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Books is described as 'simple application to access and organize your e-books on GNOME. It is meant to be a simple and elegant replacement for using a file manager to deal with e-books. It's included in the default set of core applications since GNOME 3.16' and is a Ebook Reader in the news & books category. There are nine alternatives to Books for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is calibre, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Books are FBReader, Foliate, Cool Reader and EPUBReader.

Books alternatives are mainly Ebook Readers but may also be Ebook Libraries or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Books.
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    calibre

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Flathub
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    107 alternatives to calibre 

    Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.

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    1.  Built-in viewercalibre shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Portablecalibre can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionscalibre can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Lightweightcalibre consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    6.  Ad-freecalibre doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    7.  Ebook ConversionConvert your ebooks to various formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI…) and vice-versa with calibre.
    8.  Works Offlinecalibre can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Handwritten Notescalibre supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    FBReader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    94 alternatives to FBReader 

    E-reader application.

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    1.  Dark ModeFBReader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Foliate

    • Linux
    • FLATHUB
    • Snapcraft
    • BSD
    37 alternatives to Foliate 

    A simple and modern eBook viewer for Linux desktops.

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    1.  Dark ModeFoliate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Built-in DictionaryFoliate has a built-in dictionary where you can look up broader definitions of words.
    3.  Ad-freeFoliate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Text to SpeechFoliate allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Foliate.
    6.  Works OfflineFoliate can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Full-Text SearchFoliate lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    8.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Foliate without registration.
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    Cool Reader

    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    79 alternatives to Cool Reader  

    Cool Reader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices. Understands a number of text document formats, suppurt OPDS (in new ui-opengl version). Fully customizable palette, text reformatting with any font size, font...

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    1.  PortableCool Reader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    EPUBReader

    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    83 alternatives to EPUBReader 

    EPUBReader is a Firefox and Chrome addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don't need to install additional software!

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    ePub in Firefox


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    Bookworm

    18 alternatives to Bookworm 

    Read the books you love without having to worry about different format complexities like epub, pdf, mobi, cbr, etc.

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    Kavita

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    147 alternatives to Kavita 

    Lighting fast with a slick design, Kavita is a rocket fueled self-hosted digital library which supports a vast array of file formats. Install to start reading and share your server with your friends. book reader, self hosted, manga, comics, free, manhwa, e readers, electronic...

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    1.  Dark ModeKavita supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  LightweightKavita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. Lector Ebook Reader icon

    Lector Ebook Reader

    26 alternatives to Lector Ebook Reader 

    A Qt based ebook reader.

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  9. EPUB Book Translator icon

    EPUB Book Translator

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    81 alternatives to EPUB Book Translator 

    Translation of EPUB book into another language.

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