Places to read free ebooks online include ProjectGutenberg.org, Archive.org and BookRix.com. Project Gutenberg has over 50,000 high-quality ebooks in multiple formats, all of which were at one time published, such as Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales." Thousands of volunteers assist in digitizing them and ensuring they are accurate.
Archive.org is a website dedicated to archiving video, audio, software, images and text. The website also contains a forum and "wayback machine," which allows the user to see cached versions of Web pages.
BookRix contains classic books and thousands of books submitted by independent authors. It also has a blog and social networking elements.