Our beloved website Bookzz.org is not accessible for quite some time. And it won’t be restored on a new domain. They may have been since early 2018 created many looks alike websites using a similar domain name to Bookzz org. But none of those sites offers as many free books as they did in the past. What is worse, that they not only provide fewer books, but the main issue is that these websites have malicious software on their website. While I was researching a few things for this article, I have read horror stories on forums and Reddit, how several people got their computer and even mobile phone infected with different types of viruses.
Some people even lost their whole PayPal balance, because they had stored a password in their browser. I will put a list of websites here, which, if I were you, I would instead not visit, to stay safe. And of course, I will offer you the best legal Bookzz alternatives in 2019.
List of fake, scammy and not trustworthy Bookzz lookalike sites:
This one is trying to make you feel like you are visiting the old site, but most people have reported that when downloading from this website, they have infected their pc with a virus. Also, they do not have an SSL certificate, which is scaring me. And of course, they do not have any rights to any of the content that they serve. So it is only a matter of time when this website is going down because of the pirated content.
Booksc is another fake site. Yes, they offer quite a lot of books, especially foreign authors. But I am not trusting this site. I have read quite a few bad reviews for this one also. And guess what? All the content is pirated. Well, maybe I am wrong, and they have some creative commons ebooks on there too. So let’s say 99% of the content is pirated, and they do not have the right to distribute it, so again. It is only a matter of time when this website is going to be shut down.
Library Genesis is another illegal bookz.org alternative website, which I would you to be as far as possible from. Well, if you want to get into trouble and on top of that harm your computer, then go ahead and try to download any of their 2 000 000 files. Library Genesis is a website with name servers located in Russia. Or at least they had them when I was writing this article, but I highly doubt something has changed since then.
I am going to say the truth out loud this time. I can’t believe that this website is still online. Considering how much-pirated content they have on their website and also how many visitors they are getting each month, I genuinely do not understand how this one is still online.
Best up to date legal alternative websites
Bookzz, in a way, is reminding me of MusicPleer because when it came to downloading free mp3 music, MusicPleer was a go-to site for everyone I know, and I feel the same way about Bookzz, but only when it comes to downloading eBooks, pdf books and articles. The website is shut down for a hot minute, and still, most of their old users have no clue where to get books now. The thing is that Google results are flooded with clone sites, which have a weak library of books, and most of them can harm your pc. I have even seen viruses on iPhones and Android phones, which sounds even scarier for me, because I know my ways around PC, but I have no idea what to do if my mobile phone got infected with a severe virus.
As I said, the Google search results for Bookzz org can offer you quite weird sites. Especially if you are outside of the US, the ads on the website and redirects are even worse. So if I were you, I would try out one of these alternatives, rather than visiting sites with highly malicious content on them.
Amazon Audible is my number 1 Bookzz alternative!
I know that with Audible, you can get only free audiobooks. But if you go through this link, you will receive a 30-day free trial, in which you can download audiobooks for free and what is most important, legally. I am not going to lie to you. I love Audible. And yes, I was reading a lot just a few months ago. I am commuting pretty much every day, so I was reading good 2-3 hours a day while commuting. But when I discovered Audibly, my life changed. I have realized that I am much more efficient when I am listening to the book rather than reading it. Yes, I know that it sounds almost crazy, but let me explain.
I can already listen to the book with my Bluetooth headphones when I am packing my things, and I am going to the train station. When I was reading, I had to be first at the train station. Also, when I am commuting now, I focus on nature. Maybe from time to time, I focus on my phone, but other than that, I get a smooth experience of that book. Back then, when I was reading the book, I was hearing noises all the time, and I had to try to block them. To stay focused on my reading, and now I don’t have to. Also, what is also great now, I do not have to sit or have enough space when I am standing. I don’t need any extra space for a book or pdf reader in my bag. So if you ask me, the best Bookzz alternative is Audible.
Google Ebook store
This one is mainly for Android users. But if you do not have an android device, you can still access the Google ebook store, but it will be a long process rather than going there straight from the android phone. But hey, if you are an android mobile or tablet owner, you can go quickly to “Google Play,” and then you need to go to the “Books” section. When you are there, you need to choose if you want to search for only free books. Or if you’re going to go to the paid section alone, you can. I will share with you later on tutorial how to get gift cards for google play, so you will be able to get these downloaded for free at the end of the day.
This one is entirely free to download any book, which is hosted on their servers. But as the name suggests, all the ebooks are science-related. But I got a few good ebooks from this website. It is easy to use, and I can recommend it to you.
This is, to my knowledge, the best completely free Bookzz clone. They offer only free ebooks, but they have 1000s of them in almost every category. Most of the books are from international authors, but I have found great reads over there also.
This website is again mainly as the name suggest computer-related ebooks. Most of the books are covering topics like programming languages, for example, c, c++, PHP, Python, SQL, Java, and many others. Of course, there are many other topics. But programming languages or tutorial ebooks seem to be the primary category over there.
In the last few years, Amazon Kindle has gained a lot of new users. It is evident to me that this option is not for everyone. But again, you will get a lot of books for free and if not they are for a very reasonable price. But I feel like most people would even use Amazon Kindle as a similar alternative to Bookzz, but I feel like they do not know that you can get Amazon Kindle books for your notebook. Which I think is quite comfortable, especially while traveling or even at home. Nowadays, laptops are so light that you can read even at home and “travel” from room to room without any issues. Maybe I am wrong, but Amazon Kindle has a more massive library than Audible, so if I were you, I would give it a try.
Did I tell you that you can get a month for free on Amazon Kindle? No? My bad, I should maybe start with that, if you click on this link. A new tab will open with a limited offer of the 30-day free trial on Amazon Kindle. If I were you, I would try at least this alternative, because this might be the best one out there.
Crazy Ebooks – Free Trial
They offer a 7-day free trial. I quite like their platform, and since they are offering seven days free of charge, why not to try them. If you want a free 7-day trial, click here.
Media Bridge – Free Trial
These guys are also offering a 7-day free trial. They have a massive library of ebooks, and since it is free, why not try it, right? If you want to get access to a 7-day free trial, click here. I would try it as soon as possible since this is a limited offer.
My Final Words
Hopefully, this article helped you. I have listed several sites, which you should 100% stay away from if you don’t want to get into any legal trouble or harm your device. And also, I have listed the best legal alternative websites which are like Bookzz once was. I believe that at least one of the options will be an excellent fit for you. If I were you, I would get a free trial on several of those sites. And I would test which one fits the best for your needs. As I mentioned, my favorite one is Audible. But we all have different preferences on how to consume content and even the categories we like. Some of those websites will have more content in specific categories and the other in others. This is why I am recommending you to test all of those legal alternatives. Use them for a bit. And then choose the one which is the best fit for you.