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Read an e-Book on World Book Day

keep calm and read books

by EalgeTech Amanda Callahan '20

World Book Day is April 23 and it’s the 20th Anniversary Celebration! It is an annually organized holiday by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. Wondering how you can celebrate World Book Day online? No fear there are thousands of e-books for your convenience and enjoyment.

Check out these websites on April 23, and beyond.

Project Gutenberg

Over 53,000 free ebooks available online, for download, or for your e-reading device! There is no registration fee required!


OverDrive gives you access to the most up-to-date, current e-books, classics, audiobooks, and more. All you need is a library card and you have access to the collection at your local library. It’s like having your own public library anywhere, anytime! If the book you want isn't available, simply place a Hold and you will be notified when it is, and the book will be automatically checked out to you. It's like magic for books.

Boston College Libraries

Check out BC’s online library for tons of ebooks and audiobooks, and use OverDrive to read or listen to them, and send them to your e-reader.

Also check out this website for 20 Online Resources for free E-Books!

As more people turn from paper books to e-readers the demand for books is decreasing, but people are certainly not reading less with new, free, and easy access to e-books. Keep reading!