Bookshelf helps you track your books, build a lasting reading habit, and better remember what you read.

Add books you’ve read, books you’re reading, and books you want to read. Improve your reading habits with insightful stats and trend reports. Stay motivated with reading goals, streaks, and reminders. Remember what you read by writing and reviewing notes and quotes.

• Quick Add - Build your library by searching through millions of books, scanning any book's barcode, or adding your own.
• Book Lists - Find your next great read with our NYT Bestseller lists and hand-curated collections.
• Everything Tracker - Easily manage book collections, reading status, star ratings, reading dates, and more for all your books.
• Reading Sessions* - Pick up a book, start a session, and we’ll track everything so you can focus on reading.

• Reading Stats - Visualize your reading habits over time with charts and reading stats.
• Reading Goals - Create a reading goal for the year to motivate yourself to read more or challenge your friends!
• Estimated Completion Time - See how long it will take to finish any book with your average reading speed.
• Reading Streaks* - Stay motivated by keeping up your streak!

• Smart Notes* - Use cards to jot down notes or vocab, write a summary, or prepare study questions. Scan text directly from books to add them to your cards or add your own rich text
• Knowledge Quizzes* - Spaced repetition quizzes on your note cards that will significantly increase your retention, guaranteed.
• Reading Reminders* - Never forget to read or test your knowledge with timely notifications.

• Goodreads Import - Connect your Goodreads account and instantly import your entire library.
• Cloud Sync* - Sync between your iOS devices so your library is always up-to-date.
• Library Export* - Never fear that you'll lose your books or notes with CSV library exports.
• Dark Mode - Beautiful during the day, gorgeous and eye-saving during the night.

Gold Lifetime will charge your Apple ID account once for infinite Gold status. Gold Yearly will charge your Apple ID account for 12 months of Gold status after a 7-day free trial unless cancelled within 24-hours before the end of the trial. Gold Monthly will charge your Apple ID account for 1 month of Gold status on confirmation of purchase

Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period. You can cancel anytime with your iTunes account settings. For more information, see our Terms and Conditions at and Privacy Policy at

What’s New

Version 2.4.1

• [NEW] Notifications for all - Now, you can set reading and review reminders to stay on track with your reading goals! (Customized reminders are still a Gold perk)
• [Improved] Upgrade to Gold experience
• Many bug fixes and improvements

If you're enjoying Bookshelf, please consider leaving me a review or email me at Your feedback is immensely helpful, and helps me plan what to build next :) Read on!

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Katiejojensen ,

Love this App so much!!

Not only can you track the books you have read and are set on reading in the future, BUT, you can now have reading sessions where you can track the time you read (through the app you don’t have to watch a clock and record it) and how many pages!! This is AMAZING for me. You can also of course rate the books and record notes about them as before. The new update has thoroughly wowed me! My favorite new feature is probably the data you get through the reading sessions!

rachelsettle ,

The App I’ve been waiting for

This is exactly what I needed. A simple and elegant way to track my wish list reading, and progress through books. I love how the interface looks just like the Apple products, sometimes I forget I’m not in an iPhone book app made by Apple developers. The feeling of checking off a book as finished is great! Building up a virtual library of knowledge:) thank you!

Developer Response ,

Thank you Rachel, I'm glad you're enjoying the app! Hearing feedback like this from users is exactly what keeps me motivated 🙌

Kristinks ,

Great Way to Summarize Key Takeaways

I have long looked for a good way to summarize my learning when I read nonfiction books. Up until I discovered this app, I went about it in a haphazard, unorganized manner. This app helps me keep track of the books I read, and fully organize the information I want to retain and refer back to in the future.

App Privacy

The developer, Alexander Gerrese, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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