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Globally we are all going through the same thing, experiencing a similar predicament and living a lifestyle which is a copy of half of this world but what distinguishes us is how we actually spend our time at home. If you are a book lover then this is your lucky day as we have put together a short list of book sites that you can browse, read online or even download legally into your kindle/e-reader/laptop, and guess what we have included both Arabic and English written books.
E-books to download and keep
If you have a kindle or e-reader then you must use this site browse the books to pick what you like, download the ones that you want to keep and read at your leisure. You do need to register but it will only take few minutes.
Ten Free E-books to download from Haymarket
Haymarket publishing firm are offering ten free e-books for you to download, they might be limited in genre but its always worth trying new things/topics and they are free after all so why not give it a try
Free Audio Books for adults
If you are a fan of audio books then this is a site that you must visit with a wide range of genres and books offered in different languages, we guarantee you that this site will take hours of your time.
Via Google Earth you can now explore some of the world’s greatest writers such as the childhood home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the basis of the fictional village in ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’
If you are a big classic fiction lover than this site will satisfy your taste as it offers you the chance to read some of the world best classics online.
There are over 1,000,000 free e-book titles for you to browse and download, most of the titles are public domain, but you can also find a growing lending library of over 200,000 contemporary e-books.
Arabic books collection
You can browse and read wide ranging Arabic books from various topics and genre.
Arabic Collections Online (ACO)
Arabic Collections Online offers you digital access to over 7469 subjects with over 12,810 volumes, whether its research or fun browsing arabic books, then this is the site to visit.
The Library of Alexandria
One of the most prestigious libraries in the Arab region has its full catalogue collection available on Google drive for people to browse and read digitally.
Al-Hindawi Institute is an Arabic not for profit organisations that has a wide ranging digital book collection some of which have been translated into Arabic. It has a variety of genres but its main aim is to treasure and share historical classics from Arab region in areas such as history, literature and art amongst people across the generation.