Finally finish your favorite books. Read in a more engaging chat fiction format.

Wish you read more books?

Literal is what would happen if your favorite messaging app and ebook app had a baby. We make the books you love even more addictive. Literal lets you read the world's best content (Books) in the world's most engaging format (Group Chat).
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Read like you chat and Never get lost or confused in a story again. Literal adds profile pictures and speech bubbles to an author’s original text. This makes it super simple to understand who is speaking and what they said. Even if you're an excellent reader. Literal delivers books in a format that will keep you more engaged throughout the entire book!

Start a book group and read together.

Invite your friends to join a book with you the same way that you would invite them to a group chat. See where everyone is in the story, chat, laugh, and comment. Together.

Browse or binge – the choice is yours.

No time to read? No problem. At home or on the go, Literal makes it easy. Browse or binge through our library of titles whenever and wherever you want.

Unlike other chat fiction apps, Literal lets you read real books. This makes it ideal for English teachers, ELA instructors and literacy educators to provide an alternative reading format to students who need a modern way to read.

Read classics like Shakespeare, pride and Prejudice and Alice in Wonderland. Or Enjoy modern tiles from our publishing partners.

Ratings and Reviews

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

MasterRooRoo ,

Mama of 2 Under 2

I can finally read again! If you are a mom of young kids, you know that listening to audio books is practically impossible. I find myself on social media too much because it is easy to jump in and out of. This takes what is so easy and addictive about social media, but gives me a much more productive alternative. It is easy to start into a book on this app as well as keep reading. I can jump around with the kids, and when they let me sit, I can continue to scroll through my book.

Download this app. You will be so happy you did.

Aria Con ,

Fall love with reading again!!

I never thought I’d be able to read 1000 words per minute. Ever. I used to love reading when I was a kid but in middle and high school I would barely pick up a book and if I did I wouldn’t finish it. I’m 20 now and I wish this app was around when I was in school because it not only makes reading easy it makes reading fun :)

tcarp93 ,

Get it NOW!

This app changes lives! If you’re worried about your children struggling to read because they are on their phone, then this is the app you need. This text based reading will keep your children on their phones reading and ENGAGED!

App Privacy

The developer, Literal 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:

  • Contact Info

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data

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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