I'm not going to mince words here: books can be expensive. And when you are a particularly voracious reader, those $30 hardbacks and $16 paperbacks add up fast. Even ebooks can cost you upwards of $10, and in order to get access to many audiobooks you have to sign up for a monthly subscription. So, how can you get your hands on books for cheap? There are actually tons of websites and ebook lending libraries out there that offer millions of free books and audiobooks or books that cost a fraction of the original price. All it takes is some ingenuity, and a genuine desire to open yourself up to books you many not have considered reading before.
Below are five super easy ways that you can download countless ebooks and audiobooks right now, for free or for very little money. And for some, you don't even need to own an e-reader or a tablet to start reading. If you've got access to a computer or a smartphone, you too can be reading free and cheap books to your heart's content. The best part? You'll still be supporting authors, publishers and the book industry as a whole to be able to continue to make their art. It's the textbook definition of a win-win.