Kobo Books 12+

eBooks & Audiobooks

Rakuten Kobo Inc.

    • Free



Join millions of readers around the world and access eBooks and audiobooks all with one app. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 6 million titles to choose from, there's something for every type of reader and listener.

Purchase eBooks and audiobooks directly from Kobo. They'll automatically appear in the app immediately afterwards.

The Kobo App makes reading even more comfortable and convenient:

• Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime, and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode.

• Our beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot, and see how much time is left at a glance. Schedule it to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep.

• Subscribe to Kobo Plus Read directly from Kobo and access hundreds of thousands of all-you-can-read eBooks every month.

• Read thousands of free eBook previews or listen to audiobook samples to help you find your next favourite.

• Start reading on one device and pick up on another. The Kobo App always remembers where you left off, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

• Share your love of reading on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your favourite quotes, notes, and thoughts from what you’re reading.

• Rate and review the books you’ve read or read reviews from booklovers like you!

• Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Traditional Chinese or Japanese.

• Listen to audiobooks while you drive with CarPlay. Download them before connecting to CarPlay, or else you won’t see them.

What’s New

Version 10.11.7

We continually update the Kobo Books App to improve on its reliability and performance.
• Here's what's new in our first release of 2024:
• We've improved our Search experience with an updated interface and the ability to filter results.
• We've introduced the ability to copy short selections from your eBooks, up to 600 characters at time.
• You can now keep the Kobo Books App for iPad open in split-screen view, so you can take notes or look something up without leaving your book.
Thanks for reading with Kobo Books!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
58.8K Ratings

58.8K Ratings

Saphira brightscales77 ,

Awsome app!

Love the app it’s so easy to use I recommend it to anyone that doesn’t like waiting for their books!

annagrana ,

Zero Stars

Deletes books, collections don’t sort alphabetically, randomly reverts according to who knows what sort algorithm.

Generally, a mess. Good for less than a dozen books. Definitely not a library.

And heaven forbid that it exist on more than 1 device.

Anybody produce a PDF book reader? Anyone else?

Developer Response ,

Hi there, We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with your books. If you ever have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to us through our Facebook page or twitter @kobohelp or contact our support team at www.kobo.com/help by filling out our web form.

Nichtau ,

Needs Fixing

I have contacted Kobo, and I am sure this issue will be fixed but... when readers stop reading a book the next time you want to read it you have to download it. This means that the app is pretty useless once you leave home.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for contacting us! We are very sorry to hear you are having issues with our services. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to us through our Facebook page or twitter @kobohelp or contact our support team at www.kobo.com/help by filling out our web form or send us a direct message on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Kobo.

App Privacy

The developer, Rakuten Kobo Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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