Stock up on free E-Books and audiobooks about The Beatles, David Bowie, The Strokes, One Direction, and more

Stock up on free E-Books and audiobooks about The Beatles, David Bowie, The Strokes, One Direction, and more

You've got online shows, merch you can have sent to your doorstep, and new singles coming at you. Now you can have more.

E-Book and audiobook subscription service Scribd is ready to give readers all the digital books they need for free for 30 days to get by during the coronavirus pandemic. 

"With millions of people around the globe staying close to home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, access to books and information is more important than ever before," Scribd CEO Trip Adler writes in a statement. "Our goal is simply to ensure everyone has access to their favorite books, authors, and quality content as we settle into our new normal for the next few weeks."

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The Hard Times: The First 40 Years

Format: Audiobook

Satire site The Hard Times' The First 40 Years pokes fun at punk and hardcore culture.

Listen here.


On Bowie - Rob Sheffield

Format: E-book

Rob Sheffield's On Bowie takes an introspective look into the creative legacy and impact of David Bowie in the music world.

Read it here.


Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division - Peter Hook

Format: E-book and Audiobook

Bassist Peter Hook gives readers an all-access pass to hear the story of one of the most influential rock bands in the world, Joy Division, with the first-hand experiences by one of the three surviving members of the group.

Read it here. Listen here.


Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World - Rob Sheffield

Format: E-book and Audiobook 

Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World takes a look at what The Beatles mean to the world today and how their influence has shaped the world.

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Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 - Lizzy Goodman

Format: E-book

Get a look at how the New York music scene grew in the first decade of the 2000's with Meet Me in the Bathroom by Lizzy Goodman. The book is packed with 200 original interviews with the likes of The Strokes, Yeah Yeahs, Franz Ferdinand, and the powerhouses behind the scenes.

Read it here.


Girl in a Band: A Memoir - Kim Gordon

Format: E-book

Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon shares her story with her memoir, Girl in a Band.

Read it here.


Revolution In The Head: The Beatles' Records and The Sixties - Ian MacDonald

Format: Audiobook

Get a fresh perspective on your favorite Beatles songs with Ian MacDonald's Revolution In the Head.

Listen here.


Just Kids - Patti Smith

Format: E-book and Audiobook 

With her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith looks back at her life as a poet and performer and pays tribute to New York City in the late '60s and '70s.

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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest - Hanif Abdurraqib

Format: Audiobook

Take a look at the early days and truth of A Tribe Called Quest as poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib digs deep into how the iconic rap group resonate with fans all across the globe.

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One Direction: Who We Are: Our Official Autobiography - One Direction

Format: Audiobook

Get an intimate look into the lives and stories of One Direction—from when they were rookies at X-Factor to the release of their third bestselling album Midnight Memories.

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