Can anyone suggest a nice eBook reader in Ubuntu?
Preferably something lightweight.
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I've not been happy with Calibre due to the translation functions outputting corrupt RTF's as well as the developer's aggressive lack of interest in providing packages. I usually just use OpenOffice to translate stuff to PDF (using Gentium Book Basic) and then use Evince which seems to work fine for me.
If you use Firefox and have it running most of the time you can read the .epub format e-books from within the browser with this extension http://www.epubread.com/en/
My suggestion would be Cool Reader 3. It's a simple install, and a very lightweight program (nothing so bulky as Calibre, which is nice software IF you have eBook hardware like e.g. a Kindle or a Sony, but overpowered for just a ePub viewer).
You can get Cool Reader by:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vovansrnd/coolreader sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cr3
I used to love fbreader but in ubuntu 17.04 it got problem while installing. So after a little googling I found Easy-Ebook-Viewer
sudo apt install git gir1.2-webkit-3.0 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 gir1.2-gtk-3.0 python3-gi git clone https://github.com/michaldaniel/Ebook-Viewer.git cd Ebook-Viewer sudo make install