• Books. Free Books! The plays of Shakespeare, letters of leaders, the autobiographies of Franklin and Carnegie, the collected works of geniuses. It's here, along with tens of thousands of other books.
  • Handpicked Collections. English 101, Theology, Romance, Ghost Stories, Banned Books... the list goes on. Our collections to make finding great books a cinch.
  • Original Covers. We make public domain books come alive with absolutely beautiful covers.

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Version Notes

In this update we added support for the Microsoft MSADP program. What's in the Box: As an in-app purchase you get access to 4,727 audiobooks for free unlimited download. Listen to all your favorite classic ebooks while on the go with our well-built audiobook player, which includes a convenient background listening feature. To help you find your next great book, we've added tons of new book descriptions and reader reviews from our website Classicly.com. Searching Free Books' library is even easier with revamped filtering: search by Author, Genre and Collections to find your next great book. And overall design tweaks and stability improvements make this our biggest and best update so far!

Ratings and reviews

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Reviewer 7838 · 7/20/2015
Formatting Error Palooza

I will change my rating for this app once the formatting is fixed so that I can actually read the books on my Surface 3. Some text appears below the screen, and I cannot scroll down to get to it. Fonts are not the size they should be according to the preview.

Reviewer 4936 · 7/21/2015

I love this app! So many awesome, classic books that set the pathway for writers and readers today! These books are very easy to install and the app hasn't given me any issues! Thank you! Mrs.Sarah Ellis

Reviewer 5748 · 7/14/2015
Free Books

This is my alltime favorite app. I like the pulp fiction section, where you can unearth classics like "Captain Blood," and the evil Dr. Fu Manchu. This site is a must for compulsive readers, like me. If you download your favorites, you always have reading material, even if your wifi signal disappears. There's no deal better than this!

Reviewer 5117 · 6/29/2015
It's good but...

I just wish it would be more interactive where the reader can highlight, copy texts, or even make notes. The collection of books are ok but not extensive enough...maybe that's why its a free version.

Reviewer 8802 · 6/22/2015
Interesting & Quicker than Finding at Bookstore

great for homeschool enrichment on classics ...just started on it so am still learning the site Love that I can pin it to start menu for easy access...concerned about background functions of this app. Info on safety would be great . Is there a way to highlight and take notes for book reports? Also are any illustrated novels in archive and if so are those still there or is it text only? just curious.

Reviewer 4751 · 6/26/2015
Layout on Windows 8.1 laptop is awful!!

The layout is too large, even at the smallest font setting. Only the top portion of text shows. I was hopeful to read classic books again, but very disappointed in the lack of options for layout. This should be an easy thing to fix.

Reviewer 2006 · 6/10/2015
Quite Good for the Price

Sometimes it takes a little while to load, and there are sometimes transcription errors with special characters, but overall a good quality book app. The night reading version is great, and the range of content is excellent.

Reviewer 5278 · 5/26/2015
Everyone Should Read

Books are becoming obsolete. In this day and age of technology its nice to have an easy free app that helps your mind and imagination to grow,

Dave · 4/25/2015
A Hardcore Fan of Free Books

This is my favorite app. It works perfectly with my laptop, and the selection of books is awesome. I especially enjoy the vintage adventures like the Fu Manchu series and the classic "Captain Blood." Really worth your time and effort; a pleasant surprise for compulsive readers, like me!

Ivan · 7/18/2015
The art of war

Pages don't fit well in windows 8. Any solution?

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