Google Play Books & Audiobooks

4.1
1.91M reviews
1B+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Google Play Books is the one app you need to buy and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and manga.

Choose from millions of best selling ebooks, comics, manga, textbooks, and audiobooks. Download your book to read or listen on the go. When you’re finished, find your next favorite from recommendations personalized just for you. Buy audiobooks and ebooks as you go - with no subscription required.


Choose from millions of popular ebooks, audiobooks, and comics
* Buy ebooks and audiobooks as you go - no subscription required.
* Preview samples before you buy.
* Get extra discounts on select bundles.
* Receive emails or notifications about new releases from your favorite authors and when your wishlisted books go on sale.
* Earn Google Play Points with every purchase, then exchange them for Google Play credit.
* Receive notifications or emails for price drops in your samples and new releases from your favorite authors and series.
* Discover new releases, best sellers, and personalized recommendations across genres like romance, science fiction, mystery & thrillers, self-help, religion, nonfiction, and more.

Best in class reading and listening experience.
* Read or listen on Android, iOS, or your web browser, even when you’re offline.
* Pick up where you left off on any device.
* Customize your reading experience. Adjust the text size, font type, margins, text alignment, brightness, and background colors.
* Track your reading progress. See what percent you’ve read and how many pages you have left.
* Organize your library into shelves. Use the new shelves tab to curate your library by theme or genre. View your shelves across Android, iOS, and the web.
* Save to SD card. Choose to save your books to the device or an SD card, so you never run out of space.
* Use reading tools in children's books to get kid-friendly word definitions, listen to specific words, or hear the book read aloud.
* Use Bubble Zoom for easier comic reading on a mobile device. Tap the page and watch your favorite comic or manga come to life.
* Take notes that sync with your Google Drive and share them with a group for easy collaboration.
* Look up definitions, get translations, save highlights, and bookmark your favorite pages while you read.
* Turn on Night Light to automatically adjust the background color and brightness or set the app to use the OS brightness.
Updated on
Jun 21, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review
4.1
1.91M reviews
Amelia Armstrong
June 11, 2022
I have used and loved Google Play Books for a long time. However, I have also simultaneously used the Kindle and Audible apps. I am really unhappy with the recent change that prevents buying books on those platforms. This is absolutely unacceptable and I expected better from Google. I will not be buying any more books on Google Play at least until that decision is reversed.
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Jackie Bell
June 11, 2022
I love Google Books because they have free read aload. I have chronic migraines so the free read aloud is a big plus for me. I only gave it a 3 because most books have so many pages with only 1 letter. It is very annoying!!!! Help!!! On my LG Stylo 6, when I use the read aloud feture it speeds up to around 3.65. I checked the speed of it to that on Audible. I have tried uninstalling Google Books it works for a week afterwards then goes back to it. My Google Audiobooks play just fine.
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Mark Rehberger
May 7, 2022
After trying out a few other apps, I ended up giving Google Books a chance. After all, how good could a free app really be?! I was very surprised how much better this app was for epub files than some of the for-purchase/subscription apps. The two pages view is flawless. I was specifically looking for that feature for children's picture books. Other apps struggled with that feature. I am very happy now.
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What's new

* Organize your library into shelves
* Filter search results by price, price drops, reading language, age range, special reading features, and more
* Download new books to an SD card
* Track your reading progress in ebooks
* Bug fixes, enhancements, and performance improvements