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100Candles has 11 unique short horror stories for free reading online.

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.

365Tomorrows a free science fiction short story per day for online viewing.  They have been online since August, 2005, so there is a large collection of works here.

4tenderheart  offers unique children stories for online reading and also two television readings of Sir Pot stories.

AaronShephard'sWorldof Stories is a nicely categorized collection of stories from around the world for online reading.  The listings give the appropriate age for reading, length of the story and origin.

AcrobatPlanet   has a nice size collection of free pdf ebooks.  Their main page listing shows only categories for non-fiction works, but I believe a search will reveal different categories.

AdamWasserman  offers his scifi work "Gyges the Terrible" for free download in ebook format.  Also other fiction works at his site.

Alexandra Marell   offers 4 of her works for free download after free registration at her site.

Al-Islam has a large collection of Islamic works in its library available for free online viewing.  There is also software and audio available.  Clicking on the appropriate icons in the library will show the available works in each.  Received the following comment from Zeeshan Ali regarding this site "Please make a correction here. This link and collection here represent a sect of Islam i.e. Shia, who are not concurrent in many manners to many of Muslims and Islam."

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

AllKindsOfThingsKill is a collection of 9 short horror stories by Robert Best available for online viewing.

AllPDFBooks  has a good sized collection of books available in biology, chemistry,  physics, computer, magic and hindi kahaniyan, for download in pdf.  Suggested by an anonymous user.

AllRomanceBooks  lists 169 free romance ebooks for download.  Registration is required.  I noticed that there appeared to be the 1RomanceEBooks and eHarlequin listings shown there, as well as quite a few others.  Again, these are not public domain, but the free offerings of current publishers.

AlvieTheLittleBrownBurro  has seven Alvie stories to read online or download in MP3.

AmazingAdventureSeries offers the children story "June the Prune" for free reading online.  The story can also be heard by pressing the audio button at the top of the page.

Amazon  has a large listing of free kindle books.  These are listed as the Top 100 free overall and in each category.  I did not go through each category, but they look to add up to an impressive number.  Rregistration required and may only be available to USA users.

AmericanFolklore offers many folk stories from USA, Canada and Mexico as well as Native American for online viewing.

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

AnAngryAuthorScreaming has 12 short horror stories and some poetry available for free download in DOC.  Not intended for children.

AntBee Joe Ant and Boo Bee offer nine illustrated books for younger children for online viewing. (Children's Library) large collection of children's books available for online viewing (original books) and download

ArmenianStoryTeller has a few Armenian stories and poems available for free reading online.

ArtofTravel offers the ebook, How to See the World, backpacking on $25 a day or less for free reading online.

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.

AssociatedContent  has several cookbooks available for download in pdf.  Most are short and specific (muffin recipes etc.), but the Chocolate recipe book is over 600 pages and the Blue Ribbon recipes are over 400 pages.

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.

BABBooks  is a children's site that has 25 free illustrated books available for online reading or listening.

Baby School  has a small collection of online flash books for toddlers and young children.

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.

BaldwinLibraryofChildren'sLiterature has almost 6,000 classic , but unique, children's books for free viewing online.  the ones I looked at had beautiful illustrations.  A caution that some of the works are unacceptable by today's standards due to the view of minorities at that time.  Not related to the above as far as I can tell.

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

BannerBooks offers 5 unique books for reading online.

BarbaraMurray offers the free ebook, P.E.A.C.E. on Earth, " cross-platform, multi-media serialized ebook set 3 million years into the future."

Barnes&Noble offers free ebooks for the nook.  There are some sample books mixed in with the free full entries, but still plenty of reading material for nook users here.  Thanks to Sara Lutz for this.

Bartleby - Harvard classics and encyclopedias.  HTML only.

BBCSchools   has three online illustrated books for young children that can be viewed with or without audio.

Bedtime-Story has a large collection of illustrated books for online viewing.  Some are classics and others are unique stories separated into unusual categories.

Beenleigh State School  of Queensland, Australia has a large collection of children stories to read online with audio built in.

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

BesteBooksWorld has links to a fairly large collcetion of free ebooks in a wide variety of caetgories.  These are offsite links, so the download/viewing options vary.

BestScienceFictionStories offers links to a large collection of new and classic short stories for reading, listening and download. 

BetweentheLions  has a good number of video books with words for younger readers to follow along.  Also some games and other activities for young readers.

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

Bibliotastic offers a good amount of free books in quite a few categories for free online reading.

BlackMaskFiction  offers 20 or so free detective stories that were originally published in magazines during 1925 to 1939 for download in pdf.

BookBoon has a very nice collection of textbooks, travel guides and business ebooks for free download in PDF.

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

BookBox   is a children's site that has about 20 free books available for download in pdf (as a single page) and MP3.  Also free games and coloring books.

BookGlutton 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. Free registration and starting of a group now required.

BookGoldMine has several hundred ebooks, lecture   notes and videos regarding biology, business, computer science, math and physics.  Most available for viewing online, but some for download in PDF.  Thanks to Gio for this.

BookPop  is another children's site that has a number of illustrated books free for online reading.  There are also some coloring pages for download.  There are supposed to be music and story downloads, but I kept getting an error when  trying to reach those.

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

BookRix   is a mix of classic and new ebooks.  There are over 16,500 free ebooks available in several general categories.  The reading online is in a popup window that reads as an ordinary book.  There are some classics that can be found elsewhere, but there are also many unique entries here.  The adult oriented books require registration to read or download.  Downloads in  epub, Sony, Stanza (iPhone) or their BookRix formats.

BooksForABuck  offers the romance novel "Private Lies" for free download in a variety of fomats.

BooksOnlinePage  has 3 full fantasy and 1 full science fiction novel, all by Hugh Cook  available for free online reading.

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.

BookViewCafe offers the first of the four book "Starfarers Quartet" for free download in several formats or for reading online.  Thanks to "Guy Haha" for this.

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

BritishCouncil has a very nice collection of flash animated song and audio read-a-long stories for children.  Games and other activities also available.  Audio may be disabled for reading only.

BritishLibrary has a virtual books section with a small, but interesting, collection for online viewing.

BrowzerBooks  has an interesting collection of novels in a wide variety of genres (check bottom of page for links to genres) either available for online reading or download in pdf.

BucaroTecHelp  has an interesting collection of free business books available for download in pdf.  These deal with internet business for the most part.  You do have to view their news feed to be able to download, but registration is not necessary.

BuddhaNet   offers several hundred ebooks on various aspects of Bhuddism for download in pdf.  Also a children's section with coloring books and texts.  There are audio books and videos also available.

BuddhaSasana has a large collection of free ebooks, articles discourses etc., on Buddhism for online viewing.

BuddhistELibrary has around 225 free books on Buddhism in 7 categories.  Downloads are in PDF.  Also offers audio and video

BusinessBookMall  has a large collection of books dealing with all facets of business for free download in pdf.  Also a large collection of non-business textbooks for free download in PDF.

Business-Software-Books has a smaller collection of business books that mostly relate to use of software for business.  These are zipped files and the ones I checked were pdf.

ByGosh  offers a small collection of very nicely illustrated classics for younger children and older children.  Also some short stories.  Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.

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