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

EastofTheWeb offers a good number of scifi short works for reading online.  Thanks to Panzer for this.

EasyMediaBroadcast  offers a nice size collection of mostly classical works for download in TK3.  You must use the TK3 reader, available for free at the site, for these books.  Books are sorted by author and title.

eBookCellar has nine free cookbooks available for download in PDF (zipped).  For some reason, you have to go through a few pages to get to the download, but there is no signup etc. has a good size collection of links to free books online.  Particularly impressive is their Sacred Texts & Religion page.  Download and viewing options vary.

eBookLobby - Small, but interesting and unique, collection divided into 13 categories

eBookNook  A good number of stories, mostly romance, but some children and vampire stories available for online reading.

EBookOffline Bills itself as "Your ultimate source for free Computer Referencing online" and it certainly appears to be that.  A huge collection of links in a wide variety of categories.  Since the links are offsite, download and viewing options vary.  Looks to be an excellent site for learning programing in a wide variety of languages.  Thanks to WeaverBird for this suggestion.

eBookPlanet has an interesting and unique collection of works in 12 categories available for download in pdf.  Suggested by an anonymous user.

eBooks@Adelaide a great collection of works from the University of Adelaide.  All are available for online viewing and have links for printing.  Many are also available in ePub.  Thanks to Ana for this valuable source.

eBooksCube has a good size collection of classics available for online viewing.

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

eBooksForAll has 873 free ebooks by 149 authors in 342 categories available.  These are links to other sites, so the download and viewing options vary.

eBooksJustPublished Interesting collection of DRM free eBooks listed daily.  These listings link out to other sites and therefore the download options vary.  Generally these are new books by relatively unknown authors.

eBooksRead Over 242,000 books available for download in pdf or text.  Search by author or title

eBookTakeaway  has 3500+ free ebooks by 250+ authors for download in pdf, html or ebook text..  Searchable by author, genre or title.  Also biography and book download listings for individual popular authors. has 14 smaller cookbooks available for free download in pdf.

EdgarAllenPoeSocietyofBaltimore offers free reading online of the Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (a comprehensive collection of e-texts of all of Poe’s writings, from the original sources and with multiple versions as revised during his lifetime).

eduplace  offers 14 "leveled" books for children for online reading or printing.

EldritchPress has a good sized collection of public domain works with some unique categorization. 

Elegant Solutions Software and Publishing Company, LLC  has lots of eBooks for people who think. This Gem of a site was suggested by AndrewK.

Ellora's Cave  offers 80  free romance reads for download.  Free registration is required.

EpistemeLinks provides over 2,100 links to electronic texts by famous philosophers throughout history. This section is currently searchable in three ways: title keyword, philosopher, topic category.  Not currently maintained, so some links have died out, but still  a good resource.  Thanks again to SeaMac for this.

ePubBooks offers over 500 classic books for free download in ePub format.

ePubBud has several hundred free books for children and teens available in EPUB.  These are divided into categories, mostly by age.   These appear to be a mix of classic and original and unpublished works.  You can also create your own book to post there.  Thanks to lala for this suggestion. has a small collection of free ebooks for download, but a couple interesting entries.  Registration required.

eServer Technical Communications  has 875 works in its software section and 161 in its web design section (although a number were no longer available) as well as some articles in its other sections.

ETextCenter the electronic text center of the University of Virginia has a large collection of works for children and young adults available for online viewing.  These are classic works and many are availble elsewhere, but there are some unique ones.  Books are sorted by author name.

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 mike dutch.

EveryonesReading  is offering 12 free romance novels for download in several formats.  This is a follow up to their previous offer and may not be around for long.

FabienRoy offers his his scifi-thriller novel, Buckyball, for free download in pdf.  "James Pissola tells the story of how one night of partying with his best friend in South Beach changed his life. Listening to a specific song always transports him back to the same time and place, which happens to be the Miamillennium nightclub in Miami. These flashback moments are called life-turns and James claims to have lived over one hundred and seventy-one of them, some lasting between 13 and 26 years."

FableLibrary has an interesting and unique collection of childrens works.  Most are available for viewing online, including some flash versions.  But a few are available for download.  Suggested by Cathy of PuzzlEd.

Fahim Farook  offers his humorous science fiction novel, Honest, The Martian Ate your dog, for free download or online viewing.

FalbePublishing  offers a good size collection of classic works in several categories for download in PDF.

FarmhouseFables offers 5 short story books about the little creatures that have made their home in the meadow next to the old farmhouse.

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.

FeedingAmerica offers an excellent collection of close to 80 cookbooks.  These are available for reading online or for download in PDF.  Thanks to Susan B for this suggestion.

Felicity Heaton .offers her paranormal vampire romance novel, Reunion, for free download in PDF.  Aslo link to other download formats.

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 philosophy and sociology.  Online viewing only.

FictionFactor offers links to 13 science fiction novels.  Some are from Baen and other listings here, but there are some unique entries.  Download/viewing options vary as these are off site links.

FictionPress  is a growing network over 1 million writers/readers, and home to over 1,200,000 original works by unsigned authors.

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

FionaRobyn offers her full length romance novel, Thaw, for free reading online.  offers three books on hazardous weather for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade readers in download in pdf.

ForgottenBooks  is an independant publisher that offers almost 10,000 free ebooks (with several thousand more coming) for free download in "low quality pdf".  The books can be searched by top 100, name, author and several categories.  You can get a free "high quality pdf" ebook daily by providing an email address.

FreeBookCentre links to thousands of computer ebooks divided into many sub-categories.  has a good variety of free ebooks in 13 categories.  These are links to offsite material and download/viewing options vary.

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

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

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

FreeeBookDownloadLinks  has a very nice size collection of links to free computer science books online.  Download options vary as these are links to other sites.

FreeeBooksBlog  has a good size collection of unique works, mostly put up for free by the authors.  These are links to offsite downloads, so formats vary.

FreeEBooksLibrary has a very large collection of free ebooks in a great variety of categories.  Of the ones I checked, many were to Gutenberg and had the usual variety of download and viewing options.  Others were on site and had PDF links and some others were links to other sites with varying download and viewing options.

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

FreeBook-s  has a good number of ebooks for download in epub, mobi or pdf.  Separated into 23 categories.

FreeBookUK has several hundred free ebooks in 13 categories.  These are links offsite, so download and viewing options vary.

FreeClassicBooks offers about 30 of the more popular classic books for free reading online.

FreeITeBooks has a large collection of free computer and internet related ebooks in 19 different categories.  Most are available for viewing and download in pdf.  Some are available for reading online or download in other formats.

FreeKindleBooks offers a listing of 1338 free books available at Amazon (above).  Might be easier than Amazon for some to navigate.   offers the science fiction novel, Flores Girl, The Children God Forgot, for free download in a variety of formats.

FreeOn-LineBooks Interesting collection on individualist feminism and libertarianism available for online viewing.

FreeOnlineBookstore  has a good number of links to free books in a wide variety of categories.  The most engineering  and electrical engineering books I have seen listed at a site.  But they also have works in about 15 other categories.  Since most link  off site, the options for downloading/viewing vary.

FreeOnlineChristianBooks  several hundred books available for online viewing

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

FreeProgrammingeBooks has a very large collection of programming ebooks in 33 categories available for free.  Most are available for download in pdf.  Others for viewing online.

FreeQuickRecipes  3 cookbooks available for download in pdf and a large amount of recipes for online viewing as well as other information on kitchen and diet

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

FreeRomanceFiction offers 5 free works available for download in pdf.  These are in their Holiday, Paranormal, Erotic and historical subsections.  There may be works added in the future.

Free SF Online  over 2,000 links to science fiction books for reading online

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

FreeSoftwareBooks has a large collection of links to free ebooks and tutorials in a wide variety of categories.  Many of the links are to older works, but still worthwhile.  Some of the links have expired, but most still are working.  Since the links are offsite, viewing/download options vary.

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

FreeTechnologyAcademy offers free ebooks for download in editable doc format as part of their learning modules.  If you want to learn about Linux and free software, this is a good place to start.

FullBooks - Thousand of free full text books.

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