The Wonderful World of E-Reading

E-reading is far too large a topic for me to cover in depth in one post, so this one is only going to focus on where you can get free books for your e-reader. I’m assuming you either have one or want one, and who doesn’t love free books? I finally talked myself into asking for a Kindle for Christmas, and while I still love my book analogs, I am becoming a voracious e-reader as well.

This article from CNET lists a few good sources for free books, including those in the public domain. And yes, your library is a great place to get ebooks! The NOVA library has them too!

Librivox is a volunteer project with the mighty objective “to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet”. I’ve been a fan of Librivox for a long time; they’re my go-to source for audiobook classics. Some readers are better than others, but that’s part of the charm.

Hundred Zeroes is a website that provides a frequently updated list of ebooks available for free on

Ereader News Today is a blog with at least one daily update on ebooks avilable for the Kindle. I know some of these links are Kindle-heavy, but that’s because that’s what I have!

Curious about e-readers? The Faculty and Staff Resource Center has Nooks and iPads (you can use your iPad as an e-reader!) that you can try out for free!