Amazon makes available downloadable copies of classics and books that are out of copyright (mostly pre-1923 titles).
Barnes and Noble Search for ‘free ebooks’ to browse by subject/genre.
Complete Works of William Shakespeare Viewable online, but not downloadable.
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Google Books use “Advanced Book Search” and search “full view only”.
Harlequin Allows up to 18 free downloads.
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