Today is Benjamin Franklin‘s 306th birthday, a day to remember the work of the famous publisher and author. 

To celebrate, we’ve collected five free digital books written by the great man–they can be downloaded in all eBook formats. We especially recommend the autobiography with illustrations by E. Boyd Smith (sample embedded above).

Follow these links to explore more free eBooks at Project Gutenberg: our 50 Free eBooks To Be Thankful For list, our Free Books for Halloween collection, our Free Herman Melville books list, our Free Edgar Allan Poe books collection, our Downton Abbey poetry reading list, our Free Bram Stoker collection and our Free Books That Inspired David Foster Wallace list and Free Books Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks Everybody Should Read.

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