7 best python free e-books to build your python skills

Here comes the best python free e-books to download and/or to read online which will build your python skills with lots of exercises, practices, example programs and many more.



Python is a general-purposehigh-level programming language[5] whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability.[6] Python claims to “[combine] remarkable power with very clear syntax”,[7] and its standard library is large and comprehensive. Its use of indentation for block delimiters is unique among popular programming languages.
Python supports multiple programming paradigms, primarily but not limited to object-orientedimperative and, to a lesser extent, functional programming styles. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of SchemeRubyPerl, and Tcl. Like other dynamic languages, Python is often used as a scripting language, but is also used in a wide range of non-scripting contexts. Using third-party tools, Python code can be packaged into standalone executable programs. Python interpreters are available for many operating systems.

I personally am fan of python programming language and its simplicity. I wanted to learn it real hard and get into depth of it. Therefore I quite researched on free online ebooks and ended up with these 7 free e-books among which you can select any of them and start coding. Books are always to guide you but its always better to keep a project in mind and start coding. Once you work on real life problem and start coding and looking over the related syntax it builds up your skill and also gives you depth knowledge on the language. So just picking a book and starting learning is not the way I think. Think a small project which you want to do in Python and start learning accordingly.

  1. Dive into python
    One of my favorite. I began from this book and coded few of my early python codes in it. I would recommend this to be the one of the beginning book you select to built your python basics. 
  2. How to think like a computer scientist
    I have read this book too. This book gives you the practical overview relating the real life problems and how to solve them in python. If you really want your brain to do some work and start learning python the scientist way then you should go with this one. you may go slow with this book but you will end up being an hard core programmer in python. 
  3. Python 101
      This document is a syllabus for a first course in Python
     This course contains an introduction to the Python
    language, instruction in the important
    and commonly used features
    of the language,
    and practical exercises in the use of those
  4. A byte of python
    This comes from one of my favorite writer who puts things in very simple way and any part of the book doesn’t make you feel that “oh why the hell is this so hard to understand?” . This book is perfect for any kind of python lover and beginner who wants an easy and progressing way of learning python. This one also comes under my personal recommendation.
  5. Learn python the hard way“The Hard Way is Easier” is exactly what they have coded in their book and more they tell about it is : Have you always wanted to learn how to code but never thought
    you could? Are you looking to build a foundation for more complex
    coding? Do you want to challenge your brain in a new way? Then
    Learn Python the Hard Way is the book for you.
    Now you know if you want to go with it. I haven’t personally looked over it. Will be looking over it soon.
  6. The Python TutorialThe official documentation are always best. Whether you follow some books or not this documentation is MUST to be opened in a browser while you learn python and/or you can have an offline copy of it. Download it form the site.


  7. Think PythonThink python will take you deep with awesome examples and make you work on it. This e-book tries to make readers practice each and every example they show up as they progresses and make use of it. You may also like to begin with this e-book.

    I know I have missed many free e-books out there. But this is my personal best collection of python e-books which I would recommend one to pick up for learning python and start doing some project. Feel free to add any other e-book if you think can be added above. :)

Chandan is a free software evangelist and founder of www.linuxcandy.com .