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

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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!

Jpine59 ,

Great App for easy reading!

Literal makes reading extremely easy and engaging. For those that have read chat stories, this is a great app to bridge the gap to great content and reading!

ybghforu ,

New way to read

Super cool way to read books. Can’t wait till there are more books from authors I read.


Literal LLC
8.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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