Nothing makes me more happy than a new book I can dive into. Unless it's a free book! Here you'll find a list of how you can get free books of all kinds.
There are free books you get to keep, borrow, hold in your hands, read online, listen to as an MP3, or put on your ereader. There are free books you get in the mail and some books you'll have to go out and pick up.
Some of these ideas on where to get free books you've more than likely heard of but hopefully some of them will give you some new ideas on how you can get free books for yourself and everyone in your family.
Probably the most obvious way to get free books is to check them out from your local public library. The downside is that they won't be yours to keep but you will have the chance to read any book they have for free.
Another way to get free books from your local library is to visit the last day when your library is having their book sale. Many times they will hand out free or very low-cost books instead of hauling them back into storage.
BookCrossing is certainly a unique way to get free books! Participants label and release books into the wild for others to hunt down, find, read, and then released back for someone else to read.
Select Books & People and then Go Hunting to find the location of books near you that are just waiting to be picked up.
If you have a Kindle then you'll be thrilled to know that you can get hundreds of thousands of free ebooks that can be downloaded straight to your Kindle.
There are free ebooks in a large variety of subjects including both fiction and non-fiction. There are even children's books you can get for free on your Kindle.
Tip: You don't need to have a Kindle to get free Kindle books! Just download the free Kindle reading app on your phone, computer, or other device and enjoy all the free ebooks that are out there.
I don't want to leave you Nook owners out! There are also tons of free books you can download and put on your Nook.
There's quite the handful of websites out there that offer free books for the Nook and you could spend years and years reading all of them.
Tip: There's a free Nook reading app as well so no Nook is necessary to enjoy all these free ebooks.
5. Borrow or Trade Books With a Friend
Friends and family can be a great source for getting free books. You can borrow or trade books or you might just get lucky enough to receive some books that they're done with and give to you.
Be sure you return the favor with your read books and you'll be more likely to get more free books in the future.
Freecycle is a website that connects people who want to give stuff away with people who want that stuff.
You'll need to join your local Freecycle group online and then watch for when people post free stuff like free books or anything else. Then you claim those free books and pick them up with no strings attached.