Over the past few months, many free E-book download sites have been posted here on FILEnetworks Blog. This included both E-Learning torrent trackers as well as sites that contained direct download links for popular books. This post features Gigapedia, probably the largest E-Book download site that’s currently online. Gigapedia is not a torrent tracker – it offers verified download links to thousands of E-Books stored in one click hosting sites such as RapidShare.

gigapedia

For the unregistered user, Gigapedia will look like a simple book review site which does not offer any downloads. This however is far from the truth. Once you create a free account and log in, you’ll see what we mean. There are more than 150000 E-Books (both old and new) spanning across a wide variety of categories waiting to be downloaded. For example, close to 25000 books can be found in the ‘Computers/IT’ section alone. Educational material is not all Gigapedia has in store – I even managed to find complete TinTin and Asterix comic book collections to be online as well.

gigapedia categories 
See the numbers in leftmost column? That’s the number of books in that particular category!

Another nice feature of Gigapedia is the category specific RSS feeds. You can subscribe to any one of these feeds and get instant updates when new books are added.

Note that download links for a particular book can only be found in the links tab (located near top left hand corner of book description page):
gigapedia download links 
Links mostly point to one click hosting sites such as RapidShare, MegaShare, FileFactory, 4shared, megaupload and so on. All these links are verified – Gigapedia linking to fakes or virus infected files almost never happens.

There are however some downsides of Gigapedia as well.  The Google Custom search embedded into the site rarely helps you find the desired book. Instead of using that, I recommend you use the search located on top right hand corner of the page.
gigapedia search
 
Choose ‘Gigapedia’ from the drop down menu, enter your query and hit search.

If I remember correctly, this site was closed to public registrations a while back. Don’t worry - it’s currently open and you can create an account for free.

Site Name: Gigapedia (http://gigapedia.com)

Registration URL: http://gigapedia.com/register


8 Comments

  1. Dan // 2/14/2009 08:18:00 AM  

    This is awesome. Maybe I can save some $$$ instead of buying over-priced college text books =)

  2. Rajath // 2/14/2009 07:10:00 PM  

    Great site, splendid find. Thanks a lot. I'm indebted :)

  3. emperor of warez // 5/06/2009 06:10:00 PM  

    thanks buddy
    it's my fav site
    http://warez-freak.blogspot.com my site with some collection of books

  4. M. Faris // 8/17/2010 12:52:00 AM  

    i can't register on gigapedia. is it possible that you invite me? i'm gonna be honest with you, i'm not an uploader. i'm just a leecher. i'm just easily attracted to books with good title. thanks in advance.

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  6. jindi // 4/27/2011 11:34:00 AM  

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  7. Bilingsley // 2/25/2012 07:38:00 PM  

    Unfortunately, Gigapedia is now closed. In my opinion it was the third most important site on the web after google and wikipedia. Please join the effort to convince people of the importance of having the site working again. For a nice article on why it should continue its operation and how it can be (legally) done read this: Free illegal knowledge and how (not) to deal with it

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