Read a book on Goodreads (literally!)

Posted by Louise on March 17, 2010
If you poke through our book pages, you might notice a new "read ebook" button next to the usual button to download available ebook formats of certain books. That button links to our brand spanking new ebook reader.

The ebook reader will allow you to read books directly in your browser. Most of the ebooks currently come from feedbooks and are in the public domain, but we're constantly adding more.

It's still in beta for now because there are issues to work through, but give it a try. If you're signed in, you can even save your place in the ebook and come back to it later (it's automagic).

For users of our mobile site, there's even an iPhone appropriate version when you navigate to the ebook reader on the iPhone browser.

Pro tip: tap the left and right of the screen to scroll the screen up or down.

A couple of ebooks to get you started:

Alice in Wonderland
Heart of Darkness
Little Women

If you find a bug, let me know in this thread in the feedback group.

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message 1: by Cait (new)

Cait For users of our mobile site, there's even an iPhone appropriate version when you navigate to the ebook reader on the iPhone browser.


message 2: by Heather (new)

Heather This is great - thank you.

message 3: by Wendy (new)

Wendy White I shall have to try this out with my Android phone.

message 4: by Reader (new)

Reader You should be able to download the books for the Nook. I have one and would love to be able to download books from here onto my Nook. Can you do that or do you have to be B&N to do that?

message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

how can u read a book in goodreads?

message 6: by Daniela (new)

Daniela castilo ive tryed but cant do it

message 7: by Mariel (new)

Mariel can't you read at goodreads online?

message 8: by Parislover (new)

Parislover Santiago how to read a book from goodreads?

message 9: by sabs (new)

sabs yh how do you read books online on good read

message 10: by Strawberry (new)

Strawberry how do you get to read a book on goodreads because how come it call goodread even though we dont get to read a simple book?

message 11: by Maggi (new)

Maggi r these three books only available here? pls let me knw

message 12: by Gaurav (new)

Gaurav This is awesome! The "save place" feature doesn't yet seem to be working on either Opera or Safari browsers for me, but it's exactly the feature I'm looking for. I'm sure I'll be using this a lot in the future!

message 13: by Judina (new)

Judina williamson how do i read the book i say i want read

message 14: by Cindy.n457112 (new)

Cindy.n457112 how do i read the book???

message 15: by Sina (new)

Sina how to read a book i wonder on the internet on goodread
can any one help it'll be appreciated

message 16: by Taher (new)

Taher Me too i want know how nan iread abok from good read can any one help me ..

message 17: by Taher (new)

Taher Can* ,, book * ..

message 18: by Jacqueline (last edited Oct 14, 2011 10:36PM) (new)

Jacqueline ok so for all of you that want to read book on goodread first you have to pick a book you like then next to it will be a button. its on the right. click on it. now your book is saveed. click on your book and another page will pop up. on the page there will be a book and some description on the right. underneath the book you will see something like google preview if you use gmail. click on that and enjoy your book. :):):):):)
tell me if i helped

message 19: by Iana (new)

Iana Jacqueline,thank you it´s realy worked :)

message 20: by Surer (new)

Surer Aden I cant read the books i want to read ined HELP PLS HELP ME!!!!!!!!

message 21: by Ali (last edited Nov 07, 2017 12:08AM) (new)

Ali icloud sign in
really thank you

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