How to Find Free Books on Kobo

Finding free books online might seem like a daunting task, but with platforms like Kobo, it’s easier than you might think. Kobo offers a wide range of free books in different genres, letting you discover new reads without spending anything. In this guide, we’ll show you how to find the best free books on the platform.


How to Access Kobo

First, open your web browser and navigate to the Kobo website. If you do not have an account, it is best to create one at this stage so you can access the full range of features.

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How to Find Free Kobo Books

From the homepage, scroll over the “eBooks” option from the top bar, then select “free eBooks” from the list of options that opens on the right.

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From this page, you can scroll through the list of genre options until you find one that you like, and then select “View all” on the right hand side. This will give you a list of all the free eBooks that Kobo currently has in that genre.

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You can conveniently sort the list in numerous ways using the dropdown menu provided on the right-hand side. Options include sorting by “Bestseller” to discover current popular titles, “Highest Rated” to explore top-rated reads in the genre, or sorting alphabetically or by the date they were added to Kobo’s collection.

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Alternatively, if you want to search for a more specific genre or trope, you can type it into the search bar at the top of the site. In this example, I will search for “legal thrillers.”

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Then, you can select the “eBook” filter from the list of options that appears under the results, then click “More Filters” from the same list.

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In the window that pops up, scroll down until you see the “Free books only” option under “Price,” and toggle it on.

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Discovering free books on Kobo is that simple! Although the methods outlined above may not reveal every available free book on Kobo, they will streamline the process and make finding your next new read convenient and fast!


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  1. I have been signed up for several years, love the site, but within the last month I don’t get kobo books only kindle. Can someone help me get the books I can read?

    • Hi Anna,

      Thank you for letting us know. We’ll take a look into this for you and get back to you!

    • Hi again Anna,

      We have taken a look at your settings and Kobo is definitely selected as a preference. It looks like the last few emails i checked did have Kobo books listed, however, they are down the list quite a bit…you have to scroll past a bout 5-6 Kindle books before you see the first. If you’d like to adjust your settings to not see books that are only on Kindle, you can adjust your preferences at the bottom of one of the Freebooksy emails or just reply to an daily email and someone from the team can assist. Have a lovely day.

  2. I also am only getting kindle books, the other books for Google and kobo are very few. I have made changes on my preferences and I do not have kindle on there yet that seems to be all I get now. The last book listing that went out there were 35 books with only 11 showing kobo or Google. Out of the 11 not all books were available in both kobo, Google play or apple. It’s a shame because I really do like this site.

    • Hi Jan. Thanks for letting us know.
      If you could reply to one of your Freebooksy daily emails you aren’t seeing Kobo books, the Freebooksy team would be happy to help take a look at your email and see if there are any issues on our end with your preferences.

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