10 Best Windows 10 ePub Readers

The ability to read is one of the traits that make humans different from other animals. Reading has been part of the human culture for a millennia, but the way it is done has changed significantly. Today’s generation prefers to read from the comfort of their screens – and why wouldn’t they, it removes the bulk of heavy books and adds infinite options that enhance the experience of reading.

Having the ability to read from whatever screen you like is the key though, and thus having a good epub reader is critical. This is a list of some of the best epub readers for Windows 10.

We already had a post about some good apps and programs to read ebooks but it was about time we posted an updated list and here it is. We also have some great list posts that you can check out. One such post is about best Windows 10 tablets to get in 2016.

Windows 10 ePub Readers for Desktop

Icecream (recommended)


Icecream reader is much less of a sore to the eyes in terms of its UI design. It features a full-screen mode, a night mode, the ability to add bookmarks – things that are essential to an eBook reader. While it might not be as light or as simple as some of the other options on this list, it does look a lot more intuitive than some of its competition.



Sumatra isn’t one of the most beautiful readers – but it’s simple, and it supports dozens of formats such as CBZ, CBR, XPS, EPUB, PDF and many more. The best thing about it is that is also available as a portable app – so you can have it in your USB stick and use it on any PC you like, without installing it.

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Caliber is more than just an eBook reader – it is a complete solution. It is a full package that can do your library management, convert your eBooks different formats, sync with your eBook reader devices; it even helps you to find the cheapest price for whatever books you want to buy. One of the best features of Caliber is the “news” feature – which allows it to fetch news from different websites all over the world in many major languages and pack the news as a book. Caliber is truly a one stop solution for all of your eBook needs – although with all these features it is a bit more complicated to use than your standard eBook reader.



FBReader is a distraction free eBook reader that doesn’t have a lot of options, because it believes simplicity is the way to go. It supports all sorts of formats like RTF, HTML, MOBI, FB2 and of course EPUB.

Windows 10 ePub Readers from Store



Bibliovore is an eBook reader that looks good, and has some features to offer that its competition do not. One of the things it can do is sync your books across all your devices using OneDrive. It can also help you read without your glasses on, because it lets you change the text font and size at your will.



Bookviser has a unique interface that looks like a book, it supports not only bookmarking but also highlighting certain text – even with different colours. It supports various formats such as FB2, TXT and EPUB. You can also get any book from the library at Project Guttenberg for free. It is one of the few very modern eBook readers with features that will suit the generation obsessed with Twitter.



Freda is unique in that it supports HTML – it can read HTML as an eBook format, besides the FB2 and EPUB support. It can read the book to you, and allows you to set bookmarks and annotations. Everything from the text’s font to its colour and size is customizable, even the background colour is customizable. Note that it does contain ads – but you can pay 2$ and remove the advertisements.

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EpubReader – as the name suggests – as an EPUB reader, however a premium one. It costs $2.49 and is feature rich. It lets you manage your local library of ebooks as well as download ebooks from various online repositories like Project Gutenberg. You can also fully customize everything in the reader itself from font size to the font itself and if you own a Windows tablet – this app also has full touch screen support.



Cover is mostly dedicated to reading comic books, however it still does a fine job of reading EPUB files. It is also one of the most beautiful eBook readers on this list in terms of its design. Not only does Cover support formats like PDF, EPUB, CBZ, RAR, CB7; it also supports image-based books as well, so you can simply feed it images and it will show them as a book – something perfect for comics but also very useful a lot of times with books.



Nook is one of the most famous eBook readers – but not many people realise that Barnes & Noble also has an app, so you don’t necessarily need to buy the eBook reader if you already own a good enough Windows tablet. The app supports EPUB and PDF formats, and has an integrated store to buy not only books, but also magazines, comics and newspapers. The user interface is simple to use and it supports all the important features such as highlighting text, and bookmarks.

These were 10 of the best Windows 10 EPUB readers for all your eBook needs. There are of course hundreds of other readers to choose from, but these 10 are sure to please you. Some of the readers are full of features for power users, and some like to keep it simple and simply be an eReader.

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