I like the iBooks App in Mac Os X, and the variety of books it allows you to read. I am in search for something similar for Ubuntu.


Your in luck, you can find Calibre Ebook library management in Ubuntu software center. It works like a charm.

It also handles a bunch of ebook-reader devices. It reads all (I think) book formats and can convert them too, if your reader does not support a given format.

  • 'bookstore app'!, Calibre - to the best of my knowledge is ibook 'management' software. – blade19899 Feb 13 '15 at 12:32
  • Yes and it also have a net-search button to get new books, in mine it dosnt search ibookstore, but I think it can be added, – Ken Mollerup Feb 13 '15 at 12:56
  • Yes, Calibre also lets you search through a number of online book stores if you want to buy a certain book, but the iBooks store is not one of them, nor can you add it. Moreover, Calibre does not handle books with DRM well: you can't read or convert a DRM-encumbered book. – Jos Feb 13 '15 at 13:28
  • Sorry about that, you are right it dosn't handle DRM, its a proprietary format! What do you read them uppon? If it's the ipad why not use the onbord Apple shopping icon? Unfortunately there is no iTunes app for Ubuntu - strange the Macs run Linux (BSD I think) – Ken Mollerup Feb 13 '15 at 14:09
  • I'm trying to use Calibre but it's design/interface/icons makes my wanna punch it. Not kidding. user-experience/user-design, horrible. Horrible. Horrible. – blade19899 Feb 13 '15 at 14:25

How about fbreader ? It's an ebook reader with a built-in library manager

It does not come with a lot predefined libraries.

However, you can add your favorite OPDS library in there.

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