Bookship is a social reading app for sharing your reading experiences with friends, family & co-workers. Chat, share thoughts and observations with your book club. Post photos of a favorite passage. Have Bookship extract a quote from a photo of a page you're reading. Create Groups & Calendars to manage your meetings. A mobile-first, camera-ready, emoji-friendly experience!

Whether it's reading a great novel with your best friend across the country or a neighborhood book club, or a business book with your co-workers, Bookship is your virtual book club companion. Build better relationships through books, and enrich your reading experience along the way.

Read classic books 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 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:
* Browse unique book recommendations from leading tastemakers, book reviewers, best-seller and awards lists
* Invite friends, family, co-workers to read a book together
* Post & react to comments, photos, links, video
* Video chat with your group right from Bookship. No more scheduling, invites and waiting rooms. Completely secure, free and private by default - or open it up to anyone?
* Write reviews when you finish your books and share them with the world!
* Get alerts when your friends post; keep in sync by sharing your location in the book
* Tag your comments as spoilers - they're hidden from others until they open them
* Use the Virtual Highlighter to highlight passages (and extract quotes!) from physical books, and share them with friends.
* Keep & manage your To Be Read List (TBR) by saving interesting books you find in the app.
* Use our handy barcode scanner to remember books you find in a bookstore
* Groups - keep your group member lists & Group-specific TBRs inside the app.
* Calendars - schedule your Group meetings & automatically send reminders.
* Read classic works for free right inside the app! Tens of thousands of classic works are available.
* Social Reading lets you highlight and comment right inside the book, and share with your group.
* Share readings on social media and websites to open them to the public!

Bookship Premium is a monthly subscription that helps you get the most out of your reading and your reading groups.

* Book Briefings provide curated content about your book - reading guides, author interviews & reviews. Great for getting ready for your book club meeting!
* Bookship Premium enables groups with 10+ members. (Groups with less than 10 members are free.)
* Ad-free experience. Bookship Premium is guaranteed ad-free, and helps us keep Bookship going!

Bookship Premium is $2.99 per month in the U.S. Prices will vary by your location. Get started with a 2-week free trial!

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What’s New

Version 8.5.3

This version introduces Personalized Book Recommendations for Bookship Premium customers. Get book recommendations based on your reading tastes, favorite authors and current events!

Live Video! Bookship Live is secure, private, unlimited and free Video Chat with your reading group, or anyone on Bookship. No more scheduling, invites and logistical trouble. Just hit the Video icon and you are live with your group.

Reviews: now you can write reviews of your books and post them in your Reading or the Cafe to discuss with others.

Meet the Author! Bookship now lets you connect with bestselling authors and have them join your book club meetings live! Browse our large (and growing!) list of participating authors, and start a reading of one of their books, and we'll be in touch to arrange a virtual meeting with your book club!

The Café: meet interesting people that love the same books you do in the Cafè, a public forum where Bookship members can discuss any book they like, or start a public Reading anyone can join!

(this version also includes a variety of improvements to the display of Calendars and Comments)

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App Privacy

The developer, The Hawaii Project, LLC, 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:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Other Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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