National Book Lovers Day

Today is National Book Lovers Day and what’s a better way to celebrate than to find a good book to curl up with at home or at the beach. There are so many different types of books to read from action to fiction, mystery, fantasy and many more. Although reading books can be a fun way to engage our minds, they can sometimes be too pricey. Check out our top ten best resources to find free or inexpensive books below: 

1. Goodreads 

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for online books. On the site, you can track books that you want to read and pick books from Goodreads’ personalized book recommendations. 

2. Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg provides free online eBooks to book lovers. Fun fact: Project Gutenberg was the first site to provide free online books for users. 

3. International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL)

The ICDL is a nonprofit organization that provides free ebooks from the best children’s literature around the world.

4. ManyBooks

ManyBooks features over 30,000 classic and contemporary books online. These ebooks are compatible with Kindles, Nooks, iPads, and other readers.

5. Open Library

Open Library offers over 1.7 million free online eBooks. That’s a lot of great free reads! 

6. Read Print

Read Print is a user-friendly website that features some of the best online classics. It also has a cool bookshelf widget where you can track books you want to read.

7. Download free audiobooks from Libby 

Most public libraries use the Libby app that allows users to “check out” audiobooks for free from your local library. 

8. Borrow Free Books from Family and Friends

It is summer time – many families have been planning barbecues and book swaps. Kids love trading books and this will encourage the whole family to read more. 

9. Go to your Public Library 

Public libraries often give away books for free or for very little money to open shelf-space for new books. Of course, even if you cannot find a free book to own, checking out a book in the old-fashioned way with a 2 to 4 week period to read it can be a lot of fun. 

10. Check your local thrift store or yard sale  

Book lovers everywhere are always on the lookout for thrift stores, used books sales, or the old, trusted yard sale. This is a great way to find books for very little money.

Happy reading!