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
May 17, 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

4.1
1.91M reviews
Robert P.
May 18, 2022
One of the best apps I have. I've downloaded dozens of books over the years. An amazing access to copies of rare books from the 1800s and earlier and most are FREE. Recent changes to allow downloading to a SD card has saved me several gigabytes on my hard drive. I collect old books and this app allows me to review many of them before I decide to purchase.
58 people found this review helpful
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L D
May 19, 2022
Really, really, REALLY feature-poor. Google just keeps putting out official apps that are worse than the worst free alternative. Can't change font, colors, can't change from pages to continuous scrolling. It's almost impressive that they've managed to make ebooks just as inconvenient and uncustomizable as physical print.
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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