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FAQ 1168, updated June 12, 2013    

How do I read an EPUB file?

Answer

There are many popular viewers for EPUB such as Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, and the Firefox extension "EPUBReader" which lets you view files directly in Firefox. Read this FAQ for links to these viewers.

Details

There are many ways to view EPUB files.  Some popular readers are:

EPUBReader Firefox Extension (Windows/Linux/Mac)
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/
 
Adobe Digital Editions (Windows/Mac)
http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
 
Calibre (Windows/Mac/Linux)
http://calibre-ebook.com/
 
For more details on the EPUB standard and common readers please see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB

For additional information on why we are adopting the EPUB standard please see:
http://blog.safaribooksonline.com/2012/04/10/epub-ftw/




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