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How to Read EPUB Ebooks

Here (see below) is a list of our 14 favorite apps and software for reading ebooks in the EPUB format.

The EPUB format reads beautifully on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones, including Android devices, and iPhones and iPads. This web page is a guide to our favorite software and apps for reading ebooks and documents in the format called EPUB.
Note: This page describes apps for reading EPUB ebooks and documents that have no DRM.

Zorba’s Ebook About Ebooks
For a deeper understanding of ebooks — and the revolution of reading in the digital age — see our ebook 
50 Benefits of Ebooks:
A Thinking Person’s Guide to the Digital Reading Revolution
This 66,000-word book is available in EPUB or PDF, from the Zorba Press site, here: 
http://zorbapress.com/?page_id=143



Where to Get Free EPUB ebooks

EPUB Reading Software and Apps

NameFor These PlatformsReads These Formats FeaturesNotesPrice ($ USD)For more information
iBooksMac OS XEPUBOrganizes your ebooks, changes font size and style, reads aloud, searches, make bookmarks, add highlights and notes, jump to chapters from the Table of Contents.Excellent now, and improves with every new update.FreeiBooks web page
Sumatra PDFWindowsEPUB and
PDF, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR
FreeSumatra web site
ReadiumWindows
Mac OS
Linux
EPUB and EPUB 3Readium is an extension for the Chrome web browser.FreeReadium web site
FBReaderWindows
Linux
Android
Mac OS X
EPUB and
FB2, MOBI, HTML, TXT, and more
FreeFBReader web site
CalibreWindows
Linux
Mac OS X
EPUB and
CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, DOCX, FB2, HTML, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, and more
Table of Contents, bookmarks, CSS, a reference mode, printing, searching, copying, customizing the rendering via a user style sheet, embedded fonts, and more.Excellent as a tool for converting from one format to another format.Free
supported by donations.
Calibre web site
Google Play Booksa web browser
Android
EPUBFreeGoogle Play Books web site
Librarusa web browserEPUBFreeLibrarus web site
OkularMac OS X
Windows
Linux
EPUB and
PDF, Postscript, DjVu, CHM, XPS
FreeOkular web site
STDU ViewerWindowsEPUB and
TIFF, PDF, DjVu, XPS, JBIG2, WWF, FB2, TXT, Comic Book Archive (CBR or CBZ), TCR, PalmDoc (PDB), MOBI, AZW, EPub, DCX and image files (BMP, PCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, WMF, EMF, PSD)
Designed for reading scientific and technical documents. Exports text from many of the formats it can read. FreeSTDU Viewer web site
Azardi EPUB 3 ReaderWindows
Mac OS
Linux
EPUB and EPUB 3Free (for personal use)Azardi EPUB 3 Reader web site
Aldiko Book ReaderAndroidEPUB and
PDF, ACSM
Free (limited version)
or $ 2.99 for the full version
Aldiko web site
MegaReaderiOS (iPads and iPhones)EPUB"Access over 2 million (and counting) FREE Books, Right From Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch."$ 1.99MegaReader web site
MarviniOS (for iPad and iPhone)EPUB$ 2.99Marvin ebook reader web site
BookreaderMac OSEPUB and
iBooks (including the new epub3 format with video, animations and interactive content)
FB2, HTML, webarchive (Safari), DOC, RTF, RTFD, TXT
Two-page Viewing Mode,
Page flipping animation,
customizable bookshelf and database, Table of Contents
Search Function, Bookmarks
Fullscreen Mode.
Text To Speech for vision impaired people
You can highlight text and your own notes, and then export these notes and highlights.
$ 9.99BookReader web site
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