I’m a big fan of reading, and would encourage anyone to do more reading. I find actual, printed books to be preferable to digital, but I will read digital material when I can’t find it otherwise.
So, in the vein of trying to help others find resources for books to read, I’m presenting a series of links below to websites that either host public domain books, or point to other places that do. They are not listed in any particular order.
- A list of 20 places to get Public Domain E-books: http://mashable.com/2007/11/12/public-domain-ebook-sources/
- The oldest collection of digital Public Domain books on the internet. Possibly the best source of Public Domain books – especially the very old ones that would be hard to find through normal channels: http://www.gutenberg.org/
- Stanford University Library – Public Domain resources: http://collections.stanford.edu/publicdomain/bin/page?forward=home
- Free books for Android or iPhone apps (nicely organized): http://www.feedbooks.com/publicdomain
- Public Domain Audio Books: https://librivox.org/
- Over 6,000,000 Public Domain books in one spot: https://archive.org/details/texts
- My wife is a librarian, and posted on the left side of the page a collection of links to more free Public Domain literature and book reviews: http://libguides.pittstate.edu/booksandreviews