Deseret Bookshelf LDS Books 4+

Deseret Book Company

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Search, study, and listen to the entire Deseret Book library with this powerful app. Deseret Bookshelf has been completely redesigned, making it the most comprehensive LDS audiobook player and eBook reader available.

Start with 8 free eBooks and access to over 200 other free titles. Then you can either purchase individual ebooks, talks and audiobooks OR subscribe to Bookshelf PLUS and access the entire audiobook library and over 1500 ebooks and talks.

● Get recommendations on audiobooks and eBooks.
● Find plenty of free titles, ready for you to enjoy.
● Download an audiobook or eBook with a single tap.
● Add titles to your digital wishlist
● View the items you last opened on any of your synced devices.

Audiobook player
● Listen to over 700 audiobooks and talks.
● Navigate between chapters and fast-forward or rewind by 30 seconds.

Better reading
● Select Normal, Night, or Sepia reading modes.
● Customize fonts, font size, and line spacing.
● Switch between Page-view and scroll-view options.

Enhanced study
● Switch between several open eBooks with tabbed reading.
● Save and restore study sessions with several items open at once.
● Access and back-up your notes, highlights, and bookmarks across devices.

Universal Search
● Search the entire Deseret Book digital library (over 6,000,000 pages) in seconds.
● Narrow your search through your personal library, the standard works, a conference session, or a single book.
● Find exact phrases, any, or all search terms.
● Easily switch between your library and search results

Quote Vault
● Access thousands of quotes in our quote vault which you can find by author, topic, or source.
● Get a spiritual thought or to help you begin your day right.
● Mark favorite quotes and add them to the vault.
● Find the source of favorite quotes, and explore the content more deeply.
● Receive daily inspiration with a new quote delivered to your device. Set a reminder on a daily or weekly basis.

Social sharing
● Easily share favorite passages with anyone through email, Facebook, and Twitter with image quotes.
● Tell your networks what books and authors you’re reading

Download the app and create an account to receive 8 free classic LDS titles, plus a free audiobook:

1) Increase in Learning - David A. Bednar
2) Power of Everyday Missionaries - Clayton M. Christensen
3) Beginning of Better Days - Sheri Dew, Virginia Pearce
4) Be Your Best Self - Thomas S. Monson
5) Jesus the Christ - James E. Talmage
6) Lectures on Faith - Joseph Smith
7) Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith
8) Gospel Doctrine - Joseph F. Smith

Plus the entire Standard Works, LDS lesson manuals, and General Conference talks. LDS scripture references within eBooks are linked to the entire standard works, allowing you to easily explore scriptural connections within your library.

PLUS your choice of the following audio:
● Recovering Charles
● Joseph Smith, The Early Years
● Jesus of Nazareth, Volume 1

Shop our eBook store for over 3,000 LDS eBook titles and other world classics from your favorite authors. Shop our audio store for over 500 titles. Download many official Church publications for free, including curriculum materials and reference books.

Bookshelf PLUS includes access to every single Deseret Audiobook and over 1500 ebooks and talks.

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What’s New

Version 5.1.9

We fixed a problem when tapping on links in EPub 2.0 EBooks.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.5K Ratings

5.5K Ratings

88SHAY ,

Comparing different book apps and selections

As I’ve become more of a tech user in books and less of a television watcher in my illness, I’ve subscribed to many different audible and reader applications.... when you found this app available, I nearly immediately turned off and cancelled every other subscription and app for books and audiobooks.
This selection of not only gospel and spiritual books and audiobooks is remarkable. It would take endless time to read everything available on that subject alone plus all the new books that become available over the months.
It also has a hugely exciting and endless supply of fiction, nonfiction autobiographical books, and children’s books and historical fictional books like “ the work and the glory” type series. And historically accurate books to read and listen to.
I love having this available to read or to play while painting, driving, cleaning, cooking or anything else I might be doing during the day. Thank you Deseret Book and I HIGHLY recommend this over any other book reading, audiobook app!
Some things could be more streamlined but the selection and diverse availability of how one can take advantage of it by listening and or read! 5stars A’s an overall review😀

EmilyRPetersen ,

Great Library!

I love the variety of books found here! I enjoy the resourceful books to the novels offered here. I’m constantly listening to audiobooks. (I’m an Audible listener too.) I highly recommend this app!

Dear Deseret Book App Developers;
I do have TWO requests to improve the app. 1. Please make a sorting system for us Users of our books; “All our book Titles in alphabetical order”, “Not Started”, “Started”, “Downloaded”, and most importantly “Finished”. I wish could tell which books I have read and those I have not! With so many books in my library now, I have a hard time distinguishing between them. It would be nice to see the difference at a glance.
2. As an iOS iPhone user, (and the only place I listen/use the app) I would appreciate an improvement on the 30 seconds back and 30 seconds forward button on the Lock Screen. For example, when my book is playing and it goes to lock screen I can see the book title crawling and with the controls underneath. Currently, the arrow buttons mean skip back or forward by chapter! Please adjust the back button to be 30 seconds back and 30 seconds forward; instead of back and forth by chapters. I have rarely wanted to go back in chapters! (It can get me so lost in my book!!) If I do want to go back by chapters, it’s by deliberate choice by going to the table of contents.
Thank you SO much for all your hard work on making such a great app for us! We love it!

stewdaven28 ,

App needs improvement

The content is great, but the app needs major improvements. When listening with headphones and using audio controls on Apple Watch or on my headphones, or even radio controls in the car the app lets you pause just fine, but then you have to open the app on your phone to play it again. This is not just sloppy programming, but downright dangerous when listening in the car. It says that you can download audiobooks to your device, but any attempt I made to do so failed, forcing me to use my data plan to stream it, or to stay only where I have WiFi access. The interface doesn’t let you see audio controls with cover art, and instead gives you these controls with a list of all chapters, making it very easy to accidentally skip to another chapter.

On a positive note, I do like that it displays how much time is left in each chapter, and that I have the option to download an mp3 copy of the book when I purchase it.

Other than that, I feel that this app leaves much to be desired. The Audible and Apple Books apps are much more like the interface that should be provided instead of this mess. Again, the content is great, and very uplifting, but this app makes it quite difficult to enjoy the content when it needs so much work to make it worth listening to.

App Privacy

The developer, Deseret Book Company, 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:

  • Usage 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, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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