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7 Great Places to Find Free Literary Works

October 6, 2015
In a previous post we covered some very good websites where you can search for and access free eBooks. Today we are curating this list specifically for platforms where you can find literary works. Whether its poetry, classics, or even philosophy these web tools and mobile apps are definitely a good place to start with in your search for literary works.

1- Poem Hunter


Poem Hunter is all about poetry. It provides you access to a wide variety of materials including poetry eBooks, quotations, poets biographies, assorted works of each poet, poetry contests and many more.

2- Poetry Magazine


‘Today, Poetry regularly presents new work by the most recognized poets, but its primary commitment is still to discover new voices. In recent years, over a third of the poets published have been new to the magazine. Special themed issues feature poetry from around the world and various poetry communities in the United States, connecting readers to passionate conversations about poetry and translation.’

3- Harvard Classics


‘All classics you ever need to read in Philosophy or Religion are collected in one app. Guided by Dr. Eliot, the famed president of Harvard University, you will journey through the history of religion and philosophy. Along the way, Dr. Eliot will introduce you to 26 books selected from the famed Harvard Classics. ’

4- Project Gutenberg

This is another great resource for free ebooks. Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free ebooks and in different formats including : free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

5- The Internet Archive


The Internet Archive and Open Library offers over 6,000,000 fully accessible public domain eBooks. This includes a special modern collection of over 500,000 eBooks for users with print disabilities, and a very interesting curated, modern collection for the world at large.

6- Open Library


OpenLibrary is a free, digital lending library with millions of eBooks that can be read in a browser or downloaded for reading offline. Originally developed to support the Print Disabled community, OpenLibrary now contains public domain and contemporary eBooks.

7- Bartleby


Bartleby is the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse prodiving students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.