20 Best Places to Get Free Kindle Books

These are the best sites to download Kindle books for free

It's easier than you think to get free Kindle books; you just need to know where to look. The websites below are great options, and each one walks you through the whole process, from finding the book to saving it to your device.

If you don't have a Kindle and would rather not purchase a brand new one, download the free Kindle reading app on your computer, phone, or tablet.

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Amazon's Free Kindle Ebooks

Amazon kindle store best sellers
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.

They are listed in the Top 100 Free section. There are subsections you can click through to better find your next read, like Short Reads and Nonfiction Singles, and dozens of genres such as History, Parenting, and others.

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bookbub free kindle books
What We Like
  • Email subscription will notify you of new titles.

  • Wide array of categories.

  • Free filter helps isolate no-cost books.

  • Sort by date to find newly added titles.

What We Don't Like
  • Many titles only free for a limited time.

Select a book title at BookBub, and you'll get a synopsis and photo of the book cover, and sometimes its release date.

Most of these titles are also available through other sites like Apple, Google, and Kobo, so those links are provided in addition to the Amazon link. If you sign up for the daily newsletter, you'll get these links sent directly to you.

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OverDrive Through Your Public Library

overdrive free ebooks
What We Like
  • Millions of books.

  • 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 this deal.

Just like with library books, when you ​check out an eBook here, 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.

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ereaderiq popular freebies
What We Like
  • Feature-rich service.

  • Helpful browsing tool.

  • Shows time the price was last verified.

  • Large cover previews.

What We Don't Like
  • 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.

All the 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 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 in the last 24 hours, since midnight, or since your last visit.

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DigiLibraries popular ebooks
What We Like
  • Lengthy category list.

  • Download up to 50 eBooks per day.

  • No user account necessary.

  • Pick the file format you prefer.

  • Instant download; no wait time.

What We Don't Like
  • Cluttered appearance.

  • Big ads on site.

  • Can't send directly to your Kindle.

DigiLibraries.com gathers free Kindle books from independent authors and publishers. You can download these items directly from their website in a variety of formats.

Our favorite thing about this site is that you can select 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 we're looking for.

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macbeth ebook download at Manybooks
What We Like
  • Popular titles.

  • Reader ratings and reviews.

  • Several download options.

What We Don't Like
  • Must create an account first.

  • Lots of website ads.

ManyBooks scours the internet to find the greatest and latest in free Kindle books. Currently, there are over 50,000 titles here.

Browse by author, title, or language, and then download the book; some are available as an AZW3 Kindle file, others as PDF, EPUB, FB2, etc. They can also be read in your browser, and we've seen a few titles include a link to Amazon to get the free book there.

Another way to search is from the genres page or the recommendations category.

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Project Gutenberg

Screenshot of Project Gutenberg's popular free books
What We Like
  • Titles not found elsewhere.

  • Thousands of free eBooks available.

  • Copy directly to Dropbox or Google Drive.

What We Don't Like
  • Unable to download directly to Kindle.

There are over 70,000 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 titles by top downloads or recently added.

Most of these books are available as EPUB, or PDF. You can also read some of them online.

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eBookDaily free mystery and thriller books
What We Like
  • Signup alerts you to three new titles daily.

  • Choose favorite genres.

  • Updates to say when titles are no longer free.

What We Don't Like
  • Titles might only be free temporarily.

  • Several website ads.

Every day, eBookDaily adds three new free Kindle books to several genres, such as Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Fantasy, Contemporary & Literary Fiction, Religious & Inspirational Fiction, Nonfiction, Self Help, 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 they'll likely no longer be free. A free account can be used to get emails about new books.

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Angus green thriller series free ebook at Freebooksy
What We Like
  • New books added often.

  • Multiple genres available.

  • Download directly from the original store.

  • States the day the book is free.

What We Don't Like
  • Largely used to promote books.

  • Some eBooks are only sample chapters.

  • Fewer genres than some sites.

  • Incorrectly labels some paid books as free.

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.

Something we like about this site is that the download links aren't to the book files but instead to the store the book is being given away on, such as Amazon for Kindle books, or Google Play or Apple Books. This means you can download it to your device using those apps.

A few genres available here include Science Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Romance, and Literary Fiction, and Cookbooks & Nutrition.

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Free-eBooks.net free fitness ebooks
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 their site to download the books, but membership is free.

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Book Lending

best selling eBooks at Book Lending
What We Like
  • Loan books as well as borrow 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 other titles, try Book Lending. You can borrow and lend books for your Kindle without going through a library.

After you register (it's 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.

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

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

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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
  • Little information before you click the link.

  • Some aren't really free.

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 subscribe to email updates.

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Open Library

open library free trending books and free classic books
What We Like
  • Tremendous number 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. Library Explorer is a neat way to visualize these books in a virtual library.

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 DJVU, EPUB, plain text, and PDF.

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OHFB (OneHundredFreeBooks)

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What We Like
  • Helpful categories and keywords for search.

  • Updated often.

  • Thousands of free books.

What We Don't Like
  • Large ads are often in the way.

OHFB gathers several thousand free Kindle books from Amazon and gives you some excellent features so that you can easily find your next great read.

You can search category or keyword to quickly sift through what's available. Find books you're interested in through typical categories like horror, young adult, and fiction, but also unique sections such as crafts, hobbies & home; women's fiction; and cookbooks.

Large photos of the book covers makes it especially easy to quickly scroll through and stop to read the descriptions of books that you're interested in. Every page also shows related books to help you find something else you'll like.

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Freebook Sifter

Freebook Sifter's free book downloads
What We Like
  • Ratings listed.

  • Frequent updates.

  • Ad-free site.

  • Lots of categories.

What We Don't Like
  • Outdated layout.

  • No cover images or details.

  • Some books are listed as free but aren't.

Freebook Sifter is a no-frills free kindle book website that lists hundreds of eBook downloads on Amazon.

Over a dozen categories are available to choose from, and next to each title is the book's average rating, which you can sort to find the top-rated books.

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

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Kindle Buffet

Kindle freebies at Weberbooks
What We Like
  • Features new titles.

  • Email subscription available to learn of new posts.

  • Read info on the book before visiting Amazon.

What We Don't Like
  • Unfriendly site design.

  • Can't search for titles.

  • Ads overwhelm the site.

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

There are often several new books added to this site every day. You can see the book cover, summary, genre, and author.

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The eReader Cafe

The eReader Cafe free kindle book
What We Like
  • Updated often.

  • Ratings provided.

What We Don't Like
  • Titles might not be free.

The eReader Cafe has listings every day for free Kindle books, sometimes Nook books, and a few bargain books. Every page shows the book cover, rating, genre, and synopsis.

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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FreeBooksHub.com ebooks
What We Like
  • New titles added often.

  • Site is easy to navigate.

What We Don't Like
  • No search feature for free books.

  • Some are free only for a day after being listed here.

  • No information before clicking through to Amazon.

  • Updates infrequently.

  • Overloaded with ads.

FreeBooksHub.com isn't the best site in this list, but it still works as another place to get some free Kindle books. Some of these titles are available only to Amazon Prime members.

You can subscribe over email to get updates when they find new free books.

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PixelScroll free ebooks
What We Like
  • Frequent updates.

  • Dates clearly listed for limited-time freebies.

What We Don't Like
  • Paid and free titles listed together.

PixelScroll lists free Kindle eBooks every day that each includes their genre listing, synopsis, and cover. You can also see when a free book will start to cost again.

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BookGoodies free ebook
What We Like
  • Updated weekly.

  • Free download end dates listed.

  • Includes synopsis.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited time free eBooks.

  • No advanced 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 books are free forever.

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

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