Where to Get Personal Development Books, Ebooks, and Audiobooks for Free or Cheap Online

I don't know about you, but I LOVE personal development books. I can't seem to get enough of them. My "to-read" list is huge and is growing all the time.

The problem is, books cost money. And a lot of books cost a lot of money. So I have been on the search for as long as I can remember to find ways to get books, ebooks, and audiobooks for free (or at least, cheap!)

Here is what I have found:​

Where to Get Personal Development Books, Ebooks, and Audiobooks for Free or Cheap Online

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Physical Books:



I'm going to start here, because this website is amazing! It compiles information and pricing from over 40 sites, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Walmart, Half.com, and more. This is a great way to quickly compare prices (including shipping) from many different sites without having to jump around to each one separately.



This is another site similar to Amazon that has new and used books for sale. I like to check out their discount section - you can find some decent $0.99 books once in a while.


Thrift Books

This is another site similar to Amazon that has new and used books for sale. They offer "thrift deals" where the more you buy, the more you save, "reading rewards" where you get a $5 coupon every time you spend $50, and they have free shipping on orders over $10.

Ebooks and Audiobooks

BookLending - Ebooks

Book Lending

I haven't used this service myself yet, but I've heard good things about it from the forums at Goodreads. This service matches up Kindle users who are: 1. Willing to loan their Kindle Ebook (which you can do once) and 2. Looking for a particular Kindle Ebook to borrow. Kinda neat, huh?

Learn Out Loud - Audiobooks

Learn Out Loud

This is a great resource for buying discount audiobooks. They also have some podcasts, courses, and other interesting things.

Kindle Unlimited - Audio & Ebooks

Kindle Unlimited

You can subscribe to Kindle Unlimited for (at the time of this post) $9.99/month. It gives you access to over 1 million ebooks and thousands of audiobooks for free.

Book Gorilla - Ebooks

Book Gorilla

This service is basically just using the power of Amazon Kindle in a smarter way - You can sign up for their free daily email and they will send you all the Kindle deals for that day in whichever categories you choose!

Audible - Audiobooks


Audible is an Amazon company that has a monthly or annual subscription audiobook service. They have different plans available and you get to keep the audiobooks even if you cancel your subscription. 

Scribd - Audio and Ebooks


Scribd is another subscription service, like those seen above (currently $8.99/month after a 14-day free trial) but with that price, you get 3 ebooks and 1 audiobook each month. They also have sheet music, comics, and other interesting things as well.

Free with Your Library Card



Hoopla lets you instantly borrow ebooks, audiobooks, comic books, music, television shows, and movies with your library card.



Overdrive is another site that links to your local library network and allows you to borrow ebooks and audiobooks.

Your Library's Website

Oftentimes, if you go to the website of your local library, you can find ebooks and audiobooks to borrow directly from them. Many libraries nowadays are also working together so that if there is a physical book you are interested in borrowing, but they don't have a copy, they can borrow it from another library and have it shipped for little to nothing for you to check out.

Have I missed anything? Where do you get your books, ebooks, and audiobooks from? Let me know in the comments below!