Scribd For Online Chess Book Reading, Downloading

Scribd For Online Chess Book Reading, Downloading

RussBell
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Scribd.com has lots of books, including chess books, to read online, and to download. You can browse/search content for titles, or by subject, e.g. 'chess' etc. for free. Otherwise, to read or download content the site is fee-based - about $9USD per month (you can easily cancel at any time). They also have a 1-month free trial offer.

The online reading (Books menu) and the download functionality (Documents menu) are mutually exclusive areas of the website, with separate content.  That is, titles available for reading are not necessarily available for downloading, and vice-versa.  The downloadable books are actually copies of books in pdf and Word document format which Scribd subscribers have uploaded to the site. 

You can download copies (under the Documents menu only) of books using the free trial.  In fact, over a period of several hours of browsing and searching chess titles/topics I have downloaded dozens of chess books while using the free trial. 

Based on my extensive experience using it, the site is safe and easy to use.

For example, two excellent books to get started playing good chess - from the "Books" menu Pandolfini's Ultimate Guide To Chess by Bruce Pandolfini, and from "Documents" menu The Complete Idiot's Guide To Chess by Patrick Wolff. 

PDFdrive.com

I have recently (10 December 2020) used the document/book download site PDFdrive.com to download PDF copies of chess books.  I was able to download for free, without creating an account or login.  From my brief experience with it, the site appears safe and seems to work reasonably well.  Its search function is fairly basic and not quite as sophisticated as Scribd, but is nevertheless useable.  Also, at this point in its existence it does not appear to have as many chess books as Scribd.  But you may find something of interest there.  In my view it is worth checking out.

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