Kobo Books - eBooks Audiobooks

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About this app

Join millions of booklovers across the globe and access your very own portable reading world. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 5 million titles to choose from, there’s something for every type of reader and listener.

Introducing audiobooks from Kobo—our brand new expertly curated collection. Discover the best deal on audiobooks when you subscribe. You earn Kobo Super Points every purchase. With all your eBooks and audiobooks together, the Kobo App is all you need.**

The Kobo App allows you to browse our growing collection of the world's best eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, and children's books, to enjoy instantly on your smartphone or tablet. Search by author, title, topic or genre to discover your next great read.

Check out Kobo’s free eBook selection to discover a new favourite.

Take a look at our most popular and trending eBooks, updated hourly!

Browse now on the Kobo website.

The Kobo App makes reading even more comfortable and convenient:

• Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime, and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode.

• Our beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot, and see how much time is left at a glance. Schedule it to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep.

• Discover recommendations just for you for eBooks and audiobooks we think you’ll love. Read thousands of free eBook previews or listen to audiobook samples to help you find your next favourite.

• Start reading on one device and pick up on another. The Kobo App always remembers where you left off, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

• Rate and review the books you’ve read or read reviews from booklovers like you!

• Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, or Japanese.

**Audiobooks available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. You can listen to audiobooks on smartphones and tablets running Android version 4.4 or higher.
Updated on
Aug 30, 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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

222K reviews
Curly Bibliophagist
September 17, 2023
This app drives me bananas. Some of the authors I follow switched from the other seller because of difficulties. I like the lower prices but it is so hard to find the books or audios I am looking for or to chhose the audio version. It doesn't seem intuitive to me. The last week or so, it has been hanging and won't open. Now it is stuck on the Rakuten screen.
5 people found this review helpful
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Kobo Books
September 17, 2023
Hi, We are sorry to hear you’ve had this experience, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via Facebook/Twitter or our support team via chat at http://kobo.com/help. We are always happy to help!
Adie Muller
September 12, 2023
It's really annoying that the app doesn't save your place after you close the book. Even if I use a "bookmark" it keeps reverting back to earlier in the book and I have to flip forward pages until I get back to where I was. I also wish there were better settings for reading; I want to change the font size, but it makes the spacing look all crazy because it's only ever "justified" alignment. PS. Kobo, if you actually read this, please don't copy and paste the same generic reply as all the others
3 people found this review helpful
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Kobo Books
September 12, 2023
Hi! We are sorry to hear you're having this experience with using the bookmark feature. Please try these steps: Mark a book as ‘Finished’ on your Kobo eReader – Rakuten Kobo (https://help.kobo.com/hc/en-us/articles/360017481154-Mark-a-book-as-Finished-on-your-Kobo-eReader) If you ever need more assistance, please reach out to us through our Fa...
James Rogers
August 14, 2023
It's mostly good. Let's call it good enough. The lack of continuous scroll is a bit annoying. The inability to turn on a clock in one of the corners is disappointing. It is slow to format pages on chapter transitions, and produces some odd and off-putting visual chaos while it gets its layout sorted. However, it seems to be stable if a bit chonky feeling. I don't love it, but then i want it to display books, not walk down the aisle next to me. It's perfectly adequate.
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What's new

"For our passionate readers who love books as much as we do, we update the Kobo Books app as often as possible to continually improve on its reliability and performance.

Here's what's new in our latest release:

• Bug fixes and general improvements.

Thanks for reading with Kobo Books!"