What are the best websites to download free PDF books?

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    #1E-Library

    E-Library

    E-Library is a website where you can find more than 8,151 ebooks to download, with over 500 free ebooks to enjoy. Explore the categories and find what you're looking for.

    Websites

    Free

    Sandra Stevens
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "Decent website but there's only little selection of books. Some of it has to sign up first."
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    #2Smashwords

    Smashwords

    Smashwords is an Independent Ebook publishing platform/distributor. Smashwords make it fast, free and easy for any author or publisher, anywhere in the world, to publish and distribute ebooks to the major retailers and libraries.

    Websites

    Free

    Catherine Austin
    Written on September 4, 2018
    "I like that there are so many selections of free books to choose from especially titles that I wouldn't come across in actual bookstores and considered rare. This site is almost like a virtual library with any title I can think of, it's great!"
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    #3Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg is a website that offers over 45000 free ebooks what will fill your needs. It has a variety of categories such as music, history, education, fiction, and more.

    Websites

    Free

    Joshua Chavez
    Written on September 4, 2018
    "I've always been an avid reader of classics but their physical copies are so hard to look for these days that's why I've been searching online. I stumbled upon project Gutenberg and there are a wide variety of classics that I've both read and have yet to read. I'm grateful for this site."

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

Portable Document Format, more commonly known as PDF, is an Adobe file format released to the public back in 1993. It is best known for providing text, graphics, and other contents into an electronic image which resembles a printed document. Files on PDF can also be sent through the internet, printed, and viewed conveniently. 

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that PDFs are not necessarily considered as a true eBook format? These formats are namely the ePUB and MOBI format. Although PDFs are viewed electronically, PDFs have a fixed layout and the text may be difficult to read on an eReader because the font cannot be adjusted. However, many eBook readers still resort to converting ePUB format to PDF files for it to be easier to read novels and online books on their tablets or desktop computers.

Many websites that provide eBook formats such as Smashwords offers a PDF as an e-format option for sale. Another notable website that utilizes using PDF as a free digital format for reading is Archive of Our Own or AO3, which is an open-source for fanworks and fanfiction. The stories on AO3 can be downloaded as a PDF for offline reading. Although PDFs are not considered as eBooks, a lot of novels can be acquired in this format.

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    #4Free-eBooks.net

    Free-eBooks.net

    This website has a huge list of categories to find your desired eBook. You can download them in PDF, EPUB, Kindle and TXT file. To download eBooks for free, you must be a registered member.

    Websites

    Free

    Tiffany Perez
    Written on September 4, 2018
    "I like that this site carries loads of different kinds of books across many genres and they mostly helped me in my study and leisure time. I utilized PDF books for both work and play and it has done all but wonders in my work ethic"
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    #5FreeTechBooks

    FreeTechBooks

    FreeTechBooks is a website for downloading lecture notes, computer science, engineering, and programming books for free in PDF. It was created under Bootstrap in 2004. 

    Websites

    Free

    Sean Lewis
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "It helped in my study. Great site for students!"
  3. 9

    #6FreeComputerBooks

    FreeComputerBooks

    FreeComputerBooks is a website for downloading lecture notes, mathematics, programming, engineering, and technical books for free in PDF. It also provides website links for access. 

    Websites

    Free

    Juan Lewis
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "Highly recommended for fellow computer and math students!!! No registration needed."
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    #7The Online Books Page

    The Online Books Page

    The Online Books Page is a website for downloading free books which were founded by John Mark Ockerbloom in 1993. The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is its host site. 

    Websites

    Free

    Kathleen Silva
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Well, move over "Project Gutenberg", a website famous for its free out-of-print books. "The Online Books Page" may very well be even better than Project Gutenberg for its more modern and educational offerings. "The Online Books Page" draws on publications from several universities and other resources, making this website perhaps the best one for downloading free pdf books."
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    #8Doksi.net

    Doksi.net

    Doksi.net is a website to share high school documents related to architecture, agriculture, politics, programming, food and drinks, psychology, etc. This website was founded by Zoltan  Fabian in 2000.

    Websites

    Free

    Zoltan Fabian
    Written on August 30, 2018
    "Doksi.net is a totally free download site for students. You can read essays, books, studies even without registration. An account is required only if you want to download in PDF."
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    #9OceanofPDF

    OceanofPDF

    OceanofPDF is a website for downloading free books in PDF and ePub formats without signing up which was created by Nicholas Liam. It has a book request feature for easier access to the literary genres.

    Websites
    Farah Mahzabin
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "hi! I'm from bangladesh. it's a small country. here i didn't get english books easily. through oceanofPDF i just found the window where i can see my own world. i've severe spinal pain so i can't go outside very often. most of the time i read books and it is the only thing that makes me happy. i'm really grateful to this website cause it was nearly impossible to get new or popular books from searching google. i don't know about morality of piracy but when i realized that i can't get my favorite books anymore it seems the world of words just stopped. thanks for the happiness i've got, no matter how short it was!! "
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    #10MyPDFbooks

    MyPDFbooks

    MyPDFbooks is a website for downloading books for free in PDF and ePub formats. This site contains fictional, medical and technology books which are categorized by genres.

    Websites

    Free

    Johan Sam
    Written on September 7, 2018
    "Another website like the ocean of pdf, download free books as epub and pdf, so download novels, stories, adventure stories, history and many more."
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    #11issuu

    issuu

    With issuu you will have access to more than 20.000 magazines in more than 30 languages, as well as other written content. You can read the publications online or download them. Also, you can select a portion of a publication and share it in your social networks.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Rosa Reyes
    Written on October 30, 2018
    "It has 21+ million publications. The topics are greatly varied in fashion, lifestyle, art, sports and global affairs."
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    #12Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    The IEP is a free website which presents access to academic and peer-reviewed information on key topics of philosophy. It is highly selective of publishing content, usually provided by different experts on the field of philosophy.

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    Free

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    #13The PDF Books

    The PDF Books

    The PDF Books is a website for downloading books in PDF format. Created by a Pakistani team, this site offers free to download educational books such as history and self-help directly. 

    Websites

    Free

    Saif Ullah
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "it's fully cooperative and 100% free of cost. the major point is you can download any book without seeing ads, sign up or sign in, captcha filling and social locker. just in half a minute, you can download books. ask them for any book that you want."
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    #14Dencyclopedia

    Dencyclopedia

    Dencyclopedia is a website which features various book references of dental books for download. Categories include endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, implant, orthodontics, pedodontics, and so on.

    Websites

    Free

    Dr'Nirav Shah II
    Written on October 26, 2018
    "One of the best source for downloading free dental books in PDF format is…. DENCYCLOPEDIA They have such a huge collection of dental books…. And what's more… they are updating daily new books…. Support system is also really easy…. Highly recommended Dencyclopedia for all Dental students and professionals…. Must visit website atleast for once for every dentist…"
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    #15Sakari Result Update

    Sakari Result Update

    Sakari Result Update is a website that features a free download of PDF books. They have a huge selection of books ranging from general knowledge, science, mathematics, general English, and more. Lastly, the books are Hindi-translated.

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    Free

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    #16Scholarpedia

    Scholarpedia

    Scholarpedia is an online open-access encyclopedia established by faculty experts and researchers. It provides a collection of scholarly content which helps in areas of research and academic writing.

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    #17Encyclopedia Britannica

    Encyclopedia Britannica

    The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 contributors, who have included 110 Nobel Prize winners and five American presidents.

    Websites

    Free

    Sanjay Natarajan
    Written on September 26, 2019
    "What are the best sites to download PDF books "
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    #18Questia

    Questia

    Questia is a free online encyclopedia which includes more than 52,000 entries from the Columbia Encyclopedia, which features loads of supplemental goodies. Users may browse the sites library collection by topic or by publication type.

    Websites

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best websites to download free PDF books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1E-LibraryWebsites 11 Free
2SmashwordsWebsites 11 Free
3Project GutenbergWebsites 9 Free
4Free-eBooks.netWebsites 9 Free
5FreeTechBooksWebsites 9 Free
6FreeComputerBooksWebsites 9 Free
7The Online Books PageWebsites 9 Free
8Doksi.netWebsites 9 Free
9OceanofPDFWebsites 7 Paid
10MyPDFbooksWebsites 3 Free
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