21 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 places to visit for free books, and each one walks you through the process of finding and downloading the 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 computer, phone, 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. 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 kindle books
What We Like
  • Email subscription will notify you of new titles.

  • Wide array of categories.

What We Don't Like
  • 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, and usually 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.

Most of these titles are also available through other sites like Apple, Google, and Kobo, so those links are provided, too. 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

Screenshot of free travel ebooks on OverDrive
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 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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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 (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.

Books can only be loaned once, so if you see a title 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 at that time.

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Screenshot of popular ebook freebies on eReaderIQ
What We Like
  • Feature-rich service.

  • Helpful browsing tool.

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.

At eReaderIQ 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 books 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 ago.

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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.

What We Don't Like
  • 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 titles by top downloads or recently added.

Most of these books are available as MOBI, EPUB, or PDF.

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eBookDaily free science fiction and religious movies
What We Like
  • Signup alerts you to three new titles daily.

  • Choose favorite genres.

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 Business & Investing, Self-Help, Mystery & Thriller, 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 they'll likely no longer be free. A free account can be used to get emails about new books.

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ManyBooks science fiction eBooks
What We Like
  • Popular titles.

  • Reader ratings and reviews.

  • Several download options.

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

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 by author, title, or language, and then download the book; some are available as an AZW3 Kindle file, others as PDF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, etc. These books can also be read in your browser.

Another way to find free books here is from the genres page or recommended category.

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Freebooksy mystery series download
What We Like
  • New books added often.

  • Multiple genres available.

  • Download directly from the original store.

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

  • Some eBooks are only sample chapters.

  • Fewer genres than some sites.

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/Thriller, Romance/Chick Lit, and Religion/Spirituality.

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Open Library

Open Library's free book explorer
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 MOBI, DJVU, EPUB, plain text, and PDF.

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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.

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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OHFB (OneHundredFreeBooks)

Screenshot of a free book on OHFB
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 is a website that gathers all the 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. You can find books you're interested in through categories like horror, fiction, cookbooks, young adult, and several others.

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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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.

  • No search feature for free books.

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

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.

  • No user account necessary.

  • Pick the file format you prefer.

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 (usually EPUB, PDF, and MOBI).

Our favorite part about DigiLibraries.com is that you can click 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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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
  • Unfriendly site design.

  • Can't search for titles.

  • Overloaded with ads.

Kindle Buffet from Weberbooks.com is updated each day with the best of the best free 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's free book downloads
What We Like
  • Ratings listed.

  • Frequent updates.

  • Ad-free site.

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 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 highest-rating books.

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. 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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PixelScroll free ebook
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.

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

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

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Free Kindle Books and Tips

Free book download at Kindle Books and Tips
What We Like
  • Lots of 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 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, this site 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 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 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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