How to Find Free ebooks for Nook

By Jay White

February 11, 2015   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

One of the best things about having an e-reader is that there is a large number of free e-books available to read. Though programs like make it easy to find free kindle books, the e-books for a nook may appear to be trickier to find. Not so. With a little know-how, you can find a large number of sources of books that can be read by your nook. Many of the sites are for most e-reader formats, and require knowledge of the correct format for your nook. Both pdf and epub work in a nook, so as long as you download in one of the two formats, you should find it translates well. Here is a list of some of the top sites where you can find them:

Barnes and Noble: If you head over to, you need only type “free nook books” into their upper search bar to discover a large library of books that are free for the taking. They are even divided into genre for you, so you can choose from your favorite mysteries, action and adventure, romance, sci-fi, fantasy and more. In addition to free full-length books, this section also often carries free previews of different bestselling author’s new books, such as an excerpt from the first chapter, for free.

Project Gutenburg:

This is a site where the classics that have outlasted their copyrights can be found. Books here are free, and offered in a number of genres. If you love the classics, this is one great place to find the works that have passed into the public domain. This includes a number of classic kids stories like Peter Pan, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Black Beauty.


This site is one location where indie authors offer their books for sale. Many people also list free books here. You can search based on a number of keywords, including different genre types, as well as the word free. It is relatively easy to find some budding new authors to consider here.


This is a German online e-book forum, with books in many different languages. Free books are available in over a dozen languages here, as well as a number of paid editions.


This site has a combination of fan fiction and independent self-published works. It also has a great review section, so if you don’t find the book you want here, you can at least get some info on some of the books from other sites.

Jay White

I started Dumb Little Man many years ago so great authors, writers and bloggers could share their life "hacks" and tips for success with everyone. I hope you find something you like!

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