If you love to read, chances are you are well aware of how expensive buying books can be. If you are trying to build a stockpile of books to put into your library, then you need access to a lot of reasonably priced books.
Choosing to read books online is a great way to gain access to thousands of titles that are free on the web. An online document in comparison to a hardcover book is easier to transport and share across the web.
Being a reader myself, I am always trying to find more affordable ways to buy and read books. Spending money on books adds up quick and since most books I buy I end up keeping to add to my personal library, I don’t get any of the money back.
While reading books online can sometimes be difficult there are a few positives:
- You don’t have to carry a physical book. If you are reading a digital book, chances are you are reading it on something that you carry with you everyday like your phone or laptop. This saves you from having extra weight in your hand or on your train.
- They don’t take up physical space. Bookshelves are large and heavy(and super dust friendly as well) but ebooks take up virtually no physical space. You have thousands of ebooks in your library and your home wont look like its been invaded by tomes and paperbacks.
- You can read at any time of the day. One thing I like about reading books on my phone or tablet is that I can adjust the settings to make the pages light, dark or even a sepia shade that it light on the eyes. No matter how I flip my physical copy of my book, if it gets dark enough, I either need a light night or I have to wait until the next day to read. Ebooks are cool like that.
- Ebooks can be completely free or way cheaper than physical books. The point of this post today…..Think about it? Whats cheaper? A physical copy of a book that requires ink, printers, binders and cardboard OR a 2GB transferable download??
If these reasons dont convince that ebooks aren’t all that bad then check out some of the sites down below. Most of the sites have books that are completely free, so if you see something you like, download it and if you decide you hate it later then you didn’t spend any money.
But if you are already and ebook reader, then hopefully some of these sites will give additional resources to book that you may not have had before.
Here is a list of 20 sites that let you read books for free(or for super cheap):
- Project Gutenberg
- International Digital Childrens Library
- World Public Library
- The Open Library
- Google Books
- Free Book Spot
- The Online Books Page
- Baen Free Library
- Franklin Free Library
- Alive & Free
I hope this list is helpful if you are in search of online books. If you know of any other sources, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks!