Google Play Books & Audiobooks

4.7
2.23M reviews
1B+
Downloads
Content rating
Teen
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About this app

Google Play Books is the one app that you need to buy to 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’ve finished, find your next favourite from recommendations personalised 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 favourite 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 favourite authors and series.
* Discover new releases, best sellers and personalised recommendations across genres like romance, science fiction, mystery and thrillers, self-help, religion, non-fiction 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.
* Customise your reading experience. Adjust the text size, font type, margins, text alignment, brightness and background colours.
* Track your reading progress. See what percentage you’ve read and how many pages you have left.
* Organise 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 that you never run out of space.
* Use reading tools in children's books to get child-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 favourite 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 favourite pages while you read.
* Turn on Night Light to automatically adjust the background colour and brightness or set the app to use the OS brightness.
Updated on
2 Jun 2023

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
2.03M reviews
Sean David
13 May 2023
The app flips through ebooks okay, with flaws. If you're just reading page to page, it's okay. But if you want to go back, and review a chapter, it's not so simple. The navigation to the front of the book table of contents is wonky. Supposedly you tap the screen, but what happens is when you tap the word highlights and dictionary appears. Please make a slider or ability to get to table of contents. Secondly, the read aloud capability is awful. It is way too fast, and natural is not natural
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Chuck Hamman
12 May 2023
I really want to like Google books because audible forces you into a subscription plan. I'd much rather pay à la carte. however, I rely heavily on reviews when making decisions about what books to get. reviews are almost non-existent on this platform. It's probably because so few people use it. I also found that books are slightly more expensive here than an audible. sadly, I'm going back to audible. otherwise the experience is great.
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Explorer Blaze 64
10 May 2023
I enjoy reading comics from all my favorite franchises, and the app is easy to use. But, I do wish there was more to the app. I don't know, maybe some form of reading goal you could meet? This probably is just a me thing as well but I wish my bookshelf felt more like an actual bookshelf than just a list. It just adds more personality. Either that or make a actual bookshelf style widget. I also find it hard to search for the exact book I want the search doesn't seem to be that smart at all.
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What's new

Arriving in 2023.04.17
* Multiple library improvements, including multiselect, improved filtering, an unshelved shelf and an alphabetical index to jump to a specific title or author

Recently added
* Navigation improvements to reach series pages
* The wishlist tab