Individuals wanting to learn and develop their understanding of the Perl programming language have a huge selection of books to choose from. There are hundreds of enlightening Perl books that are available to purchase at reasonable cost. However, given that Perl is an open source programming language, with an eclectic heritage written by Larry Wall and a cast of thousands, it is satisfying to see that some authors have made their Perl publications available to download without charge, and released under a freely distributable license.
The focus of this article is to select some of the finest Perl books which are available to download for free. The majority of the books featured here can also be freely distributed. So get reading, learning and sharing.