Google Play Books & Audiobooks

3.9
1.92M reviews
1B+
Downloads
Content rating
Parental guidance
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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

Ratings and reviews

3.9
1.92M reviews
Niko Faershee
February 25, 2022
Read aloud is terrible after last update. I've used this up daily for years to listen to epubs through the Text to speech function. After the last update, I stopped being able to control the voice settings and it just speaks impossibily slow. I am forced to use the enhanced reading mode but it's unpractical. Changing the phone tts settings doesn't affect the app I've tried to clear and or reinstall everything, but nothing worked. Please help.
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A Google user
September 15, 2018
Great app, everything works well, apart from that little highlighting issue, just a small bug that randomly "moves" the selected text highlighting 1 or 2 letters before and removing the last letter selected, but it can be easily bypassed deleting the highlighted text, selecting the same word without the first 2 letters and adding the first letter of the next word to the selection, then, if you are lucky, it will select the word plus the empty space before the next word. Then, to "unlock" the bug and be sure that the next word will be correctly highlighted, you must go back to the previous page and highlight a random word. If you are lucky and it works, you can then remove the highlight and continue your reading. It happens just 1 every 3 words highlighted on average, so it is not a big issue, it just makes your reading more interesting and make you spend just 10 to 20 seconds every time it happens. Samsung tab S3. Great job, Google! :)
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Cathy xxx
July 3, 2022
I like Google Books, easy to use, easy to buy books. The feature I like best is the search to see where a phrase or name was used elsewhere in the book. I really like being able to highlight text and make notes & changing text size. I just discovered shelves, and the filters are great. But it is missing a shelf category group: Not on Shelf / On one shelf / On more than one shelf. I like sorting books, moving them to different shelves. Clicking on a book, you can't see what shelves it is on.
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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