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    How to Read ePub Books on Windows PC?

    ePub is one of the most popular eBook formats in this age of digital books. Most devices support the format, including Nook, Sony Reader, iPad, Kobo, and more. But what if you don’t have an eBook reading device? Or if you have downloaded an ePub file to your PC, you won’t be able to simply open and read it. Having difficulties from Windows PC not being able to recognize the ePub format? Don’t worry, you still can read ePub on your PC. Here in this article, I am going to share 2 simple ways for you to view ePub files with PC. Both of them are totally free:

    Way1: Installing free ePub readers for PC.
    Way2: Using online ePub readers.

    Way1 - Free ePub Readers for PC

    There are many desktop tools which allow you to read ePub format on Windows. We have covered top 3 Windows ePub readers which we believe you all should know about.

    1. Adobe Digital Editions

    adobe epub reader for pcDeveloped by Adobe, a free and great program for reading ePub, as well as PDF documents. It can render and format the text correctly and clearly, support multiple bookmarks, create a local library, sort books, customize the size of text to the way you like. Once installed, this free ePub viewer for PC will open ePub files for you automatically.

    Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    Link: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
    Rating: ★★★★★

    2. Sony Reader Library

    sony epub viewer for windowsSpecially developed for Sony Reader devices, the software also has desktop version in order to help eBook fans to open and read ePub on Windows PC. With this Windows ePub reader, you can own the abilities of viewing ePub on PC, sync between PC and your device, shop eBooks, borrow books from your library. 2-page layout is also offered.

    Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    Link: http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/
    Rating: ★★★★★

    3. FBReader

    fbreader for windows pcOriginally released for the Sharp Zaurus in 2005, FBReader has already developed to be a free program for reading ePub on PC and many mobile devices. Compared with the above 2 tools, this one supports more formats, including ePub, HTML, CHM, MOBI, TXT, etc. However, it can’t render the coding part as good as other programs. Only have some basic features such as book mark and library managements.

    Platforms: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    Link: http://www.fbreader.org/
    Rating: ★★★★☆

    Way2: Online Tools for reading ePub on PC

    Don't want to install desktop tools onto your computer? Try the online tools now!

    1. Bookworm

    This is a free and online service helping you to store, open, and read eBooks. It is a part of O’Reilly Media. Just within 3 steps, you can read ePub easily: 1) Create an account and sign up. 2) Upload your ePub which you want to view. 3) Start reading with your browser.

    read epub on pc with bookworm

    Link: http://bookworm.oreilly.com/
    Rating: ★★★★☆

    2. MagicScroll for Chrome

    read epub with chromeIf you are using Google Chrome browser, the plugin is a perfect assistant for you to read ePub online or offline with Chrome. Install the plugin on your browser, create an account, then enter the app, you can see a pretty minimalistic interface, as well as great auto-scroll options available for reading.

    Link: MagicScroll for Google Chrome
    Rating: ★★★☆☆

    3. ePUBReader for FireFox

    read epub with firefoxThis is a handy add-on for FireFox users. Once you have downloaded the ePub file and installed the extension, you can open and read ePub with Firefox. Due to the simple, effective and customizable interface, you are allowed to change the background colors, fonts or other options to your own liking. Indeed, this plugin is much faster and better than bookworm service.

    Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/
    Rating: ★★★★★


    To get quicker distraction reading experience, EPUBReader add-on for Firefox is the best option. If you are traveling outside, then Bookworm is the best choice since it can store books and access wherever you are located. For normal needs to read ePub on PC in daily life, Adobe Digital Editions or Sony Reader is also the top choice.