Top 5 epub Reader For Windows 7

Ever since the first Kindle was introduced in 2007, eBooks have been gaining more market shares. Reading books not printed on paper is becoming a trend. Among the number of eBook formats available on the typical type of eReader devices, ePub, electronic Publication, is no doubt the most popular one that is set to be a free open standard for all digital media publications. Most eBook readers support this format, except for the Kindle (which need to convert from Mobi to ePub).

Here we have compiled a list of 5 best ePub readers available on Windows 7 and 8 for those who want to read ePub books on a desktop Windows computer.

1. Icecream Ebook Reader

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It’s a new free tool made specifically for Windows 7 or 8 desktop users to enjoy reading books in ePub format. You can not only read but use it as your personal library to manage all your book collections. This program also features the ability to turn pages, use bookmarks, search your library, track reading progress and much more.

Icecream Ebook Reader is current still in beta and only supports ePub format at the moment. More format such as MOBI, DJVU, FB2 and other popular formats will be supported in the final version. Even though it’s at beta stage, it feels like a completed product already, with a nice designed user interface and very fluent user experience when reading through pages in the book.

It’s completely free and works perfectly on Windows 7 and 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.

2. Adobe Digital Editions

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Developed by Adobe, Adobe Digital Editions is a free software that can read DRM-free ePub format books. Overall, it has the best user experience among all five eBook readers that we’ve tested. It renders the text correctly and clearly and supports multiple bookmarks with a very well designed library management feature.

3. Sony Reader

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Designed especially for Sony Reader devices, the software for Windows 7 does not only let you read it on your computer but also provides the bridge for syncing between Sony’s eReader device as well. The text and syntax highlighting are almost as good as the one from Adobe Digital Editions. It’s another highly recommended tool to read ePub format books on Windows system.

4. Calibre

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Calibre is another ePub reader that also allows you to edit eBooks. It supports ePub format nicely and renders the text and syntax highlighting accurately. Calibre is also an open source application that lets you convert ePub format into different other formats including Kindle’s Mobi.

5. FBReader

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Another open source program. But unfortunately, FBReader doesn’t render the coding syntax as good as the other applications from our test, though it still has some basic features such as bookmarks and library managements, which can be useful.

Bonus

There are another two application that are also worth checking out if you are into reading eBooks on your Windows 7 device, Kindle for Windows 7 and Mobipocket. Both applications don’t support ePub format natively, but you can always convert them into Mobi format from other tools and read them.

Jonathan Hu

Programming by day, Web Development, Canucks & Movies for spare time!
Co-founder of Next of Windows and a cool geek 🙂

Last updated: 12/18/2015

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Lapgee
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To my big surprise, the Adobe Digital Editions is unable to display the Chinese in an epub file. This is unbelievable.

Bruce xia
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I finally find a software to read epub books in windows ,thank man….

BlackHatMario
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Sony Reader: Annyoing as fuck, asks me every time if I want to import that ebook when I download a epub. Calibre: Big, bulky, slow, just like homer simpson invented car. Firefox epubReader: I don’t use firefox, I need a stand alone app. FBReader: looks “cheap”. Sony Reader: just downloaded and testing, looks good so far. ———— there is also a different one: sumatra reader. This a small software but you cant click on the links and also looks cheap. What I need is a nice looking app that don’t messes up the formatting and is not bloated wth useless… Read more »
chiachi
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your post really helps!! This is the first search result of epub reader,thanks

Web Webster
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“This is the sort of criticism up with which I will not put.”

Al
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“shall not put.” 😉 -1 for grammar Nazis!

chris reed
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this worked good for me http://download.cnet.com/Free-ePub-Reader/3000-2125_4-76060745.html

Anne
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I use FSS ePub Reader. The great software!

Jonathan Hu
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Thanks for the suggestion !

Miki Korn
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I was looking for simple epub reader but this is “too much” I mean too simple. It even cant properly open when clicking on *.epub file. Also I was curious how it converts epub to pdf. It removes pictures. Too bad.

Ise
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Hey, I was looking for an epub reader and Mike actually convinced me. The bad grammar measn I distrust his professional skills. I realise this is stereotypical, but they’re there for a reason. There are so much stuff online and I have to draw a line somewhere.

I found your chat interesting and decided to let you know that I won’t be using this, because it’s not professional enough. Thanks Mike!

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Adobe Digital Editions is garbage. Slow, doesn’t render some books properly, it’s terrible.

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