The Metropolitan Museum of Art has put PDFs of all their out-of-print works available for free online.  Bad news is, they're the kind of PDFs that you can't copy the text out of, so if you want to convert to another format you'll have to OCR them first.  Good news is, there's a lot of really cool books there for free.
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([personal profile] jumpuphigh Jan. 6th, 2012 01:35 am)
I just used squee!Book to translate a fanfic to epub format for my ereader and noticed that it now accepts Dreamwidth links for stories. My life has just gotten much better!

If you've never used it before, you plug in the title, author, and link to the story or the text of the story and it will create a book for you to save on your computer. It looks like you can use a photo to create a custom cover as well but I haven't played with that yet.

According to the site, it accepts links from "Fanfiction.net, Livejournal, Dreamwidth & AO3...[and]text from other URLs will need fixing...."
It will create a book in these formats: .txt .html .pdf .rtf .fb2 .epub .mobi

ETA: The About page made me laugh. It's also full of other good information that I didn't know and thus, did not share with you.
Forgive me if this has already been posted about.

Many of you already have a stand-alone EPub reader on your computer such as Calibre, which is wonderful for reading and converting formats, but if you are wanting something quick and easy to collect your EPubs, then consider getting this addon for your Firefox:

http://www.epubread.com/en/

You can just click on an EPub link (such as at Project Gutenberg), and the book will download and place itself into your EPub catalog within Firefox, where it is always available to you for reading. It's like magic. :)
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