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What is BookReader?

BookReader – as you probably surmise – allows you to comfortably read books right on your Mac in a fully customizable layout. It supports all the most common formats:

  • ePUB
  • fb2
  • MOBI (Kindle)
  • PCR (Kindle)
  • iBooks (including the new epub3 format with video, animations and interactive content)
  • html
  • webarchive (Safari)
  • doc (Microsoft Word)
  • rtf
  • rtfd
  • txt

It is fully compatible with OS X 10.7 and newer and has been successfully tested on Retina displays.

BookReader now supports epub books with multimedia contents, es. html5 video, animations, interactive 3D contents, and all of that good stuff epub3 & html5 allows. As an example you can download epub with video from Download section.

Key Features

  • Natural Two-page Viewing Mode
  • Page flipping animation
  • BookShelf Customizable Database
  • Exportable Highlighting and Notes
  • Exportable Books Collection
  • Table of Contents
  • Search Function
  • Bookmarks
  • Fullscreen Mode
  • Text To Speech for vision impaired people
  • Fully customizable Keyboard Commands
  • Fully customizable Fonts, Sizes, Colors
  • Fully customizable Book Background
  • Fully natural Page-flipping Sound
  • Automatic Charset Encoding


  • English
  • Czech
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Chinese Traditional

What’s New in Version 5

  • New SUPERFAST e-Book Engine
  • Page flipping animation
  • BookShelf improvements
  • Completely Restyled Intuitive Interface
  • EPUB3 Support (video, animations and interactive multimedia contents)
  • Text Highlighting and Notes
  • Retina Display Ready
  • Simplified Preference Settings
  • Significantly Reduced Memory Use

BookReader is a native Mac Cocoa application developed by Leonid Mesentsev.
Copyright © 2012-2016 L.Y.Mesentsev. All rights reserved.

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