There are a lot of freely available books out there. Check out The Creative Commons list at
O’Reilly has some good free technical ebooks
For contemporary fiction, I highly rate Cory Doctorow – all of his books are freely – and legally – available from
Finally, the Internet Archive has a huge collection –

Other than that, I suggest looking at all the different eBook shops out there. If the exchange rate is good, there’s nothing stopping you buying from abroad. You won’t even have to wait for delivery!