Top 10 eBook Readers for Linux
eBook Readers for Linux allow to open and read electronic books on Linux computers. View readers by ebook format: PDF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, CHM, DJVU, LIT, TXT, CBR, CBZ
FBReader is an free eBook reader that supports numerous file formats like ePub, fb2, plucker, HTML, plain text, doc and more. You can also add multiple books at once in an archived format (tar, zip, gzip, bzip2). It supports embedded images, footnotes, hyperlinks, text search and full screen reading. It also has automatic bookmarking so that you don’t lose your place when closing a book.
CoolReader - an open-source program for reading electronic books in a variety of formats for Windows and Linux. There are also versions for OS Android and e-reading devices (LBook, PocketBook)
Adobe Reader software is the free trusted standard for reliably viewing, printing, and annotating PDF documents. It’s the only PDF file viewer that can open and interact with all types of PDF content, including forms and multimedia.
Lucidor is a simple tool for reading, managing and organizing your eBooks within your own personal bookcase. It supports ePub and OPDS catalog files. You can search for eBooks online and download them right into the application. A unique feature Lucidor has is the ability to have multiple eBooks open at one time. It does this via it’s tabbed interface, which is much like a Web browser. Lucidor even supports themes. There is also a search bar for finding specific keywords or phrases within your content.
Mobipocket eBook Reader includes powerful and easy-to-use features that will enable you to personalize and make the most out of your reading experience. You can also add your own published contents and documents as well. With filtering, instant search and advanced display options, it’s easy and quick to find what you’re looking for. You can also create reading lists, add ratings and edit the metadata for your eBooks. Mobipocket Reader also lets you add annotations and highlights and you can sync these between your devices. There are quite a few display options for reading: paper back page size, full width, and 2 or 3 columns. “The new version even includes an auto-column layout that will automatically select the column size for optimal readability.” In addition, you can customize your font size and background color, use full screen mode and use auto scroll for easy reading.
DjView4 is a new portable DjVu viewer and browser plugin. Entirely based on the public djvulibre api. Entirely written in portable Qt4. Works with Qt/X11, Qt/Mac, and Qt/Windows. Continuous scrolling of pages. Side-by-side display of pages. Ability to specify a url to the djview command. All plugin and cgi options available from the command line.
The E-Media Studios Epub Reader allows users to read epub files directly within their browser using this Google Chrome Extension. Just download the extension and install and an icon will appear on your start tab. All books are stored on your local computer in the extensions area of Google Chrome. Consider keeping a back up of this folder or storing your books in the cloud.
EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don't need to install additional software. If you click on a link to an ePub-file, you are normally prompted by the Firefox "save as" dialog. With EPUBReader installed, the ePub-file is downloaded, processed and directly displayed ready to read. It runs on every operating system Firefox does (Windows, MacOS X, Linux)
DjVuLibre is an open source (GPL'ed) implementation of DjVu, including viewers, browser plugins, decoders, simple encoders, and utilities. DjVuLibre includes a standalone viewer, a browser plug-in (for Mozilla, Firefox, Konqueror, Netscape, Galeon, and Opera), and command line tools (decoders, encoders, utilities). DjVuLibre works under Unix with X11.
FB2Reader for Google Chrome allows you to read FB2 books right in the browser. The books that you add to the reader are stored in the internal browser repository, so the reader doesn't require internet.