25 Best Places to Get Free Kindle Books

These are the best sites to download Kindle books for free

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It's easier than you think to get free Kindle books; you just need to know where to look. The websites below are great places to visit for free books, and each one walks you through the process of finding and downloading the free Kindle book that you want to start reading.

If you don't have a Kindle and would rather not purchase a brand new one, no worries; there's a free Kindle reading app that you can get for your browser, smartphone, or tablet. After you've installed the app, you're ready to get your free Kindle books.

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Amazon's Free Kindle Ebooks

Top 100 free ebooks on Amazon

What We Like

  • Massive collection of eBooks.

  • Customer reviews and ratings.

What We Don't Like

  • Many sub-par titles.

  • Some titles are only free for a limited time.

Amazon has hundreds of free eBooks you can download and send straight to your Kindle.

Amazon's eBooks are listed out in the Top 100 Free section. Within this category are lots of genres to choose from to narrow down the selection, such as Self-Help, Travel, Teen & Young Adult, Foreign Languages, Children's eBooks, and History.

You can also browse Amazon's limited-time free Kindle books to find out what books are free right now. You can sort this list by the average customer review rating as well as by the book's publication date.

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can get a free Kindle eBook every month through the Amazon First Reads program.

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OverDrive Through Your Public Library

OverDrive free mystery ebooks

What We Like

  • Access to thousands of titles.

  • Advanced search features.

What We Don't Like

  • Not available everywhere.

  • Libraries limited to a certain number of loans per day.

If your public library has a subscription to OverDrive then you can borrow free Kindle books from your library just like how you'd check out a paper book. Use the Library Search page to find out which libraries near you offer OverDrive.

Just like with library books, when you ​check out an eBook from OverDrive it'll only be loaned to you for a few weeks before being automatically taken off your Kindle.

You can also borrow books through their mobile app called Libby.

Learn more about using the public library to get free Kindle books if you'd like more information on how the process works.

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Book Lending

Free children's ebooks at Book Lending

What We Like

  • Loan books as well as borrowing them.

  • User friendly.

What We Don't Like

  • Loans limited to 14 days.

  • Limited titles available.

If your library doesn't have a subscription to OverDrive or you're looking for some more free Kindle books, then Book Lending is a similar service where you can borrow and lend books for your Kindle without going through a library.

After you register at Book Lending (which is free) you'll have the ability to borrow books that other individuals are loaning or to loan one of your Kindle books. You can search through the titles, browse through the list of recently loaned books, and find eBook by genre.

Kindle books can only be loaned once, so if you see a title you want, get it before it's gone.

The free Kindle books here can be borrowed for 14 days and then will be automatically returned to the owner at that time.

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eReaderIQ popular book freebies

What We Like

  • Feature-rich service.

  • Helpful browsing tool.

What We Don't Like

  • Only links to books on Amazon.

  • Cluttered appearance.

eReaderIQ may look like your typical free eBook site but they actually have a lot of extra features that make it a go-to place when you're looking for free Kindle books.

At eReaderIQ all the free Kindle books are updated hourly, meaning you won't have to miss out on any of the limited-time offers. In fact, you can even get notified when new books from Amazon are added.

Browsing books at eReaderIQ is a breeze because you can look through categories and sort the results by newest, rating, and minimum length. You can even set it to show only new books that have been added since you last visited.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg popular free ebooks

What We Like

  • Titles not found elsewhere.

  • Thousands of free eBooks available.

What We Don't Like

  • Outdated appearance.

  • Unable to download directly to Kindle.

There are over 60,000 free Kindle books that you can download at Project Gutenberg.

Use the search box to find a specific book or browse through the detailed categories to find your next great read. You can also view the free Kindle books here by top downloads or recently added.

You'll be able to download the books at Project Gutenberg as MOBI, EPUB, or PDF files for your Kindle.

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Freebooksy horror eBook

What We Like

  • New books added often.

  • Multiple genres available.

What We Don't Like

  • Largely used to promote books.

  • Some eBooks are only sample chapters.

Freebooksy is a free eBook blog that lists primarily free Kindle books but also has free Nook books as well, in addition to free eBooks from Kobo, Apple, and Google.

There's a new book listed at least once a day, but often times there are many listed in one day, and you can download one or all of them.

A few genres available in eBooks at Freebooksy include Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Romance/Chick Lit, and Religion/Spirituality.

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ManyBooks science fiction eBooks

What We Like

  • Popular titles.

  • Reader ratings and reviews.

What We Don't Like

  • Free and premium books listed together.

  • Cluttered layout.

ManyBooks is another free eBook website that scours the internet to find the greatest and latest in free Kindle books. Currently, there are over 50,000 free eBooks here.

Browse the free eBooks by authors, titles, or languages and then download the book as a Kindle file (.azw) or another file type if you prefer. You can also find ManyBooks' free eBooks from the genres page or recommended category.

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Open Library

Open Library's classic ebooks

What We Like

  • Tremendous amount of books available.

  • Variety of classic and academic literature.

What We Don't Like

  • Scans from hard-copies can be difficult to read on Kindle

  • Titles might have waiting lists.

Open Library is a free Kindle book downloading and lending service that has well over 1 million eBook titles available.

They seem to specialize in classic literature, but you can also browse recipe books and fantasies, among others genres. Searching by keyword is also allowed, as is browsing by subjects, authors, and genre.

Each book can be read online or downloaded in a variety of file formats like MOBI, DJVU, EPUB, plain text, and PDF, but you can't go wrong using the Send to Kindle feature.

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OHFB (OneHundredFreeBooks)

OHFB free eBook

What We Like

  • Helpful categories and keywords for search.

  • Updated often.

What We Don't Like

  • Links to Kindle.

  • Not user friendly.

OHFB is a free Kindle book website that gathers all the free Kindle books from Amazon and gives you some excellent search features so you can easily find your next great read.

You can search category or keyword to quickly sift through the free Kindle books that are available. Finds a free Kindle book you're interested in through categories like horror, fiction, cookbooks, young adult, and several others.

Large photos of the Kindle books covers makes it especially easy to quickly scroll through and stop to read the descriptions of books that you're interested in.

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FreeBooksHub.com ebooks

What We Like

  • New titles added often.

  • Site is easy to navigate.

What We Don't Like

  • Some books require Amazon Prime subscription.

  • No search feature for free books.

FreeBooksHub.com is another website where you can find free Kindle books that are available through Amazon to everyone, plus some that are available only to Amazon Prime members.

You can subscribe with RSS or email to get updates when they add new free eBooks to the site.

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DigiLibraries.com free ebooks

What We Like

  • Lengthy category list.

  • Download up to 50 eBooks per day.

What We Don't Like

  • Cluttered appearance.

  • Ads on pages.

DigiLibraries.com gathers up free Kindle books from independent authors and publishers. You can download these free Kindle books directly from their website in a variety of formats (usually EPUB, PDF, and MOBI).

My favorite part about DigiLibraries.com is that you can click on any of the categories on the left side of the page to quickly see free Kindle books that only fall into that category. It really speeds up the work of narrowing down the books to find what I'm looking for.

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Kindle Buffet

Kindle freebies at Weberbooks

What We Like

  • Features new titles.

  • Email subscription available to learn of new posts.

What We Don't Like

  • Not user friendly.

  • Not searchable.

Kindle Buffet from Weberbooks.com is updated each day with the best of the best free Kindle books available from Amazon.

Each day's list of new free Kindle books includes a top recommendation with an author profile and then is followed by more free books that include the genre, title, author, and synopsis.

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Freebook Sifter

Freebook Sifter popular ebooks

What We Like

  • Ratings listed.

  • Frequent updates.

What We Don't Like

  • Outdated layout.

  • No cover images or details.

Freebook Sifter is a no-frills free kindle book website that lists tens of thousands eBook downloads on Amazon and sometimes other sites like Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Project Gutenberg.

Beside each of these free eBook titles, you can quickly see how many downloads it has received, making it really easy to find the most popular free eBooks.

Subscribe to their daily alerts to get emails about new books.

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The eReader Cafe

The eReader Cafe free ebook

What We Like

  • Updated often.

  • Ratings provided.

What We Don't Like

  • Search tool doesn't include just free books.

  • Titles might not be free.

The eReader Cafe has listings every day for free Kindle books, sometimes Nook books, and a few bargain books.

Daily email subscriptions and social media profiles are also available if you don't want to check their site every day.

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eBookDaily free romance and fantasy ebooks

What We Like

  • Signup alerts you to three new titles daily.

  • Choose favorite genres.

What We Don't Like

  • Account required to view titles.

  • Titles might only be free temporarily.

Every day, eBookDaily adds three new free Kindle books to several different genres, such as Nonfiction, Business & Investing, Mystery & Thriller, Romance, Teens & Young Adult, Children's Books, and others.

Amazon's star rating and ​its number of reviews are shown below each book, along with the cover image and description.

You can browse the past day's free books as well but you must create an account before downloading anything. A free account also gives you access to email alerts in all the genres you choose.

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DailyCheapReads.com free eBooks

What We Like

  • Junior Edition lists YA titles.

  • New books added frequently.

What We Don't Like

  • Not all eBooks are free.

  • Subscription to Amazon Prime or other service might be required.

DailyCheapReads.com has daily posts on the latest Kindle book deals available for download at Amazon, and will sometimes post free books.

There are specific categories of books on the website that you can pick from, but only the Free category guarantees that you're looking at free books.

They also have a Jr. Edition so you can find the latest free eBooks for your children and teens.

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Centsless Books

Centsless Books free ebooks

What We Like

  • Contemporary titles frequently updated.

  • Large category list.

What We Don't Like

  • Not user friendly.

  • Outdated appearance.

Updated every hour with fresh content, Centsless Books provides over 30 genres of free Kindle books to choose from, and the website couldn’t be easier to use.

All the books are listed down a single page with thumbnails of the cover image and direct links to Amazon.

If you’d rather not check Centsless Books’ website for updates, you can follow them on social media, subscribe to email updates, or use their RSS feed.

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PixelScroll free ebook

What We Like

  • Frequent updates.

  • Dates clearly listed for limited-time freebies.

What We Don't Like

  • No search feature.

  • Paid and free titles listed together.

PixelScroll lists free Kindle eBooks every day that each includes their genre listing, synopsis, and cover.

PixelScroll also lists all kinds of other free goodies, such as free music.

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BookBub kindle books

What We Like

  • Email subscription will notify you of new titles.

  • Wide array of categories.

What We Don't Like

  • Links take you to Amazon.

  • Many titles only free for a limited time.

BookBub is another website that will keep you updated on free Kindle books that are currently available.

Click on any book title and you'll get a synopsis and photo of the book cover as well as the date when the book will stop being free. Links to where you can download the book for free are included to make it easy to get your next free eBook.

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Free-eBooks.net sociology books

What We Like

  • Search by author or title.

  • Multiple categories, including textbooks and academic publications.

What We Don't Like

  • Cluttered appearance.

  • Registration required.

  • Limited to five free downloads per month.

You can search for free Kindle books at Free-eBooks.net by browsing through fiction and non-fiction categories or by viewing a list of the best books they offer.

You'll need to be a member of Free-eBooks.net to download the books, but membership is free.

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Free Kindle Books and Tips

Kindle ebook Chasing Amanda on Kindle Books and Tips

What We Like

  • Multiple genres.

  • Updated often.

What We Don't Like

  • No title search feature for just free books.

  • Unfriendly user interface.

Free Kindle Books and Tips is another source for free Kindle books but discounted books are also mixed in every day.

There are plenty of genres available and you can search the website by keyword to find a particular book. Each book has a full description and a direct link to Amazon for the download.

To stay up to date with new releases, Kindle Books, and Tips has a free email subscription service you can use as well as an RSS feed and social media accounts.

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BookGoodies free ebook

What We Like

  • Updated weekly.

  • Free download end dates listed.

What We Don't Like

  • Limited time free eBooks.

  • No search options.

BookGoodies has lots of fiction and non-fiction Kindle books in a variety of genres, like Paranormal, Women's Fiction, Humor, and Travel, that are completely free to download from Amazon.

The time frame a book is available as a free download is shown on each download page, as well as a full description of the book and sometimes a link to the author's website. However, some of the eBooks here are free forever.

Social media pages help you find new eBooks from BookGoodies, but they also have an email service that will send the free Kindle books to you every day.

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Booktastik's free ebooks

What We Like

  • Reviews and recommendations.

  • Appealing appearance.

What We Don't Like

  • Limited titles.

  • Links take you to external download pages.

Booktastik has free and discounted books on its website, and you can follow their social media accounts for current updates.

There aren't a lot of free Kindle books here because they aren't free for a very long period of time, though there are plenty of genres you can browse through. Look carefully on each download page and you can find when the free deal ends.

Bootastik's free Kindle books have links to where you can download them, like on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, etc., as well as a full description of the book.

If you want to subscribe to their email list, you can choose which book categories to get notified about. For example, if you only want to read paranormal and Christian books, you can subscribe to those to avoid being notified about other free eBooks.

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eBooks Habit

eBooks Habit Kindle books

What We Like

  • Popular titles available.

  • Free email subscription notifies you of updates.

What We Don't Like

  • No search feature.

  • Free eBooks are mixed in with premium titles.

  • Doesn't update very often.

eBooks Habit promises to feed your free eBooks addiction with free kindle books.

The free Kindle book listings include a full description of the book as well as a photo of the cover.

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Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Kindle ebooks from Amazon through Kindle Owners' Lending Library

What We Like

  • No expiration on borrowed eBooks.

  • Thousands of titles available.

What We Don't Like

  • Amazon Prime membership required.

  • Some eBooks only include the first few chapters for free.

The Kindle Owners' Lending Library has hundreds of thousands of free Kindle books available directly from Amazon. This is a lending process, so you'll only be able to borrow the book, not keep it.

Although this program is free, you'll need to be an Amazon Prime member to take advantage of it. If you're not a member you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime or wait until they offer free subscriptions, which they do from time to time for special groups of people like moms or students.