Ubuntu – What software can I use to view epub documents

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What software can I use to view .epub documents?

Best Answer

You can use calibre software for viewing .epub documents.

To install calibre from terminal:

sudo apt-get install calibre

Or click the icon below.

calibre Install calibre


If you don't want to launch the full calibre client just to view your ebook files you can add a .desktop launcher to calibre's inbuilt ebook viewer:

  1. Create a new .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications:

    gedit ~/.local/share/applications/calibre-ebook-viewer.desktop
    
  2. Copy and paste the following passage into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
    
    [Desktop Entry]
    Version=1.0
    Type=Application
    Terminal=false
    Icon=calibre
    Exec=ebook-viewer
    Name=Calibre Ebook Viewer
    Comment=Display .epub files and other ebook formats
    MimeType=application/x-mobipocket-ebook;application/epub+zip;
    StartupWMClass=calibre-ebook-viewer
    
  3. Save the file. You should now be able to launch Calibre's inbuilt ebook viewer both from the dash and through the right click "Open with" menu.