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A simple, focused eBook reader

Author: Siddhartha Das

Read the books you love without having to worry about the different format complexities like epub, pdf, mobi, cbr, etc. This version supports EPUB, MOBI, FB2, PDF, FB2 and Comics (CBR and CBZ) formats with support for more formats to follow soon.

Check the Bookworm website for details on features, shortcuts, installation guides for supported distros : https://babluboy.github.io/bookworm/

Building, Testing, and Installation

You'll need the following dependencies to build and run on Ubuntu/Debian based distros:

  • unzip
  • poppler-utils
  • unar
  • html2text
  • python2
  • libgtk-3-dev
  • libgee-0.8-dev
  • libgranite-dev
  • libsqlite3-dev
  • libxml2-dev
  • webkit2gtk-4.0
  • libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37
  • libpoppler-glib-dev
  • meson
  • valac
  • gettext
  • curl
  • ninja-build
  • appstream

Run the command below to install the above on Ubuntu and Debian distros:

sudo apt-get install unzip poppler-utils unar html2text python2.7 libgtk-3-dev libgee-0.8-dev libgranite-dev libsqlite3-dev libxml2-dev webkit2gtk-4.0 libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 libpoppler-glib-dev meson valac gettext curl ninja-build appstream git

Run git clone to download the source code, meson build to configure the build environment and run ninja test to build

git clone https://github.com/babluboy/bookworm.git
cd bookworm
meson build --prefix=/usr
mkdir -p build && cd build
ninja

To install, use ninja install, then execute with com.github.babluboy.bookworm

sudo ninja install
com.github.babluboy.bookworm

Screenshots

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Two Page View screenshot

Bookworm Dark Mode screenshot screenshot

Library List View screenshot

Bookworm Preferences screenshot

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