Join millions of readers around the world and access eBooks and audiobooks all with one app. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 6 million titles to choose from, there's something for every type of reader and listener.

Purchase eBooks and audiobooks directly from Kobo. They'll automatically appear in the app immediately afterwards.

The Kobo App makes reading even more comfortable and convenient:

• Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime, and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode.

• Our beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot, and see how much time is left at a glance. Schedule it to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep.

• Read thousands of free eBook previews or listen to audiobook samples to help you find your next favourite.

• Start reading on one device and pick up on another. The Kobo App always remembers where you left off, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

• Share your love of reading on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your favourite quotes, notes, and thoughts from what you’re reading.

• Rate and review the books you’ve read or read reviews from booklovers like you!

• Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Traditional Chinese or Japanese.

• Listen to audiobooks while you drive with CarPlay. Download them before connecting to CarPlay, or else you won’t see them.

*You can listen to audiobooks on any iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS version 9.0 or higher.

What’s New

Version 9.11.2

For our passionate readers who love books as much as we do, we update the Kobo Books app as often as possible to continually improve on its reliability and performance.

Here's what's new in our latest release:

• We've resolved various audiobook playback issues.
• Bug fixes and general improvements.

Thanks for reading with Kobo Books!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2.2K Ratings
2.2K Ratings
AdeSJL5000 ,

I’m enjoying the app

I do love the flexibility of the Kobo Book App. Apart from having the books you’ve bought on their website on the app, it also allows you to upload to it books which are in a PDF Format. I find their Customer Service Technical Support attentive to the needs of customers, implementing changes to the app as requested by users, as and when it is practically possible to do so e.g. switching the highlighting colours back to the previous version many people preferred. I also LIKE that they have special offers every now & then.

Malcy P ,

Kobo Glo and app.

I love the Kobo glo, have owned it for several years. During that time it has been updated often, and very well.
The “Rakuten kobo” app is excellent. I can take my books everywhere I go, holiday, travelling on public transport, sitting in the garden, or just for a relaxing in the evenings, etc. The price of ebooks is great when compared to paper versions. I would heartily recommend it to my friends and colleagues.
Buying ebooks is so simple, and there are daily recommendations and special offers.
Go out and buy one, you won’t regret it!
Thanks Kobo 📖 🙂

Mar47"" ,

New user

New to Kobo e readers and Kobo,after having a Sony e reader since the day they came out.
My wife is a long time Kobo owner and user and talked me into changing.
So far the Kobo reader and the whole Kobo system seems to be so much easier all round. Love the fact that I can continue to read the current book on my I phone when at work on lunch without having to bring the reader with me.
So far can find no faults. A great unit and system at a very affordable price. Looking forward to many pleasant hours reading.


Kobo Inc.
191 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© 2018 Rakuten Kobo Inc.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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