Google Offers More Than One Million Public Domain Books in EPUB Format For Free Download

Google Books announced
[in its blog post](http://booksearch.blogspot.com/2009/08/download-over-million-public-domain.html) the availability of its over one million public domain books archive in EPUB format, in addition to existing PDF format.

By adding support for EPUB downloads, we’re hoping to make these books more accessible by helping people around the world to find and read them in more places. More people are turning to new reading devices to access digital books, and many such phones, netbooks, and e-ink readers have smaller screens that don’t readily render image-based PDF versions of the books we’ve scanned. EPUB is a lightweight text-based digital book format that allows the text to automatically conform (or “reflow”) to these smaller screens. And because EPUB is a free, open standard supported by a growing ecosystem of digital reading devices, works you download from Google Books as EPUBs won’t be tied to or locked into a particular device.

Visit [Google Books](http://books.google.com/) or [click here for the mobile version for iPhone](http://books.google.com/m).