I got a nook for Christmas, and since then I’ve been looking for various ebooks to put on it. One of them I want is the scriptures, but unfortunately there isn’t a single, comprehensive edition that just works, and most sites, including the church’s, seem to be a collection of links that may or may not work, and may or may not contain any given book in a readable format. So below are links to the standard works in various ebook formats, and a variety of other books on church doctrine or history that are in the public domain, or free. Be warned, they are in a variety of formats with varying levels of readability, but I have tried to choose the best of the available options.
Book of Mormon/Bible
lds.org, This has the standard works in one massive e-book file. Just the text, no footnotes or study guides. Unfortunately, the large file size makes it very difficult to use the search functions to do any sort of cross referencing, especially since the nook’s software starts searching in the beginning (Old Testament) rather than my current page. It’s okay for reading or following along in class, but nearly useless for in-depth study.
Bible, This blog has a link to a downloadable pdf file of the bible. I haven’t seen how it handles on the nook, but it looks the same as a print edition, and includes the bible dictionary and topical guide.
Book of Mormon/D&C, Has the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price all available for download in a “readers edition,” which has the verse numbering removed. Each is in an individual file though, so they will be more useful with the search function.
Joseph Smith Translation, A 1907 book comparing verses of the “inspired version” with the King James Bible. Courtesy of archive.org. I haven’t had a chance to look it over thoroughly yet. Edit: the online version is scans of the book with side-by-side comparison, and quite clear, but the ebook is nearly unreadable.
lds.org, Some, but not all, of the current church manuals. All the “Teachings of Presidents of the Church” are available, but for some reason I don’t see this years Sunday School manual.
1828 dictionary, Webster’s 1828 dictionary of the English language. The definitions of words as they were used when the Book of Mormon was translated and many of the revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants were revealed.
James E Talmage, Openlibrary.org, it has links to all of James E. Talmage’s best known works, including Jesus the Christ, The Great Apostasy, The Articles of Faith, and the House of the Lord. His style is very academic, but interesting. Good to have just for reference.
Journal of Discourses, As these are in the public domain, you can find copies on google books and multiple other sites, but this provides a clean and professional copy, in e-book format, of all 26 volumes. Who has time to read that? This site also hosts the readers version of the scriptures and many other books from early-ish church history.
HymnBook, I still haven’t found one. Scratch that, just googled lds.org and here’s pdf files of all the hymns. Dowload, I’m not sure how that will work on an e-book reader though.
I’m going to keep working on this and update it as I find better links.