Top 10 ePub Readers for Android of 2020

If you happen to be an avid eBook reader, it is likely that you have come across the ebooks in ePub (or electronic publication) format. What ePub reader are you using? Are you satisfied with it? Do you want to find the best ePub readers for your Android phone?

ePub offers support for a bigger array of eReaders (except Kindle) than any other eBook file format, so it is quite necessary to find a great ePub readers. Here, we list 10 best ePub reader for Android that can be downloaded from Google Play.

ePub Readers for Android

1.    Lithium: EPUB Reader

As its name suggests, Lithium is an eReader app with support for the ePub file format. The app is appealing to most of the readers with its material design and colorful themes. It provides interactive markers with colorful highlighting options. You will be able to highlight certain stanzas or chapters with ease. The best feature of the app is automatic book detection and its ability to manage all your eBooks automatically.

Important Features

  • Automatic book detection
  • Highlighting & notes
  • Night & sepia themes
  • Switch between pages and scrolling
  • Built with Material Design
  • 100% ad-free

Our Rating: ⭐

Lithium EPUB Reader

2.    Moon+ Reader

Moon+ Reader is an advanced reader for those who would like to import multiple types of books and would like more than the usual options to customize their reading experience. It supports EPUB, PDF, MOBI, CHM, CBR, CBZ, UMD, FB2, TXT, HTML, RAR and ZIP that can be added from your phone storage or downloaded from online libraries.

For reading experience, everything from themes, controls and font to page turn animations and gestures are customizable.

Important Features

  • Support EPUB, PDF, DJVU, AZW3, MOBI, FB2, PRC, CHM, CBZ, CBR, UMD, DOCX, ODT, RTF, TXT, HTML, MD(Markdown), WEBP, RAR, ZIP or OPDS
  • Full visual options: line space, font scale, bold, italic, shadow, justified alignment, alpha colors, fading edge etc.
  • 10+ themes embedded, includes Day & Night mode switcher
  • Highlight, Annotation, Dictionary, Translation, Share functions all in this eBook reader
  • “Keep your eyes health” options for long-time reading

Our Rating:

Moon+ Reader

3.    ReadEra

ReadEra is an ePub book reader that allows reading books for free, offline in EPUB, PDF, Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX, RTF), Kindle (MOBI, AZW3), DJVU, FB2, TXT, ODT and CHM formats. For reading settings, you can adjust the font, font size, thickness, line spacing, and more. More interesting is the support of split screen mode, which can be divided into two windows to read on the screen at the same time.

The best part of the app is that you can enjoy reading while you are reading without ads or pop-ups. 

Important Features

  • Read books of all formats
  • The book reader works offline and is entirely free
  • The ReadEra program for reading books neither contains ads nor imposes internal purchases
  • Best book manager for your library
  • ReadEra allows reading several books and documents at the same time

Our Rating:

ReadEra

4.    Kobo Books

Kobo Books is another popular ePub reader for Android. The app allows you to buy books from the online catalogue provided by Kobo. It has a huge library with over 5 million titles to choose from, catered to the needs of different readers and listeners. Besides, Kobo allows you to add books from the Internet, email, or even Dropbox to read different eBooks on your device in ePub or PDF format.

For reading experience, it allows customizations of font, margins, and includes a night mode. And if you have ever felt the need to look up something while reading, Kobo provides you with direct Wikipedia search and Google search results.

Important Features

  • Truly cross-platform with apps for iOS, Android, and desktop.
  • Supports cloud storage services such as Dropbox.
  • More books can be bought online.
  • Audiobooks are available.
  • Supports EPUB, EPUB3, PDF, MOBI, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF. TXT, HTML, PDF, RTF CBZ and CBR.

Our Rating:

Kobo Books

5.    Google Play Books

Google’s Play Books is one of the most widely used eBook reader apps on Android. It offers a huge collection of books along with personalized recommendations. Besides, you can also listen to audiobooks on the go. Moreover, it provides beautiful 3D page transition animations and supports uploading of PDF and ePub books to your library. You can bookmark, search, use dictionary, search the web, highlight text, add notes and sync your reading position across the devices. 

Important Features

  • Preview free samples from catalog of millions of books
  • Pick up where you left off on Android, iOS, or on your web browser
  • Take notes that sync with your Google Drive and share them with a group for easy collaboration
  • Use the Night Light setting to automatically adjust the background color and brightness

Our Rating:

Google Play Books

6.    Aldiko Book Reader

Aldiko Book Reader is the perfect e-reader for books in ePub and PDF formats. It’s a renowned app with over 30 million users across 200 countries.

Aldiko provides fully-customizable reading experience: adjust font size, font type, font and background colors, margin, alignment, line spacing as well as brightness to best suit your preference. The Aldiko Book Reader also supports night-time reading.

Important Features

  • Support EPUB, PDF formats as well as Adobe DRM encrypted eBooks
  • Support eBooks from public libraries
  • Customization of the visual experience, dictionary, bookmarks, global-text search
  • Large selection of other books

Our Rating:

Aldiko Book Reader

7.    FBReader

FBReader claims to be your Favorite Book reader. It supports EPUB, AZW3, FB2, RTF, DOC, HTML and plain text. Plugins can be downloaded to support PDF and DjVu formats. It organizes your library by authors and titles providing a simple view.  It also allows you to bookmark, translate, search and also sorts your books. 

While reading, you can choose colors, font face, size, animations, bookmarks, etc. to suit your reading style.

Important Features

  • FBReader can synchronize your library, bookmarks, and reading positions via the Book Network
  • You can use external TrueType/OpenType fonts and custom backgrounds
  • It includes a browser/downloader to access different network eBook catalogs and stores
  • FBReader is integrated with external dictionaries

Our Rating:

FBReader

8.    eBoox 

eBoox offers a huge catalog of eBooks to choose from, along with the option to upload them in different file formats such as EPUB, DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, etc. Importing books and arranging them on shelves by authors is very easy. Further, to make your reading experience personalized, you can use the different customization features provided in the settings. Similar to any other eBook reader app, there is also support for basic operations such as bookmarks, note-taking, and annotations.

Important Features

  • The ideal FB2, EPUB, PDF, DOCX, MOBI, TXT, RTF reader
  • Awesome settings for comfortable reading
  • Simple and convenient book’s loading from your memory card or the Internet
  • Sync files for Android devices
  • The app is free from both cost and ads

Our Rating:

eBoox

9.    Bluefire Reader

Bluefire Reader is the best way to read Adobe® Content Server protected eBooks on your Android phone or tablet (version 4.0.1 and higher). With Bluefire Reader you can read EPUB and PDF books from retailers, publishers and libraries around the world.

For reading experience, this app provides several features including bookmarking, highlighting, dictionary lookup, note taking, contextual searching and more. You can customize display and reading settings to cater to your reading requirements. Day/Night mode is also available, which enables reading in low light. It also provides in-app browsing and a downloading feature, which makes reading easy and enjoyable.

Important Features

  • ePub reader for power users
  • Easy access to most used eBook reader features
  • Customization of visual features (size and font of the text, layout, brightness, page turn animation, etc.)
  • Easy share options across social media

Our Rating:

Bluefire Reader

10. PocketBook

PocketBook Reader is a free app for reading any e-content (books, magazines, textbooks, comic books, etc.) and listening to audiobooks! The application supports 26 book and audio formats, including MOBI, EPUB, FB2, CBZ, CBR.

The PocketBook Reader reading app allows you to read comfortably, ad-free and absolutely free of charge on Android devices, not only online but also without connecting to the Internet. 

Important Features

  • Support of 19 book formats, including the most popular – EPUB, FB2, MOBI, PDF, DJVU, DOCX, RTF, TXT, HTML
  • Open books protected with Adobe DRM (PDF, EPUB)
  • Built-in bookstore with a large and regularly updated assortmentof e-content
  • Support for OPDS catalogs – get access to network libraries
  • Built-in dictionaries and translator

Our Rating:

 PocketBook

A Comparison Table of the Best 10 ePub Readers for Android

AppSupported FormatsOwn librarySync between devices
Lithium: EPUB ReaderEPUB, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, DJVU, FB2, MOBI and CHMNOYES
Moon+ Reader EPUB, PDF, DJVU, AZW3, MOBI, FB2, PRC, CHM, CBZ, CBR, UMD, DOCX, ODT, RTF, TXT, HTML, MD(Markdown), WEBP, RAR, ZIP or OPDSNOYES
ReadEraEPUB, PDF, Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX, RTF), Kindle (MOBI, AZW3), DJVU, FB2, TXT, ODT and CHMNOYES
Kobo BooksEPUB, PDF, MOBI, TXT, HTML, RTF, CBZ, CBRYESYES
Google’s Play BooksDOC, PDF, PDB, MOBI, EPUB, and HTMLYESYES
Aldiko Book ReaderEPUB, PDFNOYES
FBReaderEPUB, AZW3, FB2, RTF, DOC, HTML, TXTNOYES
eBooxEPUB, DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTFNOYES
Bluefire ReaderPDF, ePub, and ePub2NOYES
PocketBook ReaderEPUB, FB2, MOBI, PDF, DJVU, DOCX, RTF, TXT, HTMLYESYES

These are top 10 of our recommendations for the best ePub readers for Android. All of them support ePub format. Using these apps, you can enjoy reading your favorite books in ePub format and many other formats. Moreover, all of these ePub readers also support syncing ebooks between devices.

Found another useful reading app not in the list above? We would like to hear the name in the comments.

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