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Note: This project is no longer maintained, as I haven't had the time or motivation to continue working on it. BookBrowser will still work as-is (I still use it myself occasionally), but is unlikely to receive any new features or bugfixes.

An easy-to-use tool to generate a web-based ePub and PDF ebook browser. All you need to do is download it into the folder with your ebooks, and run it. There is also a demo.


  • Multiple book formats
    • epub
    • pdf
    • mobi (basic support)
  • Search
  • Advanced Search
    • Search any combination of fields
    • View all information in the results
  • List view
  • Responsive web interface
  • Update notifications
  • Browse by:
    • Author
    • Series (from calibre metadata)
  • Sorted by:
    • Last added
    • Alphabetically
    • Series
  • Web based reader
    • Custom fonts, colors, sizing, spacing
    • Remembers your position
    • Book search
    • And more
  • Search
  • And more
  • Easy-to-use
  • Fast
  • No extra dependencies


Reader Screenshots

Desktop Mobile

Advanced Search

System Requirements

The server works on all platforms.

The web interface works on IE 9+, Edge, Firefox 3+, Chrome, Safari 5.1+, Opera 17+, and Android browser 4.4+.

The web-based reader works on IE 10+, Edge, Firefox 28+, Chrome 21+, Safari 9+, Opera 17+, and Android browser 4.4+.


Usage: BookBrowser [OPTIONS]

  -a, --addr string      the address to bind the server to ([IP]:PORT) (default ":8090")
  -b, --bookdir string   the directory to load books from (must exist) (default "/home/patrick/src/BookBrowser")
  -h, --help             Show this help text
  -n, --nocovers         do not index covers
  -t, --tempdir string   the directory to store temp files such as cover thumbnails (created on start, deleted on exit unless already exists) (default "/tmp/bookbrowser946254949")
      --version          Show the version
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