Bookship is a social reading app for sharing your reading experiences with friends, family and co-workers. And now you can read select books for free right inside the app!

Whether it's reading a great novel with your best friend across the country, a neighborhood book club, or a business book with your co-workers, Bookship is a virtual book club, enriching your reading experience and your relationships.

Chat, share thoughts and observations with your book club, post photos of a favorite passage or just where you're reading. A mobile-first, camera-ready, emoji-friendly experience!

Dogear your favorite passages, share your reading location with your reading buddies, even have Bookship extract a quote from a photo of what you're reading!

Bookship is great for book clubs, as well as just reading with friends. It keeps you in touch between meetings and brings you interesting content about the book to help you get ready for the meeting. Create Groups and Calendars for your readings - list your club members and where/when you are meeting. Bookship will take care of sending reminders to your group, on the schedule you request.

Read books FOR FREE right inside the app. Browse classic books from Project Gutenberg, Standard eBooks and other sources. Use our built-in eReader to read the book, sharing notes and comments with your friends RIGHT INSIDE THE book. Look for the "Read Free!" tag on the top left of the cover art for the book to see books you can read for free.

Bookship also provides unique book discovery and recommendations, with a special emphasis on books that are topical and perfect for book clubs! Get great ideas for your next group reading or book club! Browse by genre, with books being talked about by the leading book tastemakers. Keep a Reading List by using our Saved Books feature, so you can come back to interesting books later and keep track of what you’ve read.

Key features:
* Invite friends, family, co-workers to read a book together
* Keep your club member list and calendar right inside the app
* Post & react to comments, photos, links, video
* Get alerts when your friends post, keep in sync by sharing your location in the book
* Virtually "DogEar" a page or passage with a photo (& optionally extract quotes from a photo of a page)
* Tag posts as spoilers - they're hidden from others until they open them
* Browse unique book recommendations from leading tastemakers, book reviewers , best-seller and awards lists
* Keep and manage your Reading List by saving interesting books you find.
* Groups can keep a shared list of books for possible future readings
* Share quotes from a physical book via your camera. Or from your Kindle app directly.
* Get curated background reading, reviews, reading guides and videos about your book

What’s New

Version 6.4.3

Public, Sharable readings. Post a link to your Reading on your website, share to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn, & invite people to join by email or text message. Great for bookstores, workplace groups, meetups, or just meeting new reading friends!

This version allows comments to be formatted in Markdown, for rich text formatting, and to mention other users via @username.

This version provides "if you liked this, you'll like that" recommendations for Books, and an improved Groups page

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

VeraJ ,

A Wonderful Book Club App

Was looking for an app to have a “book club” with a few long distance friends. I tried a few different ones, but most were set up for in-person meetings, and I just wanted to discuss books long distance and have our chats separated by book. This app has been the perfect thing. It started out as a good structured way to recommend and talk about books with a few pals, but over the past year of using it it’s had tons of improvements and now offers supplemental readings about the books, has a nicer format, lets you invite people to read in different ways, and is really nice aesthetically.
It is simple and easy to use, and fulfills the exact purpose I needed it for... sharing books I love with friends, and getting to hear what they think.

ThomasWales91 ,

Perfect for Reading with Friends or a Book Group

BookShip is a natural way to share reading of any text. All the tools are there to communicate: photos, hyperlinks, excerpts and, of course, text. I’ve used it to read with large groups, small groups, long and difficult texts and shorter recreational reads. It makes group readings more fun and insightful.

Erik m W ,

Read with friends

Fun way to read a book with your friends


The Hawaii Project, LLC
34.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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