitations, the link is to the USA site.

Arthur's Classic Novels  Good collection of classic Western fiction in its Westerns bookshelf.  Collection is sorted by author and all are available for free reading online without registration.

Author Stand has about 30 free works in its Western fiction category available for free download in PDF after free registration.  These are unique works from unpublished authors.

Barnes & Noble  has 340 free ebooks in its Books>Westerns genre available for free download in EPUB.  These are also broken down into several sub-genres.  Free registration is required.  

BiblioFaction  has 34 free western short stories available for free reading online without registration.

Black Mask  has a number of posts regarding western fiction.  Some are just discussions of old Western Pulp magazines, but there are some posts on recent free Western Fiction literature that will not be found elsewhere.

BooksShouldBeFree  has 17 western novels available.  Although a audio book site, all of their books have a link to the corresponding Gutenberg page where there are several download options.

Booksie 178 original works by unpublished authors for free reading online without registration.

BrowzerBooks offers 10 western novels for online viewing and 5 novels for download on its Westerns page as well as 15 westerns books for download on its Old Time Westerns page.

B Western Cowboy Comics links to a huge collection of comic books of Western classics and of western movie heroes.  This is a constantly growing collection and has separate pages of audio and video Western fiction.

Classic Reader  is a site that only ists works by author name and not by genre, but has a good deal of Zane Grey as well as works by Andy Adams and William MacLeod Raine.  All are available for free reading online without registration.

Daily Free Books (UK) monitors Amazon (UK) for its daily free offerings.  They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit).  They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only).  They have over 6,000 free ebooks listed.  This link is to the Fiction>Western genre listings for Amazon and Smashwords.  There were 8 free ebooks listed at the time of this post.  

Daily Free Books (USA) monitors Amazon (USA) for its daily free offerings.  They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit).  They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only).  They have over 6,000 free ebooks listed.     This link is to the Fiction>Westerns genre listings for Amazon and Smashwords.  There was 1 free ebook listed at the time of this post.

DigitalBookIndex  has close to 30 free western novels available in a various formats adn reading options as links are offsite.

DigiLibraries has 213 free Western fiction novels online.  These are available for free download in EPUB, MOBI, PDF and for free reading online.  A lot of unique entries here.

eBooks Directory has about 20 free classic books in its Westerns category.   These are links offstie, so download and viewing options vary.

eBooks Library  an excellent collection of classic Western fiction available for free download in PDF without registration.

eBookTakeaway has 65 western novels available for download in html, pdf or text ebook formats.

ePubBooks offers 4 free full length classic western novels for download in ePub.  There are links to download in other formats, but some of those are to pay sites.

eReader Love   monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings.  This link is to their Western genre listings.

FeedBooks Interesting collection of 115 books downloadable in a variety of formats in their PublicDomain(Westerns) section. There are also 21 free works in their original works section.

Figment Around 100 free works in their western fiction category.  These vary from short stories to novels (in chapters).  All available for free reading online without registration.

FreeBook-S Over 100 free western ebooks available for download in pdf, mobi or epub.

Free Books Hub UK monitors Amazon (UK) for limited time free ebook offerings in the Western genre.  Also, monitors ebooks with a Cowboy tag.

Free eBooks Daily   monitors Amazon (USA UK CA)  for limited time free ebook offerings in its Westerns genre.

FreeOnlineNovels  has links to about 100 western novels.  These are links offsite, so download/viewing options vary.

Free Read Feed (UK) has over 5,000 free ebook listings from Amazon (UK).  They monitor recent free offerings as well as showing some that are always free.  Like their USA counterpart below, the site offers sorting by genre, time offered, length and popularity.  This link is to the Western genre listings, which had 23 free ebooks at the time of this post.  Adult content is hidden, but can be shown by clicking on the link on the upper right of the page.

Free Read Feed  (USA)  regularly posts, throughout the day, the limited time free ebook offerings at Amazon (USA).  This is an extensive listing of the free ebook offerings, showing the genre (with option to eclude that genre or show only that genre in results) and the length of the ebook.  They have some filtering options, length of ebook and date of free offering as well as a large genre listing option to exclude genres (click on Pick from a list).   This link is to the Western genre listings, which had 38 free ebooks at the time of this post.  Adult content is hidden, but can be shown by clicking on the link on the upper right of the page.

Free Westerns.com  lists limited time free ebook offerings from Amazon (USA).

Frontier Tales Magazine offers free western short stories for reading online.  These are uniquue works.

Georgia Download Destination  has 162 free classic ebooks in its Western genre listing available for free download in EPUB without registration.  These are works from Projectt Gutenberg, but the easy layout and quick download here will appeal.  You have to press the Western genre link on the left as they do not allow links directly to the genres.

Google Books  a search of Google books for free Western novels.   There were 2 Zane Grey novels available for free reading online.

Hundred Zeros CA   monitors Amazon (Canada) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres.  This link is to a search for Western.

Hundred Zeros UK   monitors Amazon (Canada) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres.  This link is to a search for Western.

Hundred Zeros USA  monitors the "Best Sellers" free ebook list at Amazon (USA and India).  They have individual genre listings and they have RSS feeds for the individual genres.  They offer RSS and eMail updates.     This link is to a search for Western.

i Love Ebooks  monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings in its Western genre.  RSS feed available.

InspirationForSingles  has the westen, A Cowboy's Christmas Prayer. avaialbe for free download in PDF.

Joggon offers 6 full length classic western novels for reading online.

KnowledgeRush offers 31 western novels for free reading online.  This collection includes 10 Zane Gray novels, 11 books of B.M Bower and 5 works of Willa Cather as well as 5 other works.

ManyBooks (Westerns) 496 books available for download in a variety of formats.

MemoWare (Westerns) 107 books available for download in varying formats.

Minds Of Mush   has 9 classic western novels available for free download in PDF without registration.

MobileRead has 608 western novels listed for free download in a variety of formats.  you can set to search only for Sony, Mobi, ePub, eBookwise or Misc.

Munsey's (Westerns) 239 novels available for download in a large variety of downloads.

Munsey'sMobile offers about 250 free full length classic western novels.  These appear to be different entries thatn the main Munsey's site above.  They offer HTM and XML as well as download in PDF, PRC.  The vast majority also offer ePUB download.

Online Books Page (Westerns) Small collection of links for online viewing.

OpenLibrary lists 1221 westerns works, including 421 enovels available for free in a wide variety of formats and for reading online.

Overdrive   provides direct free downloads of 162 free ebooks in Western genre.  Although Overdrive is generally for use with a library membership, these are direct free downloads in EPUB.  Note that this does not display properly in my Firefox and I have to use the arrows to move up and down the pages.

PDF Titles  has 103 classic western novels available for free download in PDF without registration.

Project Gutenberg Australia  has a nice collection of classic western novels available for free reading online without registration.

Project Gutenberg (USA) Nice collection in their Westerns bookshelf available for download in several formats.

PublicBookShelf has 9 free ebooks in its Westerns category and 49 free ebooks in its Western Romance novels category available for online viewing.

ReadPrint has 33 Zane Grey novels available for free reading online.

Short Fiction has 22 free short stories available in its Westerns category for free reading online without registration.

Smashwords  has a large collection of free western fiction works ranging from short stories to novels for free reading online and free download in a wide variety of formats.  These are unique works by unpublished authors.

Squidoo  has links to 16 free western ebooks at Amazon (USA) authored by Zane Grey, Max Brand and William MacLeod Raine.

The Literature Network only lists by author name and not by genre, but they do have a good number of Zane Grey as well as works by Andy Adams and William MacLeod Raine.  All are available for free reading online without registration.

The Western Online is a webzine "dedicated to the old west" and they offer free Western fiction short stories for reading online.  These are new and original works.

Western Poetry  besides posting western poetry this site also has links to the collection at the Internet Archive for several of the more well known Western fiction writers.

Western Settler Saga  has links to 2 free Western novels at Smashwords, which means they are available for free download in a wide variety of formats as well as free reading online.

WikiSource has 29 classic novels in its Western fiction category available for free reading online.  There are a good number of selections in its Cowboy category also available for free reading online.

WorldWideSchools has 25 classic westerns available for online viewing.

 

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Comments

by Ozcountrygir on 20. November 2013 - 2:17  (112398)

Hi, just tried Arthurs Bookshelf and Arthurs Classic novels and both links seem to be dead. cheers ozcountygirl.

by mr6n8 on 20. November 2013 - 2:38  (112399)

Thanks. I have fixed the Arthur's Classic Novels link
http://arthursclassicnovels.com/western-bookshelf/western-h.html

Arthur's Bookshelf has been removed as the site says: "This website is in transition.
I send you to Arthurs Classic Novels. Until further notice."
Since it is just linking into the same page as Arthur's Classic Novels above, no point in keeping it up.

I will check it from time to time to see if the Bookshelf comes back.

Thanks again. Your input helps to keep these pages useful.

Steve

by mr6n8 on 26. July 2013 - 18:12  (109643)

July 26, 2013, 14 new sites added and 1 dead link removed. All links here checked and working. 65 sites total now.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

by mr6n8 on 14. April 2013 - 10:34  (107073)

April 14, 2013, 8 new sites added and 1 dead link removed. All links here checked and working.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

by mr6n8 on 6. January 2013 - 18:00  (104276)

January 6, 2013, new sites added and links checked and working.

Links checked with LinkChecker. I no longer check each site individually, so if you find one that is not as it should be, please post here.

If you know of any sites to be added to this listing, please post in the comments.

Steve

by mr6n8 on 27. July 2012 - 14:44  (96732)

July 27, 2012, 7 new sites added.

Links checked with LinkChecker and all are working. I no longer check each site individually, so if you find one that is not as it should be, please post here.

If you know of any sites to be added to this listing, please post in the comments.

Steve

by mr6n8 on 27. May 2012 - 16:08  (94049)

As of May 27, 2012, all links have been checked and are working.

4 new sites have been added and 1 site was removed.

Steve

by mr6n8 on 10. October 2011 - 1:32  (81169)

As of October 9, 2011, this page has been updated and all links are working.

Steve

by twittergirl7 on 8. April 2011 - 11:41  (69753)

Hello, thank you for the list of Westerns books which are offered nowadays. I am myself fond of adventure stories about cowboys, wild west and similar stories; plus I am also crazy about screen versions of the books, and I often watch movies with Clint Eastwood.
Yes, all your links are working. I will start reading some of the books you are offering as my vacation just started!
Thanks a lot! :)

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