Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Online Courses & More

Santa left a new Kindle, iPad or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest. And if you didn’t get a new gadget, fear not. You can access all of these materials on the good old fashioned computer. Here we go:

Free eBooks: You have always wanted to read the great works. And now is your chance. When you dive into our Free eBooks collection you will find 375 great works by some classic writers (Dickens, Dostoevsky, Shakespeare and Tolstoy) and contemporary writers (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, and Kurt Vonnegut). The collection also gives you access to the 51-volume Harvard Classics.

If you’re an iPad/iPhone user, the download process is super easy. Just click the “iPad/iPhone” links and you’re good to go. Kindle and Nook users will generally want to click the “Kindle + Other Formats links” to download ebook files, but we’d suggest watching these instructional videos (Kindle –Nook) beforehand.

Free Audio Books: What better way to spend your free time than listening to some of the greatest books ever written? This page contains a vast number of free audio books, including works by Arthur Conan Doyle, James Joyce, Jane Austen, Edgar Allan Poe, George Orwell and more recent writers — Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, Raymond Carver, etc. You can download these classic books straight to your gagdets, then listen as you go.

[Note: If you’re looking for a contemporary book, you can download one free audio book from Find details on Audible’s no-strings-attached deal here.]

Free Online Courses: This list brings together over 600 free online courses from leading universities, including Stanford, Yale, MIT, UC Berkeley, Oxford and beyond. These full-fledged courses range across all disciplines — historyphysicsphilosophypsychology and beyond. Most all of these courses are available in audio, and roughly 75% are available in video. You can’t receive credits or certificates for these courses (click here for courses that do offer certificates. But the amount of personal enrichment you will derive is immeasurable.

Free Movies: With a click of a mouse, or a tap of your touch screen, you will have access to 500 great movies. The collection hosts many classics, westerns, indies, documentaries, silent films and film noir favorites. It features work by some of our great directors (Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick, Jean-Luc Godard and David Lynch) and performances by cinema legends: John Wayne, Jack Nicholson, Audrey Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin, and beyond. On this one page, you will find thousands of hours of cinema bliss.

Free Language Lessons: Perhaps learning a new language is high on your list of 2013 New Year’s resolutions. Well, here is a great way to do it. Take your pick of 40 languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin, English, Russian, Dutch, even Finnish, Yiddish and Esperanto. These lessons are all free and ready to download.

Free Textbooks: And one last item for the lifelong learners among you. We have scoured the web and pulled together a list of 150 Free Textbooks. It’s a great resource particularly if you’re looking to learn math, computer science or physics on your own. There might be a diamond in the rough here for you.

Thank Santa, maybe thank us, and enjoy that new device….


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  1. Sonyakearney says . . . | December 26, 2012 / 3:05 am

    Great idea

  2. Chris says . . . | January 20, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    Nice books

  3. free ibooks says . . . | February 26, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    Thanks for the collection of resources. It’s amazing how much free stuff can be found online if you know where to look.

  4. Libros Gratis Kindle says . . . | March 1, 2013 / 6:08 am

    I own a Kindle touch and so far is awesome. Thank you for the list. I’m always lookinf for new books and stuff.

    If you allow me I’d like to share a site I found to be really useful, it notifies you everytime there’s a free spanish kindle book available:

    Hope it helps!

  5. duncan faber says . . . | March 4, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    TwirlyGirl Theatre is a great site for children’s audiobooks because all the stories are original and free to download. Here’s a link if anyone is interested.

  6. Cau says . . . | June 30, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    Thanks a lot for all this info!! :-D
    I have the plainest Kindle and I utterly love it :-D
    Btw, thanks for the tip on! I do love reading in English but sometimes I need stuff in Spanish -my native language.

  7. sonia says . . . | July 15, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    Thank you so much. I personally read eBooks a lot, especially those easy&fast novels of different genres(romance, suspense, etc.)
    I would recommend this list for you, you can check one or two sites every day to find the top freebies.
    I am able to find good books in a short while now.

    I will try your other suggestions as well. Thank you.

  8. kavonte says . . . | December 28, 2013 / 9:27 am

    how to download free movie without

  9. Bob Dunford says . . . | September 20, 2014 / 4:29 am

    about 1950 starting learning biology ,course was called farm and forestnin farm you were taught all about farm animales/ blood,cells right through ,in forest budding grafting, cells of plants,how every thing works deases ,feeds,cuttings ,micro growing,now is it possible to have this on my computer or kindle to refer to .as i amnow retired i would love to take thisup again,without going to school,

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