Embora muitas pessoas ainda sejam tradicionais amantes do livro impresso, com o advento das tecnologias portáteis de uso pessoal, a quantidade de gadgets para leitura tem aumentado exponencialmente. Amazon, Kindle e e-book podem ainda não fazer parte de seu vocabulário mas o fato é que em todo o planeta milhares de livros já são comercializados exclusivamente em formato digital. Pensando nisso, separamos uma lista de sites com materiais diversos em língua inglesa para abastecer a sua biblioteca virtual por muito tempo, de forma gratuita.
- Classic Bookshelf: classic novels online.
- The Online Books Page: from The University of Pennsylvania.
- Project Gutenberg: over 27,000 free books online.
- Classic Book Library: historical fiction, history, science fiction, mystery, romance and children’s literature.
- Classic Reader: Shakespeare, young adult fiction and more.
- Read Print: from George Orwell to Alexandre Dumas to George Eliot to Charles Darwin.
- Bibliomania: more than 2,000 classic texts with study guides and reference books.
- Fiction.us: selection of novels, including works by Lewis Carroll, Flaubert, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- Free Classic Literature: Shakespeare and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Mark Twain.
- Textbook Revolution: biology, business, engineering, mathematics and world history.
- Wikibooks: computing department, find instructional and educational materials.
- Online Science and Math Textbooks: biochemistry, chemistry, aeronautics, medical manuals.
- MIT Open Courseware Supplemental Resources: textbooks and more on the subjects of mechanical engineering, mathematics, chemistry and more.
- Free Business Textbooks: accounting, economics and other business classes.
- Light and Matter: open source physics textbooks.
- eMedicine: articles and references on surgery and pediatrics
- byGosh: free illustrated children’s books and stories.
- Munseys: 2,000 children’s titles, books about religion, biographies.
- International Children’s Digital Library: by age group, make believe books, true books or picture books.
- Lookybook: Access children’s picture books here.
Arts and entertainment
- Books-On-Line: movie scripts, newer works, cookbooks and more.
- Chest of Books: gardening and cooking books, home improvement books, craft and hobby books, art books.
- Free e-Books: beauty and fashion, games, health, drama.
- 2020ok: art, graphic design, performing arts, ethnic and national, careers, business.
- Free Art Books: find artist books and art books in PDF.
- Free Web design books: free web design books.
- Free Music Books: lyrics and books about music.
- Free Fashion Books: costume and fashion books.
- MysteryNet: free short mystery stories.
- TopMystery.com: books by Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and other mystery writers.
- Mystery Books: works by Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe and others.
- Poem Hunter: free poems, lyrics and quotations.
- Famous Poetry Online: limericks, love poetry, and poems by Robert Browning, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Lord Byron.
- QuotesandPoem.com: poems by Maya Angelou, William Blake, Sylvia Plath.
- CompleteClassics.com: Rudyard Kipling, Allen Ginsberg and Alfred Lord Tennyson.
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: all of Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies, and histories.
- ProPlay: children’s plays, comedies, dramas and musicals, Modern Fiction, Fantasy and Romance.
- Public Bookshelf: Find romance novels, mysteries and more.
- The Internet Book Database of Fiction: fantasy and graphic novels, anime, J.K. Rowling.
- Free Online Novels: Christian novels, fantasy and graphic novels, adventure books, horror books.
- Foxglove: free novels, satire and short stories.
- SF and Fantasy Books Online: Arabian Nights,Aesop’s Fables.
- Free Novels Online and Free Online Cyber-Books: contains mostly fantasy books.
- ATHENA Textes Francais: french books, or books written by other authors.
- Bibliolteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes: look up authors to find works on this Spanish site.
- Proyecto Cervantes: Cervantes’ work online.
- Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum: latin texts.
- Biblioteca Valenciana: catalan and Valencian books.
History and culture
- LibriVox: a good selection of historical fiction.
- The Perseus Project: from Ancient Rome and Greece, in English and original languages.
- Access Genealogy: native American history, the Scotch-Irish immigration in the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Free History Books: U.S. history books, works by Paul Jennings, Sarah Morgan Dawson, Josiah Quincy.
Math and engineering
- Free online textbooks, lecture notes, tutorials and videos on mathematics: free resources for math students.
- Online Mathematics Texts: textbooks like Elementary Linear Algebra and Complex Variables.
- Science and Engineering Books for free download: from nanotechnology to compressible flow.
- Free Tech Books: computer programmers and computer science.