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Free, Downloadable Masonic Books

The following links will take you to Masonic websites where you can browse from a list of many different Freemason books which are in .PDF format.

If you are curious about the craft and want to learn more about Freemasonry, the links to other Masonic websites which offer them are below.

Disclaimer - In linking to these, I am under the assumption that each of the books is in the public domain and not currently under copyright. If you find any books or articles which are still under copyright, and are not free to download or read without authorization, please contact me and I will remove the link to them. Thank you.

Old Masonic Books in .PDF Format - Courtesy of Halifax Lodge No. 81.

Masonic Books Which Are Free To Read, Online Only

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Hardback and Paperback Books

The Masonic books, below, are hardback and paperback books which are available for purchase.


For a New Brother

Carl H. Claudy has an easy-to-read style in which he imparts Masonic truths: 

  • Introduction to Freemasonry - By Carl H. Claudy
    - 3 books (EA, FC, MM)
    (Very short Masonic books which are excellent for understanding each of the 3 degrees)

  • Old Tiler Talks - by Carl H. Claudy
    (Excellent for a new Brother or as a gift to a new brother)

  Masonic Lodge Administration

Masonic Words and Phrases

Masonic Quiz Books

Freemason Books of Masonic Symbols

  • The Craft and Its Symbols - Allen E. Roberts
    Provides an in-depth explanation of each of the 3 degrees and Masonic symbols within them.  This is a good Masonic book for Freemasons and non-Freemasons, wives and anyone who is curious about the Craft.)

Masonic Encyclopedias


Prince Hall Affiliated Freemason Books

Freemason Books - Thrillers, Fiction, Bestselling, Most Popular, Novels

The Lost Symbol     

by Dan Brown




Dan Brown’s longtime editor, Jason Kaufman, vice president and executive editor at Doubleday said, “Nothing ever is as it first appears in a Dan Brown novel. This book’s narrative takes place in a 12-hour period, and from the first page, Dan’s readers will feel the thrill of discovery as they follow Robert Langdon through a masterful and unexpected new landscape. 'The Lost Symbol' is full of surprises.”

“This novel has been a strange and wonderful journey,” said Brown, a native of Exeter who now lives in Rye Beach, N.H. “Weaving five years of research into the story’s 12-hour timeframe was an exhilarating challenge. Robert Langdon’s life clearly moves a lot faster than mine."


The DaVinci Codethe davinci code
    by Dan Brown
Bestselling, entertaining, page turning Masonic thriller.  Plot:  Murder in the Louvre Museum in Paris.  Was Jesus Christ married to Mary Magdalene?  A battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei.  Hardcover edition has secret code on the inside front cover.  Can you decrypt the code? 
Angels & Demons: A NovelAngels and Demons
    by Dan Brown
Masonic Thriller.  Bestseller.  Plot:  Vatican intrigue coupled with sinister Illuminati figures and hi-tech drama. 
Focaults Pendulum (Picador Books)Focaults Pendulum
    by Umberto Eco
Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of FreemasonryBorn in Blood - The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry
    by John J. Robinson
This book is an attempt to trace the unknown history of Freemasonry back to the Knights Templars.  The author, after writing this book, became a Freemason.
Holy Blood, Holy GrailHoly Blood, Holy Grail
by Michael Baigent & Richard Leigh


The authors hypothesize that Jesus married Mary Magdalene, had one or more children, and that their children and descendants emigrated to what is now southern France.  Once there, they intermarried with the noble families and eventually became the Merovingian dynasty, whose special claim to the throne of France is championed today by a secret society called the Priory of Sion. 


While the above thrillers, and bestselling fictional novels contain Masonic references and characters, please remember that they are for entertainment purposes.

Please do not mistake them for factual, scholarly accounts of history or current events.

They are not reference books, as are the Freemason books in the other categories.  They are novels. That said, they do make for a great read.




Rare Masonic Books

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