Best EPUB Readers For Linux In 2021

Best EPUB Readers For Linux In 2021
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Best EPUB Readers For Linux In 2021

EPUB is the short form of Electronic Publication and you might have seen number of book that you have downloaded from internet in this format. Yes this is a common e-book format used by many E-Book software. In this post, we have listed out the some of the top and the best EPUB readers for Linux based operating systems exclusively in 2021.

Best EPUB Readers For Linux In 2021

In this list, you will also the answer for your following questions:

  1. How do I open an ePub file in Linux?
  2. What is the best ePub Reader for Linux?

Let’s star our list of best EPUB readers for Linux with:


As name says, GNOME BOOKS is a lightweight and easy to use EPUB reader for Linux. It’s included in the default set of core applications since GNOME 3.16.

Run the following command to install GNOME BOOKS on Linux:

sudo apt install gnome-books

2. Calibre

We have another powerful EPUB reader in our list and it is Calibre. Some of the feature that you will see in the Calibre are:

  • Save time on managing your e-book collection
  • Calibre supports all major eBook formats
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer
  • Download magazines from the web
  • Share and backup your library easily
  • Edit the books in your collection
  • Convert any ebook format to another
  • Cross platform

Download Calibre For Linux

3. Koodo Reader

Koodo Reader is a full-featured ebook reader. With this reader, you can easily read epub, pdf, mobi, azw3, and txt files. It is also a cross-platform EPUB reader that lets you to save your data to Dropbox and Webdav. One of the interesting feature of Koodo reader is it’s instant translation for over 30 language.

Some other features are”

You can customize the source folder and synchronize multiple devices using OneDrive, iCloud, Dropbox, etc.

Bookmark, Note, Digest, Shelf and Tag

Adjust font, line-spacing, background color, text color and margins

Support for Touch Screen

Night mode and Theme color

Text highlight, underline, Italic and shadow

Download Koodo Reader

4. Bookworm

Another feature rich EPUB reader in our list is Bookworm. The current version of Bookworm supports EPUB, PDF, MOBI, FB2, CBR, and CBZ. Bookworm is currently developed for Elementary OS. Bookworm is available as a PPA for Ubuntu (16.04 upwards) and other Ubuntu based systems.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bookworm-team/bookworm
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install com.github.babluboy.bookworm

5. Okular

How can we miss Okular from our list of EPUB reader it is a easy to use, feature rich EPUB reader from KDE. Okular allows you to read PDF documents, comics and EPub books, browse images, visualize Markdown documents, and much more. Okular supports many formats, including JPEG, PNG, GIF, Tiff, WebP for images; PDF, EPub, DjVU and MD for documents; CBR and CBZ for comics; and many more.

With Okular’s ‘Annotation mode’, you can easily add inline and popup notes, highlight and underline text, or even add your own text.\

Download Okular


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