Google Play Books & Audiobooks

In-app purchases
4.7
2.48M 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
Feb 20, 2024

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

Ratings and reviews

4.7
2.25M reviews
Greg Debonne
February 18, 2024
Google Play Books is serviceable. It's not quite as good as the Kindle app in that when you look up a word in an e-book on Kindle, the initial definition shows up without taking the reader away from the virtual page of their book; and if one goes to the dictionary to expand the definition result, it's much easier to get back to the virtual page of the book. Whereas in Play Books, looking up a word automatically takes the reader out of the book, and it's not quite as efficient getting back.
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Isabella Hyde
January 30, 2024
Used to be a great app, I've used it off and on for YEARS. However, I just re-download it onto my current phone and I'm having the same issue mentioned in some of these other recent reviews. The app opens to a blank menu, but shows my emails when I click on the options. Clicking on an email does nothing, there's no other buttons and clicking anywhere but those options closes the app immediately. I hope they fix the bugs soon, bc I've always enjoyed using it before
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Alex Carter
January 15, 2024
Upon download, it asks me to select a Google account. However, the menu is entirely white and clicking on an option does nothing. Clicking anywhere else on the screen crashes the app. Unfortunately, it's entirely unusable in this state. I've tried uninstalling & reinstalling it, force stopping it, restarting my phone, etc. Nothing seems to work. I'd really like to use this app, so I hope this is fixed swiftly!
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Google LLC
January 16, 2024
Hi Alex. Sorry to hear you're having issues with your app. These steps are for the Play Store but should also help with your Play Books app: https://goo.gle/2tPy0rx. If not, please contact us directly: https://goo.gle/2QyJZSb. Hope this helps.

What's new

Arriving in 2023.6.12

* Reading practice feature is now available in select books in Tools for beginning readers. The microphone needs to be turned on to hear you, yet won‘t keep anything you say.

Recently added
* Multiple library improvements, including multiselect, improved filtering, an unshelved shelf, and an alphabetical index to jump to a specific title or author
* Navigation improvements to reach series pages
* The wishlist tab