Bookship is a social reading app for sharing your reading experiences with friends, family and co-workers. And now you can read 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.

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!

Now 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
* 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)
* Browse unique book recommendations from leading, tastemakers, book reviewers & best-seller lists
* Keep and manage your Reading List by saving interesting books you find.
* 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 6.0.9

You can now read books FOR FREE right in the app, and share notes and comments with your friends right inside the book. Browse classic books from Project Gutenberg, Standard eBooks and other sources, and read the books with your friends, sharing notes and comments directly on the text.

It's a virtual book club right inside the book.

Choose from tens of thousands of classic works. The Bookship eReader includes all the features you'd expect from an eReader - bookmarks, notes, search, customization of fonts and colors - and best of all it's FREE.

This version corrects defects associated with Push Notifications, includes interface improvements for iPads, as well as changes to reflect iOS 12.2.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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
39.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 The Hawaii Project, LLC


  • Family Sharing

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

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