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    I've been unemployed for some time but continue desperately looking for work. I love to read but right now cannot afford to make frequent trips to Borders, et.al. to buy several books a month as I used to.

    A family member who knows my passion for reading has offered to GIVE me an iPad if... IF I can download books without cost. Is that possible or is there a charge for downloading books, magazines, newspapers, etc.? Thank you very much for your help.

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    If you don't mind classics and some lesser know titles, Amazon has a lot of free books which you can download with the (also free) Kindle app. USA Today and NY Times have free news apps. These are just a few I know of. I'm sure there are lots of others.

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    Thank you.

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    What I call the Big 3 now on our iDevices - iBooks, Kindle reader and the B&N reader all have free books available. Over and above those are:

    Internet Archive - 1.8 million books

    Project Gutenberg - over 33,000 free ebooks

    Librivox - over 3,000 free audio books - With a little googling, I found a list of 35 sites with free audio books.

    Your local Library ebooks and audio books available for online download - in
    Winston-Salem check here.

    The Baen Free Library for the Sci-Fi/Fantasy fans, even some historical fiction and more.

    Scribd

    ManyBooks.net

    Feedbooks.com
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    WOW! Thank you!

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    I've moved your post to a more proper forum; please be sure to check the forum descriptions in the future to find the best place to post.

    By posting in the right forum you help people not only find your question faster, but it helps others looking for the same information in the future.

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    Also, I wonder if you've ever heard of a socialist institution sometimes called a "library."

    Just kidding -- enjoy the iPad, the free ebooks and GOOD LUCK finding a new job.

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