How to Read iBooks on Mac

Posted by Mayank on August 14, 2012 in How To,Mac

Mountain Lion came with a lot of goodies: Messages, Reminders, Notes, Notification Center, Game Center etc. However, there is one app is still missing from Mountain Lion – it is iBooks.

Apple has shown no intention of releasing iBooks for Mac and probably intend to keep it for iOS devices only. I guess Apple is missing something here – you can read your favorite books on iPad, iPhone and iPod, but not on your Mac – it is not good!

It’s not that I’m dying to read iBooks on Mac – I also want to read iBooks on Mac. I want all my books to be available on all my platforms and I do not want to buy additional copies just because I’m unable to read iBooks on my Macbook.

How to Read iBooks on Mac

There are quite a few ways to workaround the impossible situation of how to read iBooks on Macbook. In this post today, I will cover two options, which you can use to read iBooks on Mac.

1. Calibre

Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application for users of e-books. You can not only use Calibre to read eBook like ePub files, but also perform conversion between various ebook formats – for example, epub to mobi. You can also read converted formats on Kindle. Read: How to read ePub files on Kindle.

2. Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions offers another engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline. Transfer copy-protected eBooks from your personal computer to other computers or devices. Organize your eBooks into a custom library and annotate pages. Digital Editions also supports industry-standard eBook formats, including PDF/A and EPUB.


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